"Prego!"

Translation:You are welcome!

June 16, 2013

274 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MickiSue

Prego is one of those multi purpose words that every language employs. In the US, "here" can mean this (general) place, that one is present, the location where an object is to be placed, etc.

As for the rather ambiguous translations available for some words, like "prego": it's a challenge to offer every translation. In addition, it's useful to remember that duolingo is FREE. The site techs seem to be fairly responsive to being notified of issues. But seriously, if you don't like the way a FREE SITE is set up, don't use it.

November 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Danmoller

Duolingo is WONDERFUL!

January 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/filingua

Tots agree! Easy to follow, and use, have learned loads in one afternoon already, and great fun - love reading the support comments and replies - and to know i am not alone when confused!

March 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GabrielDayot

i know right, can't imagine a website like this, Duolingo is aweeeesome!

July 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Gabriel81287

We have the same name o.o

April 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/QwertAsd2

Yes!

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pinkpuffyface

I agree.

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/eire_wolf

Lol hypO Hey

August 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/thebeastof

why 15 dislikes

June 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NicMuW38

@Danmoller. - It's impossible to misunderstand your poster-like meaning. Striking colors. There's no other way, isn't it? Very significant (but also a little bit questionable).

There seems to be no way around this problem, if you get my meaning. (August 12, 2018)

August 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LoveMyBooks

why do you randomly comment this in random discussions? PROPOGANDA

March 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Woomy592178

yeah it is XD

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dany_loaiza

I love it!

November 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/joannalabella

Yep

November 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus

We are the quality control. People shouldn't just give up on Duolingo, they should make suggestions. It's better than most paid programs as well.

January 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/aelfroy

Far better than most. It works.

December 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mozkera3

You

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mozkera3

You

October 16, 2018

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You

October 16, 2018

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O por

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October 16, 2018

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October 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mfuentes0072

I love doulingo, and I am thankful for its free service. I am new to it and sometimes feel a bit lost when ask to translate a word that I never have seeing before, but I love the challenge and the motivation when it tells me I have reached a higher level. Doulingo, thanks for existing!

March 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/lucia.Ital

Same here

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/conradsteenkamp

Quality still matters, whether free or not.. It has a negative impact on Duolingo's reputation if issues like this is not dealt with. This being said, I know that Duolingo is indeed focusing on improving quality. And yes, I am yet to find something better than Duolingo out there, and as a former language teacher I have done a lot of looking.

March 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mozkera3

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October 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mozkera3

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October 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dpsciarr

I feel like Duolingo works because they allow comments. Honestly, I've learned more from the comments on each exercise than from the actual exercise. It's a fantastic model.

March 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DonnaErnie

Yes the model is very interesting to read, I appreciate the app.

February 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tetrazhu1

Exactly-and I've seen videos where people said that this worked better than Rosetta Stone, but its FREE also.

March 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus

It's also the best thing you're gonna get for free as far as language goes.

March 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/nameuses

It's definitely better than Rosetta Stone. I've learned more in a week here than a year in Rosetta Stone, which really is ridiculous.

October 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Jondude

no joke, i can say the same thing here. very disappointed with rosetta stone. I'm pretty lucky to have found this app/website

February 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/aprit

Same here Jondude!!!

August 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kelykazelli

I liked Rosetta Stome fine until the constant database errors made it unusable. Big waste of $500!

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/skyjo77

They prove equal to each other, besides the massive difference in costs. Nevertheless, it is advantageous to learn foreign languages here and/or elsewhere.

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/D.Renan

Duolingo is an amazing learning tool. I love it, and all I have to say is thank you to the ones who created this site.

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/skyjo77

That is true! And its donators.

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GayAnn10

O pay $90 per year it IS NOT FREE

November 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kyra793259

You choosing to pay for the premium version doesnt mean it's not free. You can use the free version or not complain about paying?

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/luiz.calheiros

Hi, MickiSue, duo in't free, they ask you to work (translate) for them. There is a lab where they explain it. But Duo is amazing.

May 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Felo740

Well, that's a good pay, because we don't lose money or something (And we learn with that translations). But they need something to stay alive. I'm using the app, and I don't translate anything, I don't know why.

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/luiz.calheiros

I am not out of yours opinion! Perhaps I was confusing.

