Learning - Language Skills | 3-18 yrs

How To Say Dad In Different Languages


'Dad', 'daddy', 'papa' – Every one of these adorable words has the power to make any dad sit up, take notice and pay attention. 

In different cultures around the world, there are different ways of saying the word 'father' in the native tongue. However, 'dad' is a word that is synonymous with 'father' and cuts across cultures in the modern world. Read this ClipBook to know how kids across the world address their fathers.  


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