DO NOT say "you're welcome"! Respond to "thank you" PROPERLY!

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You're welcome is SO OVERUSED! Here are 16 advanced ways to respond to 'thank you' in both casual and formal situations! 📝 GET THE FREE AUDIOBOOK here 👉🏼 📊 FIND OUT YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL! Take my level test here 👉🏼 👩🏼‍🏫 JOIN MY ONLINE ENGLISH COURSES: - We have launched our B1 and B2 Complete English Programmes!
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@EnglishwithLucy 4 yıl önce
You're welcome is SO OVERUSED! Here are 16 advanced ways to respond to 'thank you' in both casual and formal situations! 📝 *GET THE FREE AUDIOBOOK* _here_ 👉🏼 📊 *FIND OUT YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL!* _Take my level test here_ 👉🏼 👩🏼‍🏫 *JOIN MY ONLINE ENGLISH COURSES:* - _We have launched our B1 and B2 Complete English Programmes!_
@Miya-gb4xd 4 yıl önce
English with Lucy keep going😘😘😘
@user-ms4ur5tc5r 4 yıl önce
Thanks for your all English lessons. So can I speak English fluently by shadow methods and repetition ?
@abbottbadrazakhani8247 4 yıl önce
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@moncefbaba5197 4 yıl önce
We love you for The effort to teach us
@carloshernandezsandoval9210 4 yıl önce
I'm starting to follow you, if I'll join I could get conversations? Greetings from Mexico.
@ralphlittle9316 3 yıl önce
“You’re very welcome” “No problem” “Thank YOU” “The pleasure is mine” “My pleasure” “I know you’d do the same for me” “That’s alright” “No worries” “Don’t mention it” “It was the least I could do” “Anytime” “Sure” “It was nothing” Formal way: “Much obliged” “You’re most welcome” “We appreciate your business/custom” “I’m happy to help”
@unatiziaqualunque3432 3 yıl önce
This comment is so underrated.
@juntaKhann 3 yıl önce
sounds like oblivion npc dialogue
@bentaljawadayn 3 yıl önce
@Cheese-ux5dm 3 yıl önce
@kamilia3545 3 yıl önce
you forgot "of course"
@sydneywilliams8980 3 aylar önce
USA, here: I loved hearing these! I always find myself saying (in a very kind, upbeat tone), "Of course!" I began saying this in my customer service role, and found it to be respectful and charming enough to use in personal conversations as well. To me, it means: Why wouldn't I do this for you? I value you/care for you!
@fotrj 2 aylar önce
That sounds so corny. I just say "anytime!" works in every context.
@harmonyclara 5 aylar önce
Yes Lucy, I did learn something! I learned that I'm old!! I am a 73 year old English lady, (retired teacher) and don't like "No problem", say "pleasure/my pleasure" all the time, think "No worries" is really only for Crocodile Dundee and would never say "sure"! Keep spreading our Beautiful British English! 💗
@josi4251 5 aylar önce
I am 68 and still teaching, and besides "It was my pleasure," I also say, "Of course, you're most welcome." I've spent time in Britain and wonder if I have been rude, since this is something I've worked on. Appropriate social niceties can always be improved, at least in my case.
@LindsayV33 5 aylar önce
Why would you never say, “sure?”
@lindarussell2549 5 aylar önce
@timothypanfilomaruchan8267 5 aylar önce
What about "No problemo"? 😅😅😅
@sbee7748 5 aylar önce
I'm 52, American, and find myself frequently annoyed by the breaking down of proper language use in society. Younger people today say a "thanks" or "thank you" less than often than prior generations, even when they're working in customer service situations like restaurants or retail. Many times the customer (usually an older person) ends up being the one to say thanks when the transaction is complete, and the worker nowadays usually replies with "no problem", "no worries", or "of course". I can't stand "of course" - it comes across as flippant and dismissive. Is it just me, becoming an old fart??
@Tallgrkguy407 2 aylar önce
Excellent tutorial ! So refreshing to have examples of some not so overused responses. One fast food chain in the U.S. trains their associates to say "My Pleasure" after a customer thanks them. I took note and thought, how clever and refreshing ! I've heard of the majority of the responses including the "much obliged" response (much less frequent). I adored how you explained meaning and intonation of each response. I'm Greek so we use intonation much more frequently when speaking to convey intent, joy, or distain. I absolutely adore your series and follow you. I have a few British friends and so I love to hear them speak (and use proper English).
@kavishwarmokal124 2 aylar önce
Yes, the response 'my pleasure' and 'much obliged' sound nice , rich and to the perfection.
@tommiejonsson8952 5 aylar önce
No. 8 reminded me of a joke I read once: A girl was going to a friends house for a birthday-party and her mother reminded her to thank the birthday-child for the invitation. When the girl got back, her mother asked if she had remembered to thank the other girl and she said: "I was going to, but when another girl thanked her, she said 'don't mention it', so I didn't."
