80 authentic ways to say thank you and you're welcome in Spanish

If you consider yourself a polite person, you need to learn how to say thank you and you’re welcome in Spanish right away.

Because, how else would you be able to show appreciation in Spanish? Saying ‘thank you’ and ‘you’re welcome’ are some of the building blocks of society, as they help us show each other that we care about them and appreciate what they do for us.

These words and phrases help us acknowledge the humanity in all of us and make our day-to-day interactions less transactional. Life would be dry, cold, and perhaps even a little bit rude without these magic words. So, if you haven’t yet learned how to say thank you in Spanish, let us show you right away!

We’ll cover different ways to say thank you that you can use in many different contexts. We’ll also cover how to say you’re welcome in Spanish like a pro, without sounding like a robot by saying “you’re welcome” verbatim every single time.

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Children give their dad a heartfelt thankyou in Spanish.

Why learn how to say thank you and you’re welcome in Spanish

To be more polite

You just can’t go around life without saying thank you and you’re welcome. Otherwise, people might perceive you’re a rude person, even though you’re not!

Even if you keep your daily interactions at a minimum, you should be able to properly thank people anytime they help you with anything. And, although they might understand what you mean if you thank them in English (and a polite smile does go a long way!), saying the words in their native language will show genuine appreciation rather than a simple obligation.

To diversify your vocabulary

There are only so many times we can say thanks and you’re welcome before we start sounding robotic. That’s why we tend to switch it up with alternative phrases like “thank you very much,” “you got it!,” and “no worries.

The same is true in Spanish. If you’re looking to really progress beyond beginner in the Spanish language, you’ll need to learn at least a handful of ways to say thanks and you’re welcome. There is no better way to impress fluent speakers than by commanding multiple ways of expressing the same idea!

To show your appreciation of others

Finally, you should want to learn these phrases to show your appreciation of others. We all meet people who help us tremendously or significantly impact our lives. What better way to show our appreciation than by taking the time to thank them earnestly?

We’ll show you a few phrases to express a heartfelt thank you to your loved ones. We’ll also cover a few ways to write appreciation thank you notes for different occasions, so you can put pen to paper if you want to really show you’re grateful!

Thank you my friend in Spanish.

How to say thank you in Spanish

First things first: how to say thank you in Spanish. The direct translation of both “thank you” and “thanks” is gracias (grassy-as). This will be an acceptable way of showing appreciation in virtually every situation, except maybe in those instances where a simple thank you is not enough.

With that said, there are countless alternative ways to say thanks in Spanish. Some of them include Spanish slang, so they’ll certainly help you sound more like a native. Here are some of our favorite ways to say thanks.

