To say thank you in Spanish, all you need is “gracias.”
Want a little more? Want to sound like a fluent speaker? Well, you got it.
This guide will add whole bunch of phrases to your brain. You’ll learn both,”thank you,” and “you’re welcome.
So, let’s jump in.
1. Thank you – Gracias
- Pronunciation: Grassy-As
This word is like the universal word for thank you in Spanish. Every single person understands “gracias.” When someone has completed a favor for you, you may thank them in Spanish by saying “gracias.”
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2. Thank you very much – Muchas gracias
- Muchas gracias.
- Pronunciation: Moo-chas Grassy-As
The second best way to say thank you in Spanish.
This phrase translates to “thanks a lot.” When you are highlythankful because your brother picked up your child from school since your afternoon meeting went past the hour indicated, you may thank your brother by saying “muchas gracias.”
3. Thanks a lot – Muchisimas gracias
- Muchisimas gracias.
- Pronunciation: Moo-Chi-See-Mas Grassy-As
This phrase translates to “thanks a lot” but can also mean “thank you very much.” Let’s say you are in line at a Subway and you order and attempt to pay for your order, but your card declines for some reason. The person behind you notices and decides to offer to pay for your food. You may gratefully thank them by saying “muchisimas gracias.”
4. I really appreciate it – Lo aprecio mucho
- Lo aprecio mucho
- Prononciation: Low ap-re-see-oh moo-cho
Aside from saying a literal “thank you,” you can also say your appreciation.
5. I appreciate it – Te lo agradezco
- Te lo agradezco.
- Pronunciation: Teh-Low-A-Gra-Des-Ko
This phrase translates to “I appreciate it” or “I appreciate you.” It is an indirect way of telling someone “thank you.” Whenever someone does any kind of favor for you, you may tell them “te lo agradezco” instead of “gracias” and mean the same thing.
6. Thanks for everything – Gracias por todo
- Gracias por todo
- Pronunciation:Grassy-As Por Toe-Dough
A very good way to say thank you in Spanish. If someone has done a lot for you, feel free to use this.
7. A thousand thanks – Mil gracias
- Mil gracias
- Pronunciation: Me-il Grassy-As
This phrase translates to “a thousand thanks.” You may use this when you are really thankful for any kind of favor done for you that saved your life! You may thank a certain individual or group by saying “mil gracias.”
Okay, now you know a bunch of ways to say thank you in Spanish.
What about “you’re welcome?”
Here are some ways to say you’re welcome in Spanish.
8. You’re welcome – De nada
- De nada.
- Pronunciation: Day Nah-Dah
The best way to say you’re welcome in Spanish.
This phrase is the most common response to “thank you.” “De nada” literally translates to “from nothing” but it is used to mean “you are welcome.” When someone says “gracias”, you may respond with “de nada”. Your response to a “thank you” will never go wrong in Spanish because it is very universal.
9. No problem – No hay problema
- No hay problema.
- Pronunciation: No Ay Pro-blem-ah
This is the next best way to say you’re welcome in Spanish.
It translates to “no problem.” It may be used when you genuinely do a favor for a friend, family, or co-worker and you are thanked for it. When anyone thanks you after a good deed like taking out the garbage or mowing the lawn for free, you may respond with “no hay problema.”
10. It’s nothing – Por nada
- Por nada.
- Pronunciation: Poor Nah-Dah
This phrase is similar to the “de nada”. It literally translates to “of nothing.” This phrase is rarely heard and said so it may catch you by surprise when you hear “por nada”. When someone has helped you move a couple of boxes from the storage to your attic and you are thanked for it, you may respond “por nada” instead of using the common “de nada” if you prefer.
11. Don’t mention it – No hay de que
- No hay de que.
- Pronunciation: No Ay De-Ke
This phrase is commonly used in Ecuador and surrounding countries. This phrase has a double meaning if you translate it to English because it can mean “you’re welcome” but also “don’t mention it.” If you are ever thanked for doing a simple favor like taking out the trash, you may respond with “no hay de que.”
12. Don’t mention it – No lo menciones
- No lo menciones.
