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

Civilized humanical relationships - Archie Bunker

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

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

It is a wise father that knows his own child. - William Shakespeare

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. - Henry Winkler

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

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

Every child needs a father. Even if he turns out to be Darth Vader. - Jackson Radcliffe

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! - Lydia Child

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

Don't talk about a rope in the house of someone whose father was hung. - Colin Farrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight. - John F Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

When I was nine, my father said 'You can take piano lessons or do karate' - I had a black belt and was competing before I was 19. - Elodie Yung

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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23-Mar-2019