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SolomonYan

I've lived in italy most of my life and i know prego means "your welcome" the respons to "grazie"

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/anna-golova

my welcome, your welcome, our welcome

August 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Felo740

Thanks for the information, but it's "You're welcome (You are welcome)" I'm not an american native or something, so it's not easy at all for me.

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/crober43

Actually it is your welcome. The welcome is yours. You are not a welcome. Though its possibe for you to be a welcoming sight. You yourself are not a welcome.

December 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

Um ... no .... It is most definitely "You're welcome." The word 'welcome" is an adjective used predicatively, as the complement of the verb "to be", not a noun.

December 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MmeSraTupaj

You are welcome (to do this, that, the other thing, you're welcome to sit here, eat my food, enjoy whatever it is I just gave you, etc...)

February 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MayteStiles

It is you are welcome. You can also use the short just "Welcome" form with the same meaning as 4shiloh explains.

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kyra793259

"Your" an idiot. The idiot is yours. You have idiot. Just like you have welcome.

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jan284931

Thanks so much

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

DL is a computer generated program so things can go wrong. However, if mistakes are reported they may be changed. I've seen many corrections since I started. But this isn't the place to get action the "report problem" should be used. P.S. when using the hover hints always chose the first word there's more chance of getting it right.

November 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kturowski

If anyone here understands Polish, "prego," I believe from the definitions I hear here, means the same as "prosze," in Polish. Helpful tip.

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Kememmotar

That is correct, good comment.

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kadu.Lichtenberg

Em português "prego" tem um sentido totalmente diferente! kkk

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Whoviansrock

Yeah prego means nail lol

January 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/taffarelbergamin

huehuehue brbrbrbr é uma pena que pra quem fala Português tem tão poucas opções...

February 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Danmoller

Opa! Já são 3 línguas e logo logo vem o alemão!

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Aila_Aron

Já estava tentando formular minha pergunta em inglês aqui... kkkk Bem, alguém poderia me explicar o que é "prego"? Fiquei na dúvida se é no sentido "de nada" ou "seja bem vindo"... =( Grazie!

September 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Danmoller

De nada :)

September 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Abimael378859

Sim, eu prego na palavra do Deus ^_^

October 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/VictoriaBo16

Duolingo is very good!

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/garypierre18

I am in love with Duolingo , what would I do without it .

I wish that one day I can meet with the person who create it and I don't know how many thanks and gifts I will give him .

You have to be smart to create a free useful Duolingo like that .

Am I the only one who in love with Duolingo ? let me know your words ....

February 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Corbario

Isn't it also "please"?

June 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/f.formica
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Yes, it's both a "ritual" answer to "grazie" and a courtesy form; it doesn't work for all instances of "please" though.

June 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/arshypls

prego can be used as please somtimes. its usually per favore though

January 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/EamonC123

When I was in Rome an old lady I was walking behind ushered me past her and said "Prego, prego". This sort of leads me to think that "per favore" is more for when you are asking someone a favour, or is it just arbitrary?

August 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/f.formica
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Yes, per favore, per piacere, per cortesia and so on, are always the kind of please you need when asking for something. Prego can be used for the kind of please you need when doing someone a favour, like that old lady letting you pass her or someone inviting you in when standing at the door. It's more or less the same meaning as when answering grazie actually, as it acknowledges you've done something to be thankful for.

August 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GraceMangum

The "inviting you in when standing at the door" makes sense actually. Like saying "you are welcome to come inside" meaning the same sentiment as "please come inside". Thanks for that! I was super confised when I kept getting this question wrong! SO OKAY would it be a logical leap then to say that Prego as "please" would equate to "it pleased me to do this favor for you"??

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mm11wils

Can it not mean "Pleasure!" as in "My pleasure!" which is similar to "You are welcome"

July 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Shore01

Yes it can (I submitted same and it was also rejected). Being presumably a US-based outfit, they understandably tend to favour (or favor, if you like) US English spelling and practices (biking = cycling; 'You're welcome!' etc) - I have however found, that generally UK English spelling is accepted.
If a sufficient number of people flag the rejection of 'It's my pleasure!/ My pleasure!/ Pleasure!' as a problem, it will in time, most likely be accepted.

