"Thank you? You're welcome"
It wouldn't make sense if the same person said both sentences.
So, one said "grazie", the other was surprised and asked back: "grazie?"
I think it's like "you're thanking me? please, it's ok, don't mention it.. etc."
I thought "ti prego" was how to say please, like a synonym for "per favore." Does this mean that "Prego" can mean either? I'm assuming, from this, that it depends on the context, like how the word "mañana" can mean "morning" or "tomorrow," in Spanish. I'd appreciate a correction, if I'm on the wrong track.
"Ti prego" means "I pray you", and it's the verbal equivalent of prostrating yourself in front of someone; a favourite of little children begging their parents alongside "ti supplico", I beg you. "Prego" is another beast entirely, and used in totally different contexts (more than a few, unfortunately for students).
Edit: To be fair, in formal speech "La prego di" + infinitive, and in bureaucratic speech "È pregato/a di " + infinitive are indeed the equivalent of a "please".
"Volentieri" means "gladly", so it's never the reply to thanks; it can be the reply to being requested or offered something.
Only in the sense of "You are welcome inside my home."
As the response to "thank you/grazie", it is "prego".
I wonder if there is another expression in English for "You're welcome". With same meaning (no need to thank me). I can not remember what I learned at school. I think it's such a weird expression that I have to come up with a story to remember it and only the last part is said out loud: "(I did it for you with pleasure. If you need me again for the same, then) You're welcome". Can a native speaker answer this, preferably from the UK?
I'm a native speaker from the USA, but various ways to respond to "Thank you" include:
- You're welcome.
- Don't mention it.
- No problem.
- It was nothing.
- My pleasure.
- Sure thing.
Obviously, some are more informal than others.
Thank you. Next time I will try "My pleasure" as translation for "Prego", and see how Duo feels about that. I wiil do the same for Swedish and German. BTW, I forgot a part of my short story: "...then knock on my door:..."
Several weeks later: Duo accepts "My pleasure".
Different sense of the English word "welcome".
Benvenuto = Welcome to my home.
Prego = what you say in response to "grazie".
No, "benvenuto" is only for the sense of "welcome to my home". It can not be used as the response to "thank you".
I said Prego first but marked it wrong. Only accepting Di Niente. Why is this?
DuoLingo is so good that on the rare occasions when it is bad it is unbelievable.
Because, while "you are welcome" literally translates as "Sei il benvenuto", the standard answer to "Grazie" is "Prego".
To be more specific why you are wrong, "benvenuto" is a type of contraction of two separate words, also conjugated for usage and meaning. Together, those two words do NOT form a response to the phrase "thank you/grazie" in any sense. To clarify, "ben" in benvenuto is a form of "bene" (meaning good), and "venuto," a form of "venire" (meaning to come). Your usage would only be used when welcoming someone into your home, country, back from a trip, etc. The usage in the context of this exercise is only a response to thank you.
I am assuming that benvenuto means a different sort of welcome.. as in to the country or home.. but I could be wrong. This thing marks you wrong for stupid stuff. For example I used the root verb of bere in a sentence where it would have been completely correct on an Italian test but here it was wrong and bere wasn't even a suggested option. ???
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