Which of you knows how to say "Praise God" in another language????

(28 Posts)
Smithagain Thu 08-May-08 21:29:08

I'm doing a children's session for Pentecost and we are going to act out the story of the Holy Spirit coming on the disciples at the first Pentecost.

I want a few phrases that the children can shout in different languages - preferably something that means "Praise God" or something similarly Christian.

Any suggestions?

I have "hallelujah" (hebrew), "Deo Gratias" (latin), and, um, that's about it grin

InLoveWithSweenyTodd Fri 09-May-08 11:24:26

Spanish for praise God is "Alabado sea Dios", pronounced "ahlahbahdo seh-ah Dios"

Smithagain Fri 09-May-08 12:59:46

Thanks. That will give them something to get their teeth round!

Any more?

fluffyanimal Fri 09-May-08 13:05:44

In Russian you can say "Slava bogu" (stress on the first syllables) which means literally Glory to God and is often used in the way in which we say "thank God".

Or how about another Latin one: "laudate domino" is actually Praise the Lord (what you have already is Thanks be to God).

Innat Fri 09-May-08 13:16:54

In Amharic (one of the main languages in Ethiopia) people say "Ig-zer-bia Is-till-in" which i think translates as God will provide or God willing...along those lines anyway. The Christians and Muslims both use this term

serenity Fri 09-May-08 13:24:26

Kyrie Eleison in Greek, although it's 'God have mercy' rather than 'Praise God', it serves the same purpose

cornflakegirl Fri 09-May-08 13:39:20

Louez Dieu in French.

Hosanna - not the same literal meaning, but used in the same way..

greenday Fri 09-May-08 13:51:28

Mandarin - 'Gan Xie Zhu'.

AnnieAreYouOkAreYouOkAnnie Fri 09-May-08 14:03:51

Buíochas le Dia (b-way-kus leh Dee-ah)
Irish for Thank God.

DutchOma Fri 09-May-08 14:44:34

Loof (as in loaf) (of prijs) de Heer

The ij and ee are difficult to pronounce in English as they are typically Dutch vowels.

Smithagain Fri 09-May-08 16:19:18

That's brilliant. Thanks everyone - just what I needed. Now I just have to persuade the children to shout them out with enthusiasm!

Roseylea Fri 09-May-08 16:46:13

Gott sei Dank in German (thank God)

Aila Fri 09-May-08 20:49:36

subhan'allah = means glory to God in Arabic, used when praising God.

Grannyanni Tue 10-May-16 10:20:06

I do Bible stories for assembly in lots of local primary schools with a big sketch board and paints, and have prepared one for Pentecost with lots of "Praise God" sayings in different languages. If you'd like me to e-mail it to you, I'm happy to do so.

Rosiejean Fri 13-May-16 23:43:32

Yes please - I would love to receive this - How do I e mail you?!

urbanfox1337 Sat 14-May-16 23:52:38

Anyone courageous enough to teach children "allahu akbar"?

allegretto Sat 14-May-16 23:55:36

Lodate il Signore (lo dar tay il sin your ray) in Italian

NewLife4Me Sun 15-May-16 00:00:23

Ave Maria - close enough?
Although, is that Dear Father?

Abba Father, Let me be.
My dd used to sing this so beautifully.

Ceilinglight Sun 15-May-16 00:01:19

Anyone courageous enough to teach children "allahu akbar"?

Allahu Akbar means God is Great. As the previous poster said, subhan'Allah means Praise be to God in Arabic.

Both phrases are lovely imo

ReallyTired Sun 15-May-16 00:07:01

Maybe it's time to reclaim certain phrases from terrorists. Certainly the older ones will know about connedications with terrorism. Getting children to realise that most Muslims aren't terrorists is a good lesson. I wonder if Arabic Christians call God "Allah"

getlostdailyfail Sun 15-May-16 00:16:02

Praise God in Arabic is actually "alhamdulillah"

"SubhanAllah" means glory be to God.

chanice Sun 15-May-16 00:21:36

Arabic Christians do call God Allah

Alhamdullah - praise God

SocialDisaster Sun 15-May-16 00:23:06

I never thought about hallelujah, thanks.

semideponent Sun 15-May-16 00:32:38

Laudate dominum (omnes gentes)

Praise the Lord, all people/nations

pearlylum Sun 15-May-16 08:07:28

Indoctrination of children is a nasty hobby. Couldn't you get a job in a charity shop or something.

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