If you consider yourself to be polite, you should learn how to say thank you and welcome in Spanish right away. Because how else could you express gratitude in Spanish? Saying ‘thank you’ and ‘you’re welcome’ are important societal building blocks because they demonstrate to others that we care about them and value what they do for us.
In this guide, we will go over various thank-you phrases that you can use in a variety of situations. We will also go over how to say “you are welcome” in Spanish like a pro. So stick around.
You can’t go through life without saying thank you and welcome. Otherwise, people may mistake you for a rude person, even if you are not.
Even if you limit your daily interactions, you should be able to properly thank people whenever they assist you with anything. And, while they may understand what you mean if you thank them in English, saying the words in their native language will demonstrate genuine appreciation rather than obligation.
Both “thank you” and “thanks” are directly translated as gracias (grassy-as). This will be an acceptable way of expressing gratitude in almost every situation, with the exception of those where a simple thank you is insufficient.
Having said that, there are numerous other ways to express gratitude in Spanish. Some of them include Spanish slang, so you will sound more like a native speaker. Here are some ways to express gratitude:
|Thank you very much
|Gracias de nuevo
|Grassy-as day noo-ay-vo
|No thank you
|Neutral way to say no thanks. You can combine this with other ways to say thanks, e.g. “no, muchísimas gracias.”
|Okay thank you
|When accepting something and saying thanks.
|Thank you my friend
|Gracias, mi amigo/a
|Grassy-as me ah-mee-go
|Thanking a friend.
|Thank you for everything
|Gracias por todo
|Grassy-ass pore toe-doh
|Expressing gratitude to someone for a series of actions.
|Thank you, have a nice day
|Gracias, que tengas un buen día
|Grassy-as kay ten-gas oon boo-en dee-ah
|Thanking someone and wishing them a nice day.
|Thank you for your help
|Gracias por tu ayuda
|Grassy-as pore too ah-yoo-da
|Thanking someone who just helped you with something.
|Thank you for coming
|Gracias por venir
|Grassy-as pore veh-neer
|Thanking someone who just paid you a visit.
|A thousand thanks
|Very enthusiastic thanks.
|Thank you for your business
|Le agradecemos su preferencia
|Lay ah-grah-day-say-mos sue pray-fay-ren-see-ah
|Thanking a customer for doing business with you.
|Thank you for the gift
|Gracias por el detalle
|Grassy-as pore elle day-tah-ye
|Thanking someone who just gave you a gift. Note that detalle is used for smaller gifts. For bigger gifts, you can use its augmentative detallazo instead.
|Thank you for listening
|Gracias por su atención
|Grassy-as pore sue ah-ten-see-on
|Thanking customers or guests for listening to an announcement.
|Thank you for listening to me
|Gracias por escucharme
|Grassy-as pore es-coo-char-may
|Thanking a friend who just listened to you venting or gave you advice.
|Thanks for your understanding
|Gracias por su comprensión
|Grassy-as pore sue come-pren-see-on
|Thanking someone for being. understanding after an inconvenience.
|Thanks in advance
|Gracias de antemano
|Grassy-as day an-tay-ma-no
|Thanking someone before they do or agree to do something for you in anticipation that they will do it.
|Thank you for your service
|Gracias por su servicio
|Grassy-as pore sue ser-vee-see-oh
|Thanking someone who currently serves or served in the military.
|Thank you for your hard work
|Gracias por tu arduo trabajo
|Grassy-as pore sue ar-doo-oh tra-ba-ho
|Thanking an employee or contractor who did a lot of (presumably) good work for you.
|Thank you for your support
|Gracias por tu apoyo
|Grassy-as pore too ah-po-yo
|Thanking someone in a working environment.
|Thank you for the birthday wishes
|Gracias por las felicitaciones por mi cumpleaños
|Grassy-as pore las fey-lee-see-ta-see-oh-nes pore me coom-play-ah-nios
|Thanking people’s well-wishes during or after your birthday.
|Thank you for being a friend
|Gracias por ser un buen amigo
|Grassy-as pore ser oon boo-en ah-me-go
|Thanking someone for being a good friend to you.
|Thank you for the ride
|Gracias por darme un aventón
|Grassy-as pore dar-may oon ah-ven-ton
|Thanking someone who just gave you a ride.
|Thank you my brother
|Gracias, mi hermano/a
|Grassy-as, me er-ma-no
|Thanking a close friend or a literal sibling.
|Thanks for asking
|Gracias por preguntar
|Grassy-as pore pray-goon-tar
|Thanking someone for asking a very thoughtful question
|Thank you for letting me know
|Gracias por hacérmelo saber
|Grassy-as pore ah-ser-may-lo sah-bear
|Thanking someone for giving you a heads up about something
There are also several other ways to say thank you in Spanish. You need to come up with the right phrase for the right situation. Remember that the phrase suitable for a particular situation cannot be used in another situation.
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Learning to say thank you is only one component of the equation. To be polite, you should also learn how to say “you’re welcome” in Spanish. Here are some prominent ways to say you’re welcome:
|No hay problema
|No ah-ee pro-blay-ma
|You’re welcome, my friend
|De nada, mi amigo
|Day nah-da, me ah-me-go
|Don’t mention it
|Ni lo menciones
|Nee lo men-see-oh-ness
|Nothing to thank for
|No hay de qué
|No ah-ee day keh
|Nothing to thank me for
|No hay nada que agradecer
|No ah-ee nah-da kay ah-gra-day-ser
|Don’t worry about it
|No te preocupes
|No tay pray-oh-coo-pess
|Not a problem
|No hay problema
|No ah-ee pro-blay-ma
|With much pleasure
|Con mucho gusto.
|Kon moo-cho goose-toe
|It’s my pleasure
|Es un placer
|Ess oon plah-ser
|The pleasure is mine
|El placer es mío
|Elle play-ser ess mee-oh
|No, thank you!
|No, ¡gracias a ti!
|No grassy-as ah tee
|At your service
|A su servicio
|Ah sue ser-vee-see-oh
|No pasa nada
|No pah-sah nah-da
|Glad to help
|Encantado/a de ayudar
|En-khan-ta-doe day ah-you-dar
|We’re here to serve you
|Estamos para servirle
|Es-tah-moss pah-ra ser-veer-lay
|That’s what we’re here for
|Para eso estamos
|Pah-ra ay-so ess-tah-moss
|It’s the least I can do
|Es lo menos que puedo hacer
|Ess lo may-noss kay poo-ay-doh ah-ser
|At your service
|A la orden
|Ah la or-den
|Happy to help
|Feliz de ayudar
|Fay-lees day ah-yoo-dar
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Q. How do you express gratitude in Spanish?
A. People who speak Spanish are usually friendly and expressive. There are numerous direct and indirect ways to express gratitude in Spanish, especially if someone has done something nice for you and you want to ensure they know you appreciate it. The simplest way to express gratitude in Spanish is to say thank you: Gracias.
Q. How do you thank someone for their kindness in Spanish?
A. Muchas gracias por su amabilidad is the proper way to thank someone for their kindness in Spanish.
Q. How do you thank someone for their concern?
A. You can use the phrase ‘gracias por tu preocupación’. This phrase is usually followed by a “pero” along with a further explanation.
Hopefully, you have learned many ways to say ‘thank you’ and ‘you are welcome’ in Spanish today. You need to memorize them as presenting positive behavior and most importantly, showing gratitude is what the world needs more than anything. If you are still wondering how to speak Spanish and where to start, check out italki. Find a suitable tutor and let the learning journey begin!