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"Gracias, igualmente."

Translation:Thank you, likewise.

April 16, 2013



"Right back at ya" was not accepted.


"Thanks, same to you" was accepted


It was not accepted for me!


That is because you said it wrong. It is supposed to be "Back atcha mate!"


I don't think I have ever said, "likewise," in all my life. No wait. There was that time when this guy was bad mouthing me. Yeah. Told him off! "Likewise, dude!"


In English it would be more naturally correct to say "Likewise, Thank You."


I think i have heard both way and they both sounded fine. I do not usually say "likewise". In my region we usually say, "same to you", or, "thank you, you do the same." The term "likewise" felt highbrow the few times i tried to use it in conversation


It's really a matter of opinion, tbh.


Thanks, same to you should also be accepted.


It is accepted now. I tried that as a non native speaker because there was no suggestion to what word should I use.


Thank you also, was wrong


What does likewise mean? Sorry my mother tongue is not English.

  1. In the same way; also:

"the dream of young people is to grow old, and it is likewise the dream of their parents to relive youth"

synonyms: also · in addition · too · as well · to boot · besides · moreover ·

  1. In a like manner; similarly:

"I stuck out my tongue and Frankie did likewise"

synonyms: the same · similarly · correspondingly · in the same way


thank you, too was not accepted, however the meaning is the same


No it's not the same. You will notice there is a comma between Gracias and igualmente. In English you would never have a comma between thank you and too. It is one phrase. This is thanking someone for their well wishes and wishing them well back. Que tengas un buen día. Gracias, igualmente.


it means, i hope the same to you, or, to you the same. Can also be substituted with the word "equally," which is even on the drop-down menu, but for some reason, Duo did not accept it in this answer.


It means that I think what you say about me applies equally to you. That is where the Spanish "igualmente" comes from. It works like the equal sign in a mathematical equation. The left side of the EQUAtion = the right side of the equation. Call me handsome and I will respond that you are handsome. Call me stupid and I will respond that you are stupid. 3x3=9 and 9=3x3.


I said, "thank you, you as well", and was wrong.


I agree, or "thank you and to you."


I said "Thank you, you as well" and it didn't accept it!


My answer should have been accepted. Because igualmente means same here.


I think "same to you" sounds most natural: "Enjoy your weekend!" "Gracias,ugualmente". Likewise is correct,but very formal


Maybe it only sounds more formal in English, but sounds natural in Spanish. Any Spanish speakers care to weigh in?


"Thank you as well" was a no-go.


'thank you as well' didn't fly either


Wonder if "same here would be a accepted??"


haha! got this right after 'you are simply beautiful'. makes so much sense, duo!


i have never heard anyone say thank you likewise


it's said in certain situations, as in if someone says, "Glad to meet you." You would reply, "thank you, likewise." Although I seriously think it's way more common in Spanish than in English.


Thank you as well did not work


"Thanks, all the same" was not accepted.


That is not the meaning. Igualmente means equally. It is what you say when someone wishes you well in some way (Like be well or Have a great day). You are thanking him for his well wishes and wishing him "equally" It is like Same to you.


It didn't like thankyou, without the space. Isn't it funny, all my life I have thought that was OK? Am I wrong?


Yes it's wrong, but I've seen it written in hand by many people that way. I've also seen thank-you, with a hyphen, but the "proper" way to write it is thank you.


Yes. The only time that thank-you is correct is as a modifier like a thank-you note and I may have seen that written as one word. It is a natural progression for hyphens to disappear over time but that hasn't happened yet.


that is not necessarily true, Iago. When "thank you" is being used as an adjective, the "proper" way IS with a hyphen, as in "a thank-you note." When one is merely saying "thank you" to express appreciation, then it is always two words, without a hyphen. This is the same with all phrases. You can say, "I have brown hair." But you would say, "I am a brown-haired woman." "The man has one eye," vs. "He is a one-eyed man." That is the rule.


Graham: I have never seen it as one word.


I never see that as one word.