@luscario 2 aylar önce
@cherry-yr6zj 2 aylar önce
@terab8885 2 aylar önce
My SIRI says that and I always respond by saying back “Don’t worry I won’t!” 🥴
@elizanikolaou3792 4 aylar önce
Already knew and used most of those ways to thank someone. However, you capture my attention to the very end every time I see one of your videos. I am Greek so it helps to recap and enhance everything I know from time to time. So THANK YOU!!!
@greybeard5774 2 aylar önce
My pleasure !! :)))
@VAATX Yıl önce
As an English speaker for 23 years, I can solidly say no one really pays this much attention to what someone says after a thank you
@RealGrubert Yıl önce
This is true. I often reply with a 'Fuck Yeah' and noone really notices.
@cassandradarklight9984 Yıl önce
@@RealGrubert Fuck Yeah! is a totally awesome (I'm 54 so totally awesome is totally awesome to use) way to say welcome in American low culture
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@cassandradarklight9984 Yıl önce
@@josephtiger- indeed
@Cat-kc8wd Yıl önce
@drugpusherful 6 aylar önce
"I'm happy to help!" is my favorite, because it shows that it wasn't absolutely easy to do something and it takes some resources of mine like specific knowledge or my personal time etc. So thanks a lot for your lesson!
@katrinaoxner 6 aylar önce
Love this
@andreafixes 6 aylar önce
That's a great choice!
@anonimous2451 6 aylar önce
My Pleasure with a huge smile is my favorite..........................and it also promotes a positive vibe.
@andreafixes 6 aylar önce
@@anonimous2451 Great option! ⭐
@railroad9929 6 aylar önce
So I guess "screw you" would not be appropriate.
@elzar760 7 aylar önce
Very interesting. I’m completely American, but I say just “obliged” often. “You’re very welcome” I do frequently as well. Also, when thanking someone, someone many years ago told me it always sound more sincere to say the full “thank you” rather than just “thanks”. I took it to heart and I won’t swear I never fail, but I’m pretty good, especially at work, at being sure to go the full on “thank you”.
@ianwalter8231 3 aylar önce
Thank you Lucy. I agree and appreciate every thing you said. I studied ‘comparative linguistics’ in college. Now in my senior years, l realize how important that was.
@elivangarde9024 6 aylar önce
I didn't know there was a fuller phrase related to "Much Obliged!", thanks for the clarity on that! I'm uncertain as to how many of my compatriots in the US say the phrase like I do, but it does seem to be more common in the Southern US. Either way, it's refreshing to have a variety of expressions, and knowing the relevant context/origin of these English phrases really improves communications.
@Somnogenesis 5 aylar önce
That's interesting, because I didn't think the word 'obliged' was in use at all over there - given that the US equivalent is 'obligated', the two cultures having come up with different derivations from 'obligation'. So I would never have imagined people your side of the Atlantic would say "Much obliged" at all!
@jodiegordon5559 5 aylar önce
Yea I've definitely heard "Much Obliged" in the south! I can even hear it in my head lol. Also, if we go by Hollywood movies, it's actually been around for a long time! I bet it was said at least once in 'Gone With the Wind' classic old movie with Vivien Leigh and Rhett Butler.... actually that's his characters name, for the life of me, I can't remember his real name! Oh no! I'm getting old?! 😮😢😅
@misterlogick 4 aylar önce
@@jodiegordon5559 Clark Gable 🙂
@jodiegordon5559 4 aylar önce
@@misterlogick omg YES! Thank you! you know I was determined not to google but I don't think i would've ever got it!! Can u believe he was one of my fav actors!! lol Hey you're useful! I look out for u the next time I have a midlife mind melt! 😅
@AngeloBarovierSD 4 aylar önce
Agreed! I don’t think I’ve ever known but it’s one I use often enough. (Admittedly, sometimes I put a Southern twang on it, but I’m silly that way. Also, it’s pretty likely I picked it up from old Western movies.)
@PeterB144 9 saatler önce
Very interesting, Lucy. I want to perfection my english, no matter if it is british english or american. So very nice that you teach us both slangs.
@ronwood9084 2 yıl önce
I am a military veteran. I very frequently hear, “Thank you for your service.” I’ve begun to reply, “You’re worth it.”
@caaanyoudigit 2 yıl önce
I say "thank you for your support"
@piemiller4433 2 yıl önce
Thank you sir… for your service!”
@saraaileen4453 2 yıl önce
That is such a wonderful reply. I hope I can truly be worthy of your service. Thank you.
@ronhawk1231 2 yıl önce
@rogerpropes7129 2 yıl önce
I feel very guilty when they say that since my service was easy and the best years of my life.
@dieterjay8062 2 aylar önce
Очень полезно! Спасибо огромное!!!🙏
@colinrogerson3599 3 aylar önce
An excellent teaching video, as always. It was comprehensive, and well contextualised, although I have to say I was surprised that you didn’t include the semi-formal “Not at all!” in either list. But thanks once again.
