Norwegian and Icelandic word which depending on the situation or context can mean either of the following:
- Nei takk/Ja takk: No thanks/Yes please
- Takk skal du ha: Thank you
- Takk for sist: Nice to see you again (literally: thank you for the last time we met)
- Takk for meg: Goodbye or bye bye (literally: thank you from me)
The "yes" form is usually shorthand for a positive answer. Instead of going overboard and say ja takk
, you can utter a simple takk
. The Swedish variant of the word is Tack
, while the Danes say Tak
Takk is also the pointy bits on a deer's antler or (in some dialects), a flat iron to make various pancake types or flat bread on. The latter is usually called takke though.
Pronounciation for english speaking people: the a in takk should be pronounced a bit harder and shorter than in task. The double k is pronounced the same way as an english single k. In Norwegian, a double consonant always denotes a short, hard-ish preceding vowel.