I've seen "thankyouverymuch", but only in informal use and as sarcasm. For example, "I've had enough, thankyouverymuch."


I've heard it SAID sarcastically that way, but I suspect the person who spelled it that way wasn't a very good speller.


Now that people text all the time you might see that.


Thank you is two separate words...not one


There's an implied "I" at the beginning: "I thank you." One of the few times English lets you imply the subject pronoun. Me gusta mucho that Spanish lets you do it all the time. hehe


i think it's fine but the correct way is with a space


i want to ask people from here if they didn't occur the same problem like me. it's a sentence "the owner has a ladder". and i write "la duena tiene una escalera". and it's wrong! why is it wrong? "the owner" can be a woman or a man, no? so why don't they accept my answer? please help me. thank you


"Thank you, the same to you." would have been accepted; but "Thank you, the same." wasn't. Can anyone clarify?


"Thank you, same here" is not accepted


Yeah, that's what I put in. I suppose it depends on what you're thanking someone for, but it should be right.


This statement is the standard reply to good wishes of some sort, like have a great day or good luck. In my vocabulary set that is Thanks same to you. You are reflecting the good wishes back on the other person, not agreeing that you are in the same state.


"It was great to meet you!" "Thanks, likewise!"


Exactly. That's not quite wishing one well, but it does have igualmente reflecting the sentiment expressed by the other person back at them. I have a prejudice against using likewise there in English, but I freely admit it's just my own feeling, and not based on anything else.


I am seeing the word, "equal" in "igualmente."


I thought it said, "Thank you, iguana."


What's wrong with; 'Me, too.'


"thanks, me too" was all i could think of to express the idea. It said no, but "you too" is acceptable


Gracias, Igualmente is what you say when someones wishes you well in some way. So me to would be saying you wish yourself well as well. Igualmente means you have equal good wishes for him..So you too is somewhat appropriate.


I guess that makes sense. I kinda thought it was like saying "I feel the same way", but I can see how "Me too" wouldn't work


"Thanks, likewise" was not accepted


I translated as thank you, the same. How is this not correct? Personally I never say likewise in English.


I personally hate likewise. Among other things it sounds sort of rude to me. But I have also never heard just the same. In my experience the English expression is the same to you and that is accepted. The exception to strictly literal translation is common to common. I don't think saying the same is any more common than saying equally at least in general American usage.


I'm sorry to hear that. I use likewise fairly commonly, though I know most people don't.


Well it is pretty common, and there is really nothing wrong with it. There are just certain words and expressions that tend to grate on me for no particular reason. It may just be the original context or person who said it that colored my perspective. But since that was perhaps 50 or even 60 years ago, I have no idea. But I certainly don't want to disparage people who use it.


I want to thank you for using the proper 'grate' instead of 'great'. One of the simple pleasures of life is seeing correct usage where you too often see something else.


I think it depends a lot, as so much does, on how you say it. I usually say it with a smile, and to me it sounds friendlier, more informal, than 'the same to you'. I don't use it often, but I appreciate it when I hear it.


i've never heard this sentence before


and i am english


You also was not accepted you too was suggested instead


That is either a programming glitch or an editorial issue in terms of usage. Obvioiusly they are completely synonymous. On the other hand, when I hear someone say you also instead of you too, I always feel that that person is trying a little too hard to be formal and correct. You too sounds much more natural to me.


"ditto" wasn't accepted


When my mother was young, in the 20s and 30s they said, "Likewise, I'm sure" all the time. You just never here likewise anymore. Only in older books, or when quoting an elderly person.


How would you say "Thank you as well." ?


Gracias también. Or perhaps Gracias a ti (usted/ustedes) también. As well is just another way of saying too or also in that statement.


"Thank you as well" should have been marked correct


wow, i just realised Equal-mente, equally, igualmente. haha


Hi, in the UK we almost never use the term 'likewise', we might say 'I feel the same way' or 'same here'


I am American and I hate and would never say likewise in this context But I am not sure if you are getting quite the correct definition of igualmente as it is used here. Of course that's probably because likewise as used Herr doesn't really match the actual definition of likewise as used elsewhere. But to be clear igualmente here is the same as saying Same to you. Someone has just wished you good luck or to have a good day and you are reflecting those same good wishes back on them.