@sexybrainful 3 aylar önce
Why, "not at all" is... NOT THERE, AND AT ALL! (pun intended, sort of) 😁 Still - while you've covered most of the options, I think that you should have mentioned that one. Just sayin' 😎
@incarnate3276 3 aylar önce
Was expecting „not at all“ to come up, too.
@hafssajatta Aylar önce
Hi teacher Lucy, I really appreciate your way of teaching us the English language, it really helped me improve my language, so thank you so much again. Please I have a question to you, in the following sentence "when it's hot, I drink.....water." is it "a lot of" or "much" the correct answer?
@filzone 6 aylar önce
Thank you for your tips :) I hope it'll be really useful in different conversations at work, public place or talking to friends :) So thank you again :)
@gustavogiacominpinho3987 3 aylar önce
Really interesting that "much obliged" is a proper phrase in English. In portuguese, "(muito) obrigado(a)" (literally also "(much) obliged") is the most common way of saying "thank you", but I'd never seen a language that used a similar construction in any situation. I suppose both phrases have a similar origin
@lzh4950 2 aylar önce
Sounds partially similar to how its said in Japanese
@Helga____ 5 aylar önce
Very comprehensive, very nicely presented, very entertaining 😊 I had fun with this 🌹✨
@Revenant483 6 aylar önce
Thank you for this great tutorial! The funny thing is, I naturally use a lot of these depending on whom I am addressing.
@martijndekok Aylar önce
For those who have Dutch as a first language there is a common mistake in this situation. In Dutch when someone thanks you "Dank je" the common response is "Geen dank". Literary translated this would be "No thanks", but of course in English this is a declining response if someone offers you something. This can lead to some confused reactions.
@AldGregg 8 aylar önce
It's not really what you say, it's how you say it. Your face and the context is everything.
@oibaf1970 Aylar önce
Hi Lucy! What about "not at all!"? I learnt it at school long time ago and used it since! Is it correct to say? Thank you! 😊
@kendramiller8419 3 yıl önce
I like to use “you’re welcome” because it acknowledges an exchange. I was taught not to say “no problem” because it is dismissive of the exchange. Saying “you’re welcome” is a generous way to accept thanks.
@dh2392 3 yıl önce
@ Kendra Miller - I agree 100%
@jansmalheer4514 3 yıl önce
I think the same. Why not to use: "You're welcome? Better to use these ordinary phrases that everybody understands! There are not only English native speakers that speak English; there are more non native English speakers then native English speakers. So go away with these videos like: "Don't say..... (Let native English speakers use them!)
@shimmeringchimps3842 3 yıl önce
​@taeminsus What icky energy? A cheerful "yeah, no problem!" lets the thanker know that helping them was not an imposition and that they shouldn't worry about having inconvenienced the helper. "No problem, happy to help!" I can't imagine anyone getting offended by this. I almost never say "you're welcome" because it sounds snobby to me. "You're welcome. You'd better be thankful because helping you was a HUGE PROBLEM and I was highly inconvenienced!!"
@notemilynope4713 3 yıl önce
@@shimmeringchimps3842 "No problem" implies that it could have been an imposition. "You're welcome" communicates that you genuinely or sincerely are glad to help or be of service. When some hear "no problem" they hear "You're lucky I even bothered." So in other words, it may sound snobby to you, but "You're welcome" actually communicates to many others what "No problem" communicates to you. It's a case of reading the room and tailoring your message to your audience.
@marioperry5560 3 yıl önce
The problem is that people on the internet wanna tell you what and what not to say. Reminds me when I was attending *kindergarten* Mario. Don't do this! Don't do that. This way is the right way. No, this way is more suitable. You know, I clicked the link in search for substance, but in stead I got pulled over by the cops. This is bad.
@Imhotep397 8 aylar önce
Even though it’s 3y late, the reading and listening tip does help. A couple of weeks ago I started noticing I was having significant gaps in remembering dialog chunks from British cast films even from years ago and I found that it was generally people’s names (like Hermione) that were unfamiliar types of names that where used and my brain would just stop processing until the next characters began speaking. By turning on subtitles I started seeing the names understanding them as names and everything in the films seemed so much more rewarding to consume.
@Disciple_777 6 aylar önce
JESUS is coming soon and JESUS is the only way to salvation accept JESUS as your LORD and SAVIOR today!!.!!!...!!
@mizzprettyhuston 5 aylar önce
I just found your channel through this video and I absolutely love what you're doing! I am a huge fan of English every since my 9th grade English teacher Mrs. Carey. ❤
@GoogleHasAids 5 aylar önce
give AI chat a try... just type how u regularly do and then put it in quotes and ask it to rewrite it however u want this is your message wih AI chat " Upon viewing this particular video, I recently discovered your channel and have developed a great appreciation for the content you produce. Being an ardent admirer of the English language, I have been captivated since my formative years by my 9th grade English teacher, Mrs. Carey.
