10,000 Thank You's

10,000 Thank You's

I have always loved the phrase “thank you.”

 

I always feel that it is appropriate and appreciated to say “thank you” to others. To thank them for help, kindness, or just being them. It makes me feel good in showing appreciation to who they are.

To me, it is always a kind, easy expression to give to another. 

“Thank you” is defined as a polite expression in gratitude of receiving a gift, a service or a compliment. A kind exchange. It is all about mutual respect. Respect to ourselves and those we come into contact with, whether for business or home. 

And while there are many other ways to show a grateful heart and respectful spirit, “thank you” has always been my simple and heartfelt go-to. I’m also not a fan of the word “namaste.” While I love the meaning behind it, I just don't think the word is accepted and heard by all groups of people. The concept is beautiful, so don’t get me wrong about my intentions here...But, in a “namaste in bed” t-shirt wearing society I feel much of the deep, heartfelt intentions have been lost. I feel the meaning has been diluted and would rather use something that can be felt and received by all.

So in wanting to see the good in you and in having a deep mutual respect for each other, I choose to use the words “thank you.” They translate into all languages. They are easy to say to yourself and aloud. And, said with intention as in “namaste,” they traverse all barriers, bonds and beliefs.  

 

MY 10,000 THANK YOU’S

I took the time to count how long it would take to say 10,000 thank you’s. 

Keeping in mind that it was done in English, saying “thank you” to myself I counted:

Approximately 110 per minute

That’s:

·  1,650 every 15 minutes

·  11,550 every 7 days

So, by saying roughly 1650 every day you can easily achieve close to 11,550 thank you’s in 7 days. 

You can break it up. 

·  7 minute morning meditation

·  7 minute evening meditation

·  Say the rest of them throughout your day

 

Turn it into a mantra and see how your world feels. It helps you to live in gratitude and thanks. To say “thank you” through broken hearts, miscommunications, closed doors and open windows. To say “thank you” for new beginnings. To say “thank you” to someone who doesn’t say it back.   

“Thank you” expands to every culture and every language has its own way to express gratitude. It can be seen and heard in word and deed. Below are some examples...How do you say “Thank you?”

 

SAYING THANK YOU

·  “Thanks for your help today, I really appreciate you”

·  “I am so happy I know you, thank you”

·  “Thank you for all of your kind words”

EXPRESSING THANK YOU IN OTHER WAYS

·  Write it down in a letter or a note

·  Invite friends over for dinner

·  Send flowers to your lover

·  Ask if there is anything you can do to help those you care about

·  Offer to help a friend 

LIVING IN THANK YOU

·  Daily say thank you...for a new morning and an ended day

·  Looking at your favorite artist

·  Seeing beauty around you

·  Reading a good book

·  Walking in a park

·  Smiling at a stranger

BENEFITS OF THANK YOU’S

·  Ease of frustration

·  Sharing in a kind thought

·  Connection with self and others

·  Expressing your own happiness with the world

·  Sharing your inner beauty

·  Easing of tensions in difficult situations

·  It brings you into this very moment

 

LANGUAGES AROUND THE WORLD

My intention here is to have a comprehensive list of thank you in every language possible! Please, feel free to contact me to add or revise!

