I am a musician and need to be able to say “thank you” in many languages. I’ve found phonetic spellings for many languages but still am missing a few. Listening to the translate apps helps but would love to see an English approximation.
Can anyone help with:
Thanks/Obrigada/Tak/Grazia/Merci/Gracias/Arigado/Danka schône/Bedankt in advance!
Mary, some of the “thanks” you have already listed at the bottom of your comment are not correct Arigato (in kana would be even better), Danke Grazie etc. But if you go to google translate and put “thanks” in the English window, you will get very accurate translations into whatever language you need. Cheers.
Thanks Steve but, as you see, most of these translations aren’t very helpful…
go raibh maith agat
I’m looking for an English syllable approximation of these (and the ones I have wrong).
The only ones I know are
Shieshie (Xiexie in pinyin)
Note that Italian is grazie, pronounced gratzie
Japanese is pronounced arigato
German is Danke Schoen
Oh, that is very helpful. Thanks!!
Cherokee (Native American):
Western dialect (Oklahoma): ᏩᏙ wado
Eastern dialect (North Carolina): ᏍᎩ shgi
The Eastern sounds like the English word ski but with an sh- initial.
“I’m looking for an English syllable approximation of these (and the ones I have wrong).”
In google translate, there is a A with 2 dots above it (umlauts) which, if clicked, will show that in most languages
Thanks to all of you for your help! A special “kanimambo” (Mozambique) to @dooo for the Ä tip; that’s exactly what I need in order to be able to say thanks in lots of languages.
Yucatec mayan language: Dyos bo’otik, or (less used): ni’ib óolal
The Cherokee and Yucatec mayan “thanks” are really cool. Thanks.
I used all your “thanks” in my concert today. It was fun.