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

Directly after God in heaven comes a Papa. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

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

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

She got her good looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon. - Groucho Marx

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

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man. He was a baker. - Anthony Hopkins

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

Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship. - Sharon Stone

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

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. - Clarence B. Kelland

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

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

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 mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess. - Mariah Carey

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships. - Jodie Foster

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

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 just wasn't cut out to be a Chinese Tiger Mom. I'm more of an Irish Setter Dad. - P.J. O'Rourke

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

As a man in a relationship, you have a simple choice: You can be right or you can be happy. - Ralphie May

The most important thing my father taught me is that every man has to stand up for his rights. - Ziggy Marley

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

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

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. - Matthew 5:14-16

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

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

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

Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. - Darth Vader

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

Chutzpa is that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. - Leo Rosten


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19-Jul-2019