You’re Welcome in Spanish: 8 Great Ways to Respond to ¡Gracias!
One of the best things you can learn in another language is how to express gratitude.
But, what are you supposed to say when someone thanks you?
In English, of course, you’d say something like “you’re welcome,” “my pleasure” or even “no problem!”
Well, Spanish has a variety of phrases for this situation too!
Here are eight ways to say “you’re welcome” in Spanish.
And don’t forget to master “thank you” in Spanish while you’re at it, too. Then you’ll be prepared for any friendly Spanish conversation you might have!
- 1. De nada (You’re welcome)
- 2. No hay de qué (You’re welcome)
- 3. No hay problema (No problem)
- 4. No se preocupe (Don’t worry; Don’t mention it)
- 5. Un placer (A pleasure)
- 6. Con gusto (With pleasure)
- 7. El placer es mío (The pleasure is mine)
- 8. Gracias a usted (Thank you)
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1. De nada (You’re welcome)
The expression de nada literally means “of nothing.” It’s the most common way of saying “you’re welcome” in Spanish.
2. No hay de qué (You’re welcome)
This expression literally means “there is not from what.” It’s also a very common way of answering someone who’s thanking us.
3. No hay problema (No problem)
This is an informal way of saying “you’re welcome,” “no problem” or “don’t mention it.”
4. No se preocupe (Don’t worry; Don’t mention it)
Informal: No te preocupes
This expression literally means “don’t worry,” but it’s commonly used as a way of saying “you’re welcome.”
However, while the English “don’t mention it” feels a little bit informal to me, in Spanish you just need to substitute te for se in order to make the expression totally formal.
5. Un placer (A pleasure)
Quite self-explanatory, we use this expression to tell the person thanking us that it has been a pleasure to help them and we would do it again.
6. Con gusto (With pleasure)
Alternative: Con mucho gusto (With great pleasure)
Same as un placer, we use this expression to tell someone we’re happy to help.
7. El placer es mío (The pleasure is mine)
We enter into a loop of gratitude with this expression since it’s normally the answer to un placer.
Use this expression when you want to say it’s a pleasure for you to thank someone after they’ve told you it’s a pleasure to help you. Hashtag motion sickness!
8. Gracias a usted (Thank you)
Informal: Gracias a ti
This is also an answer and not really a way of thanking someone.
When someone tells you “thank you” and you want to express your gratitude because they’ve also helped you somehow, answer with gracias a ti (informal) or gracias a usted (formal).
In English, you would say “thank you,” with special emphasis on the word “you.”
Before you use these phrases with native Spanish speakers, you’ll likely want to practice.
One way to do this is by using Spanish dialogues. There are so many situations when someone might say “thank you” and “you’re welcome.” Find some in dialogues, then read or listen along to see how each conversation flows.
You can also practice by watching authentic Spanish videos, like movie clips, interviews and more on FluentU. You can find “you’re welcome” in Spanish in the expert-vetted subtitles to see more examples of each phrase in action.
Now if someone thanks you in Spanish, you can confidently reply, “¡No hay de qué!”