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Learn 12 Ways to Say Thank You in Polish & You’re Welcome

PolishPOd101 Learn PolishHi there!

Today, you will learn how to say Thank you in Polish. Then, you will learn how to respond. Ready? Take this lesson and…

  • Read and review
  • Print it out as physical review material (I like printing stuff)
  • Listen to the free audio lesson to practice your listening, and speaking (if you repeat out loud) and remember these better

Part 1: Audio Lesson – Say Thank You in Polish

While you read this, listen to the audio lesson for pronunciation, thanks to PolishPod101 (a complete Polish learning program – – click here to check them out). You’ll hear the phrases in Polish with their English meanings. Press the play button on the player below.

  • “Survival Phrases S1 #1 – Thank You!”

Part 2: How To Say Thank You in Polish

1. Thank you in Polish

  • Dziękuję
  • Transliteration: [Dzienjkuje:u]

This is the easiest way for to say thank you in Polish. People use it thousands of times everywhere every day. An additional advantage is that this phrase can be used both in formal cases and in everyday life. If someone does something good for you, you just say “Dziękuję”.

thank you in polish

By saying this phrase, you do not show too much gratitude, this is a simple “Thank you”.

2. Thanks

  • Dzięki
  • Transliteration: [Dzienjki]

This phrase is much simpler. Saying [Dzienjki] you do’t show too much gratitude, but this word is very helpful in daily routine – young people say “Dzięki” probably even more than “Dziękuję.” If you asked a friend to pass you a pen, do not say “Dziękuję” or “Dziękuję bardzo,” just say “Dzięki” – it sounds simpler and better in this case.

thank you in polish

Also remember, that it’s not a formal way to say thank you in Polish – it’s not okay if you say this word to your boss, for instance.

3. Thank you so much/many thanks

  • Dziękuję bardzo
  • Transliteration: [Dzienjkuje:u ba:rdzo]

This is the most intelligent way to say thank you in Polish. It sounds stronger than a simple “Dziękuję” and you show more emotions this way. It’s great to use this phrase if someone really helped you or did a great service. When the waiter brings you food, you should also say “Dziękuję bardzo.”

thank you in polish

You can say this phrase to anybody (doesn’t matter you meet the boss or your close friend) – it sounds very polite, don’t use it too often.

4. I appreciate it

  • Jestem ci wdzięczny
  • Transliteration: [Yestem chi vdzie:nchny]

This is a formal way to say Thank You in Polish. By saying [Jestem ci wdzięczny], you express even more emotion than saying {Dziękuję bardzo }. It’s a giant thank you. Also, it is very good to use this phrase when referring to a girl; for instance, if you want to say “I’m so thankful for everything”, in Polish “Jestem ci wdzięczny za wszystko.”

thank you in polish

The emotion that this phrase expresses is very strong, so use it in the right situations.O

Part 3: Saying Thank You in Polish with Phrases

5. I appreciate your help

  • doceniam twoją pomoc
  • Transliteration: Docenia:m twoyo: po:moc

6. My thanks

  • moye: podziekova:nia
  • Transliteration: moje podziękowania

7. My appreciation

  • moje uznanie
  • Transliteration: moye uznanie

Phrases are also often used to say thank you in Polish. Basically, people use them in formal situations. If you want to express deep thanks, use these phrases.

Part 4: How to Say You’re Welcome in Polish

When someone thanks you, it’s polite to respond in the same way. Depending on how deep and serious is the “thank you”, you can respond with one of the phrases below.

1. You are welcome

  • Proszę bardzo
  • Transliteration: [Proszeu bardzo]

That’s the most gracious way to say You are welcome in Polish. Just say [Proszę bardzo] if someone did some favor, and you really enjoyed it and gained some benefit. You can use [Proszę bardzo] often, it’s very polite phrase.

you're welcome in polish

2. Not at all

  • Nie ma za co
  • Transliteration: [Ne ma za co]

That is one more polite option, which actually means that thanks aren’t necessary at all.

you're welcome in polish

3. Happy to help

  • Cieszę się, że mogłem pomóc.
  • Transliteration: [Chieshe: shie: dze mogle:m pomu:c]

If someone is thanking you for some favor, and you were really helpful, you can say [Cieszę się, że mogłem pomóc].

you're welcome in polish

4. No problem

  • Spoko
  • Transliteration: [Spoko]

This is a very common way to say You are welcome in Polish. Remember, it’s not a formal phrase. Young people say “spoko” all the time in Poland, especially in conversation with friends.

you're welcome in polish

5. Do not mention it

  • Nie ma sprawy
  • Transliteration: [Nie ma sprawy]

If someone shows the gratitude, it’s the best way to answer. By saying [Nie ma sprawy], you show your respect.

you're welcome in polish


Now you know how to say thank you in Polish… and you’re welcome in Polish. There are dozens of ways to say [Thank you] and [You are welcome] in Polish, but I showed you the most frequently used ones.

Finally, here’s a quick list of all of the words above for your use.

English Polish
Thank you Dziękuję
Thanks Dzięki
Thank you so much/many thanks
Dziękuję bardzo
I appreciate it
Jestem ci wdzięczny
I appreciate your help
doceniam twoją pomoc
My thanks
moje podziękowania
My appreciation moje uznanie
You are welcome Proszę bardzo
Proszę bardzo Nie ma za co
Happy to help
Cieszę się, że mogłem pomóc.
No problem Spoko
Do not mention it Nie ma sprawy

Extra resources

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