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Nov 21, 2023

How to Say “Thank You” in Different Languages

Here are the ways we’ll practice saying 'thank you' in different languages in 20 easy ways:

1. The Power of Thank You

2. 20 Ways to Say Thank in Different Languages Around the World

3. No Matter How You Say It, Drops Can Help

The Power of Thank You

Expressing gratitude is an important part of etiquette in almost every culture. No matter which language you’re learning or where in the world you might find yourself, saying “thank you” is a simple yet powerful way to show your appreciation. Whether it’s a quick “Gracias” for your morning coffee or an “arigatō” (ありがとう) to your family for sharing a delicious meal, your acknowledgment goes a long way to make others feel valued and appreciated.

In the United States, Thanksgiving is a national holiday dedicated to sharing gratitude for friends and family over a traditional turkey dinner. So, in the spirit of this day and importance of showing our gratitude, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has made Drops a part of their language learning journey! We appreciate all of the time and effort you put in to accomplish your language learning goals and invite you to learn this one important phrase in multiple languages that is sure to come in handy across the globe!

20 Ways to Say Thank in Different Languages Around the World

1.  Spanish

  • Gracias (Thank you)
  • Muchas gracias (Thank you very much)

2. French

  • Merci (Thank you)
  • Merci beaucoup (Thank you very much)

3. Italian

  • Grazie (Thank you)
  • Grazie mille/Grazie infinite (Thank you very much)
  • Molte grazie (Many thanks)

4. German

  • Danke (Thanks)
  • Vielen Dank (Many thanks)
  • Danke sehr (Thank you very much)

5. Dutch

  • Bedankt (Thanks)
  • Dankjewel (Thank you) informal
  • Dankuwel (Thank you) formal

6. Portuguese

  • Obrigado / Obrigada (Thank you)
  • Muito obrigado / Muito obrigada (Thank you very much)

7. Turkish

  • Teşekkürler (Thanks)
  • Teşekkür ederim (Thank you) 
  • Çok teşekkürler (Thank you very much)

8. Russian

  • Спасибо [Spasiba] (Thanks)
  • Благодарю [Blagadaryu] (Thank you)
  • Большое спасибо [Bol’shoye spasiba] (Thank you very much)

9. Chinese (Simplified)

  • 谢谢 [xiè xiè] (Thank you)
  • 多谢 [duō xiè] (Thanks a lot)
  • 非常感谢你 [Fēicháng gǎnxiè nǐ] (Thank you very much)

10. Korean

  • 감사합니다  [gahm-sa-hab-ni-da]  (formal thank you)
  • 고마워 [go-ma-wo] (casual thank you)
  • 대단히 감사합니다  [dae-dan-hi gahm-sa-hab-ni-da] (formal thank you very much)
  • 정말 고마워 [jeong-mal go-ma-wo] (casual thank you very much)

11. Vietnamese

  • Cảm ơn (Thanks)
  • Cảm ơn bạn (Thank you)
  • Cảm ơn bạn rất nhiều (Thank you very much)

12. Arabic

  • شكرًا  [šukran] (Thank you)
  • شكرا على كلامك اللطيف  [šokran ʿalā kalāmak el-la] (Thanks for your kind words)
  • ده كرم منك  [dah karam menna] (That's very kind of you)

13. Polish

  • Dzięki (Thanks)
  • Dziękuję (Thank You) (Note that dziękuję – or nie, dziękuję – can also be used to refuse an offer, as in “no, thanks)
  • Stokrotne dzięki (Many thanks)
  • Wielkie dzięki (Thanks a lot)

14. Croatian

  • Hvala (Thank you)
  • Puno hvala / Hvala lijepa (Thanks a lot / Thank you very much)
  • Hvala najljepša (literary) / Baš ti hvala (colloquial) (Thank you very much / Thank you really)

15. Danish

  • Tak (Thank you)
  • Mange tak (Thank you so much)
  • Tak skal du have (Thanks a lot)

22. Indonesian

  • Terima kasih (Thank you)
  • Terima kasih sedalam-dalamnya (Thank you kindly)
  • Terima kasih banyak (Thanks a lot)

23. Japanese

  • ありがとう [arigatō] (Thanks)
  • ありがとうございます [arigatō gozaimasu] (Thank you)
  • どうもありがとう [dōmo arigatō] (Thank you kindly)
  • どうもありがとうございます [dōmo arigatō gozaimasu] (Thank you very much)

25. Romanian

  • Mulţumesc (Thank you)
  • Este foarte amabil din partea dumneavoastră (That’s very kind of you)

27. Thai

  • ขอบคุณ [khawp khun]  (Thank you)
  • ขอบใจนะ [khawp jai]  (Thanks)

28. Malay 

  • Terima kasih (Thank you)

No Matter How You Say It, Drops Can Help

Of course, there are more ways to express your gratitude and appreciation than just saying thank you. To learn more everyday phrases and even how to respond when someone says thank you, keep learning with Drops! Find out how to learn essential vocabulary in different languages through challenges or discover fun games to learn a language efficiently. You can also try new ways to learn like Quiz Mode, which is great for reviewing terms and phrases that you’ve already learned. 

Thank YOU for taking the time to learn how to say thank you in different languages. We hope it will help you appreciate others around the world in their own language!

Dimitri Kanaris is an Online Communications Content Writer born in Canada and based in Norway. He loves storytelling in all its forms, from music and movies to video games and graphic novels. Oh, and he can solve a Rubik’s cube.

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