@SnehaKhan-rx2kr 10 gün önce
Thank you Lucy for your excellent teaching.
@rogercoziol2768 6 aylar önce
I tried to read Finnigans Wake, without success. I found an audiobook and was surprised how amazingly good it souded. I did use audiobook before, as you suggested, but that was really a beautiful adventure. I doubt I can ever learn English that well.
@bakura227 2 aylar önce
*Lucy, this video is 8 minutes of therapy for the immense ingrattitude I have endured in life.... Thank you!*
@gameapril 3 yıl önce
In my experience, "You're welcome" is far from overused. Its shamefully underused. And like anything that is a form of proper communication, it can never go out of fashion or be "over used". Are "please" and "thank you" overused? No. Its just how human culture in the English language processes an exchange.... Yes please, no thank you, you're welcome. They are eternal and transcend fashion.
@andrewtongue7084 3 yıl önce
Eloquently put, April :)
@abditus5842 3 yıl önce
Agree, April.
@queenierani3076 3 yıl önce
@ritahorvath8207 3 yıl önce
totally agree. Thank you.
@biancaann851 3 yıl önce
Thank you!! My child and I say you’re welcome all the time.
@angelopedrosa9354 5 aylar önce
Excelente aula, obrigado, Lucy.
@dpm1057 6 aylar önce
Great video. I know I am a few years late to the party, but "I'm always happy to help" is what I use at work. Been doing so for 6-7 years now. It's a very busy environment, and I am seen as an expert with several of the applications we use. The "always" is to stress that I don't want someone else thinking "he's too busy". I'd rather them continue to ask for assistance, and then let me prioritize the ask appropriately, then to have anyone struggle in silence.
@WagnerJF 2 aylar önce
I like it. Here in Brazil we use almost all these answers to "Thank you" (in Portuguese, sure). They say, "Obrigado", we answer like this, "Sem problema" ("No problem!"); "O prazer é meu" ("The pleasure is mine"); "Não foi nada" ("It was nothing"); "É o mínimo que eu poderia fazer" ("It was the least I could do"); and so on. So, it's just we Brazilians translate them in English. Thank you for this class, Lucy!
@crystalvillarreal6466 8 aylar önce
I enjoyed this video, I use several of these already but I may adopt some others too. I work in a convenient store and have recently been able to attend church services so many of these will be very useful! 😄
@hardrock1826 4 aylar önce
Here in Canada 'No Problem" is very common. But some expressions become a bit of a fad. That's what happened with this other expression. It was used by a lot of people for quite some time but it eventually died out. It was used when you did things like hold a door open. I still hear it every now and again. It's used mostly by a certain age group. The expression is "You Bet." Didn't realize how old this video was until I had written up my comment.
@MinnieRat 4 aylar önce
Yes I hear you bet quite often :)
@gusespe4458 2 yıl önce
It doesn’t really matter what you say so long as you’re kind & respectful !!!!
@EmorSceneForME 2 yıl önce
According to her it does Matter 😂
@hent-imeananime2141 2 yıl önce
@@EmorSceneForME I know I think I'll stick with the normal way so I don't seem like a fucken weirdo
@lloydy68 2 yıl önce
That`s the truth, it really doesn't matter.
@keldrickpalmer9698 2 yıl önce
Facts lol .
@latinagibbs2770 2 yıl önce
@ewallt 6 aylar önce
Regarding “Much obliged”, that can be used for “Thank you” as well. In Portuguese that’s actually the way to say “Thank you”, and the formal response is “Nao ha de que”, meaning “There’s nothing to be obliged for,” the more common response being “De nada” (or, more accurately, but less used “por nada” meaning “For nothing.” Sometimes you might here just “nada” similar to your mentioning the one word response “Pleasure,” although I’ve never heard that myself in the States.
@andreafixes 6 aylar önce
That's so interesting!
@danniemclendon1182 3 aylar önce
Also "much obliged" is a very old school deep south way of responding.
@meyersonfire 5 aylar önce
one more--I like when my daughter answers my thank yous with "of course!", because it is much like "my pleasure" and makes one feel the helper is happy to be of service
@MorganMadej 2 aylar önce
As Brit living in Poland speaking imperfect Polish for over 20 years, I enjoyed hearing your Diction and pronunciation! ❤
@nunoalexandre4273 8 aylar önce
Thank you Lucy! There's so many different ways, great to know! I normally use "of course!", Is that ok too? (I don't think you mentioned it, sorry if I missed it) Thanks again!
@Geeson2525 2 aylar önce
Hey Lucy I'm very cheerful with your great support for teaching kids and students at desame time wish you to succeed 👍
@meenalmohan5232 3 yıl önce
You r very welcome That's alright Dont mention it It was the least I could do Any time No worries I know you'd do same for me No problem Thank you The pleasure is mine My pleasure Pleasure You r most welcome Sure It was nothing Much oblidged I am very much obliged to you We appreciate your business I am happy to help
@RAHUL-pg1kq 3 yıl önce
I searched for this type of comment finally I got it.thank you
@pacedown 3 yıl önce
can i save a comment
@3clod 3 yıl önce
she still forgot "not at all"
@inglescomsislem5509 3 yıl önce
Thanks my friend! 👍
@bunyodkorbunyodkor3467 3 yıl önce
Great thanks
@karlharrison6544 6 aylar önce
Thank you Lucy, watching you is always a pleasure and never a chore.
