“Thank you” in ten languages

Berkeley, California.  A little city that plays a big role in research, public service, music, theater, food and more.  You encounter and meet people from all ages and walks of life – speaking many languages.

The words “thank you” go a long way in the hospitality industry (and in life).  Below, we share how to say those special words in ten languages.  Maybe you can delight someone soon by saying a “thank you” in their native tongue.

DANISH – tak (tahg)

FRENCH – merci

GERMAN – danke

HAWAIIAN – mahalo (ma-HA-lo)

ITALIAN – grazie (GRAHT-tsyeh)

JAPANESE – arigatô (ah-ree-GAH-toh)

LEBANESE – choukrane

SPANISH – gracias (GRAH-syahs)

SWEDISH – tack

THAI – kop khun