Thank You in German
Learn how to say thank you in German with this online lesson including audio. In addition to learning several different ways to express your gratitude in German, you will also find a number of ready-made, situation specific thank you sentences.
Unlike in English, a greater distinction is made between formal and informal communication depending on whom you are talking or writing to. Most of the phrases below can be used in formal and informal situations, unless indicated otherwise.
Right, let's get started.
Many thanks - Vielen Dank
Thanks / Thank you - Danke
Thank you very much - Danke schön/Danke sehr
You could also use the following words to say thank you in German, although you tend to hear them less often:
Many thanks - Besten Dank
Many thanks - Herzlichen Dank
Thanks a million - Tausend Dank
Thanks a lot - Danke vielmals
Ready-to-use thank you sentences
Here are some ready-made sentences to help you say thank you in German.
I have used 'Danke' (Thank you) in the majority of the sentences, but you could also use 'Vielen Dank' (Many thanks). This would also make it slightly more formal.
Thank you for being so understanding - Danke für Ihr/Dein Verständnis
Thank you for your help - Danke für Ihre/Deine Hilfe
Thank you for your co-operation - Danke für die gute Zusammenarbeit
Thank you for being such a good colleague -
Thank you for the good advice - Danke für die gute Beratung
Thank you for your efforts - Danke für Ihre/Deine Bemühungen
Thank you for the wonderful present -
Thank you for the money - Danke für das Geld
Thank you for your interest - Danke für das Interesse
Thank you for your input - Danke für Ihren/Deinen Beitrag
Thank you for your excellent work - Danke für die hervorragende Leistung
Thank you for the lovely card - Danke für die schöne Karte
Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers -
Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you again soon -
Thank you in advance - Vielen Dank im Voraus
Special thanks go to... - Besonderer Dank gebührt...
We would like to thank ... for his/her outstanding work -
Thank you to you too - Danke gleichfalls
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