No problem versus No matter


When do I say “No problem”, when do I say “No matter”, when do I say “You’re welcome”?



The expression ‘no problem’ has become very popular and really means, that’s all right and is used very often as a response to thank you.

No matter is more often used as follows: No matter how hard I try, I can’t give up smoking. And that means it doesn’t matter how hard I try.

In fact on its own the expression is: It doesn’t matter and that usually means it isn’t/it’s not important. This is often said when another person has apologised to you and you are simply giving a reassurance that everything is all right.


Hi Alandro,
I think you know the meaning of welcome. In American English the expression You’re welcome is used in reply to Thank you.