March 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kharoda

I have spent my entire (short) life in the United States and while the usage of "You're welcome" by far outstrips those of other equivalent phrases, "My pleasure" is not uncommon enough to sound awkward or wrong. I myself use it sometimes. It might be that Duolingo would rather translate the phrase "My pleasure" more literally.

April 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MagdaEMorales

Duolingo: Make accommodations for CONTRACTIONS. "You're welcome" is the same as "You are welcome". Consequently, my response to translate "Prego" as "you're welcome" is correct. This is not too complicated. Fix it please.

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/amorellini

You're welcome should also be acceptable.

October 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/vinimaz

Exactly, it also didn't accept my "You're welcome"

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/patcase32

Surely it should be your'e welcome as it is very informal

July 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/klramaman

You're welcome is also a correct answer!

March 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/olefattguy

Is this also how you greet someone welcome to your house?

July 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bbullington

Besides "your welcome", prego has a general sense of "here you go" or "help yourself". If someone asks you to pass something, as you hand it to them you say "prego."

To your question, as you gesture for someone to walk through the door, as f.formica says, you might say "prego." in the sense of "Benvenuti.... prego.... accomadatevi" (Welcome!, Come on in. Make yourself comfortable.)

It is a super flexible word (when my brother went to italy and came back, the first thing he asked me was "what does prego mean?.... I heard it all the time").

August 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MayteStiles

Hello. I think you mean "Beside you're welcome" and not " "Beside your welcome" Am I right?

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/f.formica
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Not in the welcome sense, that would be "benvenuto" (or benvenuta, benvenuti, benvenute). But as a courtesy form, it is: "Prego, accomodatevi" (Make yourselves comfortable).

July 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/spacemanspence

Confusing, as I glide over the word "Prego" to determine its meaning I am offered the words, ask and beg, typing those words in proves incorrect as the translation is revealed to be "please!"

August 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bbullington

As f.formica mentioned, prego literally means "to pray" (1st person of "pregare"). In this sense, it can be used like "I beg of you." i.e. Dimmi ti prego (Tell me I beg of you/Tell me I pray)

Many uses for prego. It is confusing when the glide-over doesn't show all or show the right one, but context is most important here. You'll get it with time.

August 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Phredde1

So Prego is an all purpose word, then. I am writing all the incarnations of this word down. I do hope to visit Italy one day and want to fit in not stand out.

November 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/samarch94

I'm trying to hear if the pronunciation is PREY-GO or PREH-GO but can't quite make it out. Is there a rule concerning how the letter "e" is pronounced?

November 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Phredde1

Its prey-go, or preh-go. I have heard both from Italian speakers. But as a rule the vowels are the same as Spanish. 'A' is soft - as in the English word fall. 'E' is different, it has a long A sound that is cut short a bit as in the English word egg. 'I' sounds like a long E as in the English word ring. And 'O' is long as in the English word ghost. So Grazie would be said phonetically grah-tzee-eh. Hope that helps.

November 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ahulani

I've noticed that I (a Californian) have a tendency to make a dipthong out of that sound "prey" as it sort of sounds like ay ee go. This is incorrect. That short eh sound is not something comfortable, but is definitely worth getting right as it is a real Americanism, I think .

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlotteC764762

it is gjust preh-go. the letter "e" is always pronounced eh (it can sound different in some dialect but it would be incorrect)

June 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FilemonFil

I thought it mean : " here you are"

October 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Kharoda

"Prego" is a very flexible word which can be used in many contexts, and sometimes it does mean "here you are/go."

April 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ramneval

Ramneval

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Narwhals4ever

I have been wondering for a long time if I have to add the exclamation point in the sentence. If I don't, it doesn't count as a mistake, but should you?

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Rosangela872297

Amo Duolingo.

November 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fillmoe

On trips to Italy, I've heard "prego" used in a way that translates more to "of course" than to "you're welcome." For example, we ordered something at a café, and the waitress said, "Prego." "Of course" and "you're welcome" are interchangeable in English.

November 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/theelox

Is there a more formal way of saying "you're welcome"?

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/theelox

I meant, in Italian :)

March 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

:) sorry, can't help there!

March 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

I would have said "It's a pleasure."

