Many Ways to Say Thank You

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    “All over the world at the end of day,

    Heav’nly Father’s children kneel down and pray,

    Each saying thank you in his own special way.”

    (“Children All Over the World,” Children’s Songbook, 16.)

    Match the different ways of saying thank you with the countries of the world where those languages are spoken. Some of these languages are spoken in more than one country!

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    Map by Bryan Beach

    1. gracias (Spanish)

    2. malo (Tongan)

    3. thank you (English)

    4. shukriyaa (Hindi)

    5. spasiba (Russian)

    6. arigatō (Japanese)

    7. asante (Swahili)

    8. merci (French)