In most cultures, it is custom to express gratitude in some way or another. The dictionary defines gratitude as follows: it is “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. Giving a sincere, thankful response to someone’s actions or words is often the ‘glue’ that keeps relationships together. This is true in most societies! Doing so in a foreign country also shows your respect and appreciation for the culture. Words have great power – use these ones sincerely and often!
Table of Contents
- 12 Ways to say ‘Thank you’ in Italian
- Video Lesson: Learn to Say ‘Thank You’ in 3 Minutes
- Video Lesson: ‘Thank You’ in 31 Languages
- How ItalianPod101 Can Help You
So, how do you say ‘Thank you’ in Italian? You can learn easily! Below, ItalianPod101 brings you perfect translations and pronunciation as you learn the most common ways Italian speakers say ‘Thanks’ in various situations.
1- Thank you.
The magical words that can bring a smile to any face. For one day, truly mean it whenever you say these words, and see how this lifts your spirit too!
2- That’s very kind of you.
È molto gentile da parte tua.
This phrase is appropriate when someone clearly goes out of their way to give good service, or to offer you a kindness.
3- Thanks for your kind words!
Grazie per le tue gentili parole!
Someone paid you a compliment and made you feel good? That is kind of him/her, so express your gratitude!
4- Thank you for coming today.
Grazie per essere qui oggi.
This welcoming phrase should be part of your arsenal if you’re conducting more formal meetings with Italian speakers. If you’re hosting a party, this is also a good phrase when you greet your Italian guests!
5- Thank you for your consideration.
Grazie per la vostra considerazione.
This is a more formal, almost solemn way to thank someone for their thoughtfulness and sensitivity towards you. It is also suitable to use when a native speaker has to consider something you submit, like a job application, a project or a proposal. You are thanking them, in essence, for time and effort they are about to, or have spent on your submission.
6- Thanks a lot!
This means the same as ‘Thank you’, but with energy and enthusiasm added! It means almost the same as ‘thank you so much’ in Italian. Use this in an informal setting with your Italian friends or teachers.
7- Teachers like you are not easy to find.
Gli insegnanti come te non sono facili da trovare.
Some phrases are compliments, which express gratitude by inference. This is one of them. If you’re particularly impressed with your ItalianPod101 teacher, this is an excellent phrase to memorize!
8- Thank you for spending time with us.
Grazie per esser stati con noi.
Any host at a gathering with Italian speakers, such as a meeting or a party, should have this under his/her belt! Use it when you’re saying goodbye or busy closing a meeting. It could also be another lovely way to thank your Italian language teacher for her time.
9- Thank you for being patient and helping me improve.
Grazie per la pazienza e per avermi aiutato a migliorare.
This phrase is another sure way to melt any formal or informal Italian teacher’s heart! Teaching is not easy, and often a lot of patience is required from the teacher. Thank him/her for it! It’s also a good phrase to use if you work in Italy, and want to thank your trainer or employer. You will go a long way towards making yourself a popular employee – gratitude is the most attractive trait in any person!
10- You’re the best teacher ever!
Sei il migliore insegnante che ci sia!
This is also an enthusiastic way to thank your teacher by means of a compliment. It could just make their day!
11- Thank you for the gift.
Grazie per il regalo.
This is a good phrase to remember when you’re the lucky recipient of a gift. Show your respect and gratitude with these words.
12- I have learned so much thanks to you.
Ho imparato così tanto grazie a te.
What a wonderful compliment to give a good teacher! It means they have succeeded in their goal, and you’re thankful for it.
Wherever your destination maybe, manners are a must! And in this respect, Italy is no different.
In Italian “thank you”. is grazie.
You can emphasize grazie by adding mille which means literally “a thousand” but Italians use it to say “lots of”. You could say grazie mille, which would be equivalent to “Thank you very much” or “Thanks a lot”.
In Italian there are other ways to express one’s gratitude, but they are all variations using grazie which is a noun, and the verb ringraziare, which means “to give thanks” or “to be grateful”.
There will be occasions where you will really want to show your appreciation. During occasions such as these, you can use the verb ringraziare.
I thank you is in Italian ti ringrazio. The first word ti means “you”, “to you”. This is followed by the verb, ringrazio, which is the form for I of the verb ringraziare which means “to thank”.
When speaking to an older person or someone you’ve just met, you should always use the formal level of speech. The phrase is essentially the same. All you need to do is substitute ti with La, and the phrase will sound like this La ringrazio;, formal “I thank you”. This way you are treating the person you are talking to with respect.
By far, grazie is the most common way to say “thank you”. Remember, when in doubt, keeping it simple is always your safest bet. You don’t have to worry about formal or informal situations; grazie can be used with just about anyone, anywhere and anytime. You say grazie when the waiter brings your food or drinks; when the clerk in the hotel takes your luggage to your room (of course, throwing in a tip won’t hurt either!); when somebody welcomes you, or congratulates you. It doesn’t matter his/her profession or age; grazie or grazie mille will always be an appropriate response.
On the run to Italy? Wait! You can’t go without some basic language phrases under your belt! Especially if you’re heading to meet your prospective employer! Either in person or online, knowing how to say ‘Thank you’ in the Italian language will only improve their impression of you! ItalianPod101 saves you time with this short lesson that nevertheless packs a punch. Learn to say ‘Thank you’ in Italian in no time!
Perhaps you think it’s unimportant that you don’t know what ‘Thank you’ is in Italian, or that it’s too difficult a language to learn. Yet, as a traveler or visitor, you will be surprised at how far you can go using a little bit of Italian in Italy!
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At ItalianPod101, we offer you a few ways of saying ‘Thank you’ in Italian that you have no excuse not knowing, as they’re so simple and easy to learn. The lesson is geared to aid your ‘survival’ in formal and informal situations in Italy, so don’t wait! You will never have to google ‘How do you say thanks in Italian’ again…!
For the global traveler in a hurry, here are 31 ways to say ‘Thank you’! These are the first words you need to learn in any foreign language – it is sure to smooth your way with native speakers by showing your gratitude for services rendered, and your respect for their culture! Learn and know how to correctly say ‘Thank you’ in 31 different languages in this short video.
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