How to say thank you in Italian

Italians are social people and their language features many ways to express gratitude. If you want to know how to say thank you in Italian, follow this lesson!

If you want to reply to a thank you, learn how to say you’re welcome in Italian here.


How do you say thank you in Italian?

Grazie

Simple, common and straightforward. Grazie is only made up of six letters, but it always goes a long way.

Grazie
Thanks
Thank you


Tante grazie

In case one grazie isn’t enough, you can multiply it by an indefinite number and get molte grazie or tante grazie.

Tante grazie
Many thanks

Molte grazie
Many thanks

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Molte grazie!
Many thanks!

Grazie mille

If an indefinite number of thanks isn’t enough, you can multiply grazie it by a thousand and get grazie mille.

Grazie mille
Thank you very much
Literally: Thousand thanks

Very occasionally, you may also find it as mille grazie, which is a more formal and a slightly old-fashioned variant of grazie mille. If you want to sound like a person from the 21st century, stick to grazie mille!


Grazie infinite

And if a thousand thanks are still not enough to express your gratitude, you can even say grazie infinite: an infinite number of thanks.

Grazie infinite
Thank you very much
Literally: Infinite thanks


Grazie di cuore

If you’re very grateful about something and you have an informal relationship with the person you’d like to say thank you to, you can use grazie di cuore. Cuore is the Italian word for heart.

Grazie di cuore
Thank you very much
Literally: Thanks from [the] heart

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Grazie di cuore
Thank you very much

More ways to say thank you in Italian

Ti ringrazio

You can use ti ringrazio with friends and people you are on familiar terms with. It’s a bit lesson common than grazie and grazie mille.

Ti ringrazio
Thank you
Literally: I thank you

Ti ringrazio molto
Thank you very much
Literally: I thank you much


La ringrazio

La ringrazio is the formal variant of ti ringrazio. It is very common between people who are not familiar with each other or whenever a certain degree of formality is required. A simple grazie can work too, but la/La ringrazio suits best.

La ringrazio
Thank you
Literally: I thank you

La ringrazio molto
Thank you very much
Literally: I thank you much

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La ringrazio molto.
Thank you very much.

Less common ways to say thank you in Italian

Ti/Le sono riconoscente

Not very common in any age group, but from time to time you can still hear it.

Ti sono riconoscente
I’m thankful (informal)
Literally: I’m thankful to you

Le sono riconoscente
I’m thankful (formal)
Literally: I’m thankful to you


Non so come ringraziarti/ringraziarla

If words are failing you or you think there’s no way to convey how grateful you are, use one of these to say thank you in Italian.

Non so come ringraziarti.
I don’t know how to thank you. (informal)

Non so come ringraziarla.
I don’t know how to thank you. (formal)


How NOT to say thank you in Italian…

Grazie al cazzo!
No shit!
Literally: Thanks to [my] dick!

Even though it features the word grazie, this expression is never used to say thank you in Italian. It indirectly translates the English no shit! when it is used as a reply to some obvious statement or when you are unsatisfied about something.

A: Sapevi che Laura ha passato l’esame di Francese C2 a pieni voti?
B: Grazie al cazzo, sua madre è madrelingua francese!

A: Did you know that Laura passed her C2 French exam with flying colors?
B: No shit, her mum is a native French speaker!

A: L’assicurazione ci rimborserà metà del valore della merce.
B: Grazie al cazzo, cosa la paghiamo a fare?

A: The insurance company will refund half of the value of the goods.
B: No fucking thanks, what are we paying them for?

Cazzo is an Italian swear word and it literally means dick.


Other useful Italian words

If you are a hard-core fan of vocabulary drills, you might like the Useful Italian Words Series!

Gratitudine
Gratitude

Ringraziare
To say thanks

Ringraziamento
Thankgiving, thanks

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Festa del ringraziamento
Thanksgiving (festivity)

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