How to say thanks in German: danke

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How to say thanks in German: danke

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

To say thanks in German: danke
Say it out loud: “dahn kuh

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

...the bathroom – die toilette  (dee twah let)
come with me – kommen sie mit  (kohm men zee mitt)
do you speak english? – sprechen sie english?  (shpreh kin see english?)
excuse me – entschuldigen sie  (ent shool' duh gen zee)
excuse me (to get past) – entschuldigung  (in shool dee gung)
good / bad – gut / schlecht  (goot / shlest)
how do you say…? – wie sagt man…  (vee zahgt mahn…)
how much is this? – wie viel kostet das?  (vee feel cost it dahs?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – kann ich…  (kahn iH)
maybe – vielleicht  (vill eyesht)
no problem – kein problem  (kine prob leem)
please – bitte  (bit tuh)
sorry – pardon  (pahr dohn)
thank you – danke  (dahn kuh)
what is that? – was ist das?  (vahst is dahs?)
where is… – wo ist  (woe ist)
yes / no – ja / nein  (yah / nine)

And here’s how to say thanks in other languages!

Arabic–Shukran  (shuk ran)
Chinese–Xiè Lā!  (Shiye La!)
Croatian–hvala  (hvah luh)
Czech–Diky  (deeky)
Finnish–kiitti  (kee eh tih)
French–Merci  (mehr see)
German–danke  (dahn kuh)
Italian–grazie  (gratz ee eh)
Japanese–Arigato  (Ah Ree Gah Tow)
Korean–Gomawoyo.  (Go Ma Wo Yo.)
Polish–dzięki  (jen' kee)
Portuguese–Obrigado/a  (oh bree gah doo/dah)
Russian–Spasibo  (Spah сee bah)
Spanish–gracias  (grah see ahs)
Swahili–shukrani  (shook rah nee)
Thai–Khop Khun Khrap/Kha  (kop koon krahp/KAH)
Turkish–sağol  (sahl)
Vietnamese–Cảm Ơn  (Kam Uhn)

In every culture, courtesy gets you a long way. Gratitude is a universal form of appreciation, and knowing when to say "thanks" (danke) in German ensures that you are well on your way to being considered a polite guest! Get instant access to the German Language Set to learn more of these courtesy phrases.

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