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

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

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

My dad's my best mate, and he always will be. - Cher Lloyd

The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. - Antoine Francois Prevost

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

When my father didn't have my hand, he had my back. - Linda Poindexter

Being a Dad is the greatest, except for assembling things. - Conan O'Brien

I want a girl just like the girl that married dear old Dad. - Oedipus Rex

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

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

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

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

Marriage is the harmony of God synchronizing two wills with the will of the Father. - Ravi Zacharias

My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess. - Mariah Carey

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

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

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

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

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. - WC Fields

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

A father is a life source, a protector, a life coach, a provider, and many more. You are special and indispensable. - Unknown

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

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

Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father. - Barack Obama

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

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 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

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

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

There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, some, irrevocably; it's the endings we're unprepared for. - Katherine Owen

I not only knew Houdini, but we had a very lovely relationship. I really though we had something going, and then the son of a gun disappeared. - Betty White

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


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18-Jan-2022