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Politeness Expressions

Added by Tomasz H. 29 April 2015 in category: English, Lexicon


Is used when asking for something.


Thank you

Is used when someone does something for you or gives you something. Ta and cheers can be also used in UK.  When you are really pleased, you can say thank you very much.

You're welcome

Is used when you respond to thank you. You can also use my pleasure (you were happy to do it) or don't mention it (informal).



Pardon me - used if you bump into someone.

Excuse me - these can be used if you bump into someone, need to get someone's attention or want to ask for information.

I'm sorry to / bother you - is only used when you want to ask for informatio more polite.

I'm sorry - used when you have made a mistake.


Other Expressions

Bless you - polite expression used after someone sneezes.

Cheers - when making a toast.

My condolences - used with somebody who has suffered a death in family.

Comments: (1)

Dorota Dudziak - April 29, 2015, 11:16 a.m.

Słówko "cheers" również jest często używane zamiast "thank you". Nie zawsze, gdy kichniemy lub chcemy wznieść toast :)

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