No Worries in Spanish: 15 Great Ways to Say No Problem

The simplest, most common way to say “no problem” or “no worries” in Spanish is “no hay problema.” Other common ways include no te preocupes, no pasa nada, and de nada.

Let’s take a look at these and other ways to express the same idea. Click the audio next to each expression to hear a native speaker say it.

No hay problema 

First things first: No problemo is an American invention. It’s not a real Spanish expression, so you can safely erase it from your mind. 

The most universal way to say “no worries” in Spanish is no hay problema. This literally means, “There is no problem”. You can use it in the same way you would use the expression in English. 

Me pasas a buscar más tarde?Can you come pick me up later?
Claro, no hay problemaSure, no problem

No te preocupes/no se preocupe

No te preocupes means literally “don’t worry (about it)”, but can also mean ‘no worries’ in Spanish, depending on context.

If you’re using the polite, usted form, you’ll swap the “te” for a “se”: it becomes, no se preocupe.

You’ll use this with shop owners, strangers older than you, or anyone you would call “Mr. or Mrs.” in English. 

Me prestas $20? Will you lend me $20?
Sí, aquí tienesSure, here you go
Gracias! Te devuelvo el dinero despuésThanks, I’ll pay you back later
No te preocupesNo worries/Don’t worry about it

(Gracias) a tí/a usted

Sometimes, the best response to thanks is a “no, thank YOU”. In Spanish, this is No, gracias a tí / gracias a usted. You’ll also hear it shortened to a simple a tí — meaning “(thanks) to you”. 

Gracias por venir a visitarmeThanks for coming to visit me!
No, gracias a tí! Lo pasé muy bienNo, thank you! I had a great time

No pasa nada 

No pasa nada is especially common in Spain, but it’s used in other places too. It literally means “nothing happens”, but is used to express things like “you’re welcome”, “don’t worry”, or “no problem”. 

¿No te gustó la comida? Podemos decirle algo al meseroYou don’t like the food? We can say something to the waiter
No, no pasa nadaNo, it’s no problem
¡Se me quedó el laptop en casa! I left my laptop at home!
No pasa nada, podemos usar el mio juntosNo worries, we can use mine togethe

No importa

No importa literally means “it doesn’t matter”, so you need to be careful with your tone (just like in English). You can use it in the way you might say “no big deal”

Pedí dos cervezas, pero después recordé que prefieres el vino. I ordered 2 beers, but then I remembered you prefer wine
No importa! También tomo cerveza de vez en cuandoNo worries! I drink beer sometimes too

Da lo mismo

Da lo mismo means literally “it gives the same”. It isn’t an appropriate response to gracias. Instead, use this as a reply when something isn’t a big deal.

No te trajeron las papas fritas!They didn’t bring you the fries!
Ah, da lo mismo, no tengo tanta hambreAh, it’s all good, I’m not that hungry

De nada

De nada is a very common polite Spanish expression. It’s most commonly used for ‘you’re welcome’. In that sense, it can also be used to say “no problem” in response to gracias

Gracias por cocinar. ¡Todo está tan rico!Thanks for cooking. Everything is so good!
¡De nada! Me encanta cocinarNo problem! I love cooking.

Por nada 

Por nada is less common than de nada, but has a similar meaning. It’s a bit more informal. You also need to be careful with your tone, as por nada literally means “for nothing”. So Gracias por nada sounds just as sarcastic as “thanks for nothing”! 

¿Me prestas tu calculadora?Can I borrow your calculator?
Sí, claroYeah, sure
Gracias!Thanks!
Por nadaNo worries/no problem

No hay de qué / No hay por qué

Think of this as a shortened version of  no hay de/por qué agradecerme, (there’s nothing to thank me for). It’s a bit more formal than “de nada”. 

Le agradezco mucho la carta de recomendación que me hizo — ¡me dieron el trabajo!I really appreciate the letter of recommendation you wrote me — they gave me the job!
No hay de qué, te lo mereces! You’re welcome, you deserve it!

Es un placer

Es un placer means “it’s a pleasure”. A bit more formal, as in English. It’s the kind of expression you might use when hosting a nice party and responding to guests who thank you for putting on such a fun party. 

Lo pasamos tan bien, muchas gracias por invitarnosWe had such a good time, thanks so much for inviting us
Es un placer, gracias por venir!It’s a pleasure, thanks for coming!

Con gusto

Con gusto literally means “with pleasure”, and it’s on the formal side. If you’re at a restaurant, you might hear your server say it in response to your thanks. 

Aquí tiene su langosta con mantequilla de ajoHere you have your lobster with garlic butter
Muchas graciasThank you
Con gustoMy pleasure

Encantado de ayudarte

Encantado de ayudarte means “Happy to help (you)”. It’s a classy way to respond when you’ve done something nice for someone.

Eva, muchas gracias por toda tu ayuda con mi iPadEva, thanks so much for your help with my iPad
De nada, encantado de ayudarteNo problem, happy to help

Tranquilo

Tranquilo is an informal, somewhat slang-y way to say no worries in Spanish. It literally means “calm”, and can be used to say “calm down” too. But in this situation, you can think of it as “no big deal” or “no problem”. 

Gracias por la ayuda con el exámen… sin tí lo habría reprobado. Thanks for the help with the test… without you I would have failed it.
Tranquilo, no hay problemaSure thing, no worries

No hay drama 

No hay drama is another casual way to say ‘no worries’. It’s regional — more common in South American countries like Argentina and Chile.

Pidan lo que quieran, yo invito hoy!Order anything you want, it’s on me today!
¡Qué generosa, gracias!How generous, thank you!
No hay drama, ¡celebremos! No worries, let’s celebrate!
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