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15 Phrases: How to Say “You’re Welcome” in Japanese

Pic: you're welcome

If you look up “you’re welcome” in your Japanese dictionary, you will probably reach this phrase 「どういたしまして」. Actually, native speakers usually don’t use this one to friends. So, let’s learn natural and practical expressions to say “you’re welcome” in Japanese.

Expressing “You’re Welcome” in Japanese with Proper Phrases

To Your friends, “You’re Welcome” in Casual Tone

When your friend say “thank you” to you, you could say: 

うん!
Yes!
はーい。
Yeah.
たすけになれて)よかった。
I’m happy (to be able to help you).
にしないで。
No worries.
いいよー。
No worries.
(これ)たかいよ?
You need to pay a lot (for this help).

*For the sake of easy understandings, we have made English translations. However, the translations of the nuance can not be perfect. Please try to focus on the Japanese phrases itself.

To Your Coworkers, “You’re Welcome” in Japanese

When your coworkers say “thank you” to you, you could say:

いえいえ。
No, no.
こちらこそ。
I should be thanking you.
遠慮えんりょしないで。
Don’t be so formal (with me).
ううん、いつでもこえかけて。
No, let me know anytime (when you need any help at my end).
どういたしまして。
You’re welcome.

To Your Boss, “You’re Welcome” in Polite Form

When your boss say “thank you” to you, you could say:

恐縮きょうしゅくです。
I am obliged.
やくててよかったです。
I am happy to be able to help you.
とんでもありません。
Don’t mention it.
ほかにもなにかおつだいできることはありませんか?
Apart from that, is there anything that I can help you with?

Conclusion

Thank you for reading! …then, what should you respond to this one? Please find the good answer from among the above examples!

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