EnglishSpanishIPA SpellingPronunciationContext
Thank youGraciasˈɡɾasjasGrassy-asNeutral thanks.
ThanksGraciasˈɡɾasjasGrassy-asNeutral thanks.
Thank you very muchMuchísimas graciasmuˈʧisimas̬ ˈɣɾasjasMoo-chee-see-mas grassy-asEnthusiastic thanks.
Thanks againGracias de nuevoˈɡɾasjas̬ ðe ˈnweβoGrassy-as day noo-ay-vo
No thank youNo, graciasˈno | ˈɡɾasjasNo grassy-assNeutral way to say no thanks. You can combine this with other ways to say thanks, e.g. “no, muchísimas gracias.
Okay thank youOk, graciasˈok | ˈɡɾasjasOkay grassy-asWhen accepting something and saying thanks.
Thank you my friendGracias, mi amigo/aˈɡɾasjas | mj amiˈɣoaGrassy-as me ah-mee-goThanking a friend.
Thank you for everythingGracias por todoˈɡɾasjas poɾ ˈtoðoGrassy-ass pore toe-dohExpressing gratitude to someone for a series of actions.
Thank you, have a nice dayGracias, que tengas un buen díaˈɡɾasjas | ˈke ˈtɛ̃nɡas ũm ˈbwɛ̃n ˈdiaGrassy-as kay ten-gas oon boo-en dee-ahThanking someone and wishing them a nice day.
Thank you for your helpGracias por tu ayudaˈɡɾasjas poɾ tw aˈʝuðaGrassy-as pore too ah-yoo-daThanking someone who just helped you with something.
Thank you for comingGracias por venirˈɡɾasjas poɾ βeˈniɾGrassy-as pore veh-neerThanking someone who just paid you a visit.
Many thanksMuchas graciasˈmuʧas̬ ˈɣɾasjasMoo-chas grassy-asEnthusiastic thanks.
A thousand thanksMil graciasˈmil ˈɣɾasjasMeel grassy-asVery enthusiastic thanks.
Thank you for your businessLe agradecemos su preferenciale aɣɾaðeˈsemos su pɾefɛˈɾɛ̃nsjaLay ah-grah-day-say-mos sue pray-fay-ren-see-ahThanking a customer for doing business with you.
Thank you for the giftGracias por el detalleˈɡɾasjas poɾ ɛl dɛˈtaʝeGrassy-as pore elle day-tah-yeThanking someone who just gave you a gift. Note that detalle is used for smaller gifts. For bigger gifts, you can use its augmentative detallazo instead.
Thank you for listeningGracias por su atenciónˈɡɾasjas poɾ sw atɛ̃nˈsjõnGrassy-as pore sue ah-ten-see-onThanking customers or guests for listening to an announcement.
Thank you for listening to meGracias por escucharmeˈɡɾasjas poɾ ɛskuˈʧaɾmeGrassy-as pore es-coo-char-mayThanking a friend who just listened to you venting or gave you advice.
Thanks for your understandingGracias por su comprensiónˈɡɾasjas poɾ su kõmpɾɛ̃nˈsjõnGrassy-as pore sue come-pren-see-onThanking someone for being. understanding after an inconvenience.
Thanks in advanceGracias de antemanoˈɡɾasjas̬ ðe ãnteˈmanoGrassy-as day an-tay-ma-noThanking someone before they do or agree to do something for you in anticipation that they will do it.
Thank you for your serviceGracias por su servicioˈɡɾasjas poɾ su sɛɾˈβisjoGrassy-as pore sue ser-vee-see-ohThanking someone who currently serves or served in the military.
Thank you for your hard workGracias por tu arduo trabajoˈɡɾasjas poɾ tw ˈaɾðwo tɾaˈβaxoGrassy-as pore sue ar-doo-oh tra-ba-hoThanking an employee or contractor who did a lot of (presumably) good work for you.
Thank you for your supportGracias por tu apoyoˈɡɾasjas poɾ tw aˈpoʝoGrassy-as pore too ah-po-yoThanking someone in a working environment.
Thank you for the birthday wishesGracias por las felicitaciones por mi cumpleañosˈɡɾasjas poɾ las felisitaˈsjones poɾ mi kũmpleˈaɲosGrassy-as pore las fey-lee-see-ta-see-oh-nes pore me coom-play-ah-niosThanking people’s well-wishes during or after your birthday.
Thank you for being a friendGracias por ser un buen amigoˈɡɾasjas poɾ ˈsɛɾ ũm ˈbwɛn aˈmiɣoGrassy-as pore ser oon boo-en ah-me-goThanking someone for being a good friend to you.
Thank you for the rideGracias por darme un aventónˈɡɾasjas poɾ ˈðaɾme u̯n aβɛ̃nˈtõnGrassy-as pore dar-may oon ah-ven-tonThanking someone who just gave you a ride.
Thank you my brotherGracias, mi hermano/aˈɡɾasjas | mj ɛɾmaˈnoaGrassy-as, me er-ma-noThanking a close friend or a literal sibling.
Thanks for askingGracias por preguntarˈɡɾasjas poɾ pɾeɣũnˈtaɾGrassy-as pore pray-goon-tarThanking someone for asking a very thoughtful question
Thank you for letting me knowGracias por hacérmelo saberˈɡɾasjas poɾ aˈsɛɾmelo saˈβɛɾGrassy-as pore ah-ser-may-lo sah-bearThanking someone for giving you a heads up about something
You’re the best!¡Eres el mejor!ˈɛɾes ɛl meˈxoɾ ‖Eh-res elle may-horeThanking someone by simply saying they’re the best
I am grateful to you for what you didTe lo agradezcote lo aɣɾaˈðɛskoTay low ah-grah-dess-coThis may sound weird in English but is a very common way to say thanks in Spanish
It is appreciatedSe agradecese aɣɾaˈðeseSay ah-gra-day-seAnother very common way to thank someone in Spanish
Very kindMuy amablemwj aˈmaβleMooy ah-ma-blayIt’s very common to tell someone that they are kind instead of actually saying gracias. Or, you could combine them in a gracias, muy amable.
CoolBuena ondaˈbwena ˈõndaBoo-eh-na on-dahThis is most common in Guatemala, similar to saying “that’s cool that you ____” to express gratitude.
OkayValeˈbaleVah-layYou’ll most likely hear this informal way to say thanks in Central and South American countries.
Give itDaleˈdaleDah-layThis word can mean a lot of things in Spanish, but in some countries like Colombia and Argentina it can mean an informal thanks.
To youA tia ˈtiAh teeWhen someone says thanks to you but you want to say that you are the one who should be thanking them.

