Day 360 – Thank You to the People of the World

Thank you’ – two words that can mean a lot to so many people.

Thank you may mean a simple gesture of appreciation. It can also convey feelings of happiness and wonder to the other person. Whether the words are a complete thank you or just a simple thanks,  these words can pack a lot of punch and bring out a lot of smiles from the young and old alike.

In honor of the words “thank you”, I want to give my thanks, to you, my blog readers, for your loving support that has propelled me to continue writing this blog.

As I reach the end of writing this yearlong blog, I want to take a moment to say Thank You to you in these various languages to the people of the world:

Africa – dankie

Albanian – Faleminderit

Bahasa Indonesia / Malay – Terima Kasih

Chinese (Mandarin) – Xie Xie or Xie’ Xie’ Ni

Chinese (Hokkien – Taiwan) – Kam Sia

Danish – Tak

Dutch – Dank U

Filipino / Tagalog – Salamat

Filipino / Ilocano – Agyamanak

French – Merci

Ghana, West Africa – Medasi

German – Danke (Dahnk-uh)

Greek – Efxaristo / Efharisto

Hawaiian – Mahalo

Hebrew – Toda

Hindi (an Indian language) – Dhanyavad or Sukriya

Hungarian – Köszönöm

Italian – grazie / molte grazie

Irish – Go raibh maith agat (for one person); Go raibh maith agaibh (for many persons)

Japanese – dōmo arigatō

Javanese (Central Java – Indonesia) – matur nuwun

Korean – gahm-sah-hahm-ni-da

Laos – Khwap jai / Khob chai lai lai

Northern Ireland – Cheers Mate

Portuguese  – Obrigado / Obrigada

Russian – spasiba

Scottish Gaelic – Tapadh Leat

Serbian – Svala

Slovak – Dakujem

Spanish – Gracias

Sundanese (West Java – Indonesia) – hatur nuhun

Swahili – Asante

Thai – khob-kun-ka (if the speaker is a woman); khob-kun-krub

Vietnamese – Cám ơn

Welsh – Diolch

and finally,

About Dave, The Gratitude Guy

Dave Block, aka “Dave, The Gratitude Guy” is an emerging entrepreneur on a mission to spread a powerful message about the importance of having daily gratitude in your life. His cause is to create positive change in the world by educating everyone, through his appearances, blogs, videos, and future projects that the best way for us to value our present day happiness is to be grateful for what we have in our life right now. If more people lived life this way, great changes would occur. Just understand that by being who you really are, you will attract more of what you truly want in your life. And gratitude is the key that opens up the door to happiness. Recently, Dave have branded himself with Thank God I... to create a new interview series called "The Thank God I..." Interview. The interviews are with empowering people from Movies, TV, Music,and Sports who have encountered hardships and had to endure tough times in life only to emerge stronger by their attitude and how they are thankful for it all. For more information, please visit
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2 Responses to Day 360 – Thank You to the People of the World

  1. First of all: Thank you! 🙂 I love reading your posts they are so uplifting and good feeling. I appreciate your writing. I just wanted you to know that I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Awards.

    I wish you a Happy New Year.

  2. Joy,

    Thank you for the honor of the award. I really do appreciate that very much. All year I have tried to convey a message of grateful living to all walks of life, in various topics of interest. I just hope that at least one of my posts has inspired at least one person to see the light and share their love and gratitude with others. May 2012 be the year that brings unlimited amounts of happiness to all.


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