Let's learn a foreign word - how do you say 'thanks' in your own language

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  1. crusador profile image82
    crusadorposted 5 years ago

    Let's learn a foreign word - how do you say 'thanks' in your own language

    What word is used in other languages for thanks

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  2. profile image60
    lionamazingkingposted 5 years ago

    In Hindi : Dhan-y-wad
    In Chinese: Xie Xie
    In Japanese: Doumo

    1. crusador profile image82
      crusadorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dhanywad lionmazingking

  3. Zsuzsi profile image65
    Zsuzsiposted 5 years ago

    Hello, in Hungarian it's Köszönöm and the informal version is Köszi

    1. crusador profile image82
      crusadorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Koszi Zsuzsi

  4. liesl5858 profile image89
    liesl5858posted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. crusador profile image82
      crusadorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      salamat lies15858

  5. The Examiner-1 profile image71
    The Examiner-1posted 5 years ago

    In British its "Cheers!"

    In Irish its "go raibh maith agat"

    1. crusador profile image82
      crusadorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      go raibh maith agat The Examiner -1

  6. IslandBites profile image87
    IslandBitesposted 5 years ago

    In Spanish - Gracias (muchas gracias also)
    In Italian - Grazie
    In Portuguese - Obrigado/Obrigada
    In japanese - Arigato

    1. crusador profile image82
      crusadorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Gracias IslandBites

    2. profile image60
      lionamazingkingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In Japanese, you can chose the level of politeness.
      Normal: Domou
      More Polite: Domou Arigato
      Most Polite: Domou Arigato Gozimasu

    3. IslandBites profile image87
      IslandBitesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're right.  Doumo is the shortened  version of doumo arigato, which is in itself the shortened version of doumo arigato gozaimasu.

  7. jlpark profile image83
    jlparkposted 5 years ago

    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)

    1. crusador profile image82
      crusadorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. jlpark profile image83
      jlparkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Does it not depend on which word or syllable is stressed?

    4. jlpark profile image83
      jlparkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh. I only asked because I had heard of such usage occasionally in other languages.

    6. jlpark profile image83
      jlparkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No worries - I've heard the same. Not with Maori tho. Thanks for yr interest in it tho!

  8. Miss Crayola profile image79
    Miss Crayolaposted 5 years ago

    In French, we say "merci" or better: "merci beaucoup" (thanks a lot).

    1. crusador profile image82
      crusadorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      very interesting. merci beaucoup for the information Miss Crayola.

  9. arksys profile image91
    arksysposted 5 years ago

    in Urdu - Shukriya                                             .

    1. crusador profile image82
      crusadorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      shukriya arksys. Urdu is really a sweet language.

  10. Pillowwillow profile image55
    Pillowwillowposted 5 years ago

    I know that "thank you" is "spasibo" in Russian, and "dyakuy" in Ukrainian

    1. crusador profile image82
      crusadorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      dyakuy Pillowwillow. This information will be helpful for enriching our knowledge of other languages.

  11. josters profile image80
    jostersposted 4 years ago

    In Germany it`s "Danke" or "Vielen Dank" (Thanks a lot)

 
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