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Fun ways to say thank you

Fun ways to say thank you

Encourage kids to show gratitude by teaching them how to say thank you in a different language.

Encourage your children to show gratitude by teaching them how to say thank you in a different language. Having fun using a “new” word will hopefully encourage your kids to say thank you more often. Here’s a list you can use, or you can research other languages on the Internet.

New ways to say “thank you”

Afrikaans: Dankie
Albanian: Faleminderit
Arabic: Shukran 
Bosnian: Hvala 
Chinese: Xie xie (pronounced “Shyeh shyeh”) 
Czech: Dekuji 
Croatian: Hvala 
Danish: Tak 
Dutch: Dank je (pronounced “Dannk yuhh”) or Bedankt (pronounced “Buh dannkt”) 
Filipino: Salamat
Finnish: Kiitos (sounds like “Kee-tos”)
French: Merci
German: Danke (informal; pronounced “Dahn-kuh”)
Hebrew: Toda (pronounced “Toh Dah”)
Icelandic: Takk Fyrir
Italian: Grazie
Japanese: Arigato (informal; pronounced “Ah-ree-gah-toh”)
Maltese: Grazzi
Norwegian: Takk
Polish: Dziękuję
Punjabi: Dhannvaad
Romanian: Mulţumesc (pronounced “Mool-too-mesk”)
Russian: Spasibo (sounds like “Spa-see-boh”)
Spanish: Gracias
Swahili: Ahsante
Swedish: Tack
Thai: Khawp khun khrap (if you’re male) or Khawp khun kha (if you’re female)
Welsh: Diolch
Vietnamese: Cam on (pronounced “Caam-ungh”)