Thank You and You’re Welcome in Italian in 50 Genuine Ways (2023)

One of the first words you want to learn when learning Italian – or any language – right after you learn how to say hi, is thank you.

We’ve all been there – you visit a country, even just for a weekend, and after a couple of hours, you feel comfortable thanking everyone in their mother tongue. So, if you’re a language learner and want to learn how to say thank you in Italian, you’ve come to the right place.

Similarly, you’ll also learn how to say you’re welcome in Italian, which is almost as important!

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Why learn how to say thank you in Italian?

Italians put a great emphasis on etiquette and politeness. So, even if you don’t speak perfect Italian, knowing how to thank people will go a long way in their eyes.

Additionally, gratitude makes you happier. Positive psychology research shows that gratitude helps people feel more happiness and positive emotions, improves their health and builds strong relationships.

So keep reading to master gratitude, politeness, and etiquette in this bella lingua and increase your happiness levels!

In this article, we’ll look at the most common ways to say thank you, and you’re welcome in Italian. We’ll cover:

  • formal and informal situations;
  • slang;
  • texting; and
  • also give you a phonetic transcription of all these expressions so that you’ll pronounce them like a native.

How to say thank you in Italian

If you’re looking for the short answer, thank you in Italian is grazie. But we know you want to know more, so we’ve listed so many colorful variations from thank you very much in Italian to even thanking God! Here are the most common ways to express your gratitude in Italian.

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EnglishItalianItalian pronunciation
Thank you.Graziegrah-tsee-eh
Thanks a lotMolte graziemoll-teh grah-tsee-eh
Thank you very much.Grazie mille.grah-tsee-eh meel-leh
No, thank you.No, grazie.noh grah-tsee-eh
Yes, please.Sì, grazie.see grah-tsee-eh
Okay thank you.Va bene, grazie.vah beh-neh grah-tsee-eh
Thank you my friend.Grazie amico/a mio/agrah-tsee-eh ah-mee-coh/cah mee-oh/ah
Thank you for everything.Grazie di tutto.Grah-tsee-eh dee toot-toh
Thank you, have a nice day.Grazie, buona giornata.Grah-tsee-eh boo-oh-nah djor-nah-tah
Thank you for your help.Grazie per l’aiuto.Grah-tsee-eh pehr lah-yoo-toh
Thank you for coming.Grazie di essere venuto/a.Grah-tsee-eh dee ess-seh-reh veh-noo-toh/tah
Many thanksTante grazie.Tann-teh grah-tsee-eh
Infinite thanksGrazie infinite.Grah-tsee-eh een-fee-nee-teh
Thank you from my heart.Grazie di cuore.Grah-tsee-eh dee kwoh-reh
I thank you.Ti ringrazio.Tee reen-grah-tsee-oh
Thanks in advance.Grazie in anticipo.Grah-tsee-eh een ahn-tee-chee-poh
I really thank you.Grazie davvero.Grah-tsee-eh dav-veh-roh
Thank you for the ride.Grazie per il passaggio.Grah-tsee-eh pehr eel pahs-sah-djoh
Thanks again.Grazie ancora.Grah-tsee-eh ahn-coh-rah
Thank you, brother.Grazie, fratello.Grah-tsee-eh frah-tell-loh
Thank you, sister.Grazie, sorella.Grah-tsee-eh soh-rell-lah
I really appreciate it.Lo appresso molto.Loh ah-preh-tsoh moll-toh
I am grateful to you.Ti sono grato/a.Tee soh-noh- grah-toh/tah
Thanks anywayGrazie lo stessoGrah-tsee-eh loh steh- soh
Thank God!Grazie a Dio!Grah-tsee-eh ah dee-oh
Thank goodness!Grazie al cielo!Grah-tsee-eh ahl cheh-loh

To say “thank you for…” you can use “grazie di…” or “grazie per…”. They can either be followed by a verb in the infinito passato (past infinitive) or a noun. Careful, the infinitive form after per and di is not correct!

