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    no problem

    No problem man, likewise Can We say this to a lady, No problem man

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    Re: no problem

    Why would you say "man" to a lady?

    I abhor "no problem" as response to "thank you."

    A simple "you're welcome" is fine. If you wish to be more gracious than that, "It was my pleasure" or "I was glad to help" are also fine.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: no problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Why would you say "man" to a lady? You shouldn't say it to a man either.

    I abhor "no problem" as response to "thank you." It really is gross. It sounds as though the speaker feels that he's done you a favor.

    A simple "you're welcome" is fine. If you wish to be more gracious than that, "It was my pleasure" or "I was glad to help" are also fine.
    You can't go wrong if you follow Barb's advice.

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    Re: no problem

    I agree with Barb's and riquecohen's answers, but edmondjanet and others need to know that 'no problem, man' is widely used in colloquial, informal speech in parts of the UK - addressed to a woman as well as to a man - just as 'guys' is used to address men, women or a combination of the two.

    Rover

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    Re: no problem

    I don't use 'no problem' as a response to 'thank you'. I am old enough and British enough merely to incline my head slightly and give a hint of a smile when I am thanked for something very trivial, though I do say 'bitte', 'de rien' or 'prosim' if I am thanked when speaking those few foreign languages in which I can say a word or two.

    However, I find 'no problem' a useful response when somebody has apologised for giving offence or causing me inconvenience, real or imagined.

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    Re: no problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    edmondjanet and others need to know that 'no problem, man' is widely used in colloquial, informal speech in parts of the UK - addressed to a woman as well as to a man - just as 'guys' is used to address men, women or a combination of the two.
    I am also old and cranky enough to become very annoyed if I am addressed as 'man', 'bro', 'dude' or some such expression.

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    I am also old and cranky enough to become very annoyed if I am addressed as 'man', 'bro', 'dude' or some such expression.
    How about peeps, boss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about peeps, boss?
    Go forth and multiply, dear boy.

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