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"Thank" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "agradecer", and "thanks" is an interjection which is often translated as "gracias". Learn more about the difference between "thank" and "thanks" below.
thank(
thahngk
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to give thanks)
a. agradecer
We thanked them profusely for their generosity.Les agradecimos cumplidamente por su generosidad.
b. dar las gracias a
Who can I thank for this present?¿A quién le puedo dar las gracias por este regalo?
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thanks(
thahngks
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
1. (expressing gratitude)
a. gracias
Thanks for the ride home!¡Gracias por traerme a casa!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (expression of gratitude)
a. las gracias
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We give thanks for this meal.Damos gracias por esta comida.
b. el agradecimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I wrote him a letter of thanks for the lovely present.Le escribí una carta de agradecimiento por el bonito regalo.
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