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

The Child is father of the Man. - William Wordsworth

Civilized humanical relationships - Archie Bunker

Compromises are for relationships, not wine. - Robert S Caywood

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. - Henry Winkler

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

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. - Steve Martin

To her, the name of father was another name for love. - Fanny Fern

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

If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. - Unknown

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

Find someone who will change your life, not just your relationship status. - Abdul'Rauf Hashmi

A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men. - Gregory E Lang

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

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

Content builds relationships. Relationships are built on trust. Trust drives revenue. - Andrew Davis

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

Chutzpapa: A father who wakes his wife at 4 a.m. so she can change the baby's diaper - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

I only hope when I have my own family that every day I see a little more of my father in me. - Keith Urban

A true relationship is when you can tell each other anything and everything. No secrets, no lies. - Unknown

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. - Enid Bagnold

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

Pigeons are gentle and smart and have complex social relationships. Their hearing and vision are both excellent. - Ingrid Newkirk

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 tribute a boy can give to his father is to say, 'When I grow up, I want to be just like my Dad.' - Billy Graham

A relationship without trust is like a car without gas. You can stay in it all you want, but it won't go anywhere. - Jay Shetty

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

Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad. - Jack Baker

My Dad once said, "you wouldn't worry so much about what people thought of you if you knew how seldom they did." - Dr. Phil McGraw

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

I'm not sure which is harder on a relationship: sharing a dresser for three years, or sharing an iPhone charger for one day. - Unknown

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

When you're young, you think your Dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he's just a regular guy who wears a cape. - Dave Attell

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. - Wade Boggs

I used to live an isolated existence, even in relationships, but now my family knows me for who I really am. Mostly, that's a good thing. - Tim Allen

The heart of who I am as a person and as a man is forgiveness, after forgiving my father for a lot of things that were done when I was a child. - Tyler Perry

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

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. - Epicurus


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29-Oct-2020