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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship. - Sharon Stone

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

The Holy Father's newest Encyclacle? Like anyone cares what he rides around on. - Archie Bunker

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

Middle Age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature. - Harold Coffin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remember that your best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. - Unknown

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

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

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

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 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 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

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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20-Oct-2017