Native spelling - how to say it (if available) - Language 

Please help us with pronunciation if you can - leave it in the comments

1.  Gadda gey - Afar

2.  Dankie - Afrikaans

3.  Faleminderit - Albanian

4.  Merci - Alsatian 

5.  Mèsi - Antillean Creole

6.  አመሰግናለሁ - Ameseginalehu - Amharic

7.   شكراً - Shokran - Arabic 

8.  Sahite - Arabic (Algerian)

9.  Shoukran - Arabic (Moroccan, Darija)

10.  Barakallahufikum - Arabic (Tunisia)

11.  Grazias - Aragonese 

12.  Շնորհակալություն - Shnorhakalut’yun - Armenian

13.  çox sağ ol; Tesekkur edirem - Azerbaijani

14.  A ni kié - Bambara

15.  Ayùe - Bamoun

16.  Me yéga - Basaa

17.  ধন্যবাদ - Dhan'yabāda - Bangla

18.  Eskerrik asko; Milesker - Basque

19.  Дзякуй - Dziakuj - Belarusian

20.  Natôtela; Twatôtela - Bemba

21.  আপনাকে ধন্যবাদ - dhanyabaad - Bengali

22.  Tanemmirt - Berber

23.  Tangio tumas - Bishlamar 

24.  A ni kié - Bobo

25.  Hvala ti - Bosnian

26.  Trugéré; Trugaré; Trugarez - Breton

27.  Благодаря ти - Blagodarya ti; мерси - Merci - Bulgarian

28.  Akeva - Bulu

29.  Chezu ba - Burmese 

30.  Gràcies - Catalan

31.  Salamat - Cebuano

32.  Баркал - Barkal - Chechen 

33.  Wado - Cherokee 

34.  Zikomo - Chichewa

35.  谢谢你 - Xièxiè nǐ - Chinese (Simplified)

36.  謝謝你 - Xièxiè nǐ - Chinese (Traditional)

37.  Тавтапуҫ - Tavtapuҫ; Тав - Tav - Chuvash

38.  Grazie - Corsican 

39.  Hvala ti - Croatian 

40.  Děkuji; Díky - Czech 

41.  Tak - Danish

42.  Gha-ana - Birepo - Dogon

43.  Na som - Duala

44.  Dank je; Dank je wel - Dutch

45.  Thank you - English

46.  Dankon - Esperanto

47.  Tänan teid; Tänan väga; Aitäh - Estonian

48.  Akpé - Ewe

49.  Akiba - Fang

50.  Takk fyri - Faroese 

51.  Vinaka - Fijian 

52.  Salamat - Filipino 

53.  Kiitos - Finnish

54.  Nachè nuwe - Fon 

55.  Merci - French 

56.  Tankewol - Frisian

57.  Gracie - Friulan

58.  Grazas; Graciñas - Galician

59.  Merkzi - Gallo

60.  Მადლობა - Madloba - Georgian 

61.  Danke - German 

62.  Awiliudo þus - Gothic

63.  Ευχαριστώ - Efcharistó - Greek

64.  Aguyjé - Guarani

65.  આભાર - Ābhāra - Gujarati

66.  Mèsi poutèt ou - Haitian Creole 

67.  Na gode - Hausa 

68.  Mahalo - Hawaiian

69.  תודה - Toda - Hebrew

70.  धन्यवाद - Dhanyavaad - Hindi 

71.  Ua tsaug - Hmong

72.  Köszönöm - Hungarian

73.  Takk; Takk fyrir - Icelandic

74.  Daalụ; Imela - Igbo

75.  Terima kasih - Indonesian

76.  Taiku - Inupiaq

77.  Go raibh maith agat - Irish

78.  Grazie - Italian

79.  ありがと; ありがとうございます- Arigatō - Japanese

80.  Matur nuwun - Javanese 

81.  ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು - Dhan'yavādagaḷu - Kannada

82.  Рахмет - Rahmet - Kazakh

83.  សូមអរគុណ - Saum arkoun - Khmer

84.  Murakoze - Kinyarwanda

85.  Murakoze - Kirundi

86.  고마워 - Kamsahamnida - Korean

87.  Sobodi - Kotokoli

88.  Tenki - Krio

89.  Spas - Kurdish (Kurmanji)

90.  Рахмат - Rahmat - Kyrgyz

91.  Wopila; Pilamaya - Lakota

92.  ຂອບໃຈ - Khobchai - Lao

93.  Matôndo - Lari

94.  Gratias tibi - Latin

95.  Paldies - Latvian

96.  Abouï ngan - Leti (Mengisa)

97.  Gràçie - Ligurian

98.  Matondi - Lingala 

99.  Ačiū - Lithuanian

100.  Bedankt; Dank ju we - Low Saxon

101.  Merci - Luxembourgish

102.  Благодарам; фала - Blagodaram; fala - Macendonian

103.  Misaotra - Malagasy

104.  Terima kasih - Malay 

105.  നന്ദി - Nandi - Malayalam

106.  Niżżik ħajr; Grazzi; Nirringrazzjak - Maltese 

107.  Xie xie - Mandarin

108.  Mauruuru; Kia mihi - Maori

109.  धन्यवाद - Dhan'yavāda - Marathi

110.  Welálin - Micmac

111.  N'fa n'fa - Moba

112.  Баярлалаа - Bayarlalaa - Mongolian

113.  Barka - More

114.  Akewa - Myene

115.  ကျေးဇူးတင်ပါတယ် - Kyaayyjuutainpartaal - Myanmar (Burmese)

