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A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

16 Jan

Will this year be the best one yet? Of course it will! As Sophocles once observed, “Look and you will find it – what is unsought will go undetected.”

These are a few quotes to provide some delicious food for thought in 2015. Enjoy them in tasty bites anytime! (Feel free to pin, post, tweet and otherwise share them and use them on your blog; all the photos are mine and so are free to use under creative commons.)

And as you go about each glorious day, remember: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

(If you love quotes, please also download my free “Uplifting Quotes on Gratitude and Goodness to Show Appreciation” for 150+ positive and inspiring quotes at your fingertips!)

Uplifting Quotes on Gratitude and Goodness to Show Appreciation - social good quotes book  by Amy Neumann

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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." ~ William James #quote A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

"The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion." ~ Richard P. Feynman #quote A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

"It matters if you just don't give up." ~ Stephen Hawking #quote A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it."  ~ Edith Wharton #quote A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ~ Anne Frank #quote A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

"I'm always doing things I can't do. That's how I get to do them." ~ Pablo Picasso #quote A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." ~ Voltaire #quote A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

"Don't raise your voice; improve your argument." ~ Desmond Tutu #quote A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared." ~ Buddha #quote A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

"Action expresses priorities." ~ Gandhi #quote A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

"Smile at a stranger, and make two people happy." ~ Amy Neumann #quote on "Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." ~ James M. Barrie #quote from A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." ~ James M. Barrie #quote from A Dozen #Inspiring Quotes for an Insightful 2015

Every day of the year can be a best day. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

(That brings us to 15 quotes for 2015. Make it spectacular!)

Amy Neumann is a passionate fan of social good, and is dedicated to leveraging technology to change the world. Follow her on Twitter @CharityIdeas and Pinterest as CharityIdeas.

Inspiring Quotes on Gratitude, Social Good, and Appreciation

2 Dec

One of the greatest things about the internet, and social media, is how easy it is to find inspiration everywhere you look.  As a Thank You for all the inspiration I’ve gotten over the years, I curated some of my very favorite quotes into a book.  It’s free to download, and you can also get a real, paperback copy from Amazon!

Here’s to you!  Please enjoy 150+ “Uplifiting Quotes on Gratitude and Goodness to Show Appreciation.”  You are very appreciated!

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Amy Neumann’s (@CharityIdeas) NEW book, “Uplifting Quotes on Gratitude…” #Gratitude #Quotes

5 Sep


“Amy Neumann’s new book, “Uplifting Quotes on Gratitude and Goodness to Show Appreciation” is here!” 

My new book, “Uplifting Quotes on Gratitude and Goodness to Show Appreciation” is here! 150+ of my personal favorite quotes on gratitude, kindness, and social good.

At last!  I am so excited to share 150+ of my favorite quotes to inspire and show gratitude.  My new book is here!  On paperback, or eBook version.  Makes a great little “Thank You!” 😀

More details here!

Whether you’re a business or nonprofit professional, or simply like to feel inspired and share your positive outlook with others, this handy book provides quotes to help show your gratitude, compassion, and bright view of the world.  

To follow up after a great client meeting, interview, or event, or as an anytime thank you to colleagues, donors, customers, family, or friends, this book has the perfect inspiring quote for the occasion.

This book is a lot like life:  open it up anywhere, and be amazed at the serendipity!

Thank YOU so much for being you!

Uplifting Quotes on Gratitude and Goodness to Show Appreciation By Amy Neumann

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Gratitude: 77 Things To Make You Smile

18 Jul

Recently, driving in the glorious Ohio countryside on a very hot, sparkly, sunshiny day, I started thinking about all the wonderful things there are to smile about.  Here are 77 to start with, and if you have more to add, please do!  The things that make us smile are limitless.  Next time something makes you smile, think about how amazing that is, and smile a second time.

77  Random Things to Smile About

  1. Sunshine
  2. That happy feeling of love
  3. Giggles
  4. Ice Cream cones
  5. Traveling somewhere you don’t speak the language and being able to communicate anyway with something akin to charades or Pictionary, proving we’re all human and love the same things
  6. Helping a nonprofit for a few minutes online with Sparked
  7. Cozy thunderstorms
  8. Uplifting quotes
  9. Smiling at a stranger and them smiling back
  10. Donating miles or rewards points with Kula Causes
  11. An elderly lady lovingly tending her garden
  12. Driving on a barren stretch of highway where you can see rolling hills for miles
  13. Old-fashioned town squares
  14. Funny road signs
  15. Fireworks
  16. Jumping into the deep end of a cold swimming pool – 30 seconds later
  17. Tofurkey. Just saying it.
  18. Cows
  19. Dollar store treasures
  20. Babies laughing
  21. Hawks gliding like kites in the air
  22. The smell of Play-Doh
  23. Bubbles. All manner of bubbles.
  24. Dogs who look like they’re smiling
  25. Bacon
  26. The impact a $25 microloan on Kiva makes in changing someone’s life
  27. Finding a four-leaf clover
  28. The first sip of ice-cold water on a scorching-hot day
  29. That pucker face you make when you bite a lemon (or maybe a pickle)
  30. Real hand-written letters in the mail
  31. The friends you make on Twitter
  32. That moment when you smell something that evokes some very pleasant memory, but you can’t quite place it, but then later you remember it fondly
  33. Doing something you thought was “impossible”
  34. Empathy
  35. Laughing fits that make your eyes water and your stomach muscles hurt
  36. Realizing how lucky you are
  37. Serendipity
  38. An America flag with the sun shining behind it so it’s almost glowing
  39. Rainbows
  40. The mesmerizing colors and flight of hummingbirds and dragonflies
  41. Stand-up comedy
  42. Getting lost and stumbling on an adventure
  43. Walking barefoot on grass, or soft sand
  44. Compassion
  45. Doing something good for the environment
  46. Being prepared for anything
  47. Describing to any 10-year-old that we didn’t have the internet, or even cell phones, when we were their age
  48. Family
  49. Running into someone you know in a big city you don’t live in
  50. 30 Rock
  51. Really cool bugs — as long as they’re not on you
  52. Picnics on a whim
  53. Frozen lemonade
  54. Trying to stay clean when it’s muddy, then finally getting a little muddy, then what the heck, just going for it and getting all mud-licious
  55. Smelling roses when they’re warm in the sun
  56. Venice Beach
  57. Curiosity
  58. Optimism
  59. The sound of rain hitting a tent or maybe a window if it’s really quiet
  60. Festivals
  61. Food items presented on sticks
  62. “Puffy clouds”
  63. Walking in the rain, splashing in puddles, and getting soaking wet even though you don’t have spare clothes
  64. Learning a new language so you can eavesdrop in cafes in other countries
  65. Wagging tails
  66. Any moment when you think, “Life is good.”
  67. Farmer’s markets
  68. Walking in the woods
  69. Hearing from a long-lost friend
  70. Quirky little factoids you never knew
  71. Whistling in a store, then hearing someone else start whistling, and knowing they’ll shortly wonder why they just started whistling
  72. Helping a nonprofit for a few months with Taproot or Catchafire
  73. Spotting unexpected wildlife
  74. Sparkly things, especially disco balls
  75. Smartphones
  76. People
  77. Adding your own  smile-inducing things to this list in the comments 😀


