We appreciate a gesture or something another person has done by saying “Thank you”. Also, this acknowledges our relationship with a person. Furthermore, it is a simple but important sign of respect. People’s perception about us changes when we say or we don’t say thank you. Below are several ways of saying thank you around the world.
Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world. It has over 1.1 billion speakers. There are many dialects of mandarin or the Chinese language.
Saying Xie Xie is a common way of saying “Thanks” and “Xie Xie ni” means “thank you” it is pronounced as Sye sye. The first Xie is a high tone which drops to neutral on the second xie
The English language is spoken in many countries of the world. English is the second most spoken language, and the most international language in the world.
In English we simply say Thank you, thanks a lot, Thank so Much, and we can use many other expressions
Saying thank you around the world is a common gesture. Hindustani language does not really like using the world thank you but instead prefer using tips as a stronger gesture than merely using the words.
“Dhanyavaad” means thank you
“aapaka bahut bahut dhanyavaad” means thank you very much
The word ‘merci’ is used to say thanks in French “tu” is added to say you so ‘merci tu’ means ‘thank you’
‘’Merci beaucoup” means thank you very much
Merci du fond du coeur” means thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Gracias means ‘thanks’ or ‘thank you’ it is pronounced as GRAH-seeas
Muchas gracias -means ‘thanks a lot’ or ‘thank you very much’ pronounces as MOO-chahs GRAH-seeahs
Muchísimas gracias – means ‘thanks a lot’ or ‘thank you very much’. Pronounced as moo-CHEE-see-mahs GRAH-seeahs
Mil gracias – means ‘a thousand thank you’ means meel GRAH-seeahs
Shukran or Mashkoor mean Thank you then the reply will be y Aafwan – Welcome šokran gazīlan! Means thanks a lot
šokran ʿalā kalāmak el-laṭīf! Means Thanks for your kind words!
šokran ʿalā el-hedeyyah. Means thank you for the gift
Malay is an Austronesian language spoken in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as parts of Thailand. It is spoken by over 250 million people
Terima kasih means Thank you
terima kasih banyak – banyak- means thank you very much
you can also say “Thank you lah”- “ lah” doen,t really mean anything but it cam be tahken to mean “everything” or “everyone”. “Thank you for everything”
Russian language is an East Slavic language and is the official language in Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan it is also widely used throughout the world.
cпасибо means thank you in Russian it is pronounced as “spe-see-ba”
большое спасибо means than you very much pronounced as “bal’shoye spaseeba
Bengali is an eastern Indo-Aryan language with around 300 million speakers mainly in Bangladesh and India.
“thank Ju” means thank you and the reply is “oelkam” to mean welcome
Āpanākē anēka dhan’yabāda means thank you very much
“Teşekkür ederim” means thank you
“Çok Teşekkür ederim” means thank you very much
“Çok teşekkürler!” means thanks a lot
“Obrigado/Obrigada”- means “thank you”
Obrigado or obrigada depends on the gender of the person who is speaking and not the person you are speaking to. These two are always shortened to brigado or brigada repesctivel
“Brigada viu” means ”thanks”
“Muito obrigado “ means “Thank you very much”
“Agradecer”Means “To Thank”
Hausa is the language of the Hausa people, one of the largest ethnic groups in Western and North-Central Africa, which is mostly spoken throughout southern Niger and northern Nigeria.
– “Na gode ” means thank you
“Na gode sosai” means thank you very much
“Godiya sosai” , means thanks very much
“godiya ga kowane abu” means thank you for everything “barka da zuwa”is the reply which means you are welcome.
Punjabi is a native language in India. It is spoken by over 30 million people
“Tuhāḍā dhanavāda” means thank you
“Tuhāḍā bahuta dhanavāda hai “means than you very much
“Maiṁ tārīpha karadā hāṁ” means I appreciate
“Dhanavāda atē mērē valō pi’āra” means thanks and regards
Telugu is a Dravidian language. It is the official language of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.
“Dhan’yavādālu” means thank you
“Cālā dhan’yavādālu”means than you very much
The response can be Idi “nijaṅgā santōṣin̄cavalisinadi, idi nijaṅgā ānandin̄cadaginadi”
Meaning it was a pleasure
Javanese is a language used by over 100 million people of Eastern and Central Java people living in Indonasia
“Matur suwun” means thank you
“Matur nuwun kanthi sanget” means thank you very much
16. Southern Quechua
Southern Quechua is a language widely spoken of the major regional groupings of mutually intelligible dialects within the Quechua language family. It is spoken by 8 million people in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.
“Solpayki Urpichay sonqoy” means thank you and the reply is “Hinallatapas”
Swahili language, also called Kiswahili, is majorly spoken either as a mother tongue or as a fluent second language on the east coast of Africa in an area extending from Lamu Island, Kenya, in the north to the southern border of Tanzania in the south
“Asante” means thank you
“Asante sana” means thank you very much
“Nashukuru” means I appreciate
The reply is “karibu” meaning you are welcome
Appreciating someone is good, saying thank you is amazing, saying it in their own language and dialect brings them home. If you are visiting a foreign country with people of a different language, race and culture you need to learn the basic greetings and appreciation terms.
Saying thank you around the world makes people feel safe. They can trust you. They will be open and welcoming to you. As human beings we always have a hunger for love and appreciation and it is easier to bond with a stranger if you learn to greet them and appreciate them in their home language.