How to give a heartfelt thank you in Spanish

Sometimes, people go above and beyond for you. And when they do, the least you can do for them is reciprocate with a heartfelt thank you. There are many ways to go about this, but here are some of our favorite ways to show genuine appreciation in Spanish.

EnglishSpanishIPA SpellingPronunciation
A heartfelt thank youUn agradecimiento de todo corazónun aɣɾaðesiˈmjɛ̃nto ðe ˈtoðo koɾaˈsõnOon ah-gra-day-see-me-en-to day toe-doe co-ra-son
I appreciate it from the bottom of my heartTe lo agradezco de todo corazónte lo aɣɾaˈðɛsko ðe ˈtoðo koɾaˈsõnTay lo ah-gra-des-co day toe-doe co-ra-son
I genuinely appreciate itTe lo agradezco genuinamentete lo aɣɾaˈðɛsko xenwinaˈmɛ̃nteTay lo ah-gra-des-co heh-noo-e-na-men-tay
Sincere thanksUn muy sincero agradecimientoũm mwi sĩnˈsɛɾo aɣɾaðesiˈmjɛ̃ntoOon mooy seen-say-ro ah-gra-day-see-me-en-to
Please accept my deepest gratitudePor favor reciba mi más profundo agradecimientopoɾ faˈβoɾ reˈsiβa mi ˈmas pɾoˈfũndo aɣɾaðesiˈmjɛ̃ntoPore fa-bore ray-see-bah me mas pro-fune-do ah-gra-day-see-me-en-to
I can’t thank you enoughNo puedo agradecerle lo suficienteˈno ˈpweðo aɣɾaðeˈsɛɾle lo sufiˈsjɛ̃nteNo poo-ay-doh ah-gra-day-ser-lay lo soo-fee-see-en-tay
That’s so kind of youEso es muy amable de su parteˈeso ˈɛs̬ mwj aˈmaβle ðe su ˈpaɾteEy-so es mooy ah-ma-blay day sue par-tay
I’m beyond gratefulEstoy más que agradecidoɛsˈtoi̯ ˈmas ˈke aɣɾaðeˈsiðoEss-toy mas kay ah-gra-day-see-doe
I’m forever indebtedSiempre estaré en deuda contigoˈsjɛ̃mpɾɛ ɛstaˈɾe ɛ̃n ˈdeu̯ða kõnˈtiɣoSee-em-pray ess-tah-ray con tee-go
Thank you, it means the world to meGracias, eso significa todo para míˈɡɾasjas | ˈeso siɣniˈfika ˈtoðo ˈpaɾa ˈmiGrassy-as ey-so seeg-nee-fee-kah toe-doe pah-ra me

How to write a thank you note in Spanish

In some situations, you will need to go way, way beyond a spoken thank you. A handwritten thank you note can be a great way to show someone that you truly are grateful for the help they’ve given you.

Of course, the contents of the note need to be adjusted depending on who it’s addressed to. Here are some thank you note examples as well as their respective contexts.

Example 1: Business context

This type of thank you note is used in a business context.

Dear *name*,
Thank you so much for your advice and time, last week. I really appreciate everything you’ve done to help get this project moving forward.
Estimado/a *name*,
Muchas gracias por su consejo y su tiempo la semana pasada. En verdad aprecio todo lo que ha hecho para ayudar a sacar este proyecto adelante.
Cordialmente, *name*

Example 2: Friendly and general context

This is a good thank you note for a friend or a family member. It is very casual and warm, yet still polite.

Hi *name*,
How are you? I hope you’re well.
I wanted to take the time to thank you again for all the help you gave me.
I’m sending you a virtual hug!
Best, *name*
Hola *name*,
¿Cómo estás? Espero te encuentres bien.
Quería tomarme el tiempo de agradecerte una vez más por toda la ayuda que me brindaste.
¡Te mando un abrazo!
Saludos, *name*

Example 3: Thank you note in Spanish for a gift

This is a great example of a thank you note you’d send someone who just sent you a gift.