How To Say “Thank You” in 465 Languages

25 Jan

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Abenaki (Maine USA, Montreal Canada) Wliwni ni Abenaki (Maine USA, Montreal Canada) Wliwni Abenaki (Maine USA, Montreal Canada) Oliwni Achí (Baja Verapaz Guatemala) Mantiox chawe Achuar (Ecuador, Peru) Maketai Achuar (Ecuador, Peru) Yuuminsame [Adare, see Harari] Adyghe (Middle East) Wapsaw Adyghe (Middle East) Thawerapsaw Afar (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti) Gadda ge Afrikaans (Southern Africa) Dankie Afrikaans (Southern Africa) [very much] Baie dankie Aguacateco (Huehuetenango Guatemala) Ntyox teru' Aguaruna (Peru) Seé Ahtna (Alaska) Tsin'aen Ainu [Saru dialect] (Japan) [formal] Iyayraykere Ainu [Saru dialect] (Japan) [informal] Hioy'oy [Akan, see Asante and Fante] Akha (China, Southeast Asia) Gui lah hui te ha Akha (China, Southeast Asia) Gui lah hui mi a de Akha (China, Southeast Asia) Gui lah hui dui dui ma Akha (Thailand) Ghu long khu me-ah Akha (Chiang Rai Northern Thailand) Gu lah hu ma de Aklanon (Philippines) Saeamat kimo Alabamu (Texas USA) Alíila Alabamu (Texas USA) Kano Alabamu (Texas USA) Kanobi Alabamu (Texas USA) [informal] Tá Alabamu (Texas USA) [very much] Alíilamoolo Alabamu (Texas USA) [very much] Kanoomoolo Alabamu (Texas USA) [very much] Kanopalammoolo Albanian (Albania, Yugoslavia) Ju falem nderit Albanian (Albania, Yugoslavia) Faleminderit Albanian (Albania, Yugoslavia) [very much] Faleminderit shumë [Aleut, see Unagan] Altai (Russia) Bïyan bolzïn [Alutiiq, see Suqpiaq] Ambo (Angola, Namibia) Ondapandula unene Amharic (Ethiopia, Israel, Egypt) Amesegënallô Amharic (Ethiopia, Israel, Egypt) Amesegunalhun Amharic (Ethiopia, Israel, Egypt) [very] Betam amesegënallô Amuzgo (Mexico) Quialva' [Anishinaabe, see Ojibwe] Apache (Arizona USA) Ashoge Apache (Arizona USA) [formal] Áshood Apache [Jicarilla] (Arizona USA) Ihe edn Apache (Arizona USA) [informal] Ahíyi'ee Apalachicola (Florida USA) Mvto Apsaaloke (United States) Ahoo Apsaaloke (United States) Ahó Apsaaloke (United States) [very much] Ahókacira Arabic (Middle East, North Africa) Shukran Arabic (Middle East, North Africa) [very] Shukran gazilan Arabic (Syria) Mamnuun Arabic (North Africa) SaHHa Arabic (Morocco) [lit. Praise to Allah] El-hamdullah Arabic (Morocco) Barak llahu fik Aragonese (Aragon Spain) Grazias [Araucano, see Mapuche] [Arawak, see Taino] Armenian (Armenia, Russia, Middle East) Shnorhagallem Armenian (Armenia, Russia, Middle East) Shterakravetsun Armenian [Western] (Armenia) Shenorhagal em Armenian [Western] (Armenia) [very much] Shad shenorhagal em Armenian [Eastern] (Armenia) Sh'norhakal em Armenian [Eastern] (Armenia) Shnorhakalutjun Armenian (Armenia) [colloquial] Merci Aromunian (Greece, Balkans) Multsãnjescu Asante (Ghana) Meda w'asé Asante (Ghana) Meda wo ase Asante (Ghana) [very much] Meda wo ase paa paa paa Assyrian [Eastern Assyrian] [by man] Basima Assyrian [Eastern Assyrian] [by woman] Basimta Assyrian [Eastern Assyrian] [by plural] Basimeh Assyrian [Eastern Assyrian] Mesi Assyrian [Eastern Assyrian] [very much] Hawit basima chim raba Assyrian [Western Assyrian] (Assyria) Taudi Asturian (Spain) Gracies Atayal (Taiwan) Muhuway su Atayal (Taiwan) Mhuway su' Atayal (Taiwan) Mhuway su' balay Atayal (Taiwan) [informal] Hway Ateso (Uganda) Eyalama [Aukan, see Ndjuka] Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) Juspajaraña Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) Juspajarkätam Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) Juspaxar Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) Yuspagara Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) Dios pagarakátam Aymará (Tihuanacu Bolivia) Yusulupay Aymará (Lake Titicaca Bolivia) [rare] Yuspagarkàtam Aymará (Lake Titicaca Bolivia) [rare] Yuspagaràtam Azerbaijani [Azeri] (Azerbaijan, Iran) Sayol Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran) Sag olun Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran) Tæshækkür elæyiræm Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran) [very much] Chokh sag olun [Azeri, see Azerbaijani] [Aztec, see Náhuatl] 
Bakweri (Cameroon) Masuma Bakweri (Cameroon) Na somi saisai Balinese (Bali) [Halus speech] Tiang matur suksama Balinese (Bali) Matu suksama Balinese (Bali) Matur suksme Balochi (Pakistan) Tai merbani Bambara (Mali) [singular] I ni ce Bambara (Mali) [plural] Aw ni ce [Bangla, see Bengali] [Basa Sunda, see Sundanese] Bashkir (Russia) Rekhmet Basque (Spain, France) Eskerrik asko Basque (Spain, France) Mila esker Basque [Navarrese] (Spain) Esker mila Basque [Navarrese] (Spain) Esker aunitz Basque [Roncalais] (Spain) Eskerrik anitx Batak (Indonesia, Sumatra, Philippines) Mauliate [Bavarian, see German (Bavaria)] Belorussian (Belarus) Dziakuju Belorussian (Belarus) Dziákuj Bemba (Zambia, Congo-Brazaville) Tsikomo Bemba (Zambia, Congo-Brazaville) Twa to te la Bengali (India, Bangladesh) Dhanyabad Bengali (India, Bangladesh) [very much] Ozasro dhanyabad [Bisayan, see Visayan] Bislama (Vanuatu) Tangkiu Bislama (Vanuatu) Tangkyu Bislama (Vanuatu) [very much] Tangkiu tumas Bislama (Vanuatu) [informal] Ta Bisu (Xhina, Thailand, Myanmar) Ang hmèn yá Blackfoot (Alberta Canada, Montana USA) Nitsíniiyi'taki Boboda (Burkina Faso, Mali) Baraka [Bobo Fing, see Boboda] Bosnian (Bosnia and Hercegovina) Hvala Bosnian (Bosnia and Hercegovina) [respect] Hvala vam Breton (Brittany France) Trugarez Breton (Brittany France) [formal] Trugarez deoc'h Breton (Brittany France) [informal] Trugarez dit Breton (Brittany France) [informal] Mersi dit Breton (Brittany France) Ho trugarekaat Brigidian (western Ireland) Boche' Bru (Vietnam) Sa-aun Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya) Nasima Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya) Orio muno Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya) Webaale Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya) Wanyala Bulgarian (Bulgaria) Blagodarya Bulgarian (Bulgaria) Mersi Bulgarian (Bulgaria) [thank you very much] Mnogo blagodarya Bulu (Cameroon) Akeva Bunun (Taiwan) Uninang Bura (Nigeria) Maraba Burmese (Myanmar) Chezu ba Burmese (Myanmar) Chezu tinbade Burmese (Myanmar) [thank you very much] Amyaji chezu tinbade Burushashki (Northern Pakistan) Juu na Burushashki (Northern Pakistan) Juu goor maniSh Burushashki (Northern Pakistan) Shukria Burushashki (Northern Pakistan) Bakhshish [Byelorussian, see Belorussian] 
Cahuila (United States) 'Ácha-ma Cakchikel (Mexico) Matiosh chawe [Cambodian, see Khmer] Camuno (Italy) Gràsce Cantonese [Chinese] (China) [for gift] Doh je Cantonese [Chinese] (China) [for service] M goi Cantonese [Chinese] [in advance- for gift] Doh je sin Cantonese [Chinese] [in advance- service] M goi nei sin Cassubian (Northweast Poland) Dzãkujã Cassubian (Northweast Poland) [informal] Dzãczi Cassubian (Northweast Poland) [old] Bóg zaplac Catalan (Andorra, Spain, France) Gràcies Catalan (Andorra, Spain, France) [very] Moltes gràcies Catalan (Andorra, Spain, France) Mercès [Cebuano, see Visayan] Cham (Southeast Asia) Uan tabuan Chamorro (Guam) Si yuus maasi Chamorro (Guam) Si yu'os ma'ase' Chatino (Tataltepec Mexico) Ngua tsaa xlay'be hii Chechen (North Caucasus) Barkal Chechen (North Caucasus) Barkalla Cherokee [western] (United States) Wado
Cherokee [eastern] (United States) Sgi Cheyenne (United States) Néá'eshe Cheyenne (United States) [plural] Néá'êshemeno Cheyenne (United States) [intertribal] Hahóo Chichewa (South Africa, Malawi) Zikomo Chichewa (South Africa, Malawi)[very much] Zikomo kwambiri Chichewa (South Africa, Malawi)[very much] Zikomo kwambili Chilomwe (Malawi) Zikomo Chilomwe (Malawi) [thank you very much] Zikomo kwambili [Chinese, see dialects: Cantonese, Hoi San, Hokkien and Mandarin] Chingoni (Malawi) Zikomo Chinook Jargon (North America) Masiem Chinook Jargon (North America) Mahsie Chinyanja (Zambia, Mozambique) Zikomo Chinyanja (Zambia, Mozambique) [very much] Zikomo kwambiri [Chippewa, see Ojibwe] Chishona (Zimbabwe) [to one person] Ndatenda Chishona (Zimbabwe) [to one person] Ndinotenda Chishona (Zimbabwe) [to a group] Tatenda Chishona (Zimbabwe) [to a group] Tinotenda Chishona (Zimbabwe) [for doing a task] Mazviita Chishona (Zimbabwe) [for doing a task] Maita basa Chishona (Zimbabwe) [for doing a task] Maita zvenyu Chitonga (Malawi) Yewo Chitonga (Malawi) [very much] Yewo chemene Chitonga (Zambia) Twalumba Chitumbuka (North Malawi) Yewo Chitumbuka (North Malawi) [very much] Yewo chemene Chitumbuka (North Malawi) [very much] Yewo chomene Chiyao (South Malawi) Sikomo Chiyao (South Malawi) Asante Chiyao (South Malawi)[thank you very much] Sikomo kwejinji Chiyao (South Malawi)[thank you very much] Asante sana Choctaw (Oklahoma United States) Yokoke