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Grazie and More: Saying Thank You in Italian

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Buon Giorno del Ringraziamento a tutti! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated the fourth Thursday of every November. It is one of my favorite holidays, with the focus of gathering as a family, preparing the traditional meal, and taking time to share that for which we are grateful.

I especially love how all of November has become a month of deliberate gratitude and thankfulness.

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Most travelers to Italy have at least a couple of Italian words in their back pocket, one of those being grazie. Here are a few others to add to your collection. Click the Italian word to hear it pronounced on Google Translate.

grazie                                                                                                                                                  thank you                                                                                          

grazie mille/mille grazie                                                                                                                      thank you very much (literally: a thousand thank yous)

grazie di cuore                                                                                                                                       a heartfelt thank you

molte grazie                                                                                                                                             thank you very much 

grazie di tutto                                                                                                                                         thank you for everything 

grazie in anticipo                                                                                                                                     thank you in advance

ti ringrazio tanto                                                                                                                                     I thank you so much (ringraziare is the verb “to thank”) 

grazie per la bella giornata/serata                                                                                                     thank you for the beautiful day/evening

ti ringrazio per tutto quello che hai fatto per me                                                                             I thank you for all which you have done for me  

E` finalmente, una preghiera (di bambini) per voi (and finally, a child’s prayer for you all)

Grazie per tutti i giorni della gioia, per il divertimento e per gli amici, per lavoro e anche per il gioco; e grazie per l’amiable Tuo cuore che mi protegge, qui, a casa, e dovunque. 

Thank you for all the joyful days, for fun and for friends, for work and also for play; and thank you for Your amiable heart which protects me, here at home, and everywhere.

I want to say grazie di cuore to all of you for being here with me at Prayers and Piazzas. Sono grata di voi tutti, I’m grateful for you all.


Ready for more Italian thank yous (and even ‘you’re welcomes’)? You will enjoy Dianne Hale’s recent blog post on giving thanks in the Italian language.

 

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