Happy Father’s Day!



Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is drawing near.

It is time to shout three cheers.

Say it loud, say it clear!

English- Happy Father’s Day

Portugese – Dia de pais feliz

Spanish – día de padres feliz

 Italian – Giorno di padri felice

German – glücklich Vatertag

 French – Jour de pères heureux

No matter how you say Dad –

Afrikaans – Vader
Bangla – Baba or Abba
Basque – Aita
Bolognese – Peder
Brazilian – Portuguese Pai
Breton – Tad
Chinese – Ba (Baa)
Cree (Canada) – Papa
Croatian – Otac
Czech – Tata, Otec
Dakota (USA) – Ate
Dutch – Vader, Papa or Pappie
East African – Baba
English – Father, Dad, Daddy, Pop, Poppa or Papa
Filipino – Tatay, Itay, Tay or Ama
French – Papa
Galician – Pai
German – Banketi or Papi
Hebrew – Abba (h)
Hindi – Papa or Pita-ji
Hungarian – Apa, Apu, Papa or Edesapa
Icelandic – Pabbi or Faoir
Indonesian – Bapa, Ayah or Pak
Irish – Athair or Daid
Italian – Babbo
Japanese – Otosan or Papa
Judeo Spanish – Padre, Baba or Babu
Kikuyu – Baba
Kiswahili – Baba
Ladin – Pere
Latin – Pater, Papa or Atta
Luo (Kenya) – Baba
Malay – Bapa
Maltese – Missier
Modern Greek – Babbas
Nahuatl – (Mexico) Ta
Nepali – Buwa
Norwegian – Pappa or Far
Persian/Farsi – Pedar, Pitar or Baabaa
Polish – Tata or Ojciec
Portuguese-  Pai
Quechua – Tata or Churiyaqe
Romanian – Tata, Parinte or Taica
Russian – Papa
Sanskrit – Tatah or Janak
Sicilian – Patri
Slovak-  Otec
Spanish – Papa, Viejo or Tata
Swedish – Pappa
Swiss German – Vatter
Turkish – Baba
Urdu – Abbu, Abbu-ji, Abbu-jaan
Venetian – Pare, Popa, ‘Opa, Pupa or Papa
Welsh  – Tad

Please treasure your father and wish him well on his special day!

Happy Father’s Day!

My dad has been gone now since 2001. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of him in some way or remember his silly expressions or sayings. I am keeping them alive by sharing these silly idioms with my grandchildren, e,g.,

Holy Mackerel!

See you in the funny papers!

Home James and don’t spare the horses!

Jumpin’ catfish!

I love you and miss you, Dad! Xo

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings & hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 3 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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11 Responses to Happy Father’s Day!

  1. Happy father’s day to all the dads out there. 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    If you are lost for words tomorrow on Father’s Day then panic ye not.. Janice Spina has a multitude of language options for you. Fantastic Janice.. thanks.

  3. A splendid tribute to your dad on Father’s Day. Happy Day to all fathers. 😀 ❤

  4. dgkaye says:

    Lovely tribute Janice. Wishing all our dad’s in heaven a Happy Father’s Day.

  5. A wonderful post, Janice. A beautiful and playful way to remember your father 🙂 ❤

  6. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely, Janice. How many times I’ve wished I had my Dad around for advice.

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