Yesterday was Thanksgiving here in the US. It’s a day to enjoy family and feel grateful for all our blessings. In my family we all gather for a day full of cooking and fun, followed by what in comparison seems like a very short meal.
Here are some ways to express thanks in Italian:
Grazie = Thank you
GRAHT-zeah (don’t forget the ah at the end)
Grazie mille = Thanks a million
Grazie di cuore = thank you from my heart
Thank you to a friend:
Ti ringrazio tanto = thank you so much
TEE REENgraht-zeo TAHN-to
La ringrazio tanto = thank you so much (Formal)
LAH REENgraht-zeo TAHN-to
Thank you for a gift:
Grazie. E’ troppo bello! = Thank you. It’s very beautiful.
Grazie. Mi piace tanto = Thank you. I like it very much.
Replying to grazie:
Prego = You’re welcome
Non c’è di che – Don’t mention it.
And a small portion of my gratitude list:
Mia famiglia = my family
Mio figli = my children
Mia nipotina = my grand daughter
Buona salute = good health
Lavoro che amo = Work I love
If you celebrate (festeggiare = to celebrate) Thanksgiving I hope your day was wonderful (meraviglioso).