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Thanks for asking in German?

Hallo leute. Ich habe eine Frage, wenn jemand dir eine Frage stellt, und du möchtest ihnen für die Nachfrage danken, Wie kann man auf deutsch "Thanks for asking" sagen?

z.B, Wenn dich jemand fragt, Wie geht's? oder ist alles in Ordnung? Kann man wie auf Englisch "I'm good, thanks for asking" sagen? Und wenn man kann, Dann wie kann man das sagen?

Hello guys. I have a question, if someone asks you a question and you want to thank him for asking, how can you say that in german?

For example when someone asks you, How are you doing? or are you ok? can you say like in english "I'm good, thanks for asking"? and if you can, then how do you say that in German?

btw please tell me if I made any mistakes in the German part of the question as I'm quite new to writing in German.

May 16, 2018



Well, first of all I can tell you that your German text was good. ;-) You have to use capital letters when you start a new sentence but your grammar was correct.

If you want to thank someone for asking then you can answer:

Danke der Nachfrage. or you can say: Danke, dass du nachfrägst.


Danke, dass du nachfragst.


Du kannst sagen: Danke für die Nachfrage oder auch danke fürs Fragen. Ich würde es selber aber eher selten verwenden.


Also wäre es besser, nur "gut danke" zu sagen?


At least simpler, and also less formal. However, you'd rather say "Danke, gut." Being polite, you would return the question: "Danke, gut. Und Dir / Ihnen?"


Of the various answers already given, "Danke der Nachfrage." is the most correct one, but it is kind of rather formal.

On the other hand, using an active form like "Danke, daß Du fragst." would only be used if you truly wish to express gratitude or acknowledgement. Like when someone asks if he may use or borrow something that belongs to you, and which he could just have taken without asking.

Both forms, BTW, are often used ironically, either to express that someone should have asked, but did not, or to indicate that the question, especially the one concerning one's well-being, is perceived as superficial or insincere.

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