Namaste.  As practicing Yogis we don't just say thanks, we are thankful. We don't just say grace, we live gracefully. We practice living in Santosha, or divine contentment.

Anjali Mudra - Namaste

In the spirit of thanksgiving, here's how to express words of gratitude in 50 languages:


Albanian –        Faleminderit

Arabic –            Shukran Gazillan

Armenian –      Shur-nur-ah-gah-lem

Bengali –          Dhannyabad

Brazillian –       Abregath

Bulgarian –      Blagodariav

Cantonese –    M'goy

Chinese –        Xie_Xie ~ shieh shieh

Dutch –             Dank U zeer

Dutch  –             Hartelijk dank’  (thanks from the heart)

Esperanto –     Dankegon

Fijian –              Vinaka

Finnish –          Kiitos

French –           Merci

Georgia –         Didi madloba

German –         Danke

Greek –            Efharisto 

Hawaiian –      Mahalo

Hebrew –         Toda

Hungarian –    Seretlek

Hindi –             Shukriyaa

Italian –            Grazie

Japanese –     Arigato

Kannada –      Dhan-ya-vaadaa

Korean –          Kamsa hamaida

Mali –               Abarka

Norwegian –   Takk

Polish –           Dziekuje

Portuguese –  Muito Obrigado

Punjabi –         Bhala Hove

Qatar –             Shakkran

Romanian –    Multumesc 

Russian –        Spasiba

Scottish –        Cheers

Senegal –        Abarka

Slovakia –       Dakujem

Spanish –        Gracias

Swahili –         Ahsante

Swedish –       Tack 

Tamil –             Nandri

Thai –               Khop Khun Mak

Urdu –              Maherbani

Uzbeki –          Katta Rahma

Vietnamese –  Kam ouen

Wales –            Diloch yn fawr

Xhosa –            Nkosi

Yemen –           Shakkran

Yiddish –          A dank

Yugoslavia –   Hvala

Zulu –               Ngiyabonga

 

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Thanks to all who contributed! Please let me know your favorite, or if I've missed any. Click on the add comment link to share with us what you are grateful for this year. I'll go first.

Thank you so much for all you add to our thriving community. I'll see you in class, Om Shanti,

John

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