Grazie per aver chiamato.Thank you for calling.
Grazie per il regalo.Thank you for the present.
Grazie di essere venuto. Thank you for coming.
Grazie della chiamata.Thank you for the call.

How to say thank you in Italian formally

Do you need some more formal language for a business meeting, or for talking to your partner’s parents for the first time? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here are some formal ways of saying thank you formally in Italian. You can use these in writing or speaking.

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Thank you.La ringrazioLah reen-grah-tsee-oh
Thank you (plural)Vi ringrazioVee reen-grah-tsee-oh
I am grateful to you (singular).Le sono molto grato/a.Leh soh-noh moll-toh grah-toh/tah
I am grateful to you (plural).Vi sono molto grato/a.Vee soh-noh moll-toh grah-toh/tah
I give you my thanks.I miei ringraziamentiEe mee-eh-ee reen-grah-tsee-ah-men-tee
I offer my most sincere thanks.Porgo i miei più Sinceri ringraziamenti.Pohr-goh ee mee-eh-ee pyooh seen-cheh-ree reen-grah-tsee-ah-men-tee
I give you my thanks in advance.La ringrazio in anticipo.Lah reen-grah-tsee-oh een ann-tee-chee-poh

How to say thank you in Italian informally

On the other hand, if you want to add some informal expressions when thanking your Italian friends, here are some you can add to the usual “grazie.”

I owe you a favor.Ti devo un favore.Tee deh-voh oon fah-voh-reh
I owe you one.A buon rendere.Ah boo-on rehn-deh-reh
It is very nice of you.È molto gentile da parte tua.Eh moll-toh djen-tee-leh dah parr-teh too-ah
You shouldn’t have!Non avresti dovuto!Nonn ah-vres-tee doh-voo-toh
So kind of you!Gentilissimo/a!dgen-tee-lee-see-moh/mah

Check out more general informal and Italian slang terms here.

How to write a thank you card or note in Italian

Here’s some help if you need to express your gratitude to a friend, family member, or business connection who lives far away. In the table below, you’ll find some thank you note examples you can take inspiration from.

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Example 1 - Business, formal.

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.


Gentile *nome*,

La ringrazio molto per i suoi consigli e il tempo che mi ha dedicato settimana scorsa. Apprezzo moltissimo tutti i sui sforzi per fa sì che questo progetto proceda al meglio.

Cordiali saluti,

Example 2 - Thank you note to a friend or family member.

Dear *name*,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support you’ve given me these days. You truly are special.

Sending you a hug,

Caro/a *nome*,

Ti ringrazio di cuore per il supporto che mi hai dato in questi giorni.
Sei davvero una persona speciale.

Un abbraccio,

Example 3 - Thank you note for a gift.

Dear *name*,

Thank you so much for the present, you shouldn’t have!

I love you.
Thanks again, and see you soon.

Caro/a *nome*,

Grazie mille per il regalo, non dovevi!

Ti voglio bene.
Grazie ancora e a presto.

How to say you’re welcome in Italian

Let’s also look at how to answer when someone says “grazie.” Here are some of the most common ways to say you’re welcome in Italian.

Di you know that the most common way of saying you’re welcome in Italian is prego, which is the first-person singular of the verb pregare (to pray)? Of course, now it is a set expression whose meaning has nothing to do with praying!

You’re welcome.Prego.preh-gohBoth formal and informal
No problem.Non c’è problema.Nonn cheh proh-bleh-mahBoth formal and informal
It’s nothing.Di niente. / Di nulla.Dee nyen-teh/ dee noo-lahBoth formal and informal
No need to say thank you.Non c’è di che.Nonn cheh dee kehFormal
What for?E di che?Eh dee kehInformal
Don’t mention it!Figurati!fee-goo-rah-teeInformal
By all means!Ci mancherebbe!Chee mann-keh-reh-bbehInformal

Often, we also answer to grazie with another grazie by adding a te/lei/voi (informal, formal and plural respectively).

