How to Say Father in Different Languages

Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Other, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Welsh

Here is a list of how to say father in different languages.


Chinese – Fùqīn (父亲)
Danish – far
Dutch – vader
Finnish – isä
French – père
German – Vater
Greek – patéras (πατέρας)
Icelandic – Faðir
Irish – athair
Italian – padre
Japanese – Chichi (父)
Norwegian – far
Portuguese – pai
Russian – otets (отец)
Spanish – padre
Swedish – pappa
Vietnamese – cha
Welsh – tad


Looking for a less formal way to say it? Learn how to say dad in different languages.


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