One of the first words you probably learned in Spanish was gracias, the simplest way to say thanks. Knowing gracias, you’re able to express gratitude in the simplest way. However, it can feel repetitive! We’ll show you more ways to say “thank you!” to broaden your vocabulary.
Some of the following phrases use gracias in new ways to spice it up a little bit. Others have different grammatical rules that are a little more advanced. It’s best to pick a few to practice with in the beginning, then add more later on.
More than just gracias to express gratitude
It’s a great start to showing gratitude, but gracias is a bit limited. Here are a few ways you can add more to your gracias to say thanks:
- Muchas gracias– This literally translates to “much thanks”, which is similar to the common English expression “thank you very much.”
- Mil gracias– Literally meaning “a thousand thanks”, it’ll definitely impress your native speaker friends!
- Gracias de antemano- Whether you’re saying this out loud or in an email, this phrase meaning “thanks in advance” will come in handy.
- Gracias a Dios– You might hear people say this expression more as a sigh of relief. It means “Thank God.”
Advanced phrases to say thanks
These phrases have different grammatical structures and are for more advanced learners. If you’re looking for new ways to say thanks, you’ve come to the right place!
- Te agradezco por…- This is a way to say “I thank you for…” The structure is different because you’re using an indirect object pronoun te.
- Me siento agradecido/a- If you want to focus on feelings, this is how you’d say “I feel grateful.”
- Estoy agradecido/a- This phrase literally translates to “I am thankful”. Notice that it uses estar and not ser!
- Doy gracias por- “I give thanks for” is a common way to share something specific that you’re thankful for.
Which of these is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!