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Rejoinders are very popular lately in the world language classrooms, but these words or sentences have been largely used for years in the TESOL and English grammar classes.  

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a rejoinder is something spoken, written, or done in return. An answer that implies the satisfying of a question, demand, call, or need.

During this time of the year we like to express gratitude to the world around us, especially to those who are important in every aspect of our lives.  The simplest way to express gratitude is by saying “Thank you” or “Gracias” in Spanish.   

Let’s take advantage of all this gratitude in the air to help our Spanish class students learn that there are many more ways to express gratitude in Spanish than just “Gracias”.  Use them as rejoinders.

I have divided the following ways to say “Gracias” in three categories: formal, informal and religious.  In this post I will publish those I recopilated by surveying my friends in my Facebook. Then I will include a couple of websites where you can find more ways to say “Gracias”.

Muy amableMil y milDios lo bendiga
Se lo agradezcoTe debo unaDios te lo pague
Quedo en deudaMuy querido-aDios me lo proteja
Quedo prendado de UstedVacanoQue la virgen lo acompañe
Qué lindo-aSe le tiene en cuentaBendiciones
Estoy en deuda!Un millón de gracias!Que la virgen me lo favorezca
Qué amable!!Sos lo mejor!
Le quedo muy reconocidoSe va a ir al cielo con todo y zapatos!
Le estoy muy reconocidoUn montón de gracias
Eres un amor/ un sol
!Qué majo eres!
!Qué padre!
!Qué bárbaro!
!Qué chulo!

A couple of websites where you can find more ways to say GRACIAS in Spanish. Gracias for reading.

10 different ways to say “Gracias”
How to express gratitude via email

Ways to answer someone thanking you for something:

De nada Fue un placer;
No hay de/por quéCon (mucho) gusto
No te preocupes Encantado/a
(No) faltaría másA ti/A usted
¡Ay, por favor!No, al contrario
Ándale pues (Es usted) muy amable

This is a very interesting document on the role of thanking in languages.

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