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THANK YEW

Brenda knows that manners matter. Whether she’s interrogating a witness or getting a favor from the FBI, she always remembers to say “thank you." After all, you catch more flies with honey. So we’ve put together a list of how to say “thank you” around the globe. We know what you are about to say...and you’re welcome.

Thank you in the United States
Thank you

Thank you in the United States, Southern
Thanks y’all (\’thaŋ(k)s\)

Thank you in Afrikaans (South Africa)

Dankie (dahn-kee)

Thank you in Arabic (Middle East)
Shukran (shoe-krahn)

Thank you in Cantonese (Southeast Asia – Hong Kong)
Do je (daw-dyeh)

Thank you in Croatian (Europe – Croatia)
Hvala (H-vah-lah)

Thank you in Czech (Central Europe)
Dìkuji (deh-ku-yih)

Thank you in Danish (Europe – Denmark)
Tak (tahg)

Thank you in Estonian (Estonia - Europe)
Aitäh (ie-tehkh)

Thank you in Fijian (Pacific Islands)
Vinaka (Bvi’-nah-kah)

Thank you in Filipino (East Asia – The Philippines)
Salamat (sa-la-mat)

Thank you in Finnish (Europe – Finland)
Kiitos (Keetos)

Thank you in French (Europe-France, Africa, North America, Canada)

Merci (mehr-see)

Thank you in German (Europe – Germany)
Danke (dahn-kah)

Thank you in Greek (Europe - Greece)
Efcharisto (ef-har-rih-stowe)

Thank you in Hawaiian (Pacific Islands – Hawaii)

Mahalo (mah-hah-loh)

Thank you in Hebrew (Western Asia – Israel)

Toda (toh-dah)

Thank you in Hindi (Southern Asia, India)

Shukriya (shoe-kree-a)

Thank you in Indonesian (East Asia – Indonesia)
Terima Kasih (t’ree-ma kas-seh)

Thank you in Italian (Europe – Italy)
Grazie (gra-see)

Thank you in Japanese (East Asia – Japan)

Domo (doe-moe)

Thank you in Korean (East Asia - Korea)
Kamsa hamnida (kam-sa-ham-nee-da)

Thank you in Latin (Ancient Europe)
Gratia (grah-tyah)

Thank you in Lithuanian (Central Europe – Lithuania)

Achiu (Ahchjooh)

Thank you in Mandarin (China and Taiwan)

Xie xie (syeh-syeh)

Thank you in Norwegian (Europe – Norway)
Takk (Dahk)

Thank you in Paraguay (South America)
Aguije (ah-we-JAY)

Thank you in Polish (Central Europe – Poland)
Dziêkujê (Zhe-koo-yay)

Thank you in Portuguese
Obrigado (Ob-ree-gah-doe)

Thank you in Serbian
Hvala (Khvah-lah)

Thank you in Romanian (Asia – Russia)
Mulþumesc (Mool-tsu’-mehsk)

Thank you in Spanish
Gracias (Grah-cee-yas)

Thank you in Swahili (Africa)
Asante (Ah-sahn-teh)

Thank you in Swedish (Europe – Sweden)
Tack (Taak)

Thank you in Thai (Southeast Asia – Thailand)
Khop Khun Krab (kowp-koom krahp-khak)

Thank you in Vietnamese (Southeast Asia – Vietnam)
Ca’m on (Kam ooen)

Thank you in Wolof (West Africa – Senegal, Gambia)
Jerejef (Jay-ray-jayf’)

Thank you in Welsh (Europe – British Isles)
Diolch (Dee-olkh)

Thank you in Yiddish (Europe, North America, New York)
A (shaynem) dank.

Thank you in Zimbabwean (Africa – Zimbab we)

Maita Henyu (Mah-ee’tah Heh’-nyoo)


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