Choctaw (Oklahoma United States) Yakoke Chol (Mexico) Wokolix awölö Chol (Mexico) Wokol a wala Chortí (Guatemala) Ch'ahp'ei'x ta'p'a Chuj (Guatemala) Yuj wal dios Chuukese (Micronesia) Kili so Chuukese (Micronesia) [very much] Kili so chapur Chuukese (Chuuk Lagoon Micronesia) Kini so Chuukese (Chuuk Lagoon Micronesia) [very] Kini so chapur Chuvash (Russia) Tavtapuch Chuvash (Russia) Tav Chuvash (Russia) Tavssi [Circassian, see Adyghe] Coeur d'Alene (Idaho United States) Limlemtsch Comanche (North America) Ura Comanche (North America) Urako Comori (Comoros) Marahaba Comori (Comoros) Marahabha [Conibo, see Shipibo] Cornish [middle/unified] (Great Britain) Dew re-dallo dheugh-why Cornish [middle/unified] (Great Britain) Durdala dywy Cornish [modern] (Great Britain) Durdaladawhy Cornish [modern] (Great Britain) Gwra'massi Cornish [modern] (Great Brit.) [very much] Merastawhy Cornish [Kemmyn] (Great Britain) Meur ras Cornish (Great Britain) Meur ras dhis Corsican (France) Grazia Corsican (France) À ringraziè vi Corsican (France) À ringraziavvi Cree (Canada) (to one person) Kinanâskomitin Cree (Canada) (to more than one person) Kinanâskomitinawaw Cree (Canada) E'kosi Cree (Canada) Têniki Cree (Canada) Mikwec Cree (Canada) Nunasko'mowin keya Cree [Ouje Bougoumou] (James Bay Canada) Mîkwêc Cree [Plains Cree] (Canada) Kitatamihin [Creek, see Muskogee] Creole (West Indies) Mese [Créole (Seychelles), see Seselwa] Crioulo (Guinea-Bissau) Obrigado Croatian (Bosnia, Yugoslavia) Hvala Croatian (Bosnia, Yugoslavia) [very much] Puno hvala Croatian (Bosnia, Yugoslavia) [very much] Hvala lijepa [Crow, see Apsaaloke] Czech (Czech Republic) Dêkuji Czech (Czech Republic) [informal] Dik' 
Dagaare (Burkina Faso, Ghana) Barka Dagaare (Burkina Faso, Ghana) Puorra bebe la Dakota (North America) Pidamayado Dakota (North America) [by male] Pidamaya yedo Dakota (North America) [by female] Pidamaya ye
Dani, Grand Valley Baliem (Papua) Wah wah wah
Dani, Western (Papua New Guinea) Kaonak Danish (Denmark, Greenland) Tak Danish (Denmark, Greenland) [very much] Mange tak Dega (Vietnam) Lac jak Dega (Vietnam) [very much] Lac jak ko ih lu Deg Xinag (Alaska) Dogedinh Deg Xinag (Alaska) Xisrigidisddhinh Dekelh [Carrier] (Canada) Musi Dekelh [Carrier] (Canada) [very much] Musicho Dekelh [Lheidli] (Canada) [by one to one] Snachailya Dekelh [Lheidli] (Canada) [by one to 2+] Snachalhuya Dekelh [Lheidli] (Canada) [by 2 to 1] Nahnachailya Dekelh [Lheidli] (Canada) [by 2 to 2+] Nahnachalhuya Dekelh [Lheidli] (Canada) [by 3+ to 1] Nenachailya Dekelh [Lheidli] (Canada) [by 3+ to 2+] Nenachalhuya Dekelh [Nak'albun] (Canada) [by 1 to 1] Snachailya Dekelh [Nak'albun] (Canada) [by 1 to 2+] Snachalhya Dekelh [Nak'albun] (Canada) [by 2+ to 1] Nenachailya Dekelh [Nak'albun] (Canada) [by 2+ to 2+] Nenachalhya Dekelh [Saik'uz] (Canada) [by one to one] Snachailya Dekelh [Saik'uz] (Canada) [by one to 2+] Snachalhuya Dekelh [Saik'uz] (Canada) [by 2 to 1] Nahnachailya Dekelh [Saik'uz] (Canada) [by 2 to 2+] Nahnachalhuya Dekelh [Saik'uz] (Canada) [by 3+ to 1] Nenachailya Dekelh [Saik'uz] (Canada) [by 3+ to 2+] Nenachalhuya [Delaware, see Lenape] Dhivehi (Maldives) Shukuriyyaa Dhivehi (Maldives) [very much] Varah bodah shukriyyaa
Dhopadhola (eastern Uganda) Afwoyo swa
Dhopadhola (eastern Uganda) Walwa swa Dinka (Sudan) Yin acaa muoc Diola (Senegal) Mersi Diola (Senegal) Emitekati Domari (Egypt) Daarim
Duna (Papua New Guinea) Tirja Dusun (Sabah Malaysia) Pounsikou Dutch (Netherlands, Belgium) [polite] Dank u Dutch (Netherlands, Belgium) [informal] Dank je Dutch (Netherlands, Belgium) [polite] Dank u wel Dutch (Netherlands, Belgium) [informal] Dank je wel Dutch (Netherlands) Bedankt [Dyerma, see Zarma] Dyula [Jula] (Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso) I ni che Dzongkha (Bhutan) Kadinche Dzongkha (Bhutan) Kadinche la 
Edo (Nigeria) Ù rú èsé Edolo (Papua New Guinea) Neseke
Egyptian (ancient Egypt) [to a man] Dua Netjer en ek Egyptian (ancient Egypt) [to a woman] Dua Netjer en etj Ekegusii (Kenya) Imbuya mono Enga (Papua New Guinea) Tángeyoo English (America, Australia, UK, New Zea.) Thank you English (America) [informal] Thanks English (New Zealand, Midland England) Cheers English [Strine dialect] (Australia) Thenks English [Strine dialect] (Australia) Enks English [old English] (old Britain)[sing.] Ic þancas do English [old English] (old Britain)[sing.] Ic þancie þe English [old English] (old Britain)[plur.] Ic sæcge eow þancas English [Texan] (Texas United States) Thank ya
Ese Ejja (Bolivia, Peru) Jamayá acuá [Eskimo, see Inuktitut and Inuttut] Esperanto (international use) Dankon Esperanto (international use) Dankon al vi Estonian (Estonia) Tänan Estonian (Estonia) Aitäh Estonian (Estonia) [to a man] Ole meheks Estonian (Harjumaa Estonia) Aitih Estonian (Viru-Nigula Estonia) Aiteh Estonian (Vastseliina Estonia) Tehnän Eton (Cameroon) Abumgang Eton (Cameroon) Abuimgang Ewe (Ghana, Togo) Mudo Ewe (Ghana, Togo) Akpe Ewe (Ghana, Togo) Mudu, epenau Ewondo (Cameroon) Abui ngan Eyak (Alaska) 'Awa'ahdah 
Fang (Gabon) Abora Fante (Ghana, Burkina Faso) Medagse Fante (Ghana, Burkina Faso) Medawagse Faroese (Faroe Islands) Takk Faroese (Faroe Islands) Takk fyri [Filipino, see Tagalog and Visayan] Fijian (Fiji) Vinaka Fijian (Fiji) [very much] Vinaka vakalevu Fijian (Fiji) [very much] Vinaka sara vakalevu Finnish (Finland) Kiitos Finnish (Finland) Kiitoksia Finnish (Finland) [formal] Paljon kiitoksia Finnish (Finland) [informal] Kiitti [Flemish, see Dutch (Belgium)]
Foe (Papua New Guinea) Kije Fon (Benin, Togo) Ablo Fon (Benin, Togo) A houanu Fon (Benin, Togo) [very much] A houanu ka ka Fon (Benin, Togo) [formal] E na ce nu we French (France, Belgium, Africa, Canada) Merci French (France, Belgium, Africa, Canada) Merci beaucoup Frisian [Westerlauwer] (Netherlands) Tanke Frisian [Westerlauwer] (Netherlands) Tanke wol Frisian [Westerlauwer] (Netherlands) Tankje Frisian [Westerlauwer] (Netherlands) Tankje wol Friulian (northern Italy) Graciis Fulani (West Africa) Jaaraama Fulani (West Africa) [to one person] A jaaraama Fulani (West Africa) [to several people] On jaaraama Futuna (Wallis and Futuna) Malo Futuna Aniwa (Vanuatu) Fafetai Futuna Aniwa (Vanuatu) Jinisa 
Ga (Ghana) Ogiwadong Gaam (Eastern Sudan) Áwdém áalò Gaam (Eastern Sudan) Àayyá Gagauz (Moldova) Saa olsun Galician (Spain) Grazas Gallo (France) Mèrczi Garifuna (Guatemala) Téngi nían bún Gascon (France) Merci Georgian [Kartuli] (Georgia/former USSR) Mahd-lob Georgian [Kartuli] (Georgia/former USSR) Gmadlob Georgian (Georgia) [to more than 1 person] Mahd-lobt Georgian (Georgia) [to more than 1 person] Gmadlobt German (Central Europe) Danke German (Central Europe) Danke schön German (Central Europe) Vielen Dank German (Central Europe) [informal] Dank dir German (Austria) [in spoken language] Dankschen German (Bavaria) [in spoken language] Danksche German (Switzerland) [in spoken language] Dank schön German (Zurich Switzerland) [spoken] Dankë German (Zurich Switzerland) [spoken] Dank schön German (Zurich Switzerland) Merci German (Zurich Switzerland) [very much] Merci villmahl Gong (Thailand) Ang kêun Greek [Hellenic] (Greece, Cyprus) Efcharisto Greek (Greece, Cyprus) Sas efharisto Greek (Greece, Cyprus) [very much] Efharisto poli Greek (Greece, Cyprus) [very much] Sas efharisto poli Griko (Salento Italy) Kali' sso'rta-ssu Guarani (Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia) Aguije Guarani (Paraguay) Aguyje Guarani [Mbyá] (Brazil) Ha'evete Gujarati (India, Bangladesh, S. Africa) Aabhar Gujarati (Gujerat State, India) Dhanyawaad Gumatj (Australia) Ga' Gurrangung (Australia) Yaddung jee Gurung (Nepal) [to a child] Syaabaas Gurung (Nepal) [to an equal or superior] Dxanyaa'baad Gwich'in (Alaska) Mahsi' Gwich'in (Alaska) Mahsi' choo [Gypsy, see Romani] G/wi [San] (Kalahari Africa) !kaen se !tau G//ana [San] (Kalahari Africa) Kaen se !tau 