  • Grazie! (Thank you!)
  • Grazie a te/a lei/a voi! (Thank you!)

You can also use prego to invite someone to do something: prego, si sieda (“please, have a seat”).

Italian songs with “grazie”

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If you’re interested in Italian music, you cannot avoid listening to Adriano Celentano. Here’s a fun song that uses grazie, prego, scusi!

Mistakes to avoid when saying thank you in Italian

Be careful not to confuse grazia (grace) and grazie (thank you)! Of course, the two words come from the same root, but they shouldn’t be used interchangeably. Even if you’re thanking someone for just one thing, you still need to use grazie. (Grazia, with a capital G, is also an Italian name.)

Also, make sure you pronounce the last E. It’s not grah-tsee, but grah-tsee-eh.

Another word foreigners often mistake for grazie is gratis. This, however, means “free of charge,” so make sure you don’t use it in the wrong context, or people might think you’re trying to get a discount. Although if you get something gratis, of course, say grazie!

Grazie, a presto!

We hope you found this article on all the most common ways to say “thank you” and “you’re welcome” in Italian useful.

As usual, our best tip is to go out and practice your new vocab with native speakers and embrace making mistakes!

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How do you say thank you in a genuine way? ›

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What is the response to thank you in Italian? ›

How To Respond To Grazie In Italian? The most common answer for thank you is 'prego. ' It means 'you're welcome' and it's the first person singular of the present tense of the verb 'pregare' which means 'to pray.

What is the response for Grazie? ›

The response to grazie that you're most likely to use or hear is prego (you're welcome), or you could say di niente (not at all). For greater emphasis you can use s'immagini or si figuri in the formal form, and figurati informally (don't mention it).

Why do Italians say Grazia? ›

You say grazie when someone is offering you something that you want to accept, but you also use it if you want to refuse. Unlike English, there is no difference such as Yes, please/ No thanks in Italian. Italians say grazie in any case, both if they want to accept or to refuse.

How do you say thank you in a sophisticated way? ›

I sincerely appreciate your help. A formal way to express appreciation for someone's help. Please accept my deepest thanks. A very formal way to give thanks; mostly used in official written correspondence.

How do you say thank you meaningfully and professionally? ›

Here are some phrases you can use to give people at the workplace your thanks:
  1. I really appreciate your help.
  2. I wanted to express my gratitude for your help and support today.
  3. Your support means the world to me!
  4. I appreciate the way you supported me.
  5. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Mar 10, 2022

What are two responses to Gracias? ›

The response to gracias that you're most likely to use or hear is de nada (you're welcome), or you could say, if appropriate, a tí (thank you). For greater emphasis you can use no hay de qué (don't mention it).

What is the best reply for thank you? ›

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  • “Of course!” ...
  • “It's an honor!” ...
  • “Any time!” ...
  • “You're most welcome.”
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What is Grazie tutti? ›

English translation of Grazie a tutti in context

TRANSLATION. thank you all.

What is Grazie Prego? ›

If you've just said Grazie to someone, they may reply with Prego literally meaning You're welcome or My pleasure.

Why do Italians say Prego after Grazie? ›

It presumably is because of this original meaning (the verb “to pray”) that “prego” has become the instant reply to “grazie”, which means “thanks”. Once it presumably was an expression to wish someone well who had been nice to you, something like “I pray for your well-being”.

What does it mean when Italians say Prego? ›

interjection. /'preɡo/ (risposta / invito) please / you're welcome , after you , don't mention it. - “Grazie mille” – “prego” “Thank you so much” – “You're welcome”

What is a famous Italian saying? ›

Here are some famous Italian sayings: a caval donato non si guarda in bocca (don't look a gift horse in the mouth), chi dorme non piglia pesci (you snooze, you lose), parla bene, ma parla poco (speak well, but speak little), tutto è bene ciò che finisce bene (all is well that ends well).

