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How to say “thank you” in 18 languages

Today, I want to thank you for being here, on my little corner of the internet! I very much appreciate your support and hope you are getting a lot of value and useful tips from my blogs. I genuinely enjoy sharing all my best travel advice with you and your support makes everything worthwhile.

But I don’t JUST want to say thank you. I want to share with you how to say thank you in 18 different languages. Because if you only know how to say 1 thing in the language of the country you’re traveling to, it should be thank you!

Saying “thank you” goes a long way when you’re traveling, and is a simple way to show your appreciation for the kindness and hospitality of the people you meet. It is also a way to demonstrate your respect for their culture. You’d be surprised how often you say “thank you” when interacting with others. From thanking hotel staff and your waiter at a restaurant, to thanking someone who helped you with directions. And thanking them in their own language goes an even longer way!

So take a minute to learn how to say “Thank You” in the language of the next country you’re visiting. Or learn them all!

How to say “Thank You” in…

French: Merci

Italian: Grazie

German: Danke

Spanish: Gracias

Portuguese: Obrigada (female) / Obrigado (male)

Japanese: Arigatō

Korean: Gamsahabnida

Thai: Khob Khun Ka (female) / Khob Khub Krab (male)

Vietnamese: Cảm ơn

Indonesian: Terima kasih

Tagalog: Salamat

Swahili: Asante

Chinese (traditional): Xièxiè

Hawaiian: Mahalo

Hindi: Dhanyavaad

Russian: Spasibo

Greek: Efcharistó

Arabic: Shkran lak

Using “thank you”, whether in English or in the local language, while traveling is a small gesture that can make a big difference. It’s one of the best ways to show your appreciation for the people you meet and will make the trip more enjoyable for everyone involved!

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Khai Nai island

November 23, 2023

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