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MSHOSSEINI

Prego is one of those multi purpose words that every language employs. In the US, "here" can mean this (general) place, that one is present, the location where an object is to be placed, etc. As for the rather ambiguous translations available for some words, like "prego": it's a challenge to offer every translation. In addition, it's useful to remember that duolingo is FREE. The site techs seem to be fairly responsive to being notified of issues. But seriously, if you don't like the way a FREE SITE is set up, don't use it.

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Stylianius1

Prego! Prego, Prego. You are welcome! Please, do not mention it.

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hlne631880

I think "(my) pleasure" should be accepted for this as well ... I mean, it's hardly the end of the world, but "pleasure" comes to my mind far more automatically than "you're welcome", especially when zipping through questions, and it sucks to get it wrong when that happens. Just a suggestion :-)

January 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

I agree!!

January 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Yvonne41961

If you wrote “you are welcome “ or you’re welcome and they marked it incorrect, they’re ( they are) wrong. If the word is used as a possessive adjective ( your welcome into the family was terrific), another story.

April 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/FreySsz

Prego means "you are welcome!" It means when someone tell "Grazie" I answer "Prego" Am I right??

but is it also a verb? What does it mean?

March 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlotteC764762

pray

June 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/inbrnthe

If it is a verb, it's the first person conjugation of "pregare", "to pray".

December 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Paprika_Ambroz

So, wouldn't it be the italian equivalent of the french "Je vous en prie"?

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kharoda

Yes, I think they are equivalent.

April 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/remumford

i would have said that "Of course" or "I pray you" could also be acceptable answers.

June 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/paula6891

Prego. Is you are welcome? Or your welcome.

June 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

You are welcome or You're welcome

June 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/h.dave

How about 'that's alright'

July 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Guglielmo-Elmo

I think you can use "prego" as an American would say, "no problem," "no sweat," "it's nothing," "sure!", and that kind of response to a "thank you"...

October 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

Or "It's a pleasure!"?

July 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/inbrnthe

I guess "di niente" will do. di niente = it's nothing. My italian classmates use it :)

December 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TheoLiang

I said "not at all" as in "you are welcome"....and was marked incorrect

August 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/simonderijk

Prego means I, would say "here you are". It means: please: you give something. Where per favore means can I get something please (ask).

November 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/corinnekalis

Its a pleasure means the same as you are welcome so get a life

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MessiBarca4life

So if i am looking for something at a store for example, would the employee ask "Prego?"

March 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/f.formica
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They might, as a polite invitation to speak up; most commonly they'd say "posso aiutarLa?" (may I help you?) or "desidera?" (is there something you wish?). Without the question mark "prego" could be a "go ahead and look around".

March 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pova04

Its telling me Prego means please!!!

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GabrielDayot

"It's nothing" is not accepted. :(

June 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Claire991909

It told me to translate Prego! And I said your welcome. Then it said I was wrong and that the answer was you're welcome. Does it make a difference?

July 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Claire991909

It told me to translate Prego! And I said your welcome. Then it said I was wrong and that you're welcome was the right answer. Does it make a difference?

July 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

Yes! "Your" is a possessive adjective, which needs to qualify a noun - "I have YOUR keys". "You're" is the contraction of "you are" - "You're learning Italian," "You're welcome." "Your welcome" would make sense in a different context - "Your welcome was spoilt by his behaviour".

July 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaIadanza

I know that "prego" can be used as "you're welcome", but in Italy people say it often as "please" because it literally translates to "I pray" (for example, when two people are trying to get somewhere, "I pray, you should go first!") ... But when I wrote "I pray" it marked me wrong.

July 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ionradoi1

prego means mainly please

September 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kheller731

I dont get how prego can mean you are welcome AND please...?

October 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ionradoi1

we are also free to express our oppinion

November 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/delyonbeast

Prego means per favore

November 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Vuk87

Buona sera a tutti voi. Questa sera con lui sono Marco Civoli e Mauro Sandreani.

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LetoileNoire

"Don't mention it"?

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/luiza123

Some know the difference benvenido and prego?

January 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MiasiaMoon

Why can't you use you're welcome for prego why do you have to type you are welcome

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/maddogjonx

although im being pedantic, 'i pray' should be allowed here as a literal translation

January 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Micki751101

Not really. The objective of this course is to teach you to speak with Italians. And "I pray" makes no sense in any of the situations where "prego" is used in this course.

Thank you.

I pray.

Seriously? Too many people are trying to point out the twigs on the branches on the trees here, and missing the forest entirely.