Haida (Alaska) Háw'aa [Hal-Pulaar, see Fulani] Hän (Alaska) Mahsi' Harari [Adare] (Ethiopia) Gaza yagabzal yushen Harari [Adare] (Ethiopia) Alla magah Hassaniya (Mauratania) Shukram Hausa (West Africa) Nagode Hawaiian (Hawaii) Mahalo Hawaiian (Hawaii) [very much] Mahalo nui loa Hebrew (Israel) Toda Hebrew (Israel) [very much] Toda raba [Hellenic, see Greek] Helong (Timor, Semau Island Indonesia) Nodan mamomamo Hindi (India, East Asia, Suriname) Dhanyawaad Hiri Motu (Papua New Guinea) Tanikiu Hmong Daw (Laos, Thailand) Ua tsaug Hmong Daw (Laos, Thailand) Ua koj tsaug Hmong Daw (Laos, Thailand) [very much] Ua tsaug ntau Hmong Daw (Laos, Thailand) [very much] Ua koj tsaug ntau Hmong Du (Vietnam) Ô chò Hmong Njua (Laos, Thailand) Ua tsaug Hmong Njua (Laos, Thailand) [very much] Ua tsaug ntau ntau Hmong Njua (Northern Thailand) Zoo sab muab Hñähñu (Mexico) Jamadi Hoi San (China) U de Hokkien [Chinese] (Singapore, Indonesia) Gum xia Hopi (North America) [said by men] Kwakwhá Hopi (North America) [said by women] Askwali Hopi (North America) [said by women] Hevé Hopi (North America) [very much, by men] Is kwakwhá Hopi (North America) [very much, by women] Is askwali Houailou (New Caledonia) Ei Huambisa (Peru) See Huambisa (Peru) Maake Huaorani (Ecuador) Ewa ra Huastec (Mexico) Jalbinchi yaan Huastec (Mexico) C'ac'naamal yaan Huave (Mexico) Dios mangüy ic Huichol (Nayarit and Jalisco Mexico) Pan parius Huichol (Nayarit and Jalisco Mexico) Pam parios Hungarian [Magyar] (Hungary) Köszönöm Hungarian [Magyar] (Hungary) Köszi Hungarian [Magyar] (Hungary) [very much] Nagyon köszönöm Hungarian [Magyar] (Hungary) [very much] Köszönöm szépen Huron [Wyandotte] (USA, Canada) Yontonwe Huron [Wyandotte] (USA, Canada) Ti-jiawen 
[Ibo, see Igbo] Icelandic (Iceland) Takk Icelandic (Iceland) Takk fyrir Icetot (Uganda) Ilakasugotia Ido (international use) Danko Igbo [Ibo] (Nigeria) Imena Igbo [Ibo] (Nigeria) Imela Igbo [Ibo] (Nigeria) Yâuwá Igbo [Ibo] (Nigeria) Dalu [Ik, see Icetot] Ilokano (Philippines) Dios ti agngina Ilokano (Philippines) Agyamanac Ilokano (Philippines) [very much] Agyamanac unay Ilonggo (Philippines) Salamat Ilonggo (Philippines) Daghang salamat Indonesian (Indonesia) [formal] Terima kasih Indonesian (Indonesia) [informal] Makasih Indonesian (Indonesia) [very informal] Thanks ya Indonesian (Jakarta Indonesia) [slang] Trims Ingush (Russia) Barkal Ingush (Russia) [in spoken language] Barkl Ingush (Russia) [lit. thanks be to you] Barkal xalda hwa Ingush (Russia) [thank you very much] Saagha xalda hwa Ingush (Russia) [thank you very much] Deala reaza xalda hwuona Innu (Labrador and Quebec Canada) Tshinashkumitan Interlingua (constructed) Gratias Inuktitut (Baffin Island Canada) Qujannamiik Inuktitut (Canada) Qujanaq Inuktitut (Canada) [very much] Qujanarssuaq Inuktitut (Canada) Mutna Inuktitut (Canada) Nakorami Inuktitut (Alaska) Taikkuu Inuktitut (Barrow Alaska) Quyanaq Inuktitut (Barrow Alaska) [very much] Quyanaqpaq Inuktitut (Noatak Alaska) Taku [Inupiaq, see Inuktitut] Inuttut [Greenlandic] (Greenland) Qujanaq Ioway (United States) [by men] Aho Ioway (United States) [by women] Aha Irish (Ireland and Britain) [to one] Go raibh maith agat Irish (Ireland) [to more than one] Go raibh maith agaibh Irish (Ireland and Britain) Go raibh maith 'ad Irish (Ireland and Britain) [to one] Go raibh mile maith agat Irish (Ireland) [to more than one] Go raibh mile maith agaibh Isamurongen (Batanes Philippines) Dios mamajes dinio Italian (Central Europe, E Africa) Grazie Itbayaten (Batanes Philippines) Ah Dios mamexes Itbayaten (Batanes Philippines) Ah Dios mamexes dimo Itbayaten (Batanes Philippines) Dios mamexes dimo Itbayaten (Batanes Philippines)[very much] Rakux u kapamaxemaxes namen dimo Ivasayen (Batanes Philippines) Dios mamajes dimo Ivasayen (Batanes Philippines) [very much] Mamajemajes kami dimo su racuj Itzaj [Itzá Maya] (Guatemala) D'yos b'ot'ik ti'ij Itzaj [Itzá Maya] (Guatemala) D'yos b'o'tik Itzaj [Itzá Maya] (Guatemala) D'yos b'o'tikil Ixcatec (Mexico) Skanaa-ri Ixil (Guatemala) Ta'n tiz 
Jacalteca (Guatemala) Nich'an tiox Japanese (Japan) Arigato Japanese (Japan) Domo arigato Japanese (Japan) [act of thanks not ended] Arigato gozaimasu Japanese (Japan) [act of thanks has ended] Arigato gozaimashita Japanese [Izumo] (Japan) Dan san Japanese [Kansai Ben](Kansai, Osaka Japan) Ookini Japanese [Kansai Ben](Kansai, Osaka Japan) Ookini arigatou Japanese [Kumamoto] (Japan) Kora doshi Japanese [Kyo Kotoba] (Kyoto Japan) Ohkini Japanese [Shodoshima] (Shodoshima Japan) Ookini Japanese [Tohoku Ben] (northeast Japan) Oshoshina Japanese [Uchinaaguchi] (Okinawa Japan) Nihwee-deebiru Jaqaru [Jacaru] (South America) Jilatyi Javanese (Indonesia) Matur nuwun Javanese (Indonesia) Suwun Jèrriais (Jersey) Mèrci bein des fais [Jula, see Dyula] 
Kabuverdianu (Cape Verde) Obrigadu Kabyle (Algeria) Tamemmirt Kachin (Burma) Chyeju kaba sai Kachin (Burma) Chyeju gaba sai Kadazan (Sabah Malaysia) Kotohuadan Kala Kawaw Ya (Australia) Eso Kalmyk (Russia) Khanganav Kanienkehaka [Mohawk] (Canada, USA) Niawen Kanjobal [Q'anjob'al] (Guatemala) Yujwal Dios Kanjobal [Q'anjob'al] (Guatemala) Yuj wal tyoxh Kanjobal [Q'anjob'al] (Guatemala) Yuj wal ch'an tyoxh
Kankanaey (Philippines) Salamat Kannada (India) Dhanyawaadagalu Kannada (India) Vandane Kannada (India) Vandanegalu Kanuri (Nigeria) Ardeneskin Kapampangan (Philippines) Salamat Kapampangan (Philippines) [formal] Salamat pu Karaim (Trakai Lithuania) Tabu Karakalpak (Uzbekistan) Rahmet
Karamojong (Uganda) Alakara
Karelian (Finland, Russia) Spassibo Karelian [Tver] (Russia) Passibo Karen (Thailand) Da blu Karen (Thailand) [very much] Da blu do ma law [Karen, see also Pho Karen and Sgaw Karen] [Kartuli, see Georgian] Karuk [Karok] (California USA) Yo-twa Kasem (Ghana, Burkina Faso) De N lei Kasem (Ghana, Burkina Faso) A ke lei naa Kashmiri (India, Pakistan, China) Shukria Kashmiri (India, Pakistan, China) Danawad Kaurareg (Australia) Eso Kaurna (Southern Australia) Ngaityalya Kazakh (Kazakhstan, Central Asia, China) Rahmet Kazakh (Kazakhstan, Central Asia, China) Rahmet sizge Kekchi [K'ekchí] (Guatemala) Bantiox Kekchi (Guatemala) B'antiox Keres (Southwestern United States) Khuu'a Keres (Southwestern United States) Da-waa-ee Khakas (Siberia Russia) Aalghïstapcham Khakas (Siberia Russia) Ispasiba Khmer [Cambodian] (Cambodia) Ar kun =Khomani (South Africa) /Aise Khowar (Central Asia) Shukria Khowar (Central Asia) Mehrbani Khowar (Pakistan) Tazim Kichagga (Tanzania) Haika Kidavida (Africa) Chavucha Kiembu (Africa) Ni waro Kiga (Africa) Kazaare Kiga (Africa) Webare Kiga (Africa) Mwebare Kiga (Africa) Yebare Kiga (Africa) Otyo Kiga (Africa) Osyo Kikamba (Tanzania) Ni oseo
Kikongo (Congo, Angola) Ntôndili kwami Kikongo (Congo, Angola) Merci mingi Kikongo (Congo, Angola, Cuba) Ndondele Kikongo (Congo, Angola, Cuba) Ntandele Kikongo (Congo, Angola, Cuba) Wuanka Kikongo (Cuba) Nkimandi Kikongo (Cuba) Manbote Kikuyu (Africa) Ni wega Kikuyu (Africa) Thengiu Kikwe (Africa) Niwega muno Kiluba (Congo-Kinshasa) Wafwa ko Kinyamwezi (Africa) Wabeeja Kinyarwanda (Rwanda, Congo-Kinshasa) Murakoze Kinyarwanda (Rwanda, Congo-Kinshasa) [inf] Urakoze Kiowa (North America) Aahóow Kipsigis (Uganda) Kongoi Kirgiz (Kyrgyzstan) Rakhmat Kirgiz (Kyrgyzstan) Chong rakhmat Kiribati (Pacific Is.) Ko rabwa Kirundi (Burundi) Murakoze Kisanga (Bunkeya Congo-Kinshasa) Tua santa Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) Asante Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) Aksante Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) Ahsante Kisawhili (Southeast Africa) [to several] Asanteni Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [very much] Asante sana Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) Shukrani Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) Nashukuru Kituba (Africa) Melesí Klallam (Washington United States) Há'neng cen Klallam (Washington USA) [to a friend] Há?neng cen, naschá?che Klallam (Washington USA) [to friends] Há?neng cen, nescháye?che Klallam (Washington USA) [to a friend] Neschá?che cxw Klallam (Washington USA) [for a gift] Há?neng cen ?a? ce n's?éngateng Koasati (Alabama & Oklahoma United States) Tâ Koasati (Alabama & Oklahoma United States) Alí:la mó Kohistani (Central Asia) Shukria Koiari (Papua New Guinea) Maigo Koiari (Papua New Guinea) Maiteka Komi-Permyak (Russia) Atto Komi-Zyryan (Russia) Attö Konkani [Konknni] (India) Dhanyawaada Konkani [Konknni] (Goa India) Dev borem korum Korean (Korea) Komapsumnida Korean (Korea) Kamsahamnida Korean (Korea) [very informal] Komawoyo Kosraean (Micronesia) Kulo Kosraean (Micronesia) [very much] Kulo maluhlap Kosraean (Micronesia) [very much] Kulo na maluhlap Koyukon (Alaska) Baasee' Koyukon (Alaska) Anaa basee Krio (Sierra Leone) Tenki ya Krio (Sierra Leone) Tenkey Kuna (Panama) Dot nuet Kupsapiny (Uganda) Keyi tapon Kurdi [Kurmanji] (Iraq, Iran) Shukur Kurdi (Middle East) Sipas Kurdi (Middle East) Sipas dikim Kutthung (Australia) Murromboo Kwakiutl (North America) Gilakas'la Kwakiutl (North America) [very much] Ah gilakas'la Kwanyama (Angola, Namibia) Nda pandula Kwéyòl (Haiti) Mèsi Kwéyòl (Haiti) [thank you very much] Mèsi plen Kwéyòl (Haiti) [thank you very much] Mèsi anpil Kwéyòl (Haiti) [thank you very much] Granmèsi 
