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

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

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

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

Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill diet was the mother. - George Herbert

My father... one of the great immorals, er, immortals, of our time. - WC Fields

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

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man. He was a baker. - Anthony Hopkins

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

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

My heart is happy, my mind is free.
I had a father who talked with me. - Hilde Bigelow

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

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. - Clarence B. Kelland

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

Peppering your relationship with a dash of mystery can make it far more palatable. - Khang K. Nguyen

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 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

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

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

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

I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. - Monty Python Anb The Holy Grail

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

I want to die like my father; peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and terrified, like his passengers. - Bob Monkhouse

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

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

The greatest mistake we humans make in our relationships: we listen half, understand quarter, think zero, and react double. - Unknown

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

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 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

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

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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22-Sep-2019