- Pronunciation: No Low Men-See-Oh-Nes
This phrase translates to “don’t mention it.” When you surprise your latino boyfriend with breakfast or your latina girlfriend by washing her dirty car and she thanks you, you may respond with “no lo menciones.”
13. Don’t worry about it – No se preocupe./No te preocupes
- No se preocupe./No te preocupes.
- Pronunciation: No Seh Pre-Oh-Ku-Pez
- Pronunciation: No Teh Pre-Oh-Ku-Pez
This phrase translates to “don’t worry about it” or “don’t you worry about it.” When you do your mom or a close relative a favor and that person thanks you, you may respond with “no se preocupe” or “no te preocupes’.
14. With pleasure – Con gusto
- Con gusto.
- Pronunciation: Kone Goose-Toh
This phrase translates to “with pleasure.” This is a formal way of saying “you’re welcome” and can be used when you have a favor for someone you really care about. When you wake up early in the morning to prepare breakfast for your significant other and you are thanked for it, you may respond with “con gusto”. You may also add “mucho” to that phrase to say “con mucho gusto” which translates to “with much pleasure.”
15. It’s my pleasure – Es mi placer
- Es mi placer.
- Pronunciation: Es Me Plah-Ser
This phrase is translates to “it is my pleasure.” This is another formal way of saying “you are welcome.” When you have completed a favor for someone you don’t mind assisting and are thanked for it, you may respond with “es mi placer.”
16. The pleasure is mine – El placer es mio
- El placer es mio.
- Pronunciation: El Plah-Ser Es Me-Oh
This phrase translates to “the pleasure is mine.” It is nearly similar to the phrase “es mi placer.” When someone thanks you for giving them a ride anywhere, you may respond by saying, “El placer es mio.”
17. With pleasure – Mucho gusto
- Mucho gusto.
- Pronunciation: Moo-Cho Goose-Toh
This phrase is a bit tricky because you may have heard it when you have just met someone. You introduce yourself in Spanish and the other person responds with “Mucho gusto.” When used in this context, “mucho gusto” means “with pleasure.” When used after doing a favor and being thanked for it, this phrase also means “with pleasure.”
18. Thanks to you – Gracias a ti
- Gracias a ti.
- Pronunciation: Grassy-as Ah T
Here’s another way to say thank you in Spanish.
And, it’s also a way to say you’re welcome in Spanish.
This phrase translates to “thanks to you.” You may use this phrase to say “no, thank you!” in Spanish. “Gracias a ti” is a response you can say whenever a favor is done mutually.
19. At your service – A las ordenes. / A tus Ordenes
- A las ordenes. / A tus Ordenes.
- Pronunciation: Alas Or-Den-Ehs / Ah Toos Or-Den-Ehs
This phrase translates to “at your service.” The perfect situation to respond with this phrase is when you have a waitress/waiter job and you are thanked by you spanish-speaking customers.
20. No worries – No pasa nada
- No pasa nada.
- Pronunciation: No Pass-Ah Nah-Dah
“No pasa nada.” This phrase literally translates to “nothing is happening” but it’s not meant to mean just that. “No pasa nada” is widely used in Spain and in other spanish countries and it is slang for “no worries.” After giving a person a lift to the grocery store and they thank you for it, you may respond by saying “no pasa nada.”
18. Glad to help – Encantado de ayudar. Encantada de ayudar
- Encantado de ayudar. Encantada de ayudar.
- Pronunciation: En-Khan-Tah-Doh Deh Ah-Yoo-Dar,En-Khan-Tah-Dah Deh Ah-Yoo-Dar
This phrase translates to “glad to help.” If you are a male, you would use “encantado”. If you are a female, you would use “encantada”. When you are thanked by someone you don’t mind helping again, you may respond with “encantado/encantada de ayudar.”
21. Anytime – En cualquier momento
- En cualquier momento.
- Pronunciation: Ehn Khoo-Al-Kee-Err Moh-Men-Toh
This phrase literally translates to “in whatever moment” but it is meant to simply mean “anytime.” When you are thanked by someone you would easily do another favor for, you may respond with “en cualquier momento.”
