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No problem, no worries, my pleasure – just like the English language, there are many different expressions that you can use to say you’re welcome in Spanish.
If you’re like most Spanish students, then you probably learned “¡De nada!” early on, and stuck with that tried and trusted expression. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that, since it’s probably the most common way to express “you’re welcome” among native speakers.
However, in this post we want to arm you with a few alternative ways to express the same, whether you are making small talk with a friend, in formal conversation with colleagues, there is a suitable expression for any situation.
Of course, as we’ll explain below, some of these expressions may be more used than others, depending on the country you’re in.
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”.
- Juan: Thanks for coming to the party – Gracias por venir a la fiesta
- Alejandra: My pleasure! – Con Gusto
2) No es nada – Por nada – De nada
Used in a similar way to “don’t mention it” or “you don’t need to thank me” in English, these can be used both in a formal and informal context.
- María: Thank you for the flowers, Carlos! – ¡Gracias por las flores, Carlos!
- Carlos: Do not mention it, María! – ¡No es nada, María!
3) Nada, nada
Nope – this isn’t a typo.
Spanish speakers say nada twice to reinforce it wasn’t a bother to do it.
- José: Thank you for lending me money, Fernanda – Gracias por prestarme dinero, Fernanda
- Fernanda: Don’t thank me for that! – ¡Nada, nada!
4) Gracias a ti – Gracias a usted (es)
This expression is often used as a polite reply after receiving a service or a favor (i.e “thanks to you”)
- Carlos: Thank you for enjoying our services – Gracias por disfrutar de nuestros servicios.
- Luisa: No, thanks to you! – ¡Gracias a ustedes!
5) No hay de qué
The same as ‘de nada’, but more commonly used in a formal situation.
- Juan: Thanks for the cake, it was delicious – Gracias por la torta, estaba riquísima.
- María: Do not mention it, I made it with all my love for your birthday – No hay de qué, la hice con mucho cariño para tu cumpleaños.
6) No te preocupes – No hay problema
Similar to the expressions “no worries” or “not at all” in English.
- Laura: Thank you for joining me – Gracias por acompañarme.
- Luis: No worries, Laura – ¡No hay problema, Laura!
7) No me cuesta nada
A synonym of “no te preocupes” or “no hay problema”.
When you do a favor for a friend, and want to express that doing the favor was no hassle for you.
- Ricardo: Thank you for helping me to do the homework – Gracias por ayudarme a hacer la tarea.
- Pedro: It is okay, Ricardo – No me cuesta nada, Ricardo
8) Para eso estamos
It is very colloquial and common on a daily basis – the translation is: “that’s why we are here”.
Normally used by people who provide a service/product.
- Client: Thank you for helping me choose the clothes – Gracias por ayudarme a elegir la ropa.
- Salesman: -That ‘s why I am here for! – ¡Para eso estamos!
9) A la orden – A mandar
A la orden is most common in Latin America, while a mandar is often said in Spain.
The literal meaning is “I’m at your orders/commands” or “I’m here to obey you”, but its English equivalent would be “At your service!”.
- Moisés: How much are these shoes? – ¿Cuánto cuestan esos zapatos?
- Vendedor: $25 sir – 25 dólares, señor
- Moisés: Thank you! – ¡Muchas gracias!
- Vendedor: At your service! – ¡A la orden!
10) Las que tú tienes
A lovely Spanish expression, which tends to be only said by elderly people in Spain.
It literally means “the ones you have”.
Quick bonus info -the word “gracias” means: “the grace be with you” or “I wish you a lot of grace”. So it kinda makes sense if we say “gracias”, that someone in Spain replies with this. They are saying “the gracefulness that you already have”.
- Carla: Thank you for the rose – Gracias por la rosa
- Fabián: You are very welcome – Las que tú tienes.
11) Para eso están los amigos
Commonly used in conversation with close friends.
- Diana: Thank you, fellows, for throwing me a surprise party! – ¡Gracias, amigos, por prepararme la fiesta sorpresa!
- Amigos: That’s what friends are for! – ¡Para eso están los amigos!
12) Hoy por ti, mañana por mí.
A nice response to gratitude, while also letting the other person know that they owe you one for the favor you did.
The closest English equivalent is: “you scratch my back, I scratch yours”.
- Camila: Thank you for doing it – Gracias por hacerlo.
- Samanta: You scratch my back, I scratch yours – Hoy por ti, mañana por mí.
13) Es un placer/ Fue un placer
Let’s finish on an easy one, – it simply means “it is/was a pleasure”, and is used in the exact same way you’d use the direct translation in English.
You can also shorten it to “un placer”, which simply means “a pleasure”.
- David: Thanks for helping me with my homework – Gracias por ayudarme con mi tarea.
- Alejandra: A pleasure – Un placer.
#1. No es nada – It’s nothing, or it’s not a big deal
This is a very casual way of saying you’re welcome. When someone helps you with something and then you say “Oh, gracias”, the other person can say “no es nada”.
2. Está bien – It’s all good
This is also very casual. When one says “muchas gracias por tu ayuda”, you can respond with “oh, está bien”.
3. No hay problema – It’s no problem
This is a very easy and simple way of saying you’re welcome in Spanish.
4. No te preocupes (informal) – No worries
You can also say no se preocupe, for a more formal setting which means “no worries” or “don’t worry”.
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Saying you’re welcome in Spanish can become a pretty routine part of any conversation. But you may get tired of using the same phrase over and over again.
If you are tired of saying “de nada,” try some new responses to make your conversations have more variety. Also, native speakers will express “you’re welcome” in a variety of ways.
The next time someone says “gracias,” try responding with one of these phrases:
1) Con mucho gusto → My pleasure (Literally: With much pleasure)
Gracias por cocinar hoy.
– Ay, con mucho gusto.
Thank you for cooking today.
– Oh, my pleasure.
2) Es un placer → It’s a pleasure.
Mil gracias por lavar mi ropa.
– Es un placer.
Thanks a million for washing my clothing.
– It’s a pleasure.
3) Por nada → It’s nothing.
Gracias por la ropa nueva.
Thank you for the new clothing.
– It’s nothing!
4) No hay de que → Don’t mention it.
Gracias por ayudarme limpiar la casa, te lo agradezco.
– ¡No hay de que!
Thank you for helping me clean the house, I appreciate it.
– Don’t mention it!
5) A la orden → At your service.
Gracias por cuidar a los niño esta mañana.
-¡A la orden!
Thank you for taking care of the children this morning.
– At your service!
Use these phrases to have more fluid, natural Spanish conversations.
For more useful words and phrases, view the rest of the Conversational Spanish Series here.
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¡Hola! My name is Tamara Marie. I’m a language coach specializing in brain-friendly methods to learn foreign languages faster. I speak English (US native), Spanish (advanced), and Brazilian Portuguese (beginner). I’m a Latin music & dance addict and passionate about helping people learn languages.
Every language has common words of politeness, like please, thanks, and you’re welcome because expressing respect towards others is a value that people from all around the world have. And the Latin American Spanish language and culture are no strangers to that. In fact, they have many different ways of expressing politeness.
If you know some Spanish, you probably have heard of gracias (thanks) and de nada (you’re welcome). But if you want to blend in more with the natives, you should use other words that have the same meaning. You already know how to say thanks in Spanish. So now we are going to teach you 15 different ways of saying you’re welcome in Spanish.