Inside: Saying “Thanks” in Spanish.
Bienvenidos a la clase de español.
I’m sure at some point in your life you were lectured about the importance of saying please and thank you. If you lived in my family, you certainly would have! Interestingly, ‘gracias‘ is a Spanish word most people recognise and can easily pronounce even if they don’t speak the language. There are several expressions that use the word gracias and many lovely sayings too. I’ve compiled a short list of expressions using the Spanish word for ‘thank you’.
Oh, what’s the expression for ‘please’?
15 Ways to Say Thank You in Spanish
Gracias por todo
(Thanks for everything)
(I am thankful)
(Thank you very much)
(Thank you so very much)
Con gracias anticipadas
(Thank you in advance)
Con gracias repetidas
(Thanks again and again)
(A thousand thanks)
Gracias a Dios
Gracias a dios es viernes
(Thank God it’s Friday)
Una nota de agradecimiento
(Thank you note)
The list continues with a few sayings using gracias, with rough translations
Now you know how to offer your heartfelt thanks!
We’ve covered saying thanks in Spanish, but how do you respond? If someone offers you their gratitude, make sure to let them know they are welcome. Here are some ways to express that sentiment:
6 Ways To Say You’re Welcome in Spanish
No hay de qué
Es un placer
Here’s a bonus expression. If you’re a “Tico(a)” from Costa Rica or if you’re just passing through, you’ll definitely hear the expression, Pura Vida. It can mean please, thank you, you’re welcome, cool, hello, good bye, that’s great. It’s an optimistic outlook on life.
Until our next class…
¡Pura Vida mis amigos!
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