How to Thank and How to Answer to Thanks in Italian


If you are planning to go to Italy, it’s nice to get a few words of politeness in Italian under your belt before you arrive.


How native speakers say thank you in Italian?

In this article, we will look at the various ways of saying ‘thanks’, and how to answer.

They would differ in a number of situations. Whether you need to say it friend or to a colleague.

INFORMAL -> Se a dire il “Grazie” è un amico o un parente, allora, si può rispondere in modo più amichevole e meno formale (If you want to say “Thanks” to a friend or relative, then, you can respond in a more friendly and less formal way)


FORMAL -> Se ci si trova in un ambiente formale come in un contesto lavorativo, o con persone che non conosci (If you are in a formal environment as in an office with people you don’t know)

Ecco le possibili forme da usare per ringraziare in un contesto informale e/o informale: (Here are the possible ways to say a “Thank you” in both informal and formal context:)


  • Grazie (Thanks)
  • Grazie mille (Thank you a thousand – mille = thousand)
  • Grazie molte (Thank you really much)
  • Molte grazie (Thank you really much)
  • Grazie tanto/tante (Thanks a lot)
  • Ti ringrazio (I thank you – 2nd person singular, INFORMAL)
  • La ringrazio (I thank you – 3nd person singular, FORMAL)
  • Grazie davvero (Thank you really)
  • Grazie infinite (Thank you really much – infinite = infinite, endless)
  • Grazie di cuore (Thanks from the bottom of my heart)
  • Grazie di tutto (Thanks of everything)
  • Grazie lo stesso (Thanks anyway)
  • Grazie, molto gentile (Thanks, you are very courteous)
  • Grazie per … qualcosa (Thanks for … something)

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Ecco le possibili forme da usare per rispondere ad un “Grazie” ricevuto in un contesto informale e/o informale:

Here are the possible ways to answer to a “Thank you” received in both informal and formal context:


  • Prego (You are welcome)
  • Di niente (It’s all right)
  • Di nulla (It’s all right)
  • Non c’è di che (Never mind)
  • Figurati (It’s all right)
  • Si figuri (It’s all right – FORMAL)
  • Ma ti pare (Don’t mention it!)
  • Ma le pare (Don’t mention it!- FORMAL)
  • Nessun problema (No problem)
  • Si immagini (It’s all right – FORMAL)
  • E’ un piacere (it’s a pleasure)


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