Agree with all of that. Would just like to add another informal way of saying the same: "forget it", for when someone thanks you for some small favour, its like "don't mention it" but more colloquial.I would never say "not at all", I think it´s the most formal of the group. "Don´t mention it" also sounds a bit formal. "You´re welcome" is kind of in the middle, it works for both formal and informal situations. The very informal ways of saying the same thing are "no problem" and "sure". ("Sure" technically has a different meaning but it´s sometimes used in place of "you´re welcome" in very informal situations and when the favor you´ve done is pretty small.)
Hope this helps!
P.S. Finrod, in English it´s not very common to end a letter or a post with "greetings" - that´s more like a very formal way to say hello. But I understand you mean it as "saludos" in Spanish So saludos a ti también!
You could say "You're welcome. It was my pleasure."Hi Everybody,
Would you provide me with a formal experession instead of " you are welcome"
I will use it in a formal email to a person, with a higher position than me at my work, in reply of his appreciation for what i have already done for him.
Would you please help me in this regard as im not native english speaker?
Thanks in advance,
If someone says "I'm sorry," replying "Not at all" is not very good.Could anyone tell me if it´s possible to use "Not at all" as a reply to an apology? Or is it always a formal response to "Thank you"?
Lita, I think saying anything in this situation is a little over the top, I would just smile.Hi everybody!
I show you a conversation I had with a friend in which I told her "Congratulations, you did a fantastic job"
She answered me "Thank you very much, I appreciate it!"
Is it ok if I reply saying "Don't mention it"?