9 Ways to Say “You’re Welcome” in Portuguese and Respond to “Obrigado”

Thanks come in different intensities, from the casual “thanks for holding the door open for me” to the heartfelt “thank you for being such a good friend.”

So it’s no surprise that there are various degrees of “you’re welcome,” too!

If someone says “obrigado” (thank you) to you, would you know the right way to say “you’re welcome” in Portuguese?

Learn how to respond to expressions of gratitude, no matter what the situation is!

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De nada — It was nothing

This is the most common way to respond when someone says obrigado  (thank you). While it literally means “it was nothing,” it’s the closest in meaning to “you’re welcome” in English. 

You can use this expression to respond to everything from someone thanking you for holding the door open for them to a colleague thanking you for your help with a job. For example:

De nada, foi um prazer trabalhar juntos. — You’re welcome, it was a pleasure working together.

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Por nada — For nothing

This is another way to respond to someone expressing gratitude. It directly translates to “for nothing” or “it’s nothing” and its usage is similar to the English expression “don’t mention it.”

Disponha — At your disposal

Disponha is used in response to someone thanking you for a favor or service. It conveys a sense of availability and willingness to assist further and it’s generally used by older people. 

Foi um prazer — It was a pleasure

Like the English translation, this phrase expresses that you enjoyed helping or interacting with someone. You’re telling someone that whatever they were thanking you for was a pleasure to assist with. 

A variation of this expression is com prazer  (with pleasure).

Eu é que agradeço — I am the one who thanks

This phrase turns the thanks back to whoever is expressing gratitude to you. It’s a way to say “I’m the one who’s grateful,” placing the emphasis on the “I.”

Não há de quê — There is no reason

Use this phrase to convey that there’s nothing to thank you for, similar to saying “it was nothing” in English. It’s a polite way to acknowledge thanks while downplaying the effort made.

Another way to say this is não tem de quê  — it was nothing.

Sempre às ordens — Always at your service

When you want to convey that you’re always willing to help some more, this is the expression to use. A few variations abbreviate the expression: Às suas ordens  (At your orders) and Às ordens  (At orders)

Sem problemas — No problem

Sem problemas in Portuguese translates to “no problems” or “no issues” in English. It’s a casual way to say “you’re welcome” or to convey that there were no difficulties in helping someone. 

Imagina — Imagine

While this literally translates to “imagine,” you can use it to mean “you’re welcome” or “don’t mention it.” For example:

Imagina, foi um prazer ajudar. — You’re welcome, it was a pleasure to help.

 

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