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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

 

Say it, show it, live it.


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

P.S.  Just listed several new events on the Yoga Events page.

By | 2010-11-24T17:03:31+00:00 November 24th, 2010|Yoga|14 Comments

About the Author:

Namaste. I've been practicing and teaching Peace, Yoga, and Mindful living for many years. What comes out in class is from decades of going inwards. I love sharing what is rising in my practice and my day to day life of noticing more about this incredible world we live in. Peace -j

14 Comments

  1. admin November 24, 2010 at 4:55 pm
  2. Jessica November 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    One of my favorite things is collecting ‘Thank Yous’ in different languages!
    Here are more:
    Turkish: teşekk

  3. Susaan November 24, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    meegwetch in Ojibway
    t’oo-je-che in Tibetan

  4. Susaan November 24, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    wa-do in Cherokee

  5. Susaan November 24, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Tall-butoni is Thank You in Wampanoag.

  6. Amit November 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Hindi = Shukriya is WRONG
    HIndi = Dhanyavaad.

  7. admin November 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Namaste Amit. Depends on where you are in India. When I was north, Jamu, Assam.. many said Shukriya, when I was more south… Dhanyavad is said. I believe it’s Kanaada? peace. -j

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    I’m thankful for this sacred moment.

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