No Matter How You Say It: Gratefulness
Gratefulness has its roots in the latin words gratus meaning “pleasing” and the verb facere which means “to make or do” to create the word gratificus – “doing a kindness”. Can you see how being grateful is the kind way to be?
You’re welcome This link explains the difference between the English practice of “You’re Welcome” and how it is handled in ASL.
Can you see how much the heart is connected to these signs?
“Blessing in disguise.”
“Thank your lucky stars.”
“The Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”
“Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”
“Owe a debt of gratitude.”
“Be thankful for small favors.”
In Other Languages
Spanish – agradecimiento
French – reconnaissance
German – Dankbarkeit
Italian – gratitudine
Swedish – tacksamhet
Basque – esker ona
Portugese – gratidão