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Ways to Say “You’re Welcome” in English

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In the lesson about saying thank you, you saw many ways to be polite and show gratitude. When someone says thanks, you should be polite and say something back.

A common way to respond when people say “thank you” is to say “you're welcome” back to them. There are a few more ways to say that.

Formal Ways to Say “You’re Welcome”

In a formal situation, you can say “you’re welcome” after someone thanks you, but there are other ways to say it.

Formal ways to say “you’re welcome”

You’re very welcome.

You’re very welcome.

I'm glad I could help.


Not at all.

No need to thank me.

Informal Ways to Say “You’re Welcome”

Informal ways to say “you’re welcome”

You can say “you’re welcome” in informal situations, but there are other expressions.


You’re welcome.

My pleasure. (for doing something)


Anytime. (”Anytime” is a way of saying “always.”)

Don’t mention it.

No problem.

Very informal

No worries.


Sure thing! (This comes from “that’s a sure thing!")

No sweat!

Note. These expressions are friendly but very informal. You should use them only in very informal situations or with people you are very familiar with. If you use them in the wrong situation, people may think you are being rude or impolite.

Saying “You’re Welcome” after Giving a Gift

After giving a gift

If you give someone a gift and they thank you, you can use any of the above expressions or one of the expressions below.

Please enjoy.

You’re very welcome.

You’re welcome. I hope you enjoy it.

I’m glad you like it.

Saying “Thank You” Back

In some situations, someone thanks you for something, but you feel that you should thank them, too. Look at the following dialog:

Thanking back

Marco invites Adele to his birthday party. When Mary leaves, she thanks him.

Adele:   Marco, thank you so much for having me.

Marco:  Sure! Thank you for coming. Thanks for the lovely gift.

Adele:   No problem. I hope you enjoy it.

Note. The expression “thanks for having me” means “thanks for inviting me” or “thanks for letting me come.” You say this when someone invited you, for example, for dinner or for a party.

In the above dialog, Adele says “thank you” without stressing the pronoun “you.” Marco says “thank you,” stressing the word “you.”

This is like saying “You’re thanking me, but I should also thank you for coming to my party.” This is very polite.

Sometimes friends joke about it and keep saying thank you back and forth.

Adele:   Marco, thank you so much for having me.

Marco:  Sure! Thank you for coming.

Adele:   No, thank you!

Marco:  No. Thank YOU!

Don’t do that if you do not know the person very well.

Related Article

This lesson frequently mentioned “levels of formality.” Read Level of Formality in American Language and Culture to learn more about it.

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