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 multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 books have received 26 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 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 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, 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 http://jemsbooks.blog 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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