Thanks around the World
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“Thanks around the World,” Friend, Nov. 2006, 24–25

Thanks around the World

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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