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

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

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

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

Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. - Wayne Dyer

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

The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. - John Wooden

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. - Anne Sexton

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

Those who slew my father I drove into exile... and defeated them in battle. - Augustus

Humour is based on a modicum of truth. Ever heard a joe-k about a father-in-law? - Dick Clark

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

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. - Henry Ward Beecher

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 gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. - Jim Valvano

I just wasn't cut out to be a Chinese Tiger Mom. I'm more of an Irish Setter Dad. - P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

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

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

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

'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.' - W H Auden

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. - Charles Wadsworth

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

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

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

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 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

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

I'll paddle board, swim in the ocean, roll in the sand, soak up the sun, eat good food, be with friends and family and go fishing with my dad. - Behati Prinsloo


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08-Apr-2020