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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Civilized humanical relationships - Archie Bunker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic. - Spike Milligan

I want a girl just like the girl that married dear old Dad. - Oedipus Rex

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

Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. - Wayne Dyer

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

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

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

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. - Anne Sexton

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

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

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. - Pope John XXIII

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

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

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

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

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

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

The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one. - Joan Baez

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

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. - Bertrand Russell

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. - Charles Wadsworth

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

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

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

To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years. - Ernest Hemingway

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

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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16-Jul-2019