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

Death ends a life, not a relationship. - Jack Lemmon

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

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

She got her good looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon. - Groucho Marx

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

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

I phoned my Dad to tell him I had stopped smoking. He called me a quitter. - Steven Pearl

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

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

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

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

I'm so ugly my father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet. - Rodney Dangerfield

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

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. - Robert Frost

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. - Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 born the doctor came out to the waiting room and told my father, "We did everything we could... but he pulled through." - Rodney Dangerfield

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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12-Dec-2017