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    I rarely hear the words, "You're Welcome" anymore. I usually hear such phrases as, "Sure", "No worries", "My pleasure", etc.

    So why is this and what do you say?
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    @whodey said
    I rarely hear the words, "You're Welcome" anymore. I usually hear such phrases as, "Sure", "No worries", "My pleasure", etc.

    So why is this and what do you say?
    I recall "not at all", "it's ok" and "no problems" from my recent visit in London.

    I think the reason is that everything changes over time - our language changes to suit our attitude and behavior.

    Edit: You're welcome is a lovely phrase.
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    I will just add that I am introducing a Swedish version of You're welcome: Du är välkommen, and people seem to like it.
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    @whodey said
    I rarely hear the words, "You're Welcome" anymore. I usually hear such phrases as, "Sure", "No worries", "My pleasure", etc.

    So why is this and what do you say?
    I used to have a friend who would say "de nada" which he said meant something along the lines of "think nothing of it".
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    @mudfinger said
    I used to have a friend who would say "de nada" which he said meant something along the lines of "think nothing of it".
    In French it means: You're Welcome!

    I do believe you can also say 'nada', means 'nothing you could say"think nothing of it", also.

    -VR
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    @whodey said
    I rarely hear the words, "You're Welcome" anymore. I usually hear such phrases as, "Sure", "No worries", "My pleasure", etc.

    So why is this and what do you say?
    No problem
    De nada
    It's nothing

    to my children "You're welcome"
    (a reply encourages them to say "thank you" I find)
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    @wolfgang59 said
    No problem
    De nada
    It's nothing
    Wrong wolfgang.....De nada in French means You're welcome.

    If you said nada...that means: 'it is nothing'.

    -VR
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    "Prego" or "di niente" are the normal responses to "grazie" in l'italiano.
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    De nada ("it's nothing" or "you're welcome) is Spanish.
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    @handyandy said
    De nada ("it's nothing" or "you're welcome) is Spanish.
    Really? It is also used in French...interesting!

    Only difference in French 'nada' means it's nothing, 'De nada' would mean you're welcome.

    -VR
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    It's my understanding that in some languages the common reply to thank you is "Please".

    Please? Does that make any sense?
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    @whodey said
    It's my understanding that in some languages the common reply to thank you is "Please".

    Please? Does that make any sense?
    Which languages would you be talking about?

    only thing I know to Thank you is You're Welcome?

    Thank you in French one would reply merci beaucoup .

    -VR
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    @very-rusty said
    Which languages would you be talking about?

    only thing I know to Thank you is You're Welcome?

    Thank you in French one would reply merci beaucoup .

    -VR
    I believe the language is Hebrew and/or Russian.
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    @very-rusty said
    Wrong wolfgang.....De nada in French means You're welcome.

    If you said nada...that means: 'it is nothing'.

    -VR
    What do you mean wrong?
    I just listed 3 things.
    You are an idiot.

    btw
    de nada in Spanish
    literally means "of nothing" so a colloquial translation is "it's nothing, you're welcome, don't mention it et c.

    I've never come across "de nada" in French .. perhaps it is a Canadian thing.
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    @whodey said
    It's my understanding that in some languages the common reply to thank you is "Please".

    Please? Does that make any sense?
    Depends how it is conjugated doesn't it?
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