@medore13 6 aylar önce
So interesting to learn about these phrases. Quite some I already heard. But very excitingly, so many of them have an almost 1:1 correspondence to a German phrase (I am native German)
@benjaminhawthorne1969 5 aylar önce
I am bilingual, English-Spanish and for YEARS, I always replied to "Gracias (thank you)" with "de nada (of or from nothing.)" Recently, while speaking Spanish with some native Spanish speakers, I noticed that they were responding to my "Gracias" with "por nada (for nothing.)" A subtle difference, but after saying "de nada" for decades, I am grateful for the change! 😁
@Trippitaka2 5 aylar önce
You can also go with "un placer" or "mi placer", much like English.
@onodoyoutube2022 5 aylar önce
Não faz diferença alguma. Aqui no Brasil, falamos "de nada " ou "por nada" também.
@AllenYangZzz 4 aylar önce
Hi, I'm just learning Spanish. In your case is it in Spain or Latin America? Thx
@sandragingerich4420 5 aylar önce
Thanks also for the explanation of each... I will practice them immediately and remember to be kind and respectful. This has been very helpful. Thank you!
@pleappleappleap 4 aylar önce
I have a problem with your #4. There is a real difference in meaning between, "My pleasure!", and "The pleasure is mine.". The latter works really, only as a response to the former. Using the latter all by itself presumptuously assumes the pleasure of other. It becomes more obvious if you replace "pleasure" with "honor". Another thing I've noticed is that if someone thanks you after you've paid them a compliment, it is better not to respond to their thanks *at all* because the implication is that the other should appreciate the effort it took to compliment them. That sounds snarky. It's best to treat the thanks as a response to the compliment, which doesn't require a response of its own. I've heard many non-native speakers make this unfortunate choice.
@Prismatic_Truth 2 yıl önce
I was born and raised in New Zealand, where a verbal acknowledgement or response to _"thank you"_ wasn't considered necessary. When I moved to the US as an adult, I discovered that people _expect_ a response to "thank you" and consider it rude if you don't acknowledge their thanks verbally. It still strikes me as strange that rather than someone's thanks being considered the appropriate response to being helped, thanks instead impose an additional obligation on the helper to respond with some nicety or be thought rude. But it's just the normal way here, so Americans take it for granted.
@DarthTwilight 2 yıl önce
This might be why I have problems.... I'm an American, and I hardly ever reply to "Thank you", just because it's a bit tired and frankly, unnecessary.
@legalfictionnaturalfact3969 2 yıl önce
"thank you" "yep"
@Belltuck 2 yıl önce
Bingo! I was born and raised in the UK, I only started replying to "thank you" because my nieces did, so I wondered if my manners were not up to scratch. I still think it strange, like trying to have the last word. Although I remember getting a CD signed by John Barry, I was in awe and could only say "thank you very much" he replied "thank YOU very much" It made my day.
@piemasta93 2 yıl önce
Honestly I don't think anyone actually expects it anymore.
@jed-henrywitkowski6470 2 yıl önce
As an American, I prefer to come off as rude, rather than engaging insincere, formalities.
@EasyEnglishwithDINARA 7 aylar önce
❤I love British pronunciation. Watching Lucy's vids because of her pronunciation. Trying to use and be loyal to Br accent, but after speaking a bit with my students 💯% of which use American accent, and do not understand British, I switch to mixed British & American😊
@BadHorsie1 3 aylar önce
There's no such thing as a British accent
@tstcikhthys 23 gün önce
Unfortunate. And if they're your students, why would they have an American accent? You should be the one teaching your accent to them?
@EasyEnglishwithDINARA 23 gün önce
@@tstcikhthys because I teach middle school students and I’m not their first teacher + they usually watch American series + listen to American songs
@EasyEnglishwithDINARA 23 gün önce
@@BadHorsie1 under British accent I meant modern RP
@andreask3218 6 aylar önce
In Northern Germany, we have this very casual, slang-like response which nevertheless is spreading and is used quite often : "Da nich(t) für", meaning "not for that".
@hamidrezaeshraghi 3 aylar önce
Thank you Lucy, I am a 13-year-old teenager from Iran and I learned a lot from your explanations in this video and your other videos I look forward to your next videos
@donotneed2250 5 aylar önce
I've heard "much obliged" in the U.S. on more than one occasion especially in the southern states and some northern states as well. As an over-the-road driver I learned it depends on what part of the country you're in as to what you will hear from people. Most people when they hear me speak say I sound as if I'm from the upper Midwest but in actuality I'm Southern but started life out as an Army brat. My elders also made us read the encyclopedia and dictionary when we didn't have homework. I was born in the mid 1950's which was LONG before the internet. As a soldier I learned how to say "thank you" in German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese.
