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danke

[dahng-kuh] /ˈdɑŋ kə/
interjection, German.
1.
thank you.
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  • "danke, danke," he said nonchalantly, looking at the same time to right and left.

    The Man with the Clubfoot Valentine Williams
  • By the time the bottom of the bowl was reached she could smile, but still she said not a word except a whispered danke schon.

    What Katy Did Next Susan Coolidge
  • Ima and Imam mean "Emma," dakkngaggngaggn again means "danke," and betti still continues to signify "bitte."

  • The probability is obvious that we have here a case of imitation of the "Thanks" (danke) which he has not seldom heard.

  • Nein, danke, said the little governess, looking at the big berries on their gleaming leaves.

    Bliss, and Other Stories Katherine Mansfield
  • In place of "danke" are heard dang-gee and dank-kee; the former favorite dakkn is almost never heard.

  • You know in Germany whenever anybody asks after anybody you have to begin your answer with danke.

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