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How to Say ‘Thank You’ in 25 Languages

While it might seem daunting to start your language learning journey, the best way to introduce yourself to a new language is with simple, short phrases and words. And one of the most useful phrases is ‘thank you’. When visiting a country for the first time, being polite is important and so that is why we have put together a list of how to say thank you in 25 different languages.

Whether you are in a restaurant or bar, or taking a taxi to or from the airport, saying thank you is a great way to start utilising the local language. This simple phrase, alongside hello, excuse me and I’m sorry, is easy to remember and can even build your confidence for future language learning. So have a look below at how to say thank you in multiple languages and start your language learning journey with Cactus.

Thank You in 25 Languages – From Arabic to Ukrainian:

Thank You in Arabic: شكرًا  (šukran) 

Thank You in Cantonese: 唔該 / 多謝 (Mm goy / Doh jeh)

Thank You in Croatian: Hvala

Thank You in Czech: Děkuji vám

Thank You in Danish: Tak

Thank You in Dutch: Bedankt

Thank You in English: Thank you/Thanks

Thank You in French: Merci

Thank You in German: Danke

Thank You in Greek: Σ’ ευχαριστώ!  (S’ efharistó!) 

Thank You in Hebrew: תּוֹדָה – (Toda)

Thank You in Hindi: धन्यवाद (dhun-yuh-vaad)

Thank You in Italian: Grazie

Thank You in Japanese: ありがとうございます (Arigatou gozaimasu)

Thank You in Korean: 감사합니다  (Gahm-sa-hab-ni-da)

Thank You in Mandarin: 谢谢 (xiè.xiè)

Thank You in Norwegian: Takk

Thank You in Polish: Dziękuję

Thank You in Portuguese: Obrigado/Obrigada

Thank You in Russian: Спасибо (spaseebah)

Thank You in Spanish: Gracias

Thank You in Swedish: Tack

Thank You in Thai: ขอบคุณครับ/ค่ะ (Kop khun krap/ka)

Thank You in Turkish: Teşekkür ederim

Thank You in Ukrainian: дякую (D’akuju)

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Next Steps in Your Language Learning Journey

Starting your language learning journey can be somewhat daunting but starting with short simply phrases such as Thank You is a great way to get going. The best next step is joining a language course to get you moving. The help of other students and tutors will make it much easier. For those looking for a more immersive language experience, Cactus offer a wide range of language holidays with destinations across the world! 

Cactus offers an extensive selection of language courses, enabling you to learn any language. From Arabic to French to Turkish there are many language options. You can choose a course that best suits your needs.

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