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Saying Thank you in Spanish



People want to be accepted and respected as an intelligent, successful, mature person, and professional person. People will always want to be treated fairly and they want to think you are treating them as you would treat other people.  If you are polite, it means you give the respect they own due to the mere fact we are all humans.

To be thankful will always bring positive statements towards you; the person that has done something will feel great after you recognize what they have done. It is a positive public image.

It is very important to learn how to say, in any language, “thank you.” Saying it in Spanish will still be serious as in English but there are also a variety of options you can use to be polite and funny at the same time. It will vary slightly depending on the context or the event you are involved with.


The most common word in Spanish to say “thank you” will be “gracias” pronounced as: “grass see ass” this word can be used in the majority of the events formal, and informal, in order to express gratitude to some individual’s action. The word “gracia” in Spanish means “grace.” Be careful when addressing to someone you don’t know to be as kind as you can get due to it is a strong meaning that can be taken as a rude statement leading to the person to think that you are being sarcastic. The word itself sounds very powerful, so your expressions have to be very polity or very kind.

To express your whole gratitude you may want to emphasize your thanks by adding the words “muchas” or “muchísimas.” These words will meant “thank you very much” or “thanks a lot.” Pronounce them as:  moo chahs” or “moo chee see maahhs”



If you want to be polite and you represent a polite person you can say “estoy agradecido” to an individual, which will literally mean “I am grateful.” If you are a female, you will have to use the ending “agradecida” pronounce it as: ss toy ahh gra deh see duh/dahh”

When you entering a place and you know you will request something you need, you can approach the person and then say “gracias de antemano” due to the event has not even started yet. It will literally mean “Thank you before hands” you will be telling them thank you before they even accomplish the favor you have requested. For example in a restaurant; pronounce it as: “grah see ass deeh han teh mah nuu”

Add the “señor” or “señora” at the end of the word “gracias” for male and female statement. “señor” will be the “sir” and the word “señora” will be used for females. It is a very polite way of saying thanks to the elders, or when they are married.

Different ways of thanks

You can also be kind or present yourself as a kind person by saying the phrase “gracias repetidas veces” will literally mean “thank you again” and you can tell this instead of actually repeating yourself many times. This will tell the person you are thanking them lots of times.

Some other way of saying thank you will be “te lo agradezco” pronounced as: “teh loh ah grah dess cho” will locally mean “I really appreciate you” will be used for a more formal way of saying that you are being thankful.

If the person offered you them help, you may add to all of the above the pharse “…por tu ayuda” will literally be translated to “for your help” only used when someone helped you forming an event from picking up a pencil, all the way when they give you shelter. Pronounce it as: “pohr too ay uu dah”

In the Spanish language you can address to unknown people with words of kindness without apart from the love attachment. Culturally this is used to take care of people’s mind.

Some words may be: The female “Linda” or the male “Lindo” used to tell the individual that they are “good looking” without flirtation. Or you might want to use the word “amor” to address to the individual that they are lovely also without flirtation.