January 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Christoph400543

No , not the sauce Prego..

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aykuteren4

I wrote please. It passed but translation was you are welcome.Confused.

February 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/shaicj

I think Duolingo is a wonderful app where we can learn different languages

April 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mirandab07

forgot what is prego keep typing different hints, like , wonderful, great, goodbye, forgot??

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mirandab07

Great thanks what a dummy I should know , grazie, arriverderci!

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jose7865944

I just put welcome and it worked.

June 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aloferrero

Can just "Welcome" be an acceptable translation as well as "You are" or "You're welcome" for "Prego"? Just a thought.

July 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WaynK8

You are welcome is correct and you're welcome is not accepted? Why not?

July 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GabeNewill

I don't get it. I wrote spaghetti sauce in the answer box, but for some reason it said I was wrong. Is there a way to report this bug?

September 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SaeedAhmad18

You are welcome (prego)

September 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SaeedAhmad18

You are welcome

September 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Krisco.land

Soo...does "preggo" mean please or your welcome??

September 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CocoLearnsL33

Even when I say you are welcome! Duolingo is saying Im incorrect... What do I do?

September 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Joe64257

I also saw a man driving and a woman wanted to cross in front of him, and he stopped the car, and huffed a little bit, and said "Prego..." clearly not happy to stop but being polite said "go ahead"... Prego

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ThinkerXT

Why welcome is incorrect? What's the difference between "welcome" and "you are welcome"?

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/sdonegani

silly that it was incorrect because of omitting the exclamation mark, which has nothing to do with speaking

October 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/viktoriaHo7

Hello everyone. Is there someone who can help me to prepare language exam in Italian

December 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DenisOrlan7

In this case "Prego" is the answer to "thank you", right?

February 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mirza698465

PREGO MEANS WELCOME ?

February 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/swathin

I translated Prego to just "welcome" and i think that must be considered as a translation!

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SBS3

this is exactly what I responded, but without the exclamation point, and it came up as incorrect - seriously???????

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arancaytar

Prego meaning both Please and You're Welcome closely parallels the German "Bitte" as well.

May 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FlyTanyel

Amazing app. But it does not accept some of the translation words like prego no matter how many times I write it correctly . So I can't pass the level

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gcapilot

I have heard the word prego sound very much like "prebo". Is there a regional accent in Italy that would cause that?

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahViaggi

Somehow DL doesn't accept the contraction 'you're' for 'you are '. I can't find where to report the error on my phone format.

May 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Antonio158595

You are welcome is the same as you're welcome

May 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mikrdk

Prego seems to be used the same way as Bitte in German.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mich571

There is a problem. System doesn't recognize the answer

August 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardMar306147

I got it wrong because I forgot the exclamation point?! Even though the voice didn't sound excited at all!

August 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/vgimon

I wrote exactly the same phrase and it showed as wrong

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Inferuz1

It could be just "welcome", not necessarily "you are welcome."

September 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PHScanes

Welcome is benvenuto

October 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelCar697168

I wanted to correct, but there does not appear a way to do this. Is there

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

Shouldn't the answer be ''Sauce!''?

October 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SongbirdT.

LOL Good one!!

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/harriettso

i always felt it was sort of "if you please"

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Qt2qp

Duolingo is amazing

October 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sheils391010

Answer given was exactly the same as mine but rejected ?

November 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/iVixey

If people are still confused "prego" is an interjection. Not a native speaker myself, but that's what I gathered from doing research. You can use it to signify "Please", "You're welcome" ("not at all") and "After you"

didn't find any other meanings for it.. just these.

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MayteStiles

Actually it is a verb. it means "I pray" in other contexts, but it can be used to mean You are welcome (to the favour I did you). It corresponds to the Spanish equivalent expression in : - ¡Gracias! -Por favor, no es nada/ De nada. /Por nada.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kukky6

Duolingo is really interesting

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BluuDuud

so it can mean please and your welcome?

