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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No. I am your Father. - Darth Vader

The Child is father of the Man. - William Wordsworth

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

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. - Henry Winkler

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. - George Herbert

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

Being a Dad is the greatest, except for assembling things. - Conan O'Brien

Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things. - Keanu Reeves

Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill diet was the mother. - George Herbert

My father... one of the great immorals, er, immortals, of our time. - WC Fields

My father would take me to the playground, and put me on mood swings. - Jay London

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

Those who slew my father I drove into exile... and defeated them in battle. - Augustus

Humour is based on a modicum of truth. Ever heard a joe-k about a father-in-law? - Dick Clark

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. - Henry Ward Beecher

Marketers need to build digital relationships and reputation before closing a sale. - Chris Brogan

I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week. - Mario Cuomo

My father used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument." - Desmond Tutu

My father used to say, "If you want to be different, do something different." - Wynton Marsalis

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

Middle Age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature. - Harold Coffin

I'm so ugly my father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet. - Rodney Dangerfield

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

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

I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. - Monty Python Anb The Holy Grail

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

Remember that your best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. - Unknown

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel? - Joseph Addison

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

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

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

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 instilled in me that if you don't see things happening the way you want them to, you get out there and make them happen. - Susan Powter

My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better. - Marlo Thomas

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

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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11-Dec-2018