"Дякую!"

Translation:Thanks!

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jiglico
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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"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred
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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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katya478021

To much explaining

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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!")

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JewishPolyglot
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Take away an ankh and put in a yak: ThANK you -> ThYak you -> DyakUyu

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CameronHenri

thank you -> danke -> djakuju

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yoog
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also insert Polish there - dziękuję

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sandorv2000
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I speak Czech and Slovak too, there are Děkuji a Ďakujem, so in all Slavic languages are similar.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alkimeer
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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.) ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/va-diim
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What's "you're welcome"? The same as будь ласка as "please"?

2 years ago
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