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

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

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

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

The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. - Tim Russert

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

I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father. - Greg Norman

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

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

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

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

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

The Pirate is surrealism and so, in a curious way, is Father of the Bride. - Vincente Minnelli

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

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

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

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

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

One of the most important things a father can do for his children is to love their mother. - Ray Chenoweth

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

I have a great relationship with the blacks. I've always had a great relationship with the blacks. - Donald Trump

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

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

In most homes, the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space. - Evan Esar

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 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

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

I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.' - Ralph Nader

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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17-Aug-2017