Ways to say “Dad” in Different Languages

Celebrating Father’s Day around the world


Afrikaans : vader
Arabic : babba ; yebba ; abbi
Brazilian Portuguese : pai
Bosnian : otac
Croatian : otac
Czech : táta, otec
Dutch : vader ; papa ; pappie
English : father ; dad ; daddy ; pop ; poppa ; papa
Estonian : isa
Filipino : tatay, itay, tay ; ama
Finnish : isä
French : papa
German : banketi, papi
Hebrew : abba(h)
Hindi : papa ; pita-ji
Hungarian : apa ; apu ; papa ; édesapa
Indonesian : bapa ; ayah ; pak
Irish : athair ; daidí
Italian : babbo
Japanese : otosan, papa
Korean: abonim, aboji, appa
Latin : pater ; papa ; atta
Latvian : tevs
Lithuanian : tevas ; pradininkas ; protevis
Malay : bapa
Mandarin Chinese : baba
Maori : haakoro ; kohake
Nepali : buwa
Norwegian : pappa ; far
Persian/Farsi : pedar, pitar ; baabaa
Polish : tata ; ojciec
Portuguese : pai
Romanian : tata ; parinte ; taica
Russian : papa
Sanskrit : tàtah ; janak
Sicilian : patri
Slovak : otec
Slovenian : ôèe
Spanish : papá ; viejo ; tata
Swahili : baba ; mzazi
Swedish : pappa
Turkish : baba
Venetian : pare ; popà ; opà ; pupà ; papà
Welsh : tad
Yiddish : tatti ; tay ; foter ; tateh


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Death ends a life, not a relationship. - Jack Lemmon

A father is a banker provided by nature. - French Proverb

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. - Henry Winkler

My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence. - Dido Armstrong

Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. - Luke 23:24

I want a girl just like the girl that married dear old Dad. - Oedipus Rex

The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. - John Wooden

The Pirate is surrealism and so, in a curious way, is Father of the Bride. - Vincente Minnelli

I phoned my Dad to tell him I had stopped smoking. He called me a quitter. - Steven Pearl

My heart is happy, my mind is free.
I had a father who talked with me. - Hilde Bigelow

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father. - Roger von Oech

Want to improve your relationships? See love as a verb rather than as a feeling. - Stephen R. Covey

Peppering your relationship with a dash of mystery can make it far more palatable. - Khang K. Nguyen

The Holy Father's newest Encyclacle? Like anyone cares what he rides around on. - Archie Bunker

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. - Pope John XXIII

My father had a piano that was a nickelodeon - put a nickel, and the roller would play. - Frank Sinatra

One of the most important things a father can do for his children is to love their mother. - Ray Chenoweth

I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey. - Mark Twain

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. - Robert Frost

The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one. - Joan Baez

Don't forget Mother's Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad's Third Wife Day. - Jay Leno

I have a great relationship with the blacks. I've always had a great relationship with the blacks. - Donald Trump

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. - WC Fields

I want to die like my father; peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and terrified, like his passengers. - Bob Monkhouse

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. - Bertrand Russell

Aw, Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless. - Homer Simpson

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. - Charles Wadsworth

Relationships are about give and take; not tit-for-tat. If you're keeping score, you'll lose at your own game. - Faydra D. Fields

I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent back a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof. - Rodney Dangerfield

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships. The quality of your business is no different. - Harvey Mackay

In most homes, the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space. - Evan Esar

The greatest mistake we humans make in our relationships: we listen half, understand quarter, think zero, and react double. - Unknown

For my last meal, I'd want an Irish breakfast with soda bread and one of my dad's omelettes with three or four eggs. - Erin O'Connor

My Dad once said, "you wouldn't worry so much about what people thought of you if you knew how seldom they did." - Dr. Phil McGraw

To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years. - Ernest Hemingway

It's really hard to maintain a one-on-one relationship if the other person is not going to allow me to be with other people. - Axl Rose

It's a funny relationship that makeup artists have. I always feel kind of like a dentist. People look at me and think of pain. - Rick Baker

My father was a baker and a lot of people do what their families did and I could have done that but I wanted to stay in show business. - Christopher Walken

How shall a man escape from his ancestors, or draw off from his veins the black drop which he drew from his father’s or mother's life? - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'll paddle board, swim in the ocean, roll in the sand, soak up the sun, eat good food, be with friends and family and go fishing with my dad. - Behati Prinsloo


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16-Jul-2018