He is always in your corner, he’s your biggest fan – he’s your dad. It can be hard to find the words to encompass all that he has done for you, but this Father’s Day we can help you out! Here are fifty ways you can say Dad in different languages (just remember to call him!).

Photo of dad in different languages with a bonsai next to a board that says "happy father's day"
  • Afrikaans: Pa
  • Albanian: Baba
  • Arabic: أب (‘ab)
  • Armenian: Հայրը (Hayry)
  • Bangla: বাবা (Bābā)
  • Basque: Aita
  • Bulgarian: татко (Tatko)
  • Catalan: Pare
  • Chinese: 爸 (Bà)
  • Croatian: Tata
  • Czech: Táto
  • Danish: Far
  • Dutch: Pa
  • Estonian: Isa
  • Filipino: Tatay
  • French: Papa
  • Greek: Μπαμπάς (Bampás)
  • Hawaiian: E Pāpā
  • Hindi: पिता (Pita)
  • Hmong: Txiv
  • Hungarian: Apu
  • Icelandic: Pabbi
  • Indonesian: Ayah
  • Irish: Daid
  • Japanese: パパ (Papa)

For some extra fun, find out another 50 ways to say “i love you”!

What language will you call your Dad in? Let us know below or on any of our social media.


Fiona is a senior at Penn State University, currently studying Marketing and Art History. She is excited to be a part of the SEO & Social team this summer as an intern at 1-800-Flowers.com. She enjoys Irish dancing, volunteering at coffee houses and going to museums. Her favorite flower is peonies.

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