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/celeste553091

Duolingo is GREAT. If I could rate it on a 1 to 10 sacale it would get a 100℅. I LOVE Itallian and I am learning SO much. THANK YOU

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JeremyPembroke

prego can mean a pleasure eg a waiter brings a drink you say grazie he will say prego( in this context it does not mean please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

January 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MayteStiles

"Welcome!" alone does also mean "You are welcome!", whether in reply to "thanks"m or to make someone comfortable, confident, at ease and/or happy when arriving somewhere. Reducing it to the one "welcome" word is common and valid, and it should not be considered wrong; it is common use. Thanks, DUOLINGUO. Example. -Thanks a lot! -Welcome!

January 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SingingDove

I got this one wrong because I used "you're" instead of "you are" - same difference!

January 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LuigiPBPan

you answered Please, which is per favore not pleasure

February 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Stylianius1

Prego means nail in Portuguese

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RichieMeaney

When I was there it's used by shopkeepers or cashiers a lot in the same sense as 'next please' is used in English speaking countries

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FriedaKatze

Hi sorry but in Australia sometimes we just say "welcome" not "you are welcome" but love the site trying to learn three languages at the moment- thanks Duolingo!

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jcBCIBJ

Does "prego" mean. " sorry" Or "welcome "?

I don't get it :/ ...

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Guido903943

I put in "you're welcome" and it marked me wrong.

July 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AxelGraffiti

Hello, I'm from México and I'm trying to learn some Italian, but I just get stucked in this word 'Prego!'; in the translations, that appear below, as I see them, they are ambiguous, because "You are welcome/Don't mention it" are ways to thank, and at the bottom appear a 3rd translation that is "Please" a word that is used as in English as in Spanish, at the end of the phrase to request something in a formal way, so I'm confused. Anybody can help me? PLEASE.

July 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SongbirdT.

Just throwing in this thought. When we were in Italy for 3 weeks, covering north to south and east to west in record time in 2017, I have never heard a word used more than 'prego' for a lot of meanings that included, thanks, what?, yes, goodbye, an afirmation of something and other ways that amused me. It appears to be a word tossed around by a living language that appears Italians use as a shorthand way of expressing ideas that they just don't want to use in a full sentence. It was fun to hear the ways it was tossed around but frankly, until one is in the country and around the people hearing their usage of the word, you just can't teach but the main meaning in a lesson, which is 'you are welcome.' When you go to Italy, listen for the ways it is used....

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesNettl4

Why can't I use "your" instead of "you are"?

January 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

Because "your" is a possessive adjective, not the contraction of"you are", which would be "you're".

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LoveMyBooks

in english, we say like, "Welcome!" instead of "you're welcome". so when i put in "welcome", then it corrected me to "you're welcome." doesn't it mean the same thing?

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Henr_y

I wrote you are welcome, without the exclamation at the end, why is that wrong?

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

It shouldn't be!

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Yvonne41961

I thought prego was both

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RodParker-

'don' t mention it' should be accepted. Italians often say 'prego' in response to an apology like 'scusi' or 'mi dispiace'.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Yvonne41961

Perfect translation

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Aiden86743

Uhhh I typed You're welcome and it said I had a typo..... I still had a correct so it doesn't matter much.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/IlluminaTe639407

"you're welcome" should be a correct answer

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Yoeseph

Doesn't "Prego" also mean "I pray"? that what I heard at least

April 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Yvonne41961

Preghiera is a prayer and prego can also mean please.

April 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Yoeseph

ah alright, thanks

April 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Velcrocity

Is "Prego!" always with an exclamation mark and not followed by an period?

June 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MillardXD

I don't get why "I pray." is not acceptable. :|

September 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ardiealonzo

I answered "Please" and it's correct. Hohoho

January 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/hugoguirra

sejam bem-vindos!

March 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TamaraRico

Que pasa que quiero el curso de Italiano per quien parla spanol y me ponen otro

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Yvonne41961

What do they put instead? I think it is English based but maybe not.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisJack11

In what sense does it mean "you are welcome"?

Does it mean "you are welcome" to my home or "you are welcome" as a response to grazie?

July 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Stephen869852

I type the correct answer and they reply WRONG.

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Woomy592178

wow i cant put welcome?

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Don-Gianni

Prego seria "you are welcome = seja bem vindo", mas ele também serve como a expressão "de nada" como resposta ao "obrigado"?

July 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MayteStiles

"Prego" means "Welcome" as in "Thank you" Reply : "You are welcome". meaning something like Oh, please, don't thank me for that. it is nothing at all, I am pleased to be helpful!" The Oxford Advanced learners Dictionary actually states: " Used as a polite reply when somebody thanks you for something" Exemple: "Thanks for your help." "You are welcome."

