Thank you! Now say that in 23 Languages
Livinglanguage.com illustrated a world map for the expression “thank you” with 23 languages from around the globe.
The languages included in the map are those with existing Living Language courses. The countries representing each language were selected based on population.
Can you say “thank you” in languages other than the ones listed in this world map? Please share them with us in the comments section. Merci!
In Scotland, It is quite usual to say ‘Great on you’ as an informal way of saying thanks, this may be a shortened version of ‘obligated’ to you, but it’s cool, anyway
Tajikistan: “Tashakkur ba Shumo or Rahmat ba Shumo”
In Denmark we say :Tak or Tusind tak
In Sri Lanka in Tamil language : nanri
In Sri Lanka in Sinhala language : issthuthi
In Portuguese: Obrigada ( if it’s a woman thanking) ; Obrigado (if it’s a man thanking
In Finland, we say “kiitos”!
South Africa, in Afrikaans we say “Dankie” (thank you) or “Baie dankie” (thank you very much).