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What are some different ways to say “You’re welcome” in English?
We all know the most common way to respond to “thank you”, which is “you’re welcome”, but this is not the only response that you could give to someone. There are so many other options out there that you can use as a response, and this is what we’re going to talk about today in this article, so let’s get started!
To understand a language truly, one must always look into the details. The way the speaker addresses the audience, the polite manners, the simple gestures, the tone are a few of the most important things that bring out the beauty of the language.
English is, identified to be, a very soft-spoken language. So, when you do converse with other English speakers, you need to make sure you are polite as well. This not only makes you soft-spoken but also, helps you converse like a native speaker.
When you are on the course of learning English, you get to learn a lot of words and their uses in everyday conversations. The true essence would be captured, however, only when you know versatile ways of saying the same things.
Because repeated overuse of the same words would not only bore the listener but also indicate your lack of knowledge and beauty in the language. It would, in fact, make one sound monotonous like a robot.
When you also use different expressions, this makes you sound knowledgeable and interesting. It shows that you know a lot about the English language and that you have various options in mind and not just one option that everybody knows.
In this article, you’d be learning of how to say “you’re welcome” in different ways.
When do you say, “you’re welcome”?
It is when you help someone and you want to show your appreciation to them by saying “thank you” in response.
Please, keep in mind that English is such a language where a single sentence could change its meaning just by variation in the tone of the speaker.
However, here a few tips on how you address the above said occasions:
- Always consider the setting in which the thankyou is said. That is, if the scene is formal or, casual as with friends, the connect with the individual or/and the amount of help.
- Having a gentle smile helps even in times where you don’t have an appropriate reply ready at the back of your head.
- As always, observe. Deeply listen to how everyone speaks, be it any setting.
Now, repetition of words might not be seen as an attractive trait! So, let us look at different ways in which you could say “you are welcome” without sounding boring.
Broadly, you could look at formal and informal ways of doing this.
- No problem!
- No worries!
- Sure thing!
- It was nothing
- Don’t mention it
- Mention not!
- No biggie/ not a big deal
The expressions that we mentioned above are not to be used in formal setups, but they can be modified and used in scenes with friends or strangers on the road.
- I am glad I could help
- I am happy to help
- Glad to be of service
- I am sure you’d have done the same for me
- The pleasure is all mine
- My pleasure
These are a few ways in which you could say “you are welcome” without sounding monotonous like Mr. Robot. You could also learn the local slang by indulging in various conversations with the native speakers of English in the region.
I hope you learned some common and different ways to say “you’re welcome” in English. It’s always good to use different and interesting expressions every time you’re in a conversation with someone because repeating the same words over and over makes you sound boring.
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For and Since
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