October 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/robsnz

Why not Thanks ?

August 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/EarthfireandIce

for 2 seconds. . . ok, get out of my house now.

December 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/hannasbananas

I didn't put a!at the but spelt it right and it i was wrong

April 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLe435356

So if you walk by and hear someone say "Prego!", it could mean both "you are welcome" or "can I help you"? Or is it just worded wrong?

September 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Elena60734

You and you're are the same right?

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

"You are" and "You" are the same.

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

Sorry, I mean "You are" and You're"!

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DenisyKins

It's pronnouced, frego or prego?

November 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pandason1

I put your not you're and got it wrong, mad now, but Duolingo is perf xx

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/emmaaa26

I heard it say reggo! Not prego!

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Gabriel81287

Only problem is that its not all the languages I wanna learn. I really want to learn japanese, chinese, arabic, and indian, but, thats ok.

April 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/pepinsanch

i was on level 35 and had it in spanish now its changed to english reading language and says im only on level2 can ypu help get me back to my spanish languange and my level 35 thank you

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/licherry55

I answered 'you are welcome' and was marked wrong - not sure why??

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Vitrouvi0us

im in egg central people

February 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vitrouvi0us

im a egg persons yep.

beleive it

February 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Raymond279575

Why the ! I didnt hear that

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Polyglot1958

Only problem I have with this is that the mobile app continues to put Prego as "Please" when doing the translation exercises where we click on the words. Otherwise, this is a great service. Once I get Italian caught up with my Spanish then I will work on Portuguese. Also looking forward to Chinese and Japanese.

June 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/garcia9502

You're welcome- is, you are welcome!

July 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/catspeacker

what can I say except "prego"

July 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VulcanBlurryface

Prego sound alot like please so the first time i git confused

August 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/honrubcor

! some times yes, some times no !!!!! You need a rule

October 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mikescarff

Correct answer is not accepted!

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lucia.Ital

It sounds like he's saying "breggo" and not "prego!

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cokopls

Ak akkzk

March 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyRoe5

Your welcome is the same as you are welcome come on

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RodParker-

'You're welcome' is but 'your welcome' isn't. 'What did you think of your welcome?'

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mrs.Clever.

I think you welcome

November 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/aprit

isn't this a type of tomato sauce, for pasta, that grocery stores sell?!?!

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/will218194

Prego

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyBaratheon

If i start using this in my daily life in UK, people will freak coz "prego" is short for "pregnant" XD

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/multilingoboy

Comme te po' capi chi te va bene

September 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/celeste553091

Waa

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EyasAsli

True.....

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Teodora445782

Stupid exercise

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/holls17

This is awesome

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/zulema152848

Confused to many words for one

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcelloCr5

Welcome

November 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Thezientist

lol I accidentlu put your instead of you're

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaZoey1

Prago

July 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DillonBromell1

is it play or pay

July 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TolgaKonuk

wellcome is not enough

July 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MayteStiles

Of course it is.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BENJAMINESPEY

easy!!!!!!!!!!!

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CarolBiagi

that is what I wrote

April 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LeilaniChi

I accidentally wrote brego :/

July 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Stylianius1

This appeared me again. However, it already showed different meanings... (i think it said "do not do that"

March 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JalalZamel

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November 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/N5Acc

Hi

May 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Carm216362

Great!

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kevin988272

Who says you are welcome.dont we say your welcome

December 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie

"Your" is a possessive adjective, so you may be hearing that, but it's not what you would write ...the correct version would be the contraction of "you are" = "you're".

December 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MickiSue

Prego LITERALLY means "here" or I am here. It's commonly used to answer the phone in Italy, therefore, "here" is a correct translation.

August 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/f.formica
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Well, no, not at all... Prego literally means "I pray", and to answer the phone the customary greeting is "pronto", or "I'm ready", prego wouldn't make sense there. How these words came to be is intriguing, for instance ciao comes from the Venetian word for "slave" :)

August 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olefattguy

Interesting! Slightly OT, but there is a Swedish equivalent for ciao, "tjänare", which is short for "Eder ödmjuke tjänare"("Your humble servant [I am]").

August 14, 2013
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