Thanks around the World

By Jennifer Rose

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    Map of the world Thanks in another language

    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)

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    • 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).