The best way to Say “Thank You” in 100 of the World’s Most Spoken Languages



Pin me!It was on Siargao Island, the Philippines, after I obtained a flat tire whereas touring on my own. It was a rural space with out anybody round, and the motive force dropped me off with a promise to return. I had no actual choice aside from to attend on the aspect of the highway, hoping it might work out. Inside a couple of minutes a neighborhood household provided me a chair and began hanging out with me. 
“Thanks… I imply, Salamat!”
Their eyes brightened up they usually appeared happy that I used to be capable of say “thanks” of their native language. 
A little bit gesture goes a good distance, particularly when you’re on overseas land. I all the time make it a degree to learn to say “hiya” and “thanks” within the native language, and that has helped me make pals with locals, mix into their tradition and divulge heart’s contents to great adventures I wouldn’t have had in any other case. 
Perhaps a bizarre flex but it surely’s additionally tremendous cool to have the ability to say a phrase in a number of languages! Able to study? Right here’s how one can say “thanks” in 100 of the world’s most spoken languages:
1.
Mandarin   
xièxie
China, Taiwan, Singapore
2.
Spanish
gracias
Hispanic America, Spain, United States, Equatorial Guinea, Western Sahara, Pacific islands
three.
English
thanks
Australia, Canada, India, Eire, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, Singapore, Philippines
four.
Hindi
dhanyavaad  
India, Fiji, Nepal
5.
Arabic
šukran
North Africa, Western Asia (Center East), East Africa
6.
Portuguese 
obrigada
Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, Timor-Leste
7.
Bengali
dhanyabaad                  
Bangladesh, West Bengal (India), Tripura (India), Assam (India)
eight.
Russian
spasibo
Russia, former Republics of the Soviet Union, Mongolia
9.
Japanese
arigatō
Japan
In bustling Tokyo10. 
Punjabi
meharbani
Punjab area (India, Pakistan)
11.
German
danke
Austria, Belgium (Eupen-Malmedy), Germany, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, South Tyrol (in Italy)
12. 
Javanese
matur nuwun
Java (Indonesia)
13.
Wu (Shanghainese)
xia xia nòng
Zhejiang, Shanghai, southern Jiangsu (japanese China)
14.
Malay (Indonesian)
terima kasih
Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore
15.
Korean
gamsahamnida 
North Korea, South Korea
16.
Telegu 
dhanyavadalu
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry (India)
17.
Vietnamese
cảm ơn
Vietnam
18.
French
merci
Belgium (Wallonia, Brussels), Canada (significantly Quebec, New Brunswick and Jap elements of Ontario), France, Switzerland, Francophone Africa, French Caribbean, French Polynesia, numerous islands within the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
19.
Marathi
dhanyawad
Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat (India)
20. 
Tamil
nandri
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka (India), Puducherry (India), Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius
21. 
Urdu
shukriya
India, Pakistan
22. 
Persian (Farsi)
merci
Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan
23. 
Turkish
teşekkürler
Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria
24. 
Cantonese
dòjeh
Guangdong (Canton), southern Guangxi (southern China), Hong Kong, Macau
25. 
Italian 
grazie
Italy, Switzerland, San Marino
26.
Thai   
khàawp-khun
Thailand
Floating temples of Thailand27.
Gujarati
ābhāra
India, Bangladesh, Fiji
28.
Basque
eskerrik asko
Northern Spain
29.
Minnan
kám-siā
Fujian, japanese a part of Guandong (southeastern China), Hainan (southern China), Taiwan, Malaysia
30. 
Polish
dziękuję
Poland, USA, Germany, United Kingdom, Belarus, western Ukraine, Lithuania, Czechia
31.
Pashto 
manana
Afghanistan, Pakistan
32.
Kannada
dhanyavada
Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra (India)
33. 
Malayalam 
nandi
Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mahé (India)
34. 
Sundanese 
hatur nuhun 
Java (Indonesia)
35. 
Chamorro 
si yu’us ma’åse’ 
Austronesian language spoken primarily on the island of Guam, and likewise within the Mariana Islands
36. 
Hausa
na gode
Nigeria
37. 
Burmese
cè-zù tin-ba-deh
Myanmar
38.
Oriya
dhanyabaad
Odisha (India)
39. 
Armenian
shnorhakalut’yun 
Armenia, Georgia, and Russia
40. 
Ukranian
diakuju
Ukraine
41. 
Bhojpuri
dhanvaad
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (India), Bara, Parsa (Nepal)
Paragliding Nepal42.
