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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    Polish: Proszê
    or I suppose 'Nie ma za co' which means something more like 'it was nothing' or 'no problem'

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    In Esperanto: ne dankinde!
    Nizo "Kiel malvarma akvo por suferanto de soifo, tiel estas bona sciigo el lando malproksima." Salomono

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Alijsh View Post
    Persian: khâhesh mikonam.
    Don't you think it was better to use " ghaabeli nadaasht" ??
    as you can see in French what you have said is "Merci" but "you're welcome" is "De rien"

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Prince_of_Persia View Post
    Don't you think it was better to use " ghaabeli nadaasht" ??
    as you can see in French what you have said is "Merci" but "you're welcome" is "De rien"

    I don't think so, both are the same in Persian.

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    In Romanian, there are several ways:

    Cu plăcere!
    - With pleasure!
    Pentru nimic! - For nothing!
    Pentru puţin! - For (such) a little (thing)!
    Nu ai/aveţi pentru ce! - You don't have what to thank for!

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    ไม่เป็นไร (Mai Pen Rai) in Thai

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Nu971 View Post
    ไม่เป็นไร (Mai Pen Rai) in Thai
    Would the above depend on whether the speaker is a man or a woman?

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    Same correction:
    Quote Originally Posted by Hal1fax View Post
    Polish: Proszę
    The letter ê does not exist in Polish.
    or I suppose 'Nie ma za co' which means something more like 'it was nothing' or 'no problem'
    Nie ma za co is a literal translation of the French il n'y a pas de quoi or the Spanish no hay de qué. Very literally, it means there is no for what, i.e. there is nothing for which (to thank me).

    No problem would be nie ma problemu.
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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by elroy View Post
    Same correction: The letter ê does not exist in Polish.
    Nie ma za co is a literal translation of the French il n'y a pas de quoi or the Spanish no hay de qué. Very literally, it means there is no for what, i.e. there is nothing for which (to thank me).

    No problem would be nie ma problemu.
    I am aware, I have a Polish keyboard and that letter came up when I tried to write 'e' z ogonkiem, I would not be giving translations if I didnt know the alphabet=/

    And in English, 'no problem', 'it was nothing', 'no need to thank me', it all means the exact same thing.

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    Re: All languages: Yes/No/Thank you very much/You're welcome...

    Quote Originally Posted by Consimmer View Post
    Malay
    You're welcome: Sama-sama
    In Indonesian you can also say kembali (lit. back).
    But I prefer sama-sama (lit. same-same).

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Hal1fax View Post
    And in English, 'no problem', 'it was nothing', 'no need to thank me', it all means the exact same thing.
    They may have a similar pragmatic function in this case, but they do not mean "the exact same thing." Anyway, my post was mostly intended to provide clarification. I apologize if you felt that I was undermining your contribution.
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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    Hello!
    How do I say it in Finnish? o_o
    "Non verbum de verbo, sed sensum exprimere de sensu" San Jerónimo.

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Alevmanni View Post
    Hello!
    How do I say it in Finnish? o_o
    Ole hyvä (singular) / olkaa hyvä (plural and polite form) (literally "be good")

    (Strange enough, we use the same phrase for "please".)

    Colloquially there are other possibilities:

    Kiitos kiittämästä (literally "thanks for thanking")
    Kiitos kiitos ("thanks thanks")
    Ei kestä (literally "it doesn't bear", meaning it's not worth thanking)

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    Thank you Hakro!
    "Non verbum de verbo, sed sensum exprimere de sensu" San Jerónimo.

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    Re: All languages: You are welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Alevmanni View Post
    Thank you Hakro!
    Ei kestä, Alevmanni!

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    Re: You are welcome

    In Serbia we say simply:
    Молим! (literally, I ask (for something) or Please! )

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