I wrote Thanks and the same to you. That is common parlance in English


people are saying how "likewise" is such an uncommon word these days, but lots of the vocabulary is, and usually we still know what it means. Also in this lesson is "perhaps." When is the last time any of you English speakers used that word? Everybody just says "maybe," but that doesn't mean we don't know what "perhaps" means! It should be the same for "likewise," I would think.


I guess I'm strange. I use both of those.


I wrote thanks, equally and it was rejected


Although equamente literally means equally, we don't say Thanks, equally, and it would take a very specialized context for it to mean anything senaible. But this is a common Spanish expression. It is said when someone says some of the standard well wishing statements. It could be a response to Happy New Year, Have a great day, Keep warm, etc. It bests translates as Thanks (or thank you), same to you.


This is not a phrase usually used in English . It sounds very awkward.


I both agree and disagree. Actually I have heard many people say something like Thank you, likewise, but I have always found it awkward and somehow insincere. I use Thank you, same to you. Igualmente is used in Spanish to return any sort of well-wishes like Merry Christmas, Have a great day, etc. As I say, I generally say same to you, but different people have different ways of expressing this. But the concept of returning well wishes is pretty universal.


Shouldn't "Thank you, equally" be accepted here?

It was not.


I would have no idea quite how I would interpret the sentence Thank you, equally. If I ever heard anyone say this, I don't remember. But in Spanish this is a set expression. Set expressions follow a different rule for translation than random sentences. With a normal sentence, Duo strings together vocabulary words in certain grammatical structures and syntaxes it is drilling. For these sentences it is generally better to be relatively literal, as you were here, so you won't sidestep the lesson Duo is trying to give. But ser expressions are things that are said in an almost ritualistic way, like greetings, thanks, etc. These are translated into the appropriate similar set expressions. So we don't translate Buenos días as Good Day, we translate it as Good Morning, because that's what we say at the same time in English. Similarly, our set expression for igualmente is Same to you, or likewise, but I hate hearing likewise. It always sounds either insincere or dismissive to me. There are probably a few variations of this, but it is what you say to return the well wishes that someone just gave you.


Thank you equally was not accepted


That's because that's not what this expression means, although it is the literal translation. I've never heard anyone say anything like that in English. It sounds as if the speaker is concerned that the other person recognize that their level of gratitude was the same. What this expression actually means is actually "same to you",. It is what you say when someone extends well wishes that you want to reflect back to them. This is the appropriate response to several types of well-wishes like Have a Good day, Good Luck or Merry Christmas. The only criteria is the the well wishes are appropriate to both people. If someone wished you happy birthday or good luck on the exam you wouldn't say igualmente unless it was also that person's birthday or they were also taking the exam. Duo lists likewise as a translation. That is an appropriate translation, but I don't like that expression so I wouldn't say that. But with set expressions there are often several alternatives. Consider all the expressions one uses as greetings or instead of you're welcome.


I said "Thanks, equally". Isn't that practically the literal translation? I got it wrong.


In the case of set expressions like this, the literal translation is often not the correct one. As here, the question is not what the word means in some other situations, but what the speaker intends to express in this situation. I have never heard Thanks, equally in English, nor would I know what that might mean. What I say and have heard is Same to you or you too. So the common for common convention makes those the best answers.


I said "thanks, equally" and had it marked wrong?


Thank you, the same


In almost 50 years as a native English speaker having lived in 4 anglophone countries I have never in my life heard anyone say "thank you, likewise"


Unfortunately I have. I know because it annoyed me. It's definitely American. We move around a lot, so I have heard it both in the Northeast and Southern California where I have lived. But if I had to place a geographical area of frequency it would probably be New York and maybe Pennsylvania. Duo is headquartered in Pennsylvania. But they have always accepted "same to you" as an answer which is what I tend to say.


thank you all the same?