Ladakhi (India, Pakistan) Od dju Ladakhi (India, Pakistan) Jule Ladin (Gardena Valley Italy) De gra Ladin (Badia Valley Italy) Dilan Ladin (Fassa Valley Italy) [to one person] Detelpai Ladin (Fassa Valley Italy) [plural] Develpai Ladino (Spain) Gracias Ladino (Spain) Munchas gracias Lahu (Thailand) Ah bo Lahu (Thailand) [very much] Ah bo u ja Lahu (China, Southeast Asia) Aw bon uija Lahu (China, Southeast Asia) Da ja Lahu (China, Southeast Asia) Òboi jâ Lakhota (North America) [by female] Pilamaya ye Lakhota (North America) [by male] Pilamaya yelo Lakota (North America) [very much] Pilamaya aloh Lao (Laos) Khawp jai Lao (Laos) [thank you very much] Khawp jai lai lai [Lappish, see Sami] Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican) Gratia Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican) Gratias Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican) Gratias tibi ago Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican) Gratiam habeo Latvian (Latvia) Paldies Latvian (Latvia) [very much] Liels paldies Lenape [Delaware] (United States) Wanìshi Lepcha (India, Nepal, Bhutan) Trok chi Lingala (Congo-Kinshasa, Congo-Brazaville) Melesí Lingala (Congo-Kinshasa, Congo-Brazaville) Matóndo Lingala (Congo-Kinshasa, Congo-Brazaville) Natondi yo Lingua Franca (Mediterranean) Gratzia Lingua Franca (Mediterranean) [very much] Mouchou gratzia Lisu (China, Burma, Thailand) Xual mu wa Lisu (China, Burma, Thailand) Dut zoil Lisu (China, Burma, Thailand) Atkel bboxmu Lisu (Thailand) Ahku bumu Lithuanian (Lithuania) Ačiū Lithuanian (Lithuania) Dėkoju Lithuanian (Lithuania) [very much] Labai ačiū Lithuanian (Lithuania) Dėkui Lithuanian (Lithuania) Labai dėkoju Lithuanian (Lithuania) [very sincere] Nuoširdžiai dėkoju Livonian (Latvia, Estonia) Tienu Livonian (Latvia, Estonia) Tenu Loglan (international) Sia Low Saxon (Eastern Friesland, Germany) Dank Low Saxon [Northern Low Saxon] (Germany) Danke Low Saxon [Westphalian] (Germany) Ek dank auk schoin Low Saxon [Westphalian] (Germany) Sind auk viellmaols bedankt Lucumí (Cuba, United States) Moducué Luganda (Uganda) Webale Luganda (Uganda) [very much] Webale nyo Luiseno (United States) No$un looviq Lummi (United States) Hy'shqe siam Lunda (Zambia) Kusakililaku Lunyankole (South Uganda) Webale Lunyoro (West Uganda) Webale Luo (Kenya, Tanzania) Erokamano Lushootseed (Seattle Washington USA) Ck'wálidxw Lushootseed (USA) [for food or drinks] Helí'dubshewx Luvale (Zambia) Gunasakulila Luxembourgish (Luxembourg) Merci 
[Maa, see Masai] Maasai [Maa, Masai] (Kenya, Tanzania) Aske Maasai (Kenya, Tanzania) Ashi Maasai [Maa, Masai] (Kenya, Tanzania) Ashi oleng Maasai (Kenya, Tanzania) [very much] Ashi naling Mabuiag (Australia) Eso Macedonian (Macedonia) Blagodaram [Magyar, see Hungarian] Makhua (Tanzania) Asantte Makhua (Mozambique) Kooshukhuru Makhua (Mozambique) Marahaba Malagasy (Madagascar) Misaotra Malagasy (Madagascar) [formal] Misaotra tompoko Malagasy (Madagascar) [very much] Misaotra indrindra Malay (Malaysia, Brunei) Terima kasih Malay (Malaysia, Brunie) [very much] Terima kasih banyak-banyak Malayalam (India) Nandi Malayalam (India) Valarey nanhi Malayalam (India) Nanni Maldivian (Maldives) Sabkaa Malinké (Senegal, Mali) Ni ke Maltese (Malta) Grazzi Maltese (Malta) [very much] Grazzi hafna Mam (Guatemala) Chjóonte Mam (Guatemala) Chjoonta Mam (Guatemala) Chjónta tey Mam (Guatemala) [to more than one person] Chjónta che Mambwe (Tanzania, Zambia) Sanco Mampruli (Ghana) Mossi Manchu (China) Baniha Mandarin [Chinese] (China) Xie xie Mandarin [Chinese] (China) Toa chie Mandinka (West Africa) Abaraka Mandinka (West Africa) [to one person] I ning bara Mandinka (West Africa) [to several people] Al ning bara Manx (Britain) Gura mie ayd Manx (Britain) Gura mie eu Manx (Britain) [thank you very much] Gura mie mooar ayd Maohi (South Pacific) Mauruuru Maori (New Zealand) Tika hoki Maori (New Zealand) Ka pai Maori (Cook Islands) Meitaki Maori (Cook Islands) [very much] Meitaki ma'ata Mapuche [Araucano] (South America) Krasia may Mapuche [Araucano] (South America) Chaltu Mapuche [Araucano] (South America) Chaltu may Mapuche [Araucano] (South America) Traeltu Mapuche [Araucano] (South America) Manumeimi [Mapudungun, see Mapuche] Marathi (India) Abhari ahi Marathi (India) Dhanyawaadh Marathi (India) Dhanyawaatha Mari (Russia) Tau Marquesan (French Polynesia) Koutai Marshallese (Marshall Islands) Kommol Marshallese (Marshall Islands) [very much] Kommol tata Marshallese (Marshall Islands) [very much] Kwölukkuun emmol Mashi (Bukavu Congo-Kinshasa) Koko
Matukar (Papua New Guinea) Ujanamok [Mayan, see Yucatec] Mazahua (Mexico) Pöjö Mazatec (Mexico) Natejchiri Mazatec (Mexico) Nkhi k'a ninashitechino [Mbisu, see Bisu] Mende (Sierra Leone) Baiika Mende (Sierra Leone) Bisse Mende (Sierra Leone) Baika Meriam Mir (Australia) Eswau [Miao, see Hmong] Mien [Yao] (Laos, Thailand) Laengz zingh Mien [Yao] (Laos, Thailand) Laengz zingh meih Mien [Yao] (Laos, Thailand) [very much] Laengz zingh camv Mien (Vietnam) Tö' dun Mikmaq (Canada) Welálin Mikmaq (Canada) Weláliek Mina (Togo) Akpe Mina (Togo) [very much] Akpe ka ka Minangkabau (West Sumatra Indonesia) Tarimo kasih Minangkabau (West Sumatra Indoensia) [inf] Makasi yo Miskito (Nicaragua) Tingki Miwok [S Sierra] (South Sierra USA) Tengkiju Mixtec (Oaxaca Mexico) [formal] Kúta'ùná Mixtec (Oaxaca Mexico) [familiar] Kúta'ùrí Mixtec (Oaxaca Mexico) Kúta'ù shãàrí nuùro Mixtec (Estetla Mexico)[formal-to one p.] Niku tab'i Mixtec (Estetla Mexico)[formal-to several] Niku tab'o Mixtec (Estetla Mexico) [informal] Ta xa'u zin Mixtec (Magdalena Peñasco Oaxaca Mexico) Cutahvixieensa Mixtec (Magdalena Peñasco Oaxaca Mexico) Cacutahvixensa Mixtec (San Juan Colorado Mexico) Tyáhvi nyóò Miyako (Ryukyu Island Japan) Nihedebil [Mohawk, see Kanienkehaka] Mohican (North America) Wneeweh Mohican (North America) Oneowe [Mokpwe, see Bakweri] Moldavian (Moldova) Multumesc Mon (Burma, Thailand) Tang kun Monegasque (Monaco) Merçì Mongolian (Mongolia, Northern China) Bayarlalaa Mongolian (Mongolia, Northern China) Gyalailaa Mongolian (Mongolia) [very much] Tand ikh bayarlalaa Mongolian (Mongolia) [for hospitality] Saikhan zochluullaa Mongolian (Mongolia) [for help] Ta ikh tus bolloo Mòoré [Mossi] (Burkina Faso) Wenatase Mòoré [Mossi] (Burkina Faso) Barka Mòoré [Mossi] (Burkina Faso) Mpuusda barka Mòoré [Mossi] (Burkina Faso) [very much] Barka wusgo Mopá-maya (Guatemala) B'o'tic Mordvin (Russia) Syukprya Morisyen (Mauritius) Mersi [Mossi, see Moore] Motu (Papua New Guinea) Tanikiu Mpi (Thailand) Mèu mèu Mpongwe (Gabon) Kewa Muskogee (Oklahoma & Florida USA) Mvto Muskogee (Oklahoma & Florida USA) Henka Muskogee (Oklahoma & Florida USA) Ka Muskogee (Oklahoma & Florida USA) Akvsv'mkv 
Náhuatl [Aztec] (Mexico) Tlazohcamati Náhuatl [Aztec] (Mexico) Icnelia Náhuatl [Aztec] (Mexico) [very much] Tlazohcamati huel miac Náhuatl [Aztec] (Mexico) [very much] Tlazohcamatzin Náhuatl (Tepoztlan Mexico) Tlazocama Náhuatl (Tepoztlan Mexico) Tlazocamatl Náhuatl (Tepoztlan Mexico) Tlazocamati Náhuatl [classical: Aztec Empire] Nictlazohcamati Nakota (USA, Canada) Pinamaya Nama (Namibia) Aio Nandi (Kenya) Kongoi Nandi (Kenya) Kaigai Nandi (Kenya) Asai
Nanubae (Papua New Guinea) Emba:m Napulitano (Italy) Gràzzie Natick (North America) Tobotonoque Natick (North America) Ttaubotneanauayean Natick (North America) Kuttabotomish Nauruan (Nauru) Tsuba kor Navajo (United States) Ahéhee' Naxi (Yunnan China) Jjef bei seiq Ndebele (Zimbabwe) Ngeyabonga Ndebele (Zimbabwe) Ngiyabonga Ndebele (Zimbabwe) Ngiyathokaza Ndebele (Zimbabwe) [very much] Ngeyabonga kakulu Ndebele (Zimbabwe) [very much] Ngiyabonga kakulu Ndebele (Zimbabwe) [plural] Siyabonga Ndebele (Zimbabwe) [plural, very much] Siyabonga kakulu Ndjuka (Suriname) Gaantangi fi ye Ndjuka (Suriname) Gaantangi Ndjuka (Suriname) A bigi ba Nenets (Russia) Nyarya bada Nepali (Nepal, Bhutan) Dhanyabaad Newari (India, Nepal) Su-bhaay Nez Perce (North America) Qe'ci'yew'yew' Nganasan (Russia) Xoasi Nganasan (Russia) Nägê Ngbaka (Africa) Dé kãã Ngizim (Nigeria) Ná goodoota-ngaa naa ci Ngoni (Malawi) Zikomo Nias [North Nias] (Nias Island Indonesia) Sauha gölö Nias [South Nias] (Nias Island Indonesia) Söwö gölö Nigerian Pidgin (Nigeria) Thank yu Nigerian Pidgin (Nigeria) Well done
Nisi (Arunachal Pradesh India) Pajaliptso Niuean (Niue, South Pacific) Fakaaue Niuean (Niue, South Pacific) [informal] Ha ia Niuean (Niue, South Pacific) [very much] Fakaaue lahi mahaki Norwegian [Nynorsk, Bokmaal] (Norway) Takk Norwegian [Bokmaal] (Norway) [very much] Tusen takk Norwegian [Sortlandsk] (Sortland Norway) Takk Ntomba (Africa) Ebóto Ntomba (Africa)  Ewata 
[Occitan, see Provencal] Ojibwe [Chippewa, Anishinaabe] (N.America) Miigwech Okanogan (North America) Lim limt
Omaha (Nebraska and Oklahoma, USA) Wíbthahon Oriya (India) Danna waat Oromo (Kenya, Somalia) Ulfaad'd'a Oromo (Kenya, Somalia) Waaqni sii haa kennu Oromo (Kenya, Somalia) Maharaba Oromo (Kenya, Somalia) Galatoomii Oromo (Kenya, Somalia) Galatomaa Oromo (Kenya, Somalia) Fayyaa ta'aa Oromo (Kenya, Somalia) Fayyaa ta'i Osage (USA) We'-a-hnon Osage (USA) Thla-ho Ossetian (Caucasus) Arfö Ossetian (Caucasus) Buznyg Otetela (Lodja Congo-Kinshasa) Losaka 
