Each Wednesday, we’ll try to post a word or phrase in one of our new languages (Slovak and Romani) that will give you a glimpse into the place we’re going.
SLOVAK: D’akujem [DYAH-koo-yem] – “Thank you”
Prosím [PRO-seem] – “Please” and “You’re welcome”
MEANING: “Thank you” – a very helpful word to know, especially when you remember that when you’re just beginning a language, this might be the only word out of a conversation that someone actually recognizes.
Prosím is one of those words that pulls double duty in lots of languages – it means both “please” (like the magic word, “Can I please have that ice cream??”) and an informal way to say “you’re welcome.”