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It's only in some languages including English that saying “thank you” means “I express gratitude to you”. In many languages something like “be thou blessed” is said instead. For example, in Russian “thank you” is спасибо (spasibo) [spɐˈsʲibə] which is actually a contraction of спаси Бо[г] meaning “save (you) God”. Arabic سَلَامَات‎ (salāmāt) is plural of ...

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