Now you know a whole bunch of ways to sayyou’re welcome andthank you in Spanish.
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What are the two responses to Muchas Gracias? ›
De nada is the most common way to say 'you're welcome' in Spanish. It literally translates to English as 'of nothing'. You'll hear it in both formal and informal contexts, so there's no limitation on where it can be used. Muchas gracias por la ayuda.How do you respond to thank you in Spanish? ›
The response to gracias that you're most likely to use or hear is de nada (you're welcome), or you could say, if appropriate, a tí (thank you).What should I answer instead of thank you? ›
- You're welcome.
- No problem.
- No worries.
- Don't mention it.
- My pleasure.
- It was the least I could do.
- Glad to help.
"Bienvenido" is the word for "welcome." However, "You're welcome" is said, "de nada," which loosely translates to "of/for nothing."How do you respond to Mucho Gusto? ›
It can be used in the beginning and the end of the conversation. Instead of saying “adios” to someone who you just met, you can simply say “mucho gusto!” And if you are wondering how to respond to “mucho gusto”, the best answer is “igualmente” o “mucho gusto también”.
- You got it.
- Don't mention it.
- No worries.
- Not a problem.
- My pleasure.
- It was nothing.
- I'm happy to help.
- Not at all.
- Thank you. You're welcome. Happy to help.
- Thanks so much. No prob. I know you'd do the same for me.
- I appreciate your time. No worries. Glad I could help.
In short – the best (and easiest) response to 'buenos días' is a simple 'buenos días' in return! 'Hola, buenos días', 'buen día', 'igualmente' and 'como está' are also excellent responses!What does De nada means? ›
Definition of de nada
: of nothing : you're welcome.
- Gracias (thank you)
- Muchas gracias (thank you very much)
- Mil gracias (a thousand thanks)
- Muchísimas gracias (thank you very much, thanks a lot)
- Gracias/muchas gracias por todo (thank you/thank you very much for everything)
- Te/se lo agradezco (I thank you)
- Estoy muy agradecido/agradecida (I'm very thankful)
What can I say instead of de nada? ›
1. Por Nada – It's nothing / You're welcome. Por nada is one variation of 'de nada'. As a result, it's one of the most common ways to say you're welcome in Spanish.What are the best appreciation words? ›
- I am grateful for your support.
- I appreciate you.
- I appreciate your taking the time.
- I value the insights and guidance you provide.
- I wanted to thank you as soon as possible.
- I truly appreciate the confidence you showed in me.
- I appreciate you!
- You are the best.
- I appreciate your help so much.
- I'm grateful to you.
- I wanted to thank you for your help.
- I value the help you've given me.
- I am so thankful for you in my life.
- Thanks for the support.
You can use “anytime” as a response similar to “you're welcome,” but its meaning is not the same. “You're welcome” indicates pleasure to the thanker, while “anytime” puts the thanker at ease, assuring them that the task or favor was not of any trouble.What should I answer after Merci? ›
The usual response to merci is de rien (You're welcome – literally, It's nothing) or il n'y a pas de quoi. In a more formal context, you could say Je vous en prie or Je t'en prie.Does De nada mean you're welcome? ›
1) Con gusto
Along with “¡de nada!”, this is the most common phrase to express “you're welcome”. It simply translates to “with pleasure”, and for extra emphasis, you can say “con mucho gusto”, which means “with great pleasure”.
- Con mucho gusto → My pleasure (Literally: With much pleasure) Gracias por cocinar hoy. ...
- Es un placer → It's a pleasure. Mil gracias por lavar mi ropa. ...
- Por nada → It's nothing. ...
- No hay de que → Don't mention it. ...
- A la orden → At your service.
Don't Say “De Nada” [15 Ways to Say You're Welcome in Spanish]How do you respond to a compliment in Spanish? ›
- Gracias, eres muy amable. “Thanks, you are very kind.”
- Gracias por el cumplido. “Thanks for the compliment.”
1. Por Nada – It's nothing / You're welcome. Por nada is one variation of 'de nada'. As a result, it's one of the most common ways to say you're welcome in Spanish.
What does Muchas gracias in English? ›
Thank you very much, many thanks.