Quick answer
"De nada" is a phrase which is often translated as "you are welcome", and "a la orden" is a phrase which is often translated as "yes, sir". Learn more about the difference between "de nada" and "a la orden" below.
de nada(
deh
 
nah
-
dah
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (expressing courtesy)
a. you are welcome
¡Gracias por las flores! - De nada, espero que te gusten.Thanks for the flowers! - You are welcome. I hope you like them.
b. you're welcome
¡Gracias por el regalo! - De nada.Thanks for the gift! - You're welcome.
c. it's nothing
Muchas gracias por dejarme quedar contigo. - De nada.Thank you for letting me stay with you. - It's nothing.
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a la orden(
ah
 
lah
 
ohr
-
dehn
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (military)
a. yes, sir
Sargento Juárez, mande formar a los soldados. - A la orden, señor.Sergeant Juarez, order the men to fall in. - Yes, sir.
2. (not at all)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. you're welcome
Muchas gracias, jovencito. - A la orden, señora.Thank you very much, young man. - You're welcome, madam.
b. don't mention it
Gracias por tu ayuda. - A la orden.Thank you for your help. - Don't mention it.
3. (at someone's disposal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Aquí están todos a la orden para lo que les pidas.Everyone here is at your disposal for whatever you tell them to do.
Si en algo puedo ayudarles, estoy a la orden.If I can help in any way, just tell me.
4. (finance; used with "de")
a. payable to
Lucas extendió el cheque a la orden de Hermanos Matías S. A.Lucas made the check payable to Hermanos Matias S. A.
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