116.  Ahéhee' - Navajo

117.  धन्यवाद - Dhan'yavāda - Nepali

118.  Subhay - Newari

119.  Takk - Norwegian

120.  M-sapo - O’odham

121.  Mercé; Grandmercé - Occitan 

122.  ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ - Odia (Oriya)

123.  Miigwetch - Ojibwe

124.  Takk - Old Norse 

125.  Бузныг - Buznyg - Ossetian

126.  Danki - Papiamento

127.  مننه - Manana - Pashto

128.   تشکر از شما - Motashakkeram/Mamnun (formal); Mochchakkeram/Mersi (informal) - Persian

129.  Dziękuję - Polish

130.  Obrigada (female)/Obrigado (male); Obrigadão; Valeu - Portuguese

131.  ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ - Tuhāḍā dhanavāda - Punjabi

132.  Diboti - Punu

133.  Sulpáy - Quechua

134.  Mauruuru - Rapa Nui

135.  Najis tuke - Romani

136.  Mulţumesc; Mersi; Bogdaproste - Romanian

137.  Cпасибо - Spacibo - Russian

138.  Giitu - Sami (Northern)

139.  Faafetai - Samoan

140.  Singuila - Sango

141.  Gratzias - Sardianian

142.  Tapadh leat; Tapadh leibh - Scots Gaelic

143.  Xвала ти - Havala ti - Serbian

144.  Kea leboha - Sesotho

145.  Marahaba - Shimaore

146.  Waita; Maita - Shona

147.  توهان جي مهرباني - Meharbani - Sindhi

148.  ස්තූතියි - Stūtiyi - Sinhala

149.  Ďakujem - Slovak

150.  Hvala ti - Slovenian

151.  Hvala ti - Sobota

152.  Waad mahadsantahay - Somali

153.  Fofo - Songhai

154.  Nouari - Soninke 

155.  Gracias; Muchas Gracias - Spanish

156.  Hatur nuhun - Sunanese 

157.  Asante; asante sana - Swahili

158.  Tack - Swedish

159.  Salamat - Tagalog

160.  Mauruuru - Tahitian

161.  Ташаккур - rahmat - Tajik

162.  நன்றி - Naṉṟi - Tamil

163.  Рәхмәт - Rhamat - Tatar

164.  ధన్యవాదాలు - Dhan'yavādālu - Telugu

165.  ขอบคุณค่ะ - Kop khun kha (female); ขอบคุณครับ - Kop khun krap (male) - Thai

166.  Yekeniele - Tigrinya 

167.  Tualumba - Tongan 

168.  Kurre sumanga - Toraja 

169.  Taonga - Tumbuka 

170.  Teşekkür ederim; Sağolun - Turkish

171.  Sag bol - Turkmen

172.  Meda wo ase - Twi (Ashanti) 

173.  Tau - Udmurt 

174.  Дякую - Dyakuyu - Ukrainian

175.  شکریہ - Shukriya - Urdu

176.  رەھمەت سىزگە - Uyghur 

177.  Rahmat - Uzbek

178.  Cảm ơn bạn - Vietnamese 

179.  Malo te ofa - Wallisian

180.  Gråces; Merci - Walloon 

181.  Diolch yn fawr - Welsh

182.  Jërëjëf - Wolof

183.  Enkosi - Xhosa

184.  Kettu'i - Yaqui

185.  דאַנקען דיר - A dank - Yiddish

186.  Balika - Yocuba

187.  O ṣeun - Yoruba

188.  Quyana - Yupik

189.  Ngiyabonga; ngiyabonga kakhulu - Zulu

 

 

I LOVE finding people from around the world that share in the consciousness of gratitude and thank you.

Enjoy this short, yet precise post on 'The Power of Thank You.'

Expand your state of 'thank you's'.

 

Denzel Washington, and giving thanks.

 

I am eternally thankful to those that helped, and continue to help, with this project. 10,000 Thank YOU'S.

Thank you for your support.

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