How to Say Thank You in Italian



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How to Say Thank You in Italian

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The standard way of saying “thank you” in Italian is to say “grazie,” but there are other ways to add emphasis and sincerity to sentiment. There are multiple ways of saying “you're welcome” in Italian, as well. Here are the most common ones for you to know.

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Basic Thanks

  1. Say "grazie."The most basic way to express thanks in Italian is with a simplegrazie.
    • The term is used as an interjection for "thanks" or "thank you."
    • A rough pronunciation ofgrazieisgra-zee,but a slightly more accurate pronunciation would beGRAHT-see+eh.
  2. State "no grazie" to turn an offer down.If you need to reply to someone with a polite "no, thank you," you can do so simply by adding "no" before the Italian word for "thanks."
    • Nohas the same meaning in Italian as it has in English.
    • Pronounce the phrase asno GRAHT-see+eh.
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Method 1 Quiz

What does the proper pronunciation of "thanks" sound like in Italian?

Adding Emphasis

  1. Give many thanks with "molte grazie." This is the simplest way of saying "many thanks" in Italian.
    • Molteis Italian for the English word "many."
    • Pronouncemolte grazieasMOLE-teh GRAHT-see+eh.
  2. Offer a thousand thanks with "grazie mille" or "mille grazie." Loosely translated, these sayings mean "thank you very much." Translated more literally, they mean "thanks a thousand times" or "a thousand thanks."
    • Milleis Italian for "thousand."
    • Either word order can be used to express the same sentiment.
    • Pronouncegrazie milleasGRAHT-see+eh MEE-leh.
  3. Use "grazie tante" seriously and sarcastically.Most often, the phrase is used seriously to mean "thank you so much."
    • The phrase can also be used sarcastically to mean "thanks a lot" in response to a slight or offense.
    • On its own,tantemeans "many" or "much."
    • Pronouncegrazie tanteasGRAHT-see+eh TAHN-teh.
  4. Try "ti ringrazio tanto" or "la ringrazio tanto" instead.Both phrases mean "thank you so much," but the former is fairly casual while the latter is more formal.
    • The wordstiandlaare both used to mean "you," butlais more formal.
    • Tantomeans "much" or "a lot."
    • Ringraziomeans "thank you."
    • Pronounceti ringrazio tantoastea reen-GRAHT-see-oh TAHN-toe.
    • Pronouncela ringrazio tantoasla reen-GRAHT-see-oh TAHN-toe.
  5. Express further thanks with "grazie infinite." The phrase roughly means "thank you very much" or "thank you so much," but more literally, it translates to "infinite thanks."
    • Infinitemeans the same thing in Italian as it does in English.
    • Pronouncegrazie infiniteasGRAHT-see+eh een-feen-eet-ay.
  6. Switch to "grazie di tutto" when you have a lot to be thankful for.The phrase is used to say "thanks for everything."
    • Dimeans "of" or "for."
    • Tuttomeans "all" or "everything."
    • Pronouncegrazie di tuttoasGRAHT-see+eh dee too-toh.
  7. Show sincerity with "grazie di cuore." The phrase roughly means "sincerest thanks" or "thank you very much."
    • Cuoremeans "heart" or "core." When used withdi,it means "of the heart," "heartily," or "sincerely."
    • Pronouncegrazie di cuoreasGRAHT-see+eh dee quoar-ay.
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Method 2 Quiz

What is the difference between "ti" and "la"?

Responding to Thanks

  1. Reply with "prego." The simplest way to say "you're welcome," "not at all," or "do not mention it" is with the Italian interjection "prego."
    • In another context,pregocan also be used to mean "please."
    • The correct pronunciation ofpregoisPRAY-goh.
  2. Use "non c’è di che." This response is used to say "do not mention it." The implication is that the favor you are being thanked for was your pleasure to do.
    • The phrase is difficult to translate literally.Nonmeans "not,"c’èmeans "there,"dimean "of" or "for," and "che" means "that," "what," or "which."
    • The general feeling of the phrase is simply "don't mention it" or "it's nothing."
    • Pronounce this phrase,noan cheh dee kay.
  3. Switch to "non c'è problema." This phrase translates to "no problem."
    • Problemameans "problem."
    • This phrase translates a little more smoothly into "no problem" or "there is no problem."
    • Pronounce this phrase asnoan cheh pro-BLEAH-mah.
  4. Casually respond with "di che cosa?" This question means, "for what?" In other words, you are telling someone "it was nothing."
    • Cosameans "what" or "thing."
    • Pronounce this question asdee kay causa.
  5. State "di niente."This simple response essentially means "it was nothing" but translates more literally to "of nothing."
    • Nientemeans "nothing."
    • Pronounce this statement,dee ne+ehn-tay.
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Method 3 Quiz

What phrase implies that "it was nothing?"

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To say thank you in Italian, say “grazie,” which is pronounced GRAHT-see+eh. If you want to say “thank you very much,” say “grazie mille” or “mille grazie.” “Mille” is pronounced MEE-leh and is Italian for “thousand,” so a literal translation is “a thousand thanks.” To answer someone with a polite “No, thank you,” say “No grazie.”

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