Reference Translator interprets the Spanish word "gracias" to the English word thanks. Both literal translations mean the same and are used to convey gratitude for a kind act, appreciation of a gesture or acknowledgment for a given item.
Other English words that succinctly express the same meaning as the all-encompassing Spanish word "gracias" include thank you, cheers, blessings, goodwill, mercy and prayer.
English-speaking people often use the phrase many thanks or thank you very much after a kindness is bestowed. Spanish-speaking people commonly say "muchas gracias" in the same manner.
The Spanish phrase "gracias a dios" means thank God when translated to English.