Saying thank you is the simplest, most common expression of gratitude. Our parents teach us this before we understand how universal it is.

Gratitude is a shared language that transcends cultural and economic differences. Saying Thank You connects us and removes the fear of separateness.

I have been inspired to learn how to say thank you in 50 languages. For now, I focus my efforts on being able to say thank you in the 6 official languages of the United Nations (Mandarin, Spanish, English, Arabic, Russian, French). Try it yourself by memorizing how to say Thank You in the 10 most spoken languages in the world! Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

Most Spoken Language Translation
1 Mandarin – xie xie
2 Spanish – Gracias
3 English – Thank you
4 Hindi – Urdu Dhanyavaad
5 Arabic – Shukran
6 Bengali – dhonnobaad
7 Portuguese – obrigado
8 Russian – spasibo
9 Japanese – arigato
10 German – danke

Want more? There’s PLENTY more!

*Official United Nations Language

1. Afrikaans (Africa) – Dankie
2. Australian – Thoinks, Moite!
3. Bulgarian – Blagodaria
4. Burma (Myanmar) – Kyeizu tin ba de
5. Croatia – Hvala
6. Czech – Dekuji
7. Danish – tak
8. Dutch – dank je
9. Estonia – Aitäh
10. Finnish – kiitos
11. French* – Merci
12. German – Danke
13. Greek – Efharisto
14. Hawaiian – Mahalo
15. Hebrew – Raba
16. Hungarian – Köszönöm
17. Icelandic – Takk
18. Indonesian – Terima kasih
19. Korean – kamsa hamnida
20. Italian – Grazie
21. Lithuanian – Achu
22. Philippines – Maraming Salamat (thank you very much)
23. Polish – Dziekuje
24. Romanian – Va multumim frumos (great thanks)
25. Russian – Spasibo balshoye (big thanks)
26. Scottish – Cheers
27. Slovakia – Dakujem
28. South Africa – Dankie
29. Sundanese – Nuhun
30. Sri Lanka – istutiy
31. Swahili – Ahsante
32. Swedish – Tack
33. Tahitian – Maururu
34. Thai – Khop Khun Mak (Thank you very much)
35. Tibetan – Thuk Ji Chhe
36. Turkish – Tesekkurler
37. Ukranian – Dyakuyu
38. Vietnamese – Kam ouen
39. Yugoslavia – Hvala
40. Zulu – Ngiyabonga