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

My dad was the funniest guy I ever knew. - Russell Peters

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

Dadicated: Being the best father you can be - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

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

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 owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father. - Greg Norman

My father... one of the great immorals, er, immortals, of our time. - WC Fields

My father would take me to the playground, and put me on mood swings. - Jay London

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

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

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

A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be. - Carol Coats

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

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

My father used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument." - Desmond Tutu

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

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

One day you look in the mirror and realize the face you are shaving is your father's. - Robert Harris

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

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

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

I love my father as the stars - he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. - Terri Guillemets

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

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

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society. - Billy Graham

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 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

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

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

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

There is a direct relationship between a person's grasp and experience of God's grace and his or her heart for justice. - Unknown

I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.' - Ralph Nader

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

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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15-Jul-2020