Norwegian and Icelandic word which depending on the situation or context can mean either of the following:

  • Thanks
  • Please
  • Goodbye
  • Yes


  • 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.


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