What does Grazie molto mean? ›

The Italian phrase, molte grazie, is pretty much what it sounds like. Molte means “many,” so this is the Italian version of “many thanks” that you might hear in various languages and is typically employed for informal exchanges.

Why do Italians say Alora? ›

Allora (so, then, well) is one of those filler words that's highly useful when thinking of what to say in Italian. It buys you a little time and tells the listener you're thinking things over, especially when used by itself, or to introduce a sentence.

How do you say thank you without sounding cheesy? ›

Therefore, let's learn the following ways to say 'thank you'!
  1. Thanks a million/ Thanks a bunch. Thanks a million, you have helped me so much!
  2. I really appreciate it. ...
  3. That means a lot to me. ...
  4. That's really kind of you. ...
  5. I don't know what to say. ...
  6. You shouldn't have. ...
  7. I owe you one. ...
  8. I couldn't have done it without you.
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How do you say thank you and welcome? ›

Here are a few more ways to say “You're welcome” in English.
  1. You got it.
  2. Don't mention it.
  3. No worries.
  4. Not a problem.
  5. My pleasure.
  6. It was nothing.
  7. I'm happy to help.
  8. Not at all.
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What are the 40 different ways to say thank you at work? ›

Here are 40 great ways to say thank you to your employees.
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  • The gift of wellness. ...
  • Have fun. ...
  • Recognise good work. ...
  • Sticky notes.
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How do you write a sincere thank you note? ›

Here are 5 steps you can take when writing your thank you notes.
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  2. Get right to the point and express your thanks. ...
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  5. Wrap it up with more gratitude and a warm sign off.
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How do you say thank you without Thank you professionally? ›

“Thank you for thinking of me, but unfortunately I will have to pass.” “I am not taking on any new commitments right now.” “I'm so sorry, I just cannot make it work.” “I wish I could help, but at the moment I just can't.”

What is mucho gusto a response to? ›

Mucho Gusto

This phrase means “nice to meet you.” It is obviously used when you're meeting someone for the first time. It can be used in the beginning and the end of the conversation.

What does por nada mean? ›

English translation:for nothing/it's nothing ( vain) Explanation: Literally it means "for nothing", but it is also used like "it's nothing" as an answer to a thank you.

What can I say instead of de nada? ›

This is the most common way to say You're welcome in Spanish. What can I say instead of De nada? You can also say Con gusto, A la orden, No es nada, and Por nada, depending on the situation.

What does it mean when a boy sends thank you ❤? ›

The red heart emoji is used in warm emotional contexts. It can be used to express gratitude, love, happiness, hope, or even flirtatiousness.

How do you respond to a humbly compliment? ›

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  1. “Thank you, it makes my day to hear that.”
  2. “I really put a lot of thought into this, thank you for noticing.”
  3. “Thank you, I really appreciate you taking the time to express that.”
  4. “Thank you, I am happy to hear you feel that way!”
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What do you say in return of welcome? ›

Thank you.”

Is it Grazie molto or Molto grazie? ›

In Italian, adjectives must agree in gender and quantity. So the basic form molto becomes molte when used with grazie to become molte grazie (thank you very much). If you really want to add emphasis, you can add an -issime to the end of molte.

What does molto bene mean Italian? ›

very well fine, okay. (Translation of molto bene from the PASSWORD Italian–English Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

What is Grazie ragazzi? ›

Thank you, guys. Grazie, ragazzi, grazie. (Man) Thank you, guys.

What does Scifo mean in Italian? ›

Schifo is how you say 'disgust', which is exactly what you'll provoke in most Italians by drinking milky coffee after noon. It comes from an early Germanic word that meant 'to frighten' – the same that gave us the English word 'eschew'. In Italian it's most commonly used as an exclamation… Che schifo! How disgusting!

What does Ragu mean in Italian? ›

[raˈɡu ] invariable masculine noun. (Cookery) meat sauce. spaghetti al ragù spaghetti with meat sauce.