Hi *name*,
Thank you so much for the flowers you sent me. I received them and they look beautiful in my office. You really didn’t have to!
I really appreciate your gift.
I hope to see you soon, and have a great day!
Thanks, *name*
Hola *name*,
¡Muchas gracias por las flores que me enviaste! Las he recibido y se ven preciosas en mi oficina. ¡En verdad no tenías por qué!
Aprecio mucho tu detalle.
Espero verte pronto, y que tengas un bonito día.
Gracias, *name*

Example 4: Thank you note in Spanish to teacher

This is an example of a thank you note you’d write to a professor at the end of the term to show your appreciation and thank them for a great term.

Dear *professor name*,
I am writing this letter to let you know that I sincerely appreciate your contributions to my academics and career. I thoroughly enjoyed everything I learned in your class and appreciate your guidance and instruction.
I hope we can stay in touch and I wish you all the best.
Thank you, *name*
Estimado/a *professor name*,
Le estoy escribiendo esta carta para decirle que sinceramente aprecio todas sus contribuciones a mis estudios y carrera. He disfrutado por completo todo lo que he aprendido en su clase y en verdad aprecio su dirección e instrucción.
Espero que podamos permanecer en contacto y le deseo todo lo mejor.
Muchas gracias, *name*

How to say you’re welcome in Spanish

No problem you're welcome in Spanish.

Learning how to say thank you is just one part of the equation. To be polite, you also need to learn how to say you’re welcome in Spanish. Here are some of our favorite ways to let someone know you are welcome!

EnglishSpanishIPA SpellingPronunciation
You’re welcomeDe nadade ˈnaðaDay nah-da
It’s nothing!¡Por nada!poɾ ˈnaða ‖Pore nah-da
No problemNo hay problemaˈno ˈai̯ pɾoˈβlemaNo ah-ee pro-blay-ma
You’re welcome, my friendDe nada, mi amigode ˈnaða | mj aˈmiɣoDay nah-da, me ah-me-go
AnytimeCuando quierasˈkwãndo ˈkjɛɾasCoo-ahn-do kee-eh-ras
Don’t mention itNi lo mencionesni lo mɛ̃nˈsjonesNee lo men-see-oh-ness
Nothing to thank forNo hay de quéˈno ˈai̯ ðe ˈkeNo ah-ee day keh
Nothing to thank me forNo hay nada que agradecerˈno ˈai̯ ˈnaða ˈke aɣɾaðeˈsɛɾNo ah-ee nah-da kay ah-gra-day-ser
Don’t worry about itNo te preocupesˈno te pɾeoˈkupesNo tay pray-oh-coo-pess
Of course!¡Claro!ˈklaɾo ‖Kla-ro
With pleasure!¡Con gusto!kõn ˈɡusto ‖Kon goose-toe
Not a problemNo hay problemaˈno ˈai̯ pɾoˈβlemaNo ah-ee pro-blay-ma
With much pleasureCon mucho gusto.kõm ˈmuʧo ˈɣusto ‖Kon moo-cho goose-toe
It’s my pleasureEs un placerˈɛs ũm plaˈsɛɾEss oon plah-ser
The pleasure is mineEl placer es míoɛl plaˈsɛɾ ˈɛs̬ ˈmioElle play-ser ess mee-oh
No, thank you!No, ¡gracias a ti!ˈno | ˈɡɾasjas a ˈti ‖No grassy-as ah tee
At your serviceA su servicioa su sɛɾˈβisjoAh sue ser-vee-see-oh
No worriesNo pasa nadaˈno ˈpasa ˈnaðaNo pah-sah nah-da
Glad to helpEncantado/a de ayudarɛ̃nkãntaˈðoa ðe aʝuˈðaɾEn-khan-ta-doe day ah-you-dar
AnytimeCuando gustesˈkwãndo ˈɣustesKoo-ahn-do goose-tess
We’re here to serve youEstamos para servirleɛsˈtamos ˈpaɾa sɛɾˈβiɾleEs-tah-moss pah-ra ser-veer-lay
That’s what we’re here forPara eso estamosˈpaɾa ˈeso ɛsˈtamosPah-ra ay-so ess-tah-moss
Happy toCon gustokõn ˈɡustoKon goose-toe
It’s the least I can doEs lo menos que puedo hacerˈɛs̬ lo ˈmenos ˈke ˈpweðo aˈsɛɾEss lo may-noss kay poo-ay-doh ah-ser
At your serviceA la ordena la ˈoɾðɛ̃nAh la or-den
Happy to helpFeliz de ayudarfeˈlis̬ ðe aʝuˈðaɾFay-lees day ah-yoo-dar

FAQs about saying thank you and you’re welcome in Spanish

How do you express gratitude in Spanish?

