No worries


English - UK
So in english we have a lot of phrases that mean 'No worries'/'No problem'/'Don't mention it' etc...

Can I use 'De rien' for the same effect?

Context is...

"Sorry I'm late"

"No worries"

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  • Michelvar

    French / France

    no, with this context you can not say "de rien", which is associated with "thank you".

    We would say "pas de problème", "pas de soucis", "ça n'est pas grave". But mostly, we would not directly answer (because that's rude, it's like pointing out that he is late), so we would directly go on with something like "je vous en prie, entrez", or "je vous en prie, asseyez-vous", for instance.
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