For today’s good deed I enlisted some of my good friends from around the world!
Today’s good deed: LEARN HOW TO SAY “THANK YOU” IN OTHER LANGUAGES SO YOU CAN THANK PEOPLE IN THEIR NATIVE TONGUES
Occasionally I get to travel around the world for my job. I don’t want to toot my own horn, but it’s pretty cool. It’s a blessing is what it is. I’ve met some fabulous people that I now get to call my friends. They have taken the time to tell me how they express gratitude in their languages. And to them I say, “Grazie!” “Dank Je Wel!” “Domo Arigato!” and “Todah!”
Thanks to the website Forvo, you can click on the link and hear a number of different people pronounce ‘Thank you” in their native language. My favorite so far is a guy named Heracleum saying “Thank You” in Italian. Yum!
Some of the translations have been switched from their native alphabet into the English alphabet to keep the intimidation factor low. You’re welcome.
Oh … and yes. I know a guy who speaks Klingon.
Chinese (Mandarin): Xiè xiè
Dutch: Dank je wel. I lived in Amsterdam for 4 years. If I don’t know this one already, I never will.
French: Merci. Side note: It’s interesting that the leading person they have saying “Merci” is from Switzerland. That’s just like the Swiss. Taking over everything.
Japanese: Domo Arigato
Klingon: The Klingons don’t really say “Thank You.” Sorry.
Tagalog: Maraming salamat
Canada: STYX. You can thank Styx for this ridiculous video.
Thanks for reading!
Photo (Flickr CC) by Horia Varlan