"Дякую!"

Translation:Thanks!

May 31, 2015

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

I originally learned the word through a saying: ‘I thank Thee, Lord, for not being a москаль!’ (Moskál' is a slur aimed at Russians)

June 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jiglico

I hear the original sense of moskal' was "a soldier of the Russian tsar's army", so maybe at first it meant "thank God I'm not conscripted"?

November 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vinnfred

It's not the original sense. Москаль comes from widely used in XV-XVII centuries name of Russia: Московія, Московська держава. So the state was called Московія and its citizens - москалі. Since Ukraine became the part of Russian Empire people started to use this word for soldiers (as soldiers were the biggest social group of Russians in Ukraine). People used to say something like "забрали у москалі" about the Ukranian recruiters to the Russian army. But eventually it lost its "military" meaning and people again started to use for Russians

November 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katya478021

To much explaining

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zonia435615

'Будь ласка' & 'Прошу' are Ukrainian terms for 'Please'.

You can REPLY to 'Дякую' with: 'Прошу!', 'Прошу дуже.' and/or 'Нема за що!' ('It's nothing!')

My fave is:"Моя приємність!" ("My pleasure!")

November 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JewishPolyglot

Take away an ankh and put in a yak: ThANK you -> ThYak you -> DyakUyu

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CameronAugustine

thank you -> danke -> djakuju

June 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yoog

also insert Polish there - dziękuję

June 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sandorv2000

I speak Czech and Slovak too, there are Děkuji a Ďakujem, so in all Slavic languages are similar.

October 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alkimeer

And also in the Lithuanian language, you'd say, "dėkuyė!" (I think I spelled that wrong. If so, please tell me the correct spelling on Google Translate or your knowledge of Lithuanian.) ;)

October 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

What's "you're welcome"? The same as будь ласка as "please"?

July 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nichole825233

No sound

January 20, 2019
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