Como seguramente ya sabrás, en inglés es muy importante usar “Please” y “Thank You”, sobretodo 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.
- Thanks a lot, thanks very much, thank you very much, thank you so much: you use these ones to emphasize your gratitude.
- Thanks a bunch: this is an informal way to say thanks. But, be careful, as it is sometimes used sarcastically!
- Much obliged: this is a very formal way to say thanks.
- 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.
- Cheers: this is a very informal way to say thanks. It’s frequently use in British English between friends or colleagues.
- 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.
- 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.)