Spanish-speaking people tend to be warm and expressive. There are many direct and indirect ways to show your appreciation in Spanish, especially if someone did something nice to you and you want to make sure they know you are grateful.

The easiest way to show gratitude in Spanish is simply saying thank you: gracias. If you want to go beyond that, you can add a pet name, nickname, or term of endearment immediately after. You can say something like thank you, my friend in Spanish. Some examples are:

  • Gracias, amigo/a
  • Gracias, compadre
  • Gracias, hermano/a

Lastly, if you want to go above and beyond, you could go with the quintessential way to express sincere gratitude: te lo agradezco de todo corazón (I am grateful with all my heart).

How do you thank someone for their kindness in Spanish?

Muchas gracias por su amabilidad is the proper way to thank someone for their kindness in Spanish. This is a very formal phrase that should only be used either in formal situations or when you seriously want to thank someone for their kindness.

Other less formal and more common ways to thank a friend, family member, or even a stranger for their kindness are:

  • Qué amable
  • Qué gentil
  • Qué lindo/a

You can use any of the three expressions above in casual conversation to show that you believe the other person is very kind.

How do you thank someone for their concern?

Sometimes, people may have good intentions but incorrect facts. Maybe they think you look sick, but really you’re just tired. Maybe they’re even trying to be a little nosey, and you want to politely be assertive.

If you’re in either of these situations, you can tell them gracias por tu preocupación. This phrase is usually followed by a “pero” along with further explanation. Here are some sample sentences:

EnglishSpanishIPA SpellingPronunciation
Thank you for your concern, but I think I’m just tired.Gracias por tu preocupación, pero creo que solo estoy cansado/a.ˈɡɾasjas poɾ tu pɾeokupaˈsjõn | ˈpɛɾo ˈkɾeo ˈke ˈsolo ɛsˈtoi̯ kãnsaˈðoa ‖Grassy-as pore too pray-oh-coo-pah-see-on pay-ro cray-oh kay solo ess-toy khan-sah-doe
Thank you for your concern, but this is a private matter.Gracias por tu preocupación, pero esto es algo privado.ˈɡɾasjas poɾ tu pɾeokupaˈsjõn | ˈpɛɾo ˈɛsto ˈɛs ˈalɣo pɾiˈβaðo ‖Grassy-as pore too pray-oh-coo-pah-see-on pay-ro ess-toh ess al-go pre-vah-doe
Thank you for your concern, but I can handle it on my own.Gracias por tu preocupación, pero yo puedo solo.ˈɡɾasjas poɾ tu pɾeokupaˈsjõn | ˈpɛɾo ˈʝo ˈpweðo ˈsolo ‖Grassy-as pore too pray-oh-coo-pah-see-on pay-ro yo poo-ay-doh solo
Thank you for your concern, but I do not share your views.Gracias por tu preocupación, pero no comparto tus puntos de vista.ˈɡɾasjas poɾ tu pɾeokupaˈsjõn | ˈpɛɾo ˈno kõmˈpaɾto tus ˈpũntos̬ ðe ˈβista ‖Grassy-as pore too pray-oh-coo-pah-see-on pay-ro no come-par-toe toos poon-tos day vees-ta

Muchas gracias for staying through the end!

Woman tells man you're very welcome in Spanish as he holds umbrella for her.

If you’ve stuck to the very end, te lo agradecemos de todo corazón! And we’re sure that anyone who interacts with you in Spanish will appreciate it as well.

Now you know at least 80 ways to say thank you and you’re welcome in Spanish! With such a wide variety of words and phrases, you’ll be able to express gratitude in almost any context.

We hope you enjoyed this guide and found it helpful, and if you did—you’re welcome, my friend! As always, feel free to check out our Spanish blog for even more articles that you may find very helpful as you learn Spanish.

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