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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Assumptions are the termites of relationships. - Henry Winkler

My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence. - Dido Armstrong

The power of forgiveness transcends personal relationships. - Eric Metaxas

A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow. - Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father. - Roger von Oech

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

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

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

No man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much. - Hedy Lamarr

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

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

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

Don't forget Mother's Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad's Third Wife Day. - Jay Leno

I have a great relationship with the blacks. I've always had a great relationship with the blacks. - Donald Trump

I want to die like my father; peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and terrified, like his passengers. - Bob Monkhouse

Graduate School: The place where a young scholar goes off his Dad's payroll - and on to his wife's - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Going without food or water will kill the body, but the lack of relationship will kill the minds and spirit. - David Jeremiah

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

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 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

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 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 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

My father was a baker and a lot of people do what their families did and I could have done that but I wanted to stay in show business. - Christopher Walken

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

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

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

Hypothesis: 1. First thing a Redneck teenager says to his father on the phone; 2. Hippo, horse; thesis, placing: putting something on a horse. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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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02-Jul-2022