No. This is fine English but it means "No thank you"! "No thanks" = "Thanks all the same" = "Thanks just the same".


Myself, I think of "Thank you all the same" as "Thank you, but no." "All the same" seems more polite.


Said I was wrong -- Thanks you also I typed. However one answer said Thanks, you too!


I remembered Portuguese here. :}


I know this term "likewise", but I never used associated with "thank you" and I never listened this way.


Thank you all the same. Thank you anyway


"Thank you also" is the same to me as likewise


What the hell does that mean?


why not thanks the same??


I don't think think people generally say just the same in English. Personally I hate likewise, but (the) same to you or you too or likewise would be the response in America at least.


ok thank you lynettermcw..it does accept thanks the same to you so i was wrong...it's good to study from english to spanish because doing like that i can improve my english too


Absolutely. Most native speakers first recognize some things about English when they learn another language. It is a lot harder from a second language, but it is quite valuable. Is your native language Italian? That would at least give the Romance language advantage. I find I can often read more Portuguese but hear more Italian based on my Spanish.


yes my native language is italian and it's not so distant from spanish because many words are similar and we have the same way to make the sentences and almost equal grammar so i get an advantage to learn spanish language..i don't know much about portuguese because i never studied it before but i believe it's not really similar to italian and spanish


Actually, written Portuguese is a little closer to Spanish, but the pronunciation is quite complex and mostly makes it difficult to recognize. Sometimes the pronunciation differences work the right way. Take the word milk

French lait Italian latte Portuguese leite Spanish leche

The Portuguese looks closer to the French or Italian, but is actually pronounced just like the Spanish.


Hardly anyone says likewise nowadays.


Why the hell it is not received when I type "Thank you, likewise", as Duo supposed it to be translated?


When I type the answer exactly as they translate it, it is not accepted. I am having this issue a lot. Please advise.


Hovering over the word igualmente gives "equally" as an acceptable translation, but when I used "equally" in my answer I was marked incorrect and told I should have used "as well". English is my spoken language since birth and "likewise", "equally", "as well", "the same" "also" in this instance should all be acceptable.


Those words are hints. They show various meanings of the word. And, actually, equally is the literal translation. But this expression is a common every day response to someone wishing you well in some way. We have similar set expressions in English. We say thanks, same to you or thanks likewise (common, although I don't say this). So just as we translate Buenos Dias as Good. Mornong and not Good Day, we translate this to what we actually say for this expression, not simply the literal meaning.


I would go with 'vice versa'. It's a familiar enough expression and using Latin might just impress the listener with your erudition. :)


I have never heard anyone say that in response to somebody wishing them well. And if I did I would hardly be impressed by it. First of all, although obviously still in its Latin form, vice versa has been totally assimilated into English like etcetera and ad hoc. And while the meaning is within the definition of the word, it is not the way we generally use it to describe a reciprocal relationship. I think I would feel sort of like Molly in the movie Ghost when Sam replied ditto to her Iove you.


You may not have heard it used, but have to admit it would serve as a casual, even somewhat droll way of expressing the idea of reciprocity. In other words, a bit 'tongue in cheek', but terse and to the point. Come to think of it, not very dissimilar from the literal meaning 'Thank you, equally' of the expression in question.


I agree it is quite similar to the Spanish. But the Spanish is the familiar, common way of saying this. When it comes to expressing sincere feelings in an unfamiliar way, droll, tongue in cheek, and terse are not words that I look for. But I guess it depends on your audience.


All right. then you DO get my 'drift'. The audience is, indeed, the determining factor. Totally agree.


"Me too" is more idiomatic than "likewise" at least in British English.


But igualmente doesn't mean me too, it means same to you. It is what you say in response to some sort of well-wishing expression like Have a Good Day or Merry Christmas (Happy Christmas). That's generally what likewise means as well, although I don't like that.


A bit formal but it should be accepted.

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