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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Bagdad: What mother did when she met father - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. - Henry Winkler

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

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

The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. - Antoine Francois Prevost

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

To her, the name of father was another name for love. - Fanny Fern

When my father didn't have my hand, he had my back. - Linda Poindexter

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

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

Find someone who will change your life, not just your relationship status. - Abdul'Rauf Hashmi

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

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

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

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 gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. - Jim Valvano

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

Of all the titles I've been privileged to have, 'Dad' has always been the best. - Ken Norton

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

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

A true relationship is when you can tell each other anything and everything. No secrets, no lies. - Unknown

My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future. - Liza Minnelli

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

'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.' - W H Auden

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

Pigeons are gentle and smart and have complex social relationships. Their hearing and vision are both excellent. - Ingrid Newkirk

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society. - Billy Graham

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

He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector. - Tom Wolfe

There is a direct relationship between a person's grasp and experience of God's grace and his or her heart for justice. - Unknown

When you're young, you think your Dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he's just a regular guy who wears a cape. - Dave Attell

Lookin' back all I can say about all the things he did for me is I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be. - Brad Paisley

The heart of who I am as a person and as a man is forgiveness, after forgiving my father for a lot of things that were done when I was a child. - Tyler Perry

Being a dad isn't just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word 'hero.' - Ryan Reynolds


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10-Jul-2020