you're welcome

This page is about the conversational phrase you're welcome

Meaning

A polite thing to say after someone has thanked you.

For example

  • I thanked him for giving us directions. "You're welcome," he said with a smile and a wave.

  • "Thanks for helping us with our English, Josef."
    "You're welcome! Come back any time!"

Note:
Also "You're very welcome" and "You're more than welcome"

Quick Quiz

You can say "You're welcome" after someone has

a. helped you out

b. been thanked for helping

c. thanked you for helping them

Contributor: Matt Errey