Como seguramente ya sabrás, en inglés es muy importante usar “Please” y “Thank You”, sobre todo si estás en el Reino Unido.

You will never sound weird for saying these words too much, they will just think that you are an extremely polite person.

Let’s have a look at different ways to say thank you!

  • Thanks / Thank you: of course, they are the most common ones to tell someone you are grateful.
How was the weekend? It was great thank you!
  • Thanks a lot, thanks very much, thank you very much, thank you so much: you use these ones to emphasize your gratitude.
Thank you so much for coming to pick me up today. I really appreciate it.
  • Thanks a bunch: this is an informal way to say thanks. But, be careful, as it is sometimes used sarcastically!
Thanks a bunch for telling her my secret!
  • Much obliged: this is a very formal way to say thanks.
I am much obliged for your understanding in this difficult situation.
  • You’ve saved my life / I owe you one: you use them to say thanks when someone helps you during a hard time or complicated situation.
Thanks for lending me some money to pay the rent. You’ve saved my life. 
Thanks for your advice. I owe you one.
  • Cheers: this is a very informal way to say thanks. It’s frequently use in British English between friends or colleagues.
I’m going to order a drink? Would you like a beer? That would be great, cheers!
  • I can’t thank you enough: you use it when you are extremely grateful for something that somebody has done for you.

I can’t thank you enough for all the work you have done for me.

  • Many thanks: this expression is more polite and it’s often used in letters and emails.

Dear Phillip,

Please send the letter to my home address: 46 London Road, SG 46TF, Bristol.
Many thanks,
  • Thanks a million: this one really shows how much you care and how grateful you are. Not just thanks, a million thanks!

Can you babysit my child this weekend?

Of course not problem.

Thanks a million!

  • Thanks! You are a star!: this is something you say to someone when they have been nice and helpful to you. It’s commonly used in the UK, but bear in mind:
  •  It’s mostly used by people under 40.
  • It’s very rarely used by one male to another male.
  • It’s characteristic of office life, rather than home life. (It would sound a little strange at home.)
I have finished the report for next week. It’s on your desk.
Really? Oh you’re a star!
Do you know any others? Let us know in the comments 🙂
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