Paamese (Vanuatu) Hihuri Paamese (Vanuatu) Namasmasuk Pa'ikwene (Amazon) Kibeiné Paipai (Mexico, USA) 'Ara'ya:ikm Paipai (Mexico, USA) 'Ara'yai:km Paipai (Mexico, USA) 'Ara'ye:km Paiwan (Taiwan) Malimali Paiwan (Taiwan) Masalu Palauan (Palau) Sulang Palauan (Palau) Msuulaang Palauan (Palau) Ke kmal mesaul Panamahka (Nicaragua) Tingkih Papiamentu (Dutch Antilles, Aruba) Danki Pashto (Afghanistan) Tashakkur Pashto (Afghanistan, Pakistan) Sta na shukria Pende (Congo-Kinshasa) Hambadiahana [Penobscot, see Abenaki] Persian (Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan) Tashakkur Persian (Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan) Motehshakeram Persian (Iran) Mamnoon Pho Karen (Thailand) Hsà khawn hsá ta má' lâw [Pidgin English, see Nigerian Pidgin, Pijin and Tok Pisin]
Piedmontese (northern Italy) Grasie Pijin (Solomon Islands) Tanggio [Pikanii, see Blackfoot] Pipil (El Salvador) Paampa diyúx Pipil (El Salvador) Padiux Plattdeutsch (Germany) Dankscheen [Plautdietsch, see Plattdeutsch] Pocomchí (Guatemala) Rin dios awe Pohnpeian (Micronesia) Kalangan Pohnpeian (Pohnpei) Kalangen en Komwi [Police Motu, see Hiri Motu] Polish (Poland) Dziękuję Polish (Poland) [spoken by several people] Dziękujemy Polish (Poland) [familiar] Dzięki Polish (Silesia region, southern Poland) Dziynki Polish (Silesia region, southern Poland) Dziynkuja Polynesian (Polynesia) Auw'e Ponpeian (Ponpei) Kelangan Popoluca (Mexico) Ni'ctíyus Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil) [by male] Obrigado Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil) [by female] Obrigada Potawatomi (United States) Iwgwien Potawatomi (United States) Migwe'c Potawatomi (United States) Kcumigwe'c Provencal [Occitan] (France) Mercé Provencal [Occitan] (France) Gramaci Provencal [Occitan] (France) [very much] Mercé plan Pueblo [Acoma] (Southwestern USA) Da-wah-eh [Pular, see Fulani] Puluwat (Micronesia) Kilissow Punjabi (India) Dhannvaad Punjabi (India) Dannaba Punjabi (India) Shukria Punjabi (India) Miharbaanee Punjabi (India) Tuhaadee kirpaa hai Puyuma (Taiwan) Tayu'an 
[Q'anjob'al, see Kanjobal] Quechua Ancashino (Ancash Peru) Paylla Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho Peru) Yuspagrasunki Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho Peru) Dyuspagrasunki Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho Peru) Diyus pagapusonqa Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho Peru)[plural] Diyus pagapusonqacheh Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho Peru) [very] Anchata agradisiyki Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho)[very;plural] Anchata agradisiykicheh Quechua Cochabambino (Cochabamba Bolivia) Diuspagarasunki Quechua Cochabambino (Cochabamba Bolivia) Diuspagarapusunki Quechua Cochabambino (Cochabamba Bolivia) Pachi Quechua Cochabambino (Cochabamba Bolivia) Pachis Quechua (Cuzco Peru & Cochabamba Bolivia) Yusulpayki Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco Peru) Yusulpaykinsunki Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco Peru) Yuspagarasunki Quechua Cuzqueño (Peru)[to several people] Yuspagarasunkichis Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco Peru) Añay Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco Peru) Añachaykin Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco Peru) Grasias Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco)[very much/formal] Urpi sonqo Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco)[very much/formal] Sinchitan añaychayki Quechua Huancaño (Huanca Peru) Rasyas Quiché [K'iche] (Guatemala) Maltiox Quiché [K'iche] (Guatemala) [to a man] Maltiox tat Quiché [K'iche] (Guatemala) [to a woman] Maltiox nan Quiché [K'iche] (Guatemala) Sibälaj maltiox Quiché [K'iche] (Guatemala) [for work] Cheri cha ai Quichua (Ecuador) Pagui Quichua (Ecuador) Pagui shungulla Quichua (Ecuador) Diusulupagui Quichua (Ecuador) Yupaichani 
Rakhin (Myanmar) Chyee zu thon ree Rapanui (Easter Island) Maururu [Raramuri, see Tarahumara] Resigaro (Peru) Kashoonopihku Rohingya (Myanmar) Shukuria Romani [Romany] [Gypsy] (Europe) Gestena Romani [Romany] [Gypsy] (central Europe) Nais Romani [Romany] [Gypsy] (central Europe) Nais tuke Romani [Caló] (Spain) Najis tuke
Romani [Arli/Kovachi] [to a man] Ov sasto
Romani [Arli/Kovachi] [to a woman] Ov sasti
Romani [Arli/Kovachi] [to a group] Oven saste Romanian (Romania) Mulţumesc Romansch (Switzerland) Grazia Romansch (Swizterland) Grazie Romansch (Swizterland) Grazcha Rotuman (Pacific Islands) Noa'ia Rotuman (Pacific Islands) [said to child] Filo'montou Rukai (Taiwan) Maulanenga [Runasimi, see Quechua] Russian (Russia) Spasibo [Ryukyu, see Miyako] 
[Saame, see Sami] Saami [Lappish] (Scandinavia) Giitit itt Saami [Lappish] (Scandinavia) Giittus Saami [Lappish] (Scandinavia) Giitus Saami [Lappish] (Scandinavia) [very much] Giitus eanat Saami [Lappish] (Scandinavia) Giihtu Saami [Lappish] (Scandinavia) Gaejtho Saami [Davvi Saami] [Lappish](Scandinavia) Giitu Saami [Inari Saami] [Lappish](Scandinavia) Takkâ Saami [Skolt Saami] [Lappish](Scandinavia) Spässep Saami [Skolt Saami] [Lappish](Scandinavia) Spä'sseb Saanich (Vancouver Island Canada) Hay sxw q'a Saanich (Vancouver Island Canada) Hay sxw q'e Saisiat (Taiwan) Muhuway su Samoan (Samoa) Fa'afetai Samoan (Samoa) [thank you very much] Fa'afetai tele [San, see G//ana, G/wi and =Khomani] Sangha (Mali) Birepo Sango (Central African Republic) Mèrèsi Sanskrit (ancient India) Anugurihiitosumi Sara (Chad) Angen Saramaccan (Suriname) Gaantángí fii Saramaccan (Suriname) F&uacteu;únu Sardinian (Italy) Grassias Sarnami (Suriname, Holland) Dhanbaad Sarnami (Suriname, Holland) Dhanjabaab Sarnami (Suriname, Holland) Sukriya Sarnami (Suriname, Holland) Soekoeria Sasak (Indonesia) Matur tampiasih Sasak (Indonesia) Tampi asiq Saulteaux (Manitoba Canada) Miigwech Savonian (Ylä-Savo Finland) Kiitoksija Scottish Gaelic (Scotland) Tapadh leat Scottish Gaelic (Scotland) [formal] Tapadh leibh Scottish Gaelic (Scotland) [many thanks] Moran taing Scottish Gaelic (Southern Scotland) [for.] Gun robh math agaibh Scottish Gaelic (Southern Scotland) [inf.] Gun robh math agad Scots (Scotland) Thenk ye Scots (Scotland) Thank ye Scots [Ulster Scots] (Northern Ireland) Thenks [Seminole, see Creek] Senoufo (Cote d'Ivoire, Mali) Minkari Senoufo (Cote d'Ivoire, Mali) Minmonchar Sepedi (South Africa) Ke a leboga Serbian (Bosnia, Yugoslavia) Hvala Serbian (Bosnia, Yugoslavia) [very much] Hvala lepa Seri (Sonora Mexico) Yooz ma samsisíinxo Serrere (Senegal, Gambia) Dioka ndjiale Seselwa [Seychelles Creole] (Seychelles) Mersi Seselwa [Seychelles Creole] (Seychelles) Gran mersi Sesotho (Lesotho, South Africa) Ke a leboha Setswana (Botswana, South Africa) Ke itumtese Setswana (Botswana, South Africa) Ke itumela Setswana (Botswana, South Africa) Ke a leboga Setu (Estonia) Aiteh Sgaw Karen (Thailand) Tà byu' dô law Sgaw Karen (Thailand) Dah bluet Shanghai (Shanghai China) Sha ja non Shanghai (Shanghai China) Sha sha Shanghai (Shanghai China) [informal] Sha ja Shelta (USA, Ireland) [old;no longer used] Djeelsha grawsta Sherpa [Helambu] (Nepal, Tibet) Thuchi chea Sherpa [Solu] (Nepal, Tibet) Thuchi che Shimasiwa (Comoros) Marahaba Shina (Central Asia, India) Shukria Shina (Central Asia, India) Bakhshish Shipibo (Peru) Iráque Shipibo (Peru) [very much] Ichabires iráque Shona, see Chishona] Sicilian (Sicily Italy) Grazzii Silozi (Zambia) Ni itumezi Silozi (Zambia) Litumezi Silozi (Zambia) Nitumezi Sindhi (Pakistan) Mehrbani Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) Istuti Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) [very much] Bohoma istuti Siswati [Swazi] (Swaziland)[by one person] Ngiyabonga Siswati [Swazi] (Swaziland)[more than one] Siyabonga Slovak (Slovakia) Dakujem Slovak (Slovakia) [formal] Dakujem vám Slovak (Slovakia) [informal] Dakujem ti Slovenian (Slovenia) Hvala Slovenian (Slovenia) [formal] Hvala vam Slovenian (Slovenia) [familiar] Hvala ti Slovenian (Slovenia) [very much] Hvala lepa Solresol (old; international) Sol Ti Somali (East Africa) Mahad sanid Soninke (Mali, Senegal) Nawari Sorbian [Upper Sorbian] (eastern Germany) Dz'akuju so Sorbian [Lower Sorbian] (eastern Germany) Z'e'kujom se Spanish (Spain, America) Gracias Spanish (Spain, America) [very much] Muchas gracias Spokane (United States) Chn lm-s-cút Sranan (Suriname) Grantangi Sranan (Suriname) Tangi Sranan (Suriname) Danki Sudovian (Baltic region) Denkâ Sudovian (Baltic region) Denkauja Suqpiaq (Alaska) Quyanaa Sundanese [Basa Sunda] (Indonesia) Hateur neuheun Sursilvan (Switzerland) Engraziel Suryoyo (Syria, Turkey) Tawdi Suryoyo (Syria, Turkey) [very much] Tawdi sagi Susu (Guinea) Inwali Swabian (Central Europe) Dankeschee Swabian (Central Europe) Dankschee [Swahili, see Kiswahili] [Swazi, see Siswati] Swedish (Sweden, Finland) Tack Swedish (Sweden, Finland) Jag tackar Swedish (Sweden, Finland) [very much] Tack så mycket Swedish (Sweden, Finland) [very much] Tackar så mycket Swedish (Sweden, Finland) [very much] Stort tack 
