We all know that if someone says “Gracias” to you, and you want to reply with a you’re welcome in Spanish, then you would say “con gusto”.
But, is there another way to say that in Spanish?
Do native speakers use this phrase all the time?
They use way more expressions to communicate this “you’re welcome” idea after someone expresses gratefulness.
In this blog post, I’ll share with you 32 different ways to say you’re welcome in Spanish.
If you learn these phrases and use them, then you’ll sound more natural when someone says “gracias” to you.
Plus, this article is written as if it was a story in which you’ll be the star.
As we go through the story I’ll be explaining the meaning of each phrase so you can learn when to use them.
Also, at the end of this blog post you’ll have to make a crucial choice, so make sure you go through the whole story to take a wise decision.
Let’s get started!
32 Different ways to say you’re welcome in Spanish
So, let’s say you’re a gentleman, a man who knows how to treat women well…
Just to make a general picture of who you’ll be in this story, let’s say you’re one of those kinds of men who give flowers, chocolates, and attention whenever you’re attracted to someone.
Today, you ask out a beautiful Colombian woman named Sofia to a fancy restaurant.
You’ll have pasta tonight…
It’s an Italian restaurant, and because of that, you’re wearing a fancy shirt, your hair looks super clean, and you just put on that nice perfume your father gave you to wear on the day you meet the woman of your life.
(We need to be dramatic here 😅 ).
You get into your car, especially washed and aromatized for this date; you drive, pick up your girlfriend and you take her to “El bambino” restaurant.
Once you park the car, and just as a passionate gentleman would do, you get off the car first, and then you open the girl’s door to help her come out of the car delicately.
Sofia says as she looks into your eyes with those big brown beautiful eyes.
What are you going to say if you want to say you’re welcome in Spanish?
Well, you’ll give a good impression if you use her language and say:
- Con gusto: Most common way to say you’re welcome in Spanish.
- Con mucho gusto: Another common way, but putting mucho to maximize how you feel, just like “you’re very much welcome”
Or perhaps if you want to give her the impression, that you’re really interested in her, you can say:
- Con el mayor de los gustos: People also say a variation of this phrase: “con el mayor gusto”. If you say that it means that what you did was something you really wanted to do, something more valuable than “con mucho gusto”
- Encantado: This means that you’re delighted for doing whatever you just did.
Please, don’t mention it!
As you walk into the restaurant, you notice that this place is super fancy.
There’s a well-dressed guy who opens the door for you and Sofia.
You want to show good manners in front of your girlfriend and you tell the guy:
— Muchas gracias, amigo—
He’ll probably reply to you using any of these phrases:
- Para servirle: People who use this phrase are people who serve other people, like a waiter or someone in the customer service field.
- Es un placer: It’s a pleasure.
- A la orden: At your orders.
- A sus ordenes: Another version of at your orders.
You walk to the table, and of course, you move the chair for Sofia, so she can get comfortable.
Then the waiter comes up to you to ask you what you’ll have for dinner.
— ¿Qué desean ordenar?— He says as he gets his pen and paper ready to take accurate notes to bring you exactly what you guys want.
Sofia asks for lasagna, and you go for the pasta with mushrooms, the one you saw online, as you were seeing the restaurant’s Instagram profile.
The time comes for you to give Sofia a present, oh yes… that gorgeous necklace; the one you bought last week.
Sofia’s impressed, and as you put it around her neck, she says:
— Está hermoso, muchas gracias —
And then you reply:
- Con mucho cariño: With affection for you. We wouldn’t say that in English, but it sounds proper in Spanish. It gives the idea of you doing something with love.
- Con todo mi corazón: With all my heart.
- Con mil amores: With a thousand loves.
Or you might just want to be modest and sound like she doesn’t even need to say thank you at all, so you say:
- Ni lo menciones: Don’t mention it.
How to say you’re welcome when something was helpful
The waiter brings the food, and he notices that something isn’t right with you. Your zipper is down and he doesn’t want you to look ridiculous in front of Sofia, so he approaches your ear and says:
—Señor, subase el cierre—
Of course, you feel uncomfortable, but it would’ve been worse if Sofia had noticed it.
After thanking the waiter, he could reply saying:
- No es nada: This way of saying you’re welcome in Spanish communicates the idea of you feeling like whatever you did, didn’t bother you at all, and you did it because you wanted to.
- No fue nada: A variation of the previous phrase.
- De nada: Same as the previous one.
- No se preocupe: Don’t worry about it. You may also hear people saying, “No te preocupes”.
- Por nada: Another way of saying the previous phrase.
- No hay problema: No problem.
- No hay de qué: Basically, this is saying, “You don’t need to thank me”, but formally.
He could even be more kind and say:
- Nada que agradecer: Literally, no need to be grateful, but this one is very formal and kind.
- Para eso estamos: That’s what we’re here for.
- Ni hablar: This is a very formal way of saying “don’t mention it”.
- En absoluto: A formal way of saying, don’t thank me.
Now, as you go to the bathroom, you notice that the waiter drops his pen, you pick it up and hand it over to him.
The waiter says “Gracias”, but since he has been super helpful the whole night (even preventing you to look ridiculous with your zipper down in front of your girlfriend), you want to say:
- A ti: To you, which means that you’re the one feeling grateful.
- Gracias a ti: A variation of the previous one, but with more emphasis en “gracias”.
Dinner is over!
As a good gentleman, you take Sofia home.
You walk her to the front door after getting off the car, and now it’s time to say goodbye in Spanish.
However, before you say anything, Sofia goes on to say:
—Muchas gracias por todo, fue una cena increible—
And here we are!
Your answer might get you the woman of your dreams, whatever you say to her will get you to
- See her again on another date soon.
- Or say something stupid and make her feel like you don’t want anything serious.
You could use any of these options:
- Cuando quieras: Whenever you want, which means that you’re willing to repeat the date any time she asks.
- Cuando gustes: A variation of the previous phrase.
- Fue un placer: It was a pleasure.
Or perhaps you could use the classic:
- Ok: Saying okay after a “gracias” in Spanish, sounds like you’re not very interested in whether the other person feels grateful or not.
Common sayings to people use to say you’re welcome in Spanish
Another option you have right now is to reply using something funny, like sayings native speakers use when someone says “gracias”. For example:
- ¿Gracias? las que te adornan: This saying uses the word “gracias” not as thank you, but as “grace” or “gif”.
Basically, you’re sending a message like “You’re adorned with grace”.
And you’re doing that as you play with the meaning of the word “gracias”, interesting, right?…
It’s just a silly joke people say instead of saying you’re welcome in Spanish.
- ¿Gracias? las que hace un perro: It works as the previous phrase, but this one sends a message like: “A dog has more grace than you”.
- ¿Gracias? las que tú tienes: Sames as previous phrase, but this one communicates: “You’re the one with the grace (or gift) here”.
Have in mind that the three sentences above, are mostly sayings people use to say you’re welcome in Spanish in a sarcastic way, like if you were about to charge money for whatever favor you just did.
I made the following graphic so you can remember all we’ve covered today:
So, what’s it going to be?
How are you going to reply to the woman of your dreams?
I don’t want to be dramatic, but your future wife depends on your answer.
So which of the 32 different ways to say you’re welcome in Spanish would you use to get the love of your life?
Let me know in the comments below.