Tagalog
salamat
Manila and Northern Philippines
43.
Yoruba
e se (for an older individual)/o se (for similar age or youthful) 
Nigeria, Benin and Togo
44.
Maithili
dhanyabad
Bihar, Jharkhand (India), japanese Tarai (Nepal)
45.
Sindhi
merharbani  
Sindh (Pakistan and neighboring areas in India)
46. 
Swahili
asante
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
47.
Uzbek 
rahmat
Uzbekistan
48.
Amharic
amesegnalaw
Ethiopia
49. 
Fula
jaaraama
West and Central Africa, from Senegal to Sudan
50. 
Igbo 
daalụ
Nigeria
51. 
Oromo
galatoomi
Ethiopia and Kenya
52. 
Romanian
mulţumesc
Romania, Moldova
53. 
Azerbaijani
çox sağ olun
Azerbaijan and Northern Iran
54.
Manipuri/Meitei 
thaagatchari
North East India, Bangladesh, Myanmar
55. 
Cebuano
salamat
Central and Southern Philippines 
56. 
Dutch
bedankt
Belgium (Flanders, Brussels), Netherlands and Suriname
57. 
Kurdish
sipas dikim
“Kurdistan”, northern Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria
58. 
Serbo-Croatian
hvala
Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro
59. 
Malagasy
misaotra
Madagascar
60. 
Nepali
dhanyabad
Nepal and neighbouring areas, Sikkim (India)
61.
Saraiki
shukriya
Sindh (Pakistan)
62. 
Santali
adi johar
India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan
63. 
Khmer
arkun
Cambodia
64. 
Sinhalese
stutiyi
Sri Lanka
65.
Bambara
a ni kié
Mali Mande language with about three million audio system in Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ghana
66. 
Assamese
dhanyabad
Assam (India)
67. 
Madurese 
matur nuwun
Madura and Java (Indonesia)
Carefree days in Indonesia68. 
Somali
mahadsanid
Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, and Yemen
69. 
Magahi
dhanyavaad
Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal (India)
70.
Dogri
dhanwaad
Jammu and Kashmir (India)
71.
Marwari
dhanyawadh       
Rajasthan (India) and Gujarat/Haryana (Pakistan)
72.
Hungarian
köszönöm
Hungary and areas in neighbouring nations
73.
Chewa
zikomo
Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
74.
Greek
efcharistó
Greece, Cyprus, Albania
75.
Akan/Twi
meda wo ase
Ghana,  Côte d’Ivoire
76.
Khasi
khublei
Meghalaya and Assam states in India, Northeast
Bangladesh by the Khasi individuals
77.
Kazakh
rahmet
Kazakhstan
78.
Tswana
ke a leboga
Botswana and Zimbabwe
79.
Hebrew
toda
Israel
80. 
Zulu
ngiyabonga
South Africa, Lesotho
81. 
Czech
děkuju
Czech Republic
82. 
Kinyarwanda      
murakoze
Rwanda
Lovely view of a park in Rwanda83. 
Konkani
deu borem korum    
Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra (India)
84.
Sylheti
dhonobad
Northern Bangladesh and neighboring elements of India 
85. 
Haitian Creole 
mèsi
Haiti
86. 
Afrikaans 
dankie
South Africa, Namibia
87.
Min Dong
kan sia
Fujian (Southeastern China)
88. 
Ilokano
agyamannak 
Northern Luzon within the Philippines 
89. 
Quechua
sulpayki
Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and northern Argentina
90. 
Kirundi
urakoze
Burundi and Uganda
91. 
Swedish 
tack 
Sweden and Finland
Snowy forests in Finland92. 
Hmong
ua tsaug
Laos and neighbouring areas
93.
Shona
waita
Zimbabwe
94.
Hiligaynon 
salamat
Western Visayas within the Philippines
95.
Uyghur
rahmat
Xinjiang (Western China)
96.
Balochi
minnat vaaran’
Balochistan (province in Pakistan and Iran)
97.
Belarusian 
dziakuj
Belarus
98.
Mossi
y barka
Burkina Faso
99.
Xhosa
enkosi
South Africa, Zimbabwe
100. 
Bulgarian
blagodaria 
Bulgaria, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Greece, and Romania 
Pin me!Inside an hour the motive force did come again on Siargao, however I’d hardly observed since I used to be having such a pleasant little roadside hangout with the native household. It began with ‘thanks.’
Has saying “thanks” within the native language been the ending of an exquisite journey story, or has it led you to a shock journey? Let me know within the feedback!
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