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Cool ways to say thanks

Posted on March 19, 2012 by admin

    SAYING “thank you” is probably the first thing most of us learn to do in a foreign language. After all, we’re brought up to be polite, and it’s important to make a good impression upon other people-especially across national divides.So, what exactly are you supposed to say when “thank you” is only the 20th most popular way to express gratitude? According to a recent survey published in the Daily Telegraph newspaper in the UK, 19 other ways of expressing appreciation finished ahead of “thank you” in a poll of 3,000 Britons.

Pollsters found almost half of those asked preferred the more informal “cheers”, while others liked to use you”, “cheers” is the equivalent of the Chinese phrase “ganbei” (bottoms up), so what better way to express your thanks when your friend buys you a drink at the bar?

“Ta”, originated from the Danish word “tak”, was the second-most popular expression of thanks, and is also commonly used in informal situations, along with phrases such as “nice one”, and “brilliant”.Interestingly, one word that didn’t make it into the top 20 was “thanks”, thank you’s shorter, more informal cousin.


Polite expression

Posted on March 19, 2012 by admin

“Thanks” can be useful,as it is able to bridge the divide between the formality of “thank you” and the downright relaxed “cheers”.Certain words can double both as an expression of thanks as well as delight.at both your pleasure at someone’s action, as well as serving to express your thanks. If you are on the receiving end of a “new” thank you, you can respond with a simple “no problem”, or “sure”. Of course, in certain circumstances, a simple wave, nod or smile may be appropriate.

For instance, if a car driver slows down to let you cross the road, simply raising your hand in acknowledgement is enough to show that you appreciate the driver’s consideration. Sometimes, formality is necessary, and “thank you” is still the best choice in such situations. But students should not worry about when exactly to use certain expressions.Many people in Western countries are worried.