How to say thank you in Russian: Spasibo

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How to say thank you in Russian: Spasibo

Learning Russian for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say thank you in Russian: Spasibo
Say it out loud: “Spah сee bah

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Some more helpful words in our Russian Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – tualet  (tu a let)
come with me – idite za mnoy  (ee dee tye zah mnoy)
do you speak english? – Vy govorite po angliyski?  (Vy gah vah ree tye poh ahn gleey skee?)
excellent – otlichno  (ah tlee chnah)
excuse me – prostite  (prah stee tye)
good / bad – horosho / ploho  (hah rah shoh / ploh hah)
how do you say…? – kak skazat'...?  (kak skah zaht…?)
how much is this? – skol'ko eto stoit?  (skohl koh etah stoh eet?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – mozhno?  (moh zhnah?)
maybe – mozhet byt'  (moh zhet byt)
no problem – net problem  (nyet prah blyem)
please – Pozhaluysta  (Pah zhah looy stah)
sorry – izvinite  (eez vee nee tye)
thank you – Spasibo  (Spah сee bah)
what is that? – chto eto takoe?  (shto etah tah koh ye?)
where is… – gde...  (gdye…)
yes / no – Da / net  (Dah / nyet)
you are welcome – Na zdorovye  (Nah zdah roh vye)

And here’s how to say thank you in other languages!

Arabic–Shukran lak  (shuk ran lak)
Chinese–Xièxiè!  (Shiye Shiye!)
Croatian–hvala  (hvah luh)
Czech–Děkuji  (DYA kwee)
Finnish–kiitos  (kee eh tos)
French–Merci  (mehr see)
German–danke  (dahn kuh)
Italian–grazie  (gratz ee eh)
Japanese–Arigato Gozaimasu  (Ah Ree Gah Tow Goh Zai Mass)
Korean–Gamsahapnida.  (Gam Sa Ham Ni Da.)
Polish–dziękuję  (jen koo' yeh)
Portuguese–Muito Obrigado/a  (moo-ee too oh bree gah doo/dah)
Russian–Spasibo  (Spah сee bah)
Spanish–gracias  (grah see ahs)
Swahili–ahsante  (ah sahn tay)
Thai–Khop Khun Khrap/Kha  (kop koon krahp/KAH)
Turkish–teşekkür ederim  (teh shake kur' dur im)
Vietnamese–Cảm Ơn  (Kam Uhn)

The phrase "thank you" (Spasibo) is perhaps the most important thing to learn in Russian or any other language. Showing gratitude for a simple act, like explaining directions, serving food, help with luggage, is among the most valuable means of connecting with others in a foreign culture. If you have the option of learning multiple versions of "thank you", such as a formal means of saying it and a more casual version, learn both and learn what situations to use each version.

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