@lisastenzel5713 3 aylar önce
Didn't expect so many ...and again I played the game of "Do I know it ahead of the reveal?"😅 Also, many of them we use in German too. Like word for word. So easy for me😊
@NorthernKitty 2 yıl önce
"I know you'd do the same for me" is the absolute BEST response to that person who you know would NOT do the same for you!! 😁
@truth-alwayswins 2 yıl önce
@kimokop9262 2 yıl önce
Any time
@shalishaporter5064 2 yıl önce
@SidewaysY 2 yıl önce
Passive agressiveness at it's best.
@fksdnkefknfeefwbfebid 2 yıl önce
@flekderantrow3706 Aylar önce
I found myself smiling while watching your videos; that's so cool! Thank you!
@tillybinkieking7258 6 aylar önce
I am English and I really enjoy your explanations. It is so good to hear the English language spoken so very well!
@vorpal22 6 aylar önce
It's quite a relief after how poorly many Americans speak English.
@priscillakulkarni7047 Aylar önce
Beautiful explanation! 😀 I enjoyed the video.
@Soulsister3009 8 aylar önce
That’s a huge selection of “thank yous”😊 The problem really will be the usual form to choose for the accordingly situation. I hardly can say I would speak proper english. But the most i’ve learned was in that time i used to live as an aupair in a sweet town of Middle East.
@battlebornhandyman2990 4 aylar önce
I'm american and I use "sure" regularly, but I say "oh sure" which to me seems to be a more positive and friendly way to say it. But as you mentioned it depends on the inflection used. Say it kind, a bit bubbly and sweetly 😊
@gregoryfrancisco9316 4 aylar önce
I say,sure thing or you bet some times bet chya
@professornuke7562 2 yıl önce
"No worries!" is very Australian. We have had a lot of difficulty getting Europe to understand it. Douglas Adams wrote an essay about scuba diving in Australia in which he did his best to come to terms with the expression. I have met people from Scandinavia who get very confused as to why I would be worrying about being thanked! It is also used for gracefully accepting apologies, and occasionally as a general expression that a difficult situation can be overcome. It has a rather less acceptable colloquial cousin, which is "No wukkus", which is a contraction of "No wucking furries", which is a spoonerism of....well, you can work it out.
@charlesmarshall6536 2 yıl önce
@professornuke It's very prevalent here in the US in Florida and California.
@Darling137 2 yıl önce
It's become popular in the US over the last 20 years it seems, along with "Cheers". I've assumed it was due to military personnel working together in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. Cannot recall a single instance of hearing either one before 2001/2002.
@DailyDropsOfWisdom 2 yıl önce
@ professornuke I agree it took some time for me to get used to it and first time I heard it I was very confused.
@linkueicatastrophe9727 2 yıl önce
I think Americans and Brits understand it perfectly. It probably has alot to do with it being our first language. culture plays a part too.
@professornuke7562 2 yıl önce
@@Darling137 I've been using "Cheers" for years as well. For me, it came from the British comedy "Minder" starring Dennis Waterman. He said it all the time in the 80's, just like he had in "The Sweeney" in the 70's, in his Cockney accent. I'm not the only one, because lots of people use it these days.
@anthonymcgee1990 3 aylar önce
First, I love your accent, and second, I have used all those before. I definitely use about 4 to 5 consistently in responding to thank you. The only thing I learned was which ones were British responses compared to American. Great video. 😊
@dimamedina2675 6 aylar önce
Thanks!!!💝 lucy is so fun to learn english with you!
@nicole-uo9cd 3 aylar önce
In the southern U.S. you can hear "much obliged!" but it's not an expression of thank you in the northeast where I come from. Enjoyed your video and thank you so much for your suggestions. 💞💖💝 to you, from across the "pond"!!!!😘
@simongore 5 aylar önce
I live amongst middle and working class Bristolians. As is the case in many regions local dialect will greatly effect both what response can be expected and reception of response given. A 'proper english' response can be offensive . Balancing when and how to respond is as much a skill as the wording itself. Yum welcome, yeah cheers.
@KatherineM-hx4sb 3 aylar önce
Speaking English but sometimes it could sound better so much better…. Hearing you speak shows me I could talk more clearly.. it’s simple what you said but clear and easy to practice.. Guuud words…lady…going to try just tried some now…
@TedBurke 3 yıl önce
a great example of overthinking the least problematic part of a conversation.
@fahrin84 3 yıl önce
Ted Burke 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣😂🤣😂
@miropribanic5581 3 yıl önce
if u run a channel on YT, you got to make hay while the sun shines ;-)
@kairoberts9344 3 yıl önce
@RafaelLima-ce1rh 3 yıl önce
Actually that's really helpful
@BelaMadeira 5 aylar önce
In Portuguese, we use the term “obliged” (obrigado) for “thank you”, whereas “graças” would be used more in the context of “thanks to…”.
