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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The Child is father of the Man. - William Wordsworth

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

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

I'm a father; that's what matters most. Nothing matters more. - Gordon Brown

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. - The Princess Bride

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

Marketers need to build digital relationships and reputation before closing a sale. - Chris Brogan

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

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

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

We learn the most from imperfect relationships - things like forgiveness and compassion. - Andrea Thompson

My father could be very witty, even if the humor was always on the darker side of irony. - Maurice Sendak

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

My dad's pants kept creeping up on him. By 65 he was just a pair of pants and a head. - Jeff Altman

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

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. - Sigmund Freud

Having kids is the ultimate job in life. I want to be most successful at being a good father. - Nick Lachey

Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to. - Wayne Rooney

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

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

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

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

She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father. - Harper Lee

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

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way. - Unknown

The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family. - Reed Markham

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

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

A problem occurs when people want the benefits of a relationship with God without the responsibilities of a relationship with God. - Jim Herring

How much more grand is the work of our Heavenly Father as he pulls together all the varied strands of life to reveal his grand design? - Ravi Zacharias

Lookin' back all I can say about all the things he did for me is I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be. - Brad Paisley

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

Forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they're sorry, and an even stronger person to forgive. - Yolanda Hadid

Being a dad isn't just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word 'hero.' - Ryan Reynolds


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17-Oct-2021