Tabriak (Papua New Guinea) Jəpən
Tabriak (Papua New Guinea) Jεpεn
Tagalog (Philippines) Salamat Tagalog (Philippines) Salamat po Tagalog (Philippines) Salamat sa iyo Tagalog (Philippines) [very much] Maraming salamat Tahitian (Tahiti) Mauruuru Tahitian (Tahiti) Mauruuru roa Taino [Arawak] (Caribbean) Oáan Taino [Arawak] (Carribbean, Florida USA) Bo matum Tajik (Tajikstan) Tashakur Tajik (Tajikstan) Rakhmat Taki-taki (French Guyana) Ganta [Tamahoq, see Tamashek] Tamashek [Tamahoq, Tuareg] (West Africa) Tanumert Tamil (India, Southeast Asia) Nandri Tamil (India, Southeast Asia) Nangreeih Tamil (India, Southeast Asia) Romba nanringa Tamil (India, Southeast Asia) Rumba nandri Tamil (Madras/Chennai India) [colloquial] Rumba thanks Tanaina (Alaska) Chin'an Tanana (Alaska) Basee choo Tanana (Alaska) Maasee' Tanana [Upper Tanana] (Alaska) Tsen'ii Tarahumara [Rarámuri] (Mexico) Matéterabá Tarahumara [Raramuri] (Mexico) Matétera Tarahumara [Raramuri] (Samachique Mexico) Natérarabá Tashkorghani (Central Asia) Rahmat türi Tatar (Russia) Rekhmet Tay (Vietnam) Day fon Telugu (India) Dhanyavaadaalu Telugu (India) Tamara krutagntha Tetum (East Timor) [by a man] Obrigado Tetum (East Timor) [by a man] Obrigadu Tetum (East Timor) [by a woman] Obrigada Tetum (East Timor) [by a man] [very much] Obrigado barak Tetum (East Timor) [by a man] [very much] Obrigadu barak Tetum (East Timor) [by a woman][very much] Obrigada barak [Teuso, see Icetot] Tewa (Southwestern United States) Kuunda Thai (Thailand) Khawp khun Thai (Thailand) [by man] Khawp khun khrap Thai (Thailand) [by woman] Khawp khun kha Thai (Thailand) [by man] Khrap Thai (Thailand) [by woman] Kha Thai (Thailand) [very much] Khawp khun makh Thangmi [Thami] (Himalayas) Sewa Tibetan (Tibet, China) Tujechhe Tigrinya (Ethiopia, Eritrea) Yrunyli Tigrinya (Ethiopia, Eritrea) Yaqhanyelay Tigrinya (Ethiopia, Eritrea) Yeqniyeley Tigrinya (Ethiopia, Eritrea) Yekanyelay Tlingit (Canada, northwest coast of USA) Guneshcheesh Tlingit (Canada, Alaska) Gunalchéesh Tlingit (Canada, Alaska) [very much] Gunalchéesh hó hó Tlingit (Canada, Alaska) [very much] Atlein gunalchéesh Tojolabal (Chiapas Mexico) Tzachatal Tojolabal (Chiapas Mexico) Yuj Tok Pisin [Pidgin English] (New Guinea) Tenkiu Tok Pisin (New Guinea) Tenkyu Tok Pisin (New Guinea) [very much[ Tenkyu tru Tongan (Tonga South Pacific Island) Malo Tongan (Tonga South Pacific Island) [very] Malo 'aupito Toraja (Indonesia) Kurre sumange [Torres Strait Broken, see Yumpla Tok] Totonac (Veracruz Mexico) Paxkatkatzinil [Tsalagi, see Cherokee] Tschiluba (Kasai Oc. Reg., Congo-Kinshasa) Twasakadila Tsimshian (Alaska) Way dankoo Tsonga (South Africa) I nkomu [Tuareg, see Tamashek] Tugalug (Philippines) Salamot Tukang Besi (Indonesia) Tarima kasi Tulu (India) [thank you very much] Mast upakara Tupi [Tembé Tenetéhar] (Brazil) [by men] Azéharamopa Tupi [Tembé Tenetéhar] (Brazil) [by men] Azéharamo kui Tupi [Tembé Tenetéhar] (Brazil) [by men] Azéharmo kui Tupi [Tembé Tenetéhar] (Brazil) [by men] Azéharamo aypopa Tupi [Tembé Tenetéhar] (Brazil) [by men] Ipopa Tupi [Tembé Tenetéhar] (Brazil) [by men] Ipo Tupi [Tembé Tenetéhar] (Brazil) [by women] Azéharamo aypo-mia Turkish (Turkey, Northern Cyprus) Tesekkür ederim Turkish (Turkey, Northern Cyprus) Tesekkurler Turkish (Turkey, Northern Cyprus) Mersi Turkish (Turkey, N. Cyprus) [informal] Sagol Turkish (Turkey, N. Cyprus) [formal] Sagolun Turkish (Turkey, N. Cyprus) [very much] Çok tesekkür ederim Turkish (Turkey, N. Cyprus) [very much] Çok sagolun Turkmen (Turkmenistan) Sag bol Turkmen (Turkmenistan) Sag bolung Turkmen (Turkmenistan) Tangur Tuscarora [Southern Band] (N.Carolina USA) Nyeahweh Tuvaluan (Tuvalu) Fakafetai Tuvan (Russia) Chettirdim Tzeltal (Chiapas Mexico) Jocolawal Tzeltal (Chiapas Mexico) Wokolawal Tzotzil (Chiapas Mexico) Kolaval Tzotzil (Chiapas Mexico) Kolawal Tzotzil (Chiapas Mexico) [very much] Batz'i kolaval Tzotzil (Chiapas Mexico) Ois botik 
Uchinaaguchi (Okinawa Japan) Nihei deebiru Uchinaaguchi (Okinawa Japan) Ippe nihei deebiru Uchinaaguchi [Shuri] (Okinawa Japan) Nifee deebiru Udmurt (Russia) Tau Ukrainian (Ukraine) Dyakooyu Ukrainian (Ukraine) Spasibi Unagan (Alaska) Qagaasakung Unagan (Alaska) Qaqaasakuq Urdu (India, Pakistan) Shukriya Urdu (India, Pakistan) Danyavad Urdu (India, Pakistan) Merbani Ute (Colorado and Utah USA) Towayak Ute (Colorado and Utah USA) Tog'oyak Ute (Colorado and Utah USA) Tograyock Ute (Colorado and Utah USA) Tokhoyak Uvean (Wallis and Futuna Vanuatu) Malo Uvean (Wallis and Futuna Vanuatu) Malo te ofa Uyghur (Central Asia) Rakhmat Uyghur (Central Asia) Rähmät sizgä Uzbek (Uzbekistan) Rakhmat Uzbek (Uzbekistan) Tashakkur 
Vai (Liberia, S.Leone) [for favor, to 1] Ee-seh
Vai (Liberia, S.Leone)[for favor,to group] Wo-seh
Vai (Liberia, S.Leone) [for gift, to 1] Bai-ka-way
Vai (Liberia, S.Leone) [for gift,to group] Wo bai-kay-way
Valencian (Spain) Gracies Valencian (Spain) Moltes gracies Venda (South Africa) Ndi a livhuha Venda (South Africa) Ndo livhuwa Venda (South Africa) Ukhani Veps (Russia) Spasibo Vietnamese (Vietnam) Cám ơn Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to man] Cám ơn ông Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to married woman] Cám ơn bà Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to unmarried woman] Cám ơn cô Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to male equal] Cám ơn anh Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to female equal] Cám ơn ch Vietnamese (Vietnam) [to young person] Cám ơn em Vietnamese (Vietnam) Cám ơn quý v rât nhiều Vietnamese (Vietnam) Ông quá tử tế với tôi Visayan [Cebuano] (Philippines) Salamat Visayan [Cebuano] (Philippines) Gracia [Vlaams, see Dutch (Belgium)] Votic (Russia) Passibo Votic (Russia) [may God give you health] Antagoo Jumal tervüt teilee 
Wakhi (Central Asia) Shukria Wakhi (Central Asia) Shobosh Wali (Northern Ghana) Bareka Walloon (Belgium) Merci Walloon (Belgium) [pronounced] Mercè Walloon (Belgium) [old form] Gråces Wampanoag (USA) Taubut Warlpiri (Australia) Wiyarrparlunpaju-yungu Welsh (Wales) [formal] Diolch yn fawr Welsh (Wales) [thank you very much] Diolch yn fawr iawn Welsh (Wales) [thanks] Diolch Wintu (California USA) Depelda mat doyut Wintu (California USA) Depelda cala da mat doyut Wintu (California USA) Cala da mat doyut Wolof (West Africa) Djere dief Wolof (West Africa) Jerejef [Wyandotte, see Huron] 
Xhosa (South Africa) Ndiyabulela Xhosa (South Africa) Enkosi Xhosa (South Africa) [very much] Enkosi kakhulu Xiamen (China) Kam sia 
Yacouba (Côte d'Ivoire) Balika Yaka (Angola, Congo-Kinshasa) Koloombo Yami (Taiwan) Ayoi [Yao (Africa), see Chiyao] [Yao (Asia), see Mien] Yapese (Micronesia) Kam magar Yiddish (Europe) Dank Yiddish (Europe) A dank aych Yoruba (Nigeria) E se é Yoruba (Nigeria) Oshe Yoruba (Nigeria) A dupe Yoruba (Nigeria) [honorific] E seun Yoruba (Nigeria) [non-honorific] O seun Yoruba [to age mate or younger] O se Yoruba [to person older than speaker] E se Yucatec (Yucatan Mexico) Dios bo'otik Yucatec (Yucatan Mexico) Dyos bo'otik Yucatec (Yucatan Mexico) Dios bootiki' Yucatec (Yucatan Mexico) Hach dyos bo'otik Yucatec (Yucatan Mexico) Yum bo'otik Yucatec (Yucatan Mexico) Ki' bolal Yuki (United States) Mis tatk Yugur [Western Yugur] (Gansu China) Sagha &ccedi;owattï Yugur [Western Yugur] (Gansu China) Çowattï Yolngu Matha (Australia) Yo manymak Yumpla Tok (Torres Strait Australia) Eso po yu Yup'ik (Alaska) Quyana Yup'ik (Siberia) Quyanaghhalek Yup'ik (Siberia) Igamsiqanaghhalek 
Zapotec (Villa Alta Mexico) [to one] Dishkleno Zapotec (Villa Alta Mexico) [to several] Dishklenle Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [to one] Choshcwleno' Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [to one] Choshcwlentio' Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [to several] Choshcwlen chele Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [very much] Choshcwleno' de'e zan las Zapotec (Zoogocho Mexico) [to one] Choshkleno' Zapotec (Zoogocho Mexico) [very much] Choshklenteco Zapotec (Zoogocho Mexico) [to several] Choshklenle Zapotec (Oaxaca Mexico) Guishepeli Zarma [Dyerma] (West Africa) Fofo Zoque (Mexico) Yuscotoya Zulu (South Africa, Lesotho) Ngiyabonga Zulu (South Africa, Lesotho) [very much] Ngiyabonga ka khulu Zulu (South Africa, Lesotho) [plural] Siyabonga

