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How do I say "thank you"?

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how do i say thank you

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updated AGO 24, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by sunshine777

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I noticed another strange thing in the dictionary. Thank is called an adjective with examples given in which it is clearly employed as a verb:

thank [zank] adjetivo

* I shall thank you for that favor -> le agradeceré a Ud
* Thank you -> gracias
* Thank God -> a Dios gracias

gracias

We find again that although there have been improvements, we still cannot always trust the dictionary here at the site.

updated AGO 24, 2009
posted by Janice
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I decided to, in fact, check the dictionary here at Span¡shD!ct.com to see what it would tell us. [Thank you][1]

I was surprised to find "thank you" listed as a "noun"! However, it does give the pronunciation and I guess that in the phrase given: "to say thank you to somebody -> dar las gracias a alguien" it isgrin

But in the second example: thank you letter -> carta (f) de agradecimiento, it seems to have the role of an adjective. Or?

And if I were just to say "Thank you!", then of course "thank" is a verb and I would guess from what I have learned here that is is in some form of the imperative mood.

So...Probably our questioner would have to look up not "thank you" but "to thank".

thank you = gracias noun

thank you [??æ?kj?] sustantivo 1. agradecimiento (m) see also thank

* to say thank you to somebody -> dar las gracias a alguien
* thank you letter -> carta (f) de agradecimiento;

[1]: http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/thank you

updated AGO 24, 2009
edited by Janice
posted by Janice
Sorry, I intended that the link to the dictionary be in the answer text, but the system does not seem to have quite done the trick. - Janice, AGO 24, 2009
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Well... I think this is the kind of basic thing you should check in a dictionary before asking here, I think. This site has one, for example. Try it, or simply double click on the word "thank".

updated AGO 24, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
I think you should make it clearer that people have to look for themselves BEFORE they post they're question! - LAtINaPunKROcKerAConFundidA, AGO 24, 2009
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gracias

muchas gracias

muchísimas gracias

updated AGO 24, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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