Ten German phrases for "you're welcome!"
These 10 German phrases, their meanings and best uses will be discussed.
• Bitte schon / Bitte sehr
• Gern geschehen
• Mit Vergnugen
• Kein Problem
• Kein Ding
• Nichts zu danken
• Dafur nicht
• Schon gut
• Vergiss es
Please! This is a very accurate phrase, but it's not used often. Bitte! Bitte! Please! It is important to understand the context in order to correctly use the word.
2. Bitte schon / Bitte sehr
Use bitte bereits oder bitte sehr if you want to sound formal. The phrase "You're welcome" in German is used. This phrase is often used in professional settings.
3. Gern geschehen
The expression "my pleasure" is commonly expressed by Gern geschehen. It is polite to say "thank you". This expression is appropriate for both formal and informal settings.
4. Mit Vergnugen
Mit Vergnugen, a similar expression to gern geschehen, is even more friendly. The literal translation of "with pleasure" is "with delight". In professional settings, Germans tend to be reserved and won't use this phrase.
5. Kein Problem
It is less polite but still used. The phrase means "no problem (at all). This phrase is not as friendly, but it can still be used in both professional and personal situations. The phrase is also known as "no cause".
6. Kein Ding
No problem or no issue are informal ways to say that you don't have any problems. Both phrases loosely translate to "not a issue". This phrase is suitable for use with friends and acquaintances, but not when sending an email about work.
7. Nichts zu danken
The phrase "nothing I should thank you for" is also called nix zu Danke. This phrase is used to indicate that the task wasn't difficult.
8. Dafur nicht
Dafur Nicht is a way to say "it's nothing" or "there's nothing for which I can be thanked". Not dafur is another way to write this expression. This is a colloquial way to express thanks. It is most commonly heard in spoken language.
9. Schon gut
This expression is used for "all right". It is used informally to indicate that a formal thank-you is not necessary.
10. Vergiss es
Due to their culture, Germans can feel uncomfortable when they receive too much praise. If you thank them, they may respond with vergisse or quatsch. It may be considered impolite in professional settings but is used frequently by friends.