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Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley

There are more than 6,000 languages spoken in the world—that’s a lot of ways to say thank you! You can learn a few ways here. Draw a line from one “thank you” to the country where it is spoken. Need some help? Find the answers below.

Country

Thank You

Argentina

Dank u (DAHNK-yoo)

India

Obrigado (ohb-ree-GAH-doh)

Indonesia

Arigato (ah-ree-gah-too)

Italy

Terima kasih (teh-ree-ma ka-sih)

Japan

Fa‘afetai (FAH-ah-feh-tie)

Nigeria

Salamat (sah-LAH-maht

Philippines

Grazie (GRAHT-see-yeh)

Portugal

Gracias (GRAH-see-yahs)

Quebec, Canada

Spasibo (spah-SEE-boh)

Russia

Shukriya (shook-ree-AH)

Samoa

Dalu (DAH-loo)

The Netherlands

Merci (mehr-SEE)

Answers:

Argentina, gracias (Spanish); Indonesia, terima kasih (Indonesian); Italy, grazie (Italian); Japan, arigato (Japanese); Nigeria, dalu (Igbo); Philippines, salamat (Tagalog); Portugal, obrigado (Portuguese); Quebec, Canada, merci (French); Russia, spasibo (Russian); Samoa, fa‘afetai (Samoan); The Netherlands, dank u (Dutch).