88 Favorite Social Good Quotes (in 140 or less)

21 Nov

What are you thankful for in this beautiful world?

Thank you to everyone who makes a difference in big and small ways every day!  This is a perfect time of year to express gratitude and thanks.  Here are 88 Tweetable social good quotes to inspire and share positive ideas.

I am grateful for so many things, including great friends around the world, online and off! ~Amy          aka @CharityIdeas

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Wherever one turns he can find someone who needs him.  ~Albert Schweitzer
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.  ~David Thomas
The breeze, the trees, the honey bees – All volunteers! ~Juliet Carinreap
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.  ~Edith Wharton
The time is always right to do what’s right. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
I can no other answer make, but thanks, and thanks. ~Shakespeare
It’s easy to make a buck.  It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.  ~Tom Brokaw
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.  ~Elizabeth Andrew
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William A. Ward
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.  ~James Allen
Thanks are the highest form of thought; gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton
How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it! ~George Elliston
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~Buddha
Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.  ~Voltaire
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.  ~Eric Hoffer
No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.  ~William James
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.  ~Oscar Wilde
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~Martin Luther
Gratitude is the memory of the heart.  ~Jean Baptiste Massieu
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  ~Anne Frank
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.  ~Mother Teresa
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. ~Chinese Proverb
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. ~Dr. Loretta Scott
It matters if you just don’t give up. ~Stephen Hawking
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  ~Winston Churchill
Things of the spirit differ from things material in that the more you give the more you have.  ~Christopher Morley
Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.  ~William James
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. ~Nietzsche
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.  ~Edmund Burke
Philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.  ~Henry David Thoreau
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.  ~Kahlil Gibran
The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free.  ~Robert Brault
You shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back.  ~Maya Angelou
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion. ~ Richard P. Feynman
Every person feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.  ~James R. Lowell
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.  ~Sydney Smith
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.  ~Betty Reese
We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.  ~Herman Melville
Among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. ~ Maya Angelou
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.  ~Seneca
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.  ~James Matthew Barrie
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and start with the person nearest you. ~ Mother Teresa
If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.  ~Bob Hope
What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.  ~Cleveland Amory
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  ~Dalai Lama
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.  ~Rudyard Kipling
There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.  ~Frank Tyger
A kind word is like a Spring day.  ~Russian Proverb
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.  ~Samuel Johnson
The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.  ~Henry Boye
When I was young, I admired clever people.  Now that I am old, I admire kind people.  ~Abraham Heschel
Let no person pull you low enough to hate him. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
The best portion of a good life – little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.  ~William Wordsworth
You cannot do a kindness too soon.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. ~Dalai Lama
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.  ~Winston Churchill
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.  ~Marian Wright Edelman
The power of a touch, smile, kind word, listening ear, smallest act of caring… all have potential to turn a life around.  ~Leo Buscaglia
Peace, like charity, begins at home. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.  ~Washington Irving
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. ~ Albert Einstein
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. ~ Booker T. Washington
I’m always doing things I can’t do.  That’s how I get to do them. ~ Pablo Picasso
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. ~ St. Francis of Assisi
Peace begins with a smile. ~ Mother Teresa
Don’t raise your voice; improve your argument. ~ Desmond Tutu
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt
It only seems impossible until it’s done. ~ Nelson Mandela
Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.  ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.  ~Alexander Pope
If we cannot be clever, we can always be kind.  ~Alfred Fripp
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.  ~John E. Southard
To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.  ~Samuel Johnson
I was born not knowing and have only had a little time to change that here and there. ~Richard Feynman
The more sympathy you give, the less you need.  ~Malcolm S. Forbes
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.  ~Karl Reiland
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.  ~Benjamin Disraeli
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~ Gandhi
Always be a little kinder than necessary.  ~James M. Barrie
Action expresses priorities.  ~ Gandhi
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. ~ Tony Robbins
The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life. ~ Henry Ford
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one. ~ Mother Teresa

If you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right. ~ Henry Ford

Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Gandhi
Smile at a stranger, and make two people happy. ~Amy Neumann

Make it a wonderful day!

57 Ways to Spread Kindness and Brighten a Day

26 Oct

57 Ways to Spread Kindness and Brighten a Day

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." ~ Dalai Lama

We’ve all had those wonderful moments where someone “made our day” through even the smallest kind gesture.  As Aesop wisely noted, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”  Perhaps you can be a steady stream of day-making for others?  Here are a few ideas for simple ways to help others, create smiles, and spread kindness.  After all, there’s something quite wonderful about making other people happy.

Have more suggestions?  Please leave them in the comments.  And have a fantastic day!

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”                             Booker T. Washington

1.   Smile at a stranger
2.   Put change in an expired parking meter
3.   Send someone a hand-written card
4.   Hold a door open for someone
5.   Volunteer virtually for a few minutes or hours:
6.   Give a friendly wave to a neighbor
7.   Do a simple, free, quick kindness for a charity – 8 examples here
8.   Tell a friend you appreciate them
9.   Plant a tree
10.  Walk instead of driving and absorb the wonders around you
11.  Teach a group in your community about something unique you do or enjoy
12.  Collect books to give to a school or shelter – like this amazing teenagerl
13.  Drop off dinner or groceries to an elderly friend who can’t get out much
14.  Start an affinity group to share a hobby with others –
15.  Mentor someone, a child or an adult
16.  Create a blog for someone who loves writing but isn’t technical
17.  Help someone get set up with social media
18.  Call your family just to say hi and find out what they’re doing
19.  Invite a friend you haven’t seen in a while to the movies or coffee or…
20.  Find a fun project to volunteer for:
21.  Sign up for an unusual class at a community college and see who you meet
22.  Read a book on something new to gain new perspective
23.  Make a Top 10 (or 25 or 100) List of things you’re thankful for and share it
24.  Give a plant to someone
25.  Ask someone for a recipe of theirs that you love
26.  Ask a wise person for insight
27.  Talk to elderly people and listen to their stories to learn about life
28.  Give a stranger a sincere compliment
29.  Say “Thank You” often
30.  Do pro-bono work for a favorite cause:
31.  Say “I Love You” often
32.  Organize photos in a virtual or paper album for a host/ess as a thank you
33.  Ask someone how their day was, and listen attentively
34.  Invite someone you admire to lunch to hear their ideas and insights
35.  Speak on a topic you know to a community group who wants to learn
36.  Buy a charitable magazine subscription and send it to a nursing home
37.  See the positives in a tough situation
38.  Sell some cool stuff online and give the proceeds to charity:
39.  Read these 25 amazing social good blogs for inspiration
40.  Share inspiring quotes and stories online
41.   Donate your airline miles

Wherever these is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” ~ Seneca

42.  Pick up an errant piece of trash and throw it away, just because
43.  Offer to babysit for a single Mom or Dad
44.  Run an errand for a busy friend
45.  Donate event tickets to local charity organization
46.  Recycle anything, correctly
47.  Give a gift of housekeeping service to a new parent
48.  Set aside a bit more than last year for charity and add a new one to your list
49.  Tell someone you see regularly at a business how they make your day
50.  Be appreciative and gracious for compliments
51.  Be patient under pressure and use compassion as a guide for disagreements
52.  Smile just because
53.  Dance in your car even (especially!) with people watching
54.  Learn how to tell a few great clean jokes
55.  Create a blog post about a few people you admire and why
56.  Share something without being asked
57.  Compliment a job well done, or a kindness

Those best parts of a good life: little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.”                     ~ William Wordsworth

You can follow Amy @CharityIdeas on Twitter for more tips and ideas

Social Media for Social Good

24 Oct

Thank you to Arizona State University for having me as a featured workshop presenter at your 19th annual Sustainability Conference!  Held at ASU Lodestar’s Dessert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona, October 14, 2011, it featured some of the most brilliant minds on Collective Impact.  This year’s theme was “‘Go fast, go alone; go far, go together’: Collective Impact.”  Nearly 250 nonprofit leaders, community partners, students and professionals from across all sectors – business, government, general public, and nonprofit participated.

In the 90-minute Workshop, we covered a multitude of reasons why social media works so well for social good, and got many brilliant questions.  Although we can’t recreate the full session, the entire Keynote presentation can be downloaded for free  HERE.

[And I’m always reachable on ]

Warren Buffett himself has quoted the wise ancient Chinese proverb — “To go fast, go alone; to go far, go together.” And it’s eloquently perfect for social media.

To put it another equally eloquent way, when thinking of social media:

“Luck is quite predictable.  If you want more luck, take more chances.  Be more active.  Show up more often.” ~ Brian Tracy

Essentially, that’s what social media is.  Conversations between people interested in the same things, in places convenient to them, when it’s handy.  If you’re in all the right places, at all the right times, with all the right messages, everyone will happily work together, almost instinctually.  That’s the message.  And that’s what I believe is the theme of social media, for Collective Impact, and for Social Good.

Beautiful Words of Compassion: “Do It Anyway”

12 Aug

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.

Give your best anyway.”
— from “The Paradoxical Commandments” by Dr. Kent M. Keith,  seen inscribed on the walls of Mother Teresa’s children’s home in Calcutta

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