Spanish word of the week: gracias

This week’s Spanish word of the week is  las gracias PLURAL NOUN thanks

Of course, as an exclamation gracias is one of the first words you learn in Spanish:

Te lo doy, si te gusta tanto – ¡Gracias! I’ll give it to you if you like it so much – Thanks!

You can use gracias in other ways, particularly in the following phrases:

dar las gracias a alguien por algo to thank somebody for something

Quería darte las gracias por todo lo que hiciste. I wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done.

Gracias por el regalo. Thanks for the gift.

Notice how you use por, not para here.

gracias a thanks to

Sobreviven gracias a la ayuda internacional. They survive thanks to international aid.

¡Gracias a Dios! Thank heavens!

Gracias a Dios que te encuentro. Thank heavens I’ve found you!

Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!

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