@DavidStella 6 aylar önce
My British born former manager disliked “no problem” as a response because, to him, it implied that the opportunity to serve was in itself a problem or could’ve caused a problem.
@russelllitterell2311 3 aylar önce
When I am met with "no problem" as a response I typically say I would not have asked if I thought it was going to be. (a problem).
@geretyl 3 aylar önce
Yes I hate the "no problem" response.
@MetaDecker 3 aylar önce
@koumeiseidai 2 aylar önce
As an american I usually default to "no worries", but "don't mention it" is also common here. I reply with "sure" or "sure thing" a lot when I hold the door for someone. edit: I also say no problem quite a bit.
@jeffholden2369 2 aylar önce
"Much obliged" is actually a rather old fashioned 'shopkeeper's expression' typically said when a customer is leaving the shop counter and would not normally be used otherwise in everyday speech. It's a kind of 'thank you for your custom'. I remember well a local butcher who used to bring his vehicle into our garage and who invariably said 'much obliged' when departing, out of habit because that was what he said many times every day in his shop.
@dhanke2777 Yıl önce
My dad was an English major, my grade school principal and just shy of a PhD (he never completed his thesis)(bear in mind there were 8 of us kids and he started college after combat in WW2). He would have very much approved of your lessons. In fact had they been available he'd have used them in school. You remind me so much of his love of our common language and the importance of learning it well.
@patkilpatrick4711 Yıl önce
What rubbish
@Texaca 8 aylar önce
​@@patkilpatrick4711 .... Dude, what's with that ludicrous response? 🤔
@dthomas9230 6 aylar önce
@@Texaca I agree as i Liked the Op's post. I bet he's Catholic, what with 7 brothers. The ludicrous response may be a troll.
@WileyCurmudgeon 6 aylar önce
The response.' No problem', irritates me very much. It shouldn't be a problem that I was being g polite and courteous.
@torbenkristiansen2742 6 aylar önce
A bit belated ( as per usual ), but since I don't speak English in my daily life, living in Norway, the automatic response in conversations online ( Holy Backspace Batman ) has usually been "No Problem". Which seems to be prevalent in games and such. Suffice to say, there is always room for improvement!
@andreafixes 6 aylar önce
That's a great option, too!
@cindyfrischer6136 8 aylar önce
Wow! I learned a lot! Thank you. Your video is very informative and appreciated.👍😀
@fabriziosandrelli4408 4 aylar önce
thank you very much, Lucy, for your lessons!
@jerichosamurai 8 aylar önce
'Likewise' is another good one I don't hear enough. Concise and to the point. Works with any tone of voice.
@timdemming6352 3 aylar önce
Please do not say "No Problem" or any reply that begins with a negative - You will be viewed as weak. It implies difficulty accepting a compliment. Replying back with Thank you (...for asking me, or including me, thinking of me) is an excellent response.
@jenniferlynn3537 11 aylar önce
When thanked for something I consider exhibiting proper manners or an ordinary civility, as an American I’m apt to respond with, “That’s so kind!” In doing so, I’m hoping to encourage more recognition of others’ good form, as it may then lead to more of it! 🤗
@goldfieldgary 9 aylar önce
Best response yet!
@paddington1670 6 aylar önce
Well, better than most of the examples given in the video - considering most people will look at you like you have two heads if you use any of the phrases.
@D3K2 4 aylar önce
See, I would consider that a very patronizing response. It feels dismissive of my gratitude and as if I have to reiterate, "No, you're kind! Thanks again!" Maybe I'm weird. But I don't like it.
@SurfinScientist 5 aylar önce
I once heard someone from the UK who had an American wife and who had lived in Australia use the phrase "It's OK". I think depending on the intonation its meaning may range from friendly to annoyed. Native English speakers from any of the continents have any comments on that? Have you heard this phrase being used?
@daviddegeorge2667 4 aylar önce
Yeah. Although generally I've heard/used "It's Ok.". In response to the person thanking you seeming harried or flustered. Or like some minor thing that they're thanking you for as if it was super important. Generally I've seen it address the person who's saying "Thank you"'s state of mind rather than being a response to the thanks themselves.
@byedortasphotography 7 aylar önce
Much Obliged... we say in Brazil, Muito Obrigado. Thank you, Lucy, for all the excellent videos.
@sschario60 16 gün önce
Being employed in retail, I enjoy catching customer's reactions to an unexpected phrase. I mix them up, of course, but the occasional "my pleasure" for example, seems to signal that my response was more than a disingenuous reflex.
