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When someone says con permiso, for example when squeezing through a crowd, what is the appropriate response? For example, in English we might say something like "sorry" or "go ahead."

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In Spain I've used or heard being used the following:

  • Por supuesto
  • Pasa / Pase
  • Tranquilo
  • Claro
  • Sin problema

I'm sure there's more, but those are very common.

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In Mexico we use:

  • Pase usted.
  • Adelante.
  • Pásele. (which sounds more informal)
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"Siga" but also very informal – César Jan 7 '12 at 14:25
Sometimes I say: "Sí, claro" indicating with my hands he can go ahead, or "Sí, perdone/disculpe" if it was my fault because I was blocking his way and I could have avoided it. – Javi Jan 7 '12 at 16:41
Siga is a good one! – Joze Jan 8 '12 at 1:33

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