What does Chow mean Italian? ›

While ciao, pronounced "chow," is a casual Italian salutation that can mean both "hello" and "goodbye," most English speakers understand it as well.

What does Capito mean? ›

When used on its own, capito is the past participle of the verb capire and it just means 'got it' or 'understood'. This is usually used when you agree to do something, such as following an order at work.

How do Italians answer the phone? ›

Italians have a peculiar way of answering the phone: unlike the English language, Italians don't say “ciao” (hello), but rather “Pronto” – ready, as in “ready to speak”.

What is buona sera mean? ›

Interjection. buonasera. good evening. (regional) good afternoon.

What is Scumbari in English? ›

scumbari – disheveled (scumbari) [shkoom-baa-REE]

What does Mamaluke mean in Italian? ›

"The Italian American Slang Word of the Day!" is MAMALUKE. MAMALUKE (mama LUKE) – idiot/fool.

How do you say B * * * * in Italian? ›

How do Italians say b****? The Italian word for b**** is "puttana". You can use it in various swearing expressions, such as "porca puttana" or "andare a puttane" (which means that something goes bad or is failing).

What is the most Italian thing to say? ›

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  • Che macello!
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What are the most beautiful Italian sayings? ›

Ogni giorno ha il suo amore e dolore./Every day she has her love and her pain. Amore non è senza amaro./Love is not without bitterness. L'amore non è bello se non è litigarello./ Amor senza baruffa, fa la muffa./Love is not beautiful if it is not a quarrel. / Love without a quarrel, it makes mold.

Is it Molto Bella? ›

correct version is "molto bella".

How do you answer Prego in Italian? ›

If you ask “Can I come in?” (Posso entrare? [POHS-soh ehn-TRAH-reh] or E' permesso? [EH pehr-MEHS-soh]), someone could answer you simply “Si” [SEE] or “Certo” [CHEHR-toh] (Yes or Sure), but also “Prego, entri pure” [PREH-goh EHN-tree POO-reh] (Please, come in) or “Prego, si accomodi” [PREH-goh SEE ak-kOH-moh-dee] ( ...

What does Titzi mean in Italian? ›

[ˈtittsjo ] Word forms: tizio, tizia, masculine plural tizi, feminine plural tizie. masculine noun/feminine noun. character ⧫ individual.

What does Molly mean in Italian? ›

diminutivo di Mary {noun} Molly (also: Mamie, Moll, Polly)

What do you call a female Italian? ›

Noun. maestra f (plural maestres)

What do you say in response to Merci? ›

The usual response to merci is de rien (You're welcome – literally, It's nothing) or il n'y a pas de quoi. In a more formal context, you could say Je vous en prie or Je t'en prie.

How do you respond to VA in Italian? ›

Bene. Bene. Good. If you are asked “come stai?” or “come va?” and you are fine, then the best way to answer is “bene”.

What does Grazie Prego mean? ›

If you've just said Grazie to someone, they may reply with Prego literally meaning You're welcome or My pleasure.

What does Bitte Schon? ›

FWIW, "Bitte schön" is not "thank you" ("danke schön"), it means "(t)here you are", or "you're welcome", depending on context.

What is Merci Boku? ›

: thank you very much.

What is Mon Cheri? ›

What does mon chéri mean? Mon chéri means “my dear” or “sweetheart” in French. It's an adorable term of endearment for a male person someone is fond of, romantically or platonically.

What is molto bene? ›

very well used to express (reluctant) agreement to a request etc. very well fine, okay.

What is the answer to tutto bene? ›

When you're asked “Tutto bene?”, you can answer: SI, GRAZIE! A TE? – Yes, thanks!

How do you respond to molto bene? ›

For example: Sto molto bene, grazie. = I'm very well, thanks. Molto bene, grazie.

What is Grazie Ragazzi? ›

Thank you, guys. Grazie, ragazzi, grazie. (Man) Thank you, guys.


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