@yogshotot2 8 aylar önce
It's incredible, i understood all you said. I have many troubles to understand when people usually speak english on medias, but i don't have these troubles when i 'm in front of people in face a face. I never understand where is the problem. Thank YOU for your work. (i precise, i'm french)
@albertchan3238 4 aylar önce
Hello Lucy, my first girl friend who is a BBC taught me "much obliged" and I love using it. I also use " glad to be at your service" to sound a bit posh. Have a nice day. 😄
@mommydiegroe1716 2 yıl önce
Ever since studying English at school, I stuck with using "The pleasure is mine" and "No problem" just because I used to be proactive and helpful with my classmates and teachers before. Really uplifting and motivating.
@blatantmisconception Yıl önce
I usually say 'Yup.'
@BLACK.SABBATH 8 aylar önce
@@blatantmisconception So do I
@blatantmisconception 8 aylar önce
@yamamefish 6 aylar önce
“You’re very welcome” is common in US English as well. Not as common as it should be, perhaps, but pretty common. I view “No problem” as “How to say you’re an under-educated, overly casual dolt.” I’m no longer young, but I also hated that one when I was young. “Don’t mention it” is, yeah, not so common in the US anymore. I hate “sure,” too :)
@RFVisionary 7 aylar önce
👍🏻 Hello Lucy, I'm happy to comment on this, although this post has been available here for quite a while: I myself hardly need my business English anymore, but I really enjoy hearing (and seeing 😉) the nice way you teach your native language in a professional and didactically valuable way. If this charming learning method had existed much earlier, I would certainly have become an incomparably good communicator. 😁 Go on like that! I wish you and your chanel much success! Best regards from 🇩🇪 to 🇬🇧.
@vinniepathe1443 3 aylar önce
Sometime I wonder is it learning or just listening to you is more satisfying. Thanks you very much.
@byoobyoo1280 6 aylar önce
Even better than a book with audio is watching a movie in English with English subtitles. It helps to stick the correct pronunciation in the brain.
@LePourfendeur 3 aylar önce
Il y a beaucoup de formulation que l'on retrouve aussi en français. C'est bon a savoir !
@samwise4me903 Yıl önce
I have a somewhat different take on this. It really isn't what you say (the words you use), it's the way you say it that conveys your feelings and that's what people generally respond to. The expression on your face and the tone of your voice say a lot more than your words. I don't worry that much about my vocabulary, I focus on my affect.
@Apollo_Blaze Yıl önce
Exactly...not to mention if a hug is included, which is a very good thing to do in certain situations. That really shows you were happy to help someone.
@SpWarrior33 Yıl önce
I Feel You I Resonate With That In Ways. It's Not Always What People Say It's How It's Said, Sometimes You Have To Interpret What Someone Is Trying To Express. It Also Gives People A Easier Way To Communicate With You.
@AmandathePandaBooks Yıl önce
No problem makes me want to snap back. I know its not a problem, especially at a restaraunt!!
@guybolt 6 aylar önce
"Much obliged" is akin to the "thank YOU" response. It can be used to say thank you in the first instance, not only as a reply.
@mr.pizzamarlon 5 aylar önce
13 "WHATEVER" Used when obligated to help because they EXPECT you to because your a family member or "friend" or coworker, and you want to give them a rude attitude so they never ask you for anything ever again. 14 "OKAY" this is informal used among peers at work or intimate partner who knows exactly how you think and knows your "okay" response is another way of saying "I love you too". ❤
@roncouch 3 aylar önce
These responses also require the individual to have an awareness - intuitive awareness - which assists greatly in that instantaneous decision, subconsciously arrived at, as to which response “fits” the occasion. But, as a native speaker, I adopt this “technique” quite naturally and spontaneously.
@glauvie 2 aylar önce
I say, “of course” as in, “Naturally I would do this for you, I wouldn’t miss helping you.” For closer relationships, I say, “Anytime.”
@rolandorojas3800 9 aylar önce
As a 6 year old child moving from the mainland to a Spanish speaking language, I was able to retain the English language by just that that you mentioned about audio books. I just did it differently by using music and reading the lyrics. But I also had people that spoke the English language around the neighborhood, school and work.
@nigsbalchin226 9 aylar önce
That was one of the techniques I used to learn Croatian.
@user-jx7eo6wc4g 5 aylar önce
I do really appreciate this video, it certainly gears well!
@jackydebosard8297 5 aylar önce
Awesome!👌. Thank you ever so much for such an inspiring video. Appreciated 😊
@maximmortal3170 2 gün önce
Great stuff, Lucy. Thank you very much.
@Bob-et3vc 8 aylar önce
If a close friend is unable to pay for a cup of coffee because they forgot their wallet and you pay for them, they might say "Thanks so much, you didn't have to do that" a good reply to make them feel less embarrassed is "It's completely fine, you can get me next time". This is a comforting way to tell someone that you know they didn't leave their wallet at home on purpose, and they can pay next time.
@Sle0515 3 aylar önce
Here’s another response that is very American. It’s used when you don’t think a “thank you” is really necessary. Perhaps the person being thanked felt obligated or it was their duty. And that response is: “no big deal. Or sometimes shorten too… “No biggie” 😊
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