Let's learn a foreign word - how do you say 'thanks' in your own language
What word is used in other languages for thanks
In Hindi : Dhan-y-wad
In Chinese: Xie Xie
In Japanese: Doumo
Hello, in Hungarian it's Köszönöm and the informal version is Köszi
In the Philippines, we say salamat in our language which is Tagalog.
In Arabic they say Shokran.
In French they say Merce.
In Spanish they say gracias.
In German they say danka.
In British its "Cheers!"
In Irish its "go raibh maith agat"
In Spanish - Gracias (muchas gracias also)
In Italian - Grazie
In Portuguese - Obrigado/Obrigada
In japanese - Arigato
In Japanese, you can chose the level of politeness.
More Polite: Domou Arigato
Most Polite: Domou Arigato Gozimasu
You're right. Doumo is the shortened version of doumo arigato, which is in itself the shortened version of doumo arigato gozaimasu.
In Te Reo Maori - "Kia Ora" - literally means "Be Well", and is most commonly used as a greeting (Hello for example) - but is used to thank also.
(kia ora - Kee-a O-ra)
Kia Ora jlpark. BTW, I am curious to know how to differentiate between different meanings of same word. Have you to change the expressions or body language to differentiate a"Hello" from "Thanks" or use a complete sentence.
Usually where +how it's used is how. Much like the English versions you use Thanks in one situation, and Hello in another! Kia Ora is informal hello too - there are much more formal greetings. I don't speak fluent Maori so thats all I can answer.
Does it not depend on which word or syllable is stressed?
On this particular word, no. Positioning in a complete sentence may make it obvious as to which use it is - at the beginning it's a greeting, in the body or end it's thanks. But Kia ora is said the same.
Oh. I only asked because I had heard of such usage occasionally in other languages.
No worries - I've heard the same. Not with Maori tho. Thanks for yr interest in it tho!
In French, we say "merci" or better: "merci beaucoup" (thanks a lot).
I know that "thank you" is "spasibo" in Russian, and "dyakuy" in Ukrainian
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