Two weeks ago on Facebook I asked our fellow thankful facebookers whether they tried to learn saying "thank you" in the language of the country of their destination when they traveled internationally, and was delighted to be reminded that "hello" and "thank you" were the most important.
Personally, I must admit that even though I try, I don't always use my "thankful" language knowledge... It's mostly because I want to sound flawless when I pronunce the word, and when it just doesn't come out perfectly I get shy about actually saying it to locals. I'm thinking now, it's either I should stop wanting to sound like a native and just go for it or start putting in even more effort. Anyways, the reason I had an idea to ask the question was because I had a trip coming up, and now that I'm back from gorgeous Prague, I can thank you in Czech - děkuji!
What's your story with thanking in other languages? And how many ways can YOU say "thank you"?