by Micaela Segal de la Garza
How do you say Thank You in Spanish? Obviously the one word you need to know is “gracias.” But, since you’re a greedy Spanish learner want more…
You got it. In this Spanish guide, you get 12 ways to say Thank You in Spanish. Each one includes explanations and an example sentence.
12 Ways to Say Thanks You in Spanish
Thank You Exchanges
- Pronunciation: grah-see-ahs
- Meaning: thanks, thank you
This versatile “thank you” is the building block for nearly all phrases that express gratitude. “Grah-see-ahs” can be said quickly when thanking a shopkeeper or expressed as the most thankful and thoughtful response to a close friend or family.
- No, pero gracias.
- No, but thanks.
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2. ¡Muchas gracias!
- Pronunciation: moo-chus grah-see-ahs
- Meaning: thank you very much, thank you so much
For a bigger showing of appreciation, “moo-chus grah-see-ahs” adds an extra dose of exactly how much thanks you’re giving. “Thank you very much” and “thank you so much” are interchangeable in Spanish with this phrase. Feel free to drag out the “oo” sound in muchas for dramatic effect. Even teens misspell in this way to give extra flavor when texting the phrase.
- Muchas gracias por llamar.
- Thanks so much for calling.
3. De nada
- Pronunciation: deh nah-dah
- Meaning: you’re welcome, it was nothing
Spanish speakers say “it was nothing” in response to being thanked, instead of saying “you’re welcome.” “Deh nah-dah” is understood everywhere, and in some places they even shorten it to nada.
- De nada, espero que te guste.
- You’re welcome, I hope you like it.
4. No hay de qué
- Pronunciation: no ay deh ke
- Meaning: don’t mention it, you’re welcome
Another form of “you’re welcome” is “don’t worry about it” or “don’t mention it” which in Spanish is literally “there is nothing for which to thank.” “No ay deh ke” is a very humble way to respond and it is used only slightly less frequently than its counterpart de nada.
5. Gracias a todos y a todas
- Pronunciation: grah-see-ahs ah toh-dohs ee ah toh-dahs
- Meaning: thanks everyone
Used at the beginning or end of a speech, a group email, a work meeting or a yoga class, “grah-see-ahs ah toh-dohs ee ah toh-dahs” is long because it includes the male and the female forms of everyone.
“Thanks everyone” is useful as long as the group is more than two people. Conveniently, it is appropriate in both formal and informal situations.
- Gracias a todos y a todas por venir hoy.
- Thanks everyone for coming today.
6. Muchísimas gracias
- Pronunciation: moo-chee-see-mahs grah-see-ahs
- Meaning: Thank you so very much
How would you say thank you in Spanish when you are…
If you forgot your phone in a cab or on a bus and it’s returned to you, “moo-chee-see-mahs grah-see-ahs” is a thanks that shows you are extremely thankful. With raised eyebrows or a sigh, it also may suggest you’re surprised, relieved or thankful for something you didn’t expect.
“Thank you so very much” can sometimes come off a bit effusive, so make sure you really mean it!
- Muchísimas gracias por pensar en mi.
- Thank you so very much for thinking of me.
7. Mil gracias
- Pronunciation: meel grah-see-ahs
- Meaning: thanks so much, a thousand thanks
“Meel grah-see-ahs” is a twist on giving extra thanks, used by all ages. “A thousand thanks” in English sounds stuffy, but it’s quite the opposite in Spanish! It’s used interchangeably with “thanks very much” or “thanks so much.”
- Mil gracias por la invitación
- Thanks so much for the invite!
8. Gracias con todo mi corazón
- Pronunciation: grah-see-ahs kon toh-doh mee core-ah-sohn
- Meaning: thanks from the bottom of my heart, thank you with all my heart
Deep thanks can be shared by explaining exactly where it came from, as in “thanks from the bottom of my heart.” This phrase is not frequently used, but it adds a deep feeling of gratitude and connection in the conversation. “Grah-see-ahs” covers the thanks and “toh-doh mee core-ah-sohn” means all my heart.
A common variation is gracias de todo corazón.
- Por sus palabras y su tiempo, gracias con todo mi corazón.
- For your words and your time, thank you with all my heart.
9. Gracias de antemano
- Pronunciation: grah-see-ahs deh an-teh-mah-no
- Meaning: thanks in advance
Some email etiquette suggests against this phrase, but if you decide to give thanks ahead of time, use “grah-see-ahs deh an-teh-mah-no” or gracias por adelantado.
“Thanks in advance” may be a bit pushy, but it gets the job done!
- Gracias de antemano por su ayuda.
- Thanks in advance for your help.
10. Te agradezco
- Pronunciation: teh ah-grah-deh-sko
- Meaning: I appreciate you, I thank you
As sung in a Shakira and Alejandro Sanz duet, “teh ah-grah-deh-sko” shows gratitude by appreciating the other person. Depending on context, it can mean “I thank you” or “I appreciate you” as they say in the southern United States.
- Te agradezco por su visita.
- I thank you for your visit.
11. Estoy agradecido or estoy agradecida
- Pronunciation: eh-stoy ah-grah-deh-see-doh, eh-stoy ah-grah-deh-see-dah
- Meaning: I’m thankful
When going around the table on Thanksgiving, males will say “eh-stoy ah-grah-deh-see-doh” and females will say “eh-stoy ah-grah-deh-see-dah” before listing the things for which they are grateful. “I’m thankful” can also be used to replace a traditional thank you in more serious situations. But it’s pretty formal, so don’t use this to thank the barista who made your coffee!
- Estoy agradecida que tenemos a toda la familia junta.
- I’m thankful that we have all of the family together.
12. Gracias de todos modos
- Pronunciation: grah-see-ahs deh toh-dohs moh-dohs
- Meaning: thanks anyway
When you want to be gracious in declining something, “thanks anyway” is a great option. “Grah-see-ahs deh toh-dohs moh-dohs” is very polite and appreciates the other’s time or attempt.
- No quiero comprar las toallas amarillas, pero gracias de todos modos.
- I don’t want to buy the yellow towels, but thanks anyway.
Now, below is a chart of all the phrases. So you can quickly review all the words.
Review chart on all the ways to say thank you in Spanish
|1||thanks, thank you||¡Gracias!|
|2||thank you very much, thank you so much||¡Muchas gracias!|
|3||you’re welcome, it was nothing||De nada|
|4||don’t mention it, you’re welcome||No hay de qué|
|5||thanks everyone||Gracias a todos y a todas|
|6||Thank you so very much||Muchísimas gracias|
|7||thanks so much, a thousand thanks||Mil gracias|
|8||thanks from the bottom of my heart, thank you with all my heart||
Gracias con todo mi corazón
|9||thanks in advance||Gracias de antemano|
|10||I appreciate you, I thank you||Te agradezco|
Estoy agradecido or estoy agradecida
|12||thanks anyway||Gracias de todos modos|
Now you know a whole bunch of ways to say Thank You in Spanish.
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