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    "You are welcome vs It's Allright"

    I've never been been in the US, so I don't know which expression is common there in daily conversation. Though in films, on the internet,tv etc. "you are welcome" seems the most common way to reply "thank you", in BrE it didn't seem like that to me . As far as I noticed British people prefer to say "It's allright, It's ok , Not at all". Is it coincidence to me or can we say "you are welcome" is actually an AE phrase which English people tend to adapt nowadays?

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    Re: "You are welcome vs It's Allright"

    In AmE, the most common response to "thank you" is, indeed "you're welcome" or "you are welcome." That's an etiquette lesson that is drilled into American children from a very young age. However, depending upon how well you know the person, or the situation, sometimes other responses are used:

    "No problem."
    "Don't mention it."
    "My pleasure."


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    Re: "You are welcome vs It's Allright"

    We also might say "My pleasure" or "Don't mention it".

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    Re: "You are welcome vs It's Allright"

    And a dwindling number of people also say 'Much obliged' (and they don't speak Portuguese, which has the very similar muito obrigado).

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    Re: "You are welcome vs It's Allright"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    We also might say "My pleasure" or "Don't mention it".
    Or 'Not at all'.

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