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Hi, everybody. Welcome back to Top Words. My name is Alisha, and today, we're going to talk about 10 Words to Express Appreciation. So, let's go.
The first word is "thanks." Thanks. "Thanks" is a very casual, very common way to express your appreciation for someone. It's so easy to use. Thanks. Thanks. So, if usually for something small someone else has done for you or has given to you, just say, "Thanks." So, in a sentence, yeah, "Thanks. That really helped."
"Thank you!"
The next expression is "Thank you." Thank you. So, "thank you" is like a step above "thanks." So, "thanks" is the most casual one, I think, and then, "thank you" is like the next step up. Thank you. Thank you. So, you can again use this in casual situations and in more polite situations. If you're ever unsure, if you ever don't know, you can just use a "thank you" as your default, as your basic greeting. Thank you. In a sentence, "Thank you for the book."
"Thanks a lot!"
The next expression is "Thanks a lot." Thanks a lot. So, with this expression, please make sure to use "Thanks a lot." We don't say, "Thank you a lot." We say, "Thanks a lot." So, please be careful with that. Thanks a lot. So, this is a little bit casual. We use "thanks" here; but to express a little bit more, a little bit of a stronger appreciation, you can say, "Thanks a lot." Thanks a lot. In a sentence, "Thanks a lot for all your help this week."
"I really appreciate it!"
The next expression is "I really appreciate it." I really appreciate it. So, this expression is a little bit more formal. I really appreciate it. So, we're using the word, "appreciate," which means like to show, to express your appreciation, to express a thankful feeling, a grateful feeling. So, to say, "I really appreciate it" expresses a strong feeling. So, "I really appreciate it" is for a slightly more formal, a slightly more polite situation. In a sentence, "Thank you for the support. I really appreciate it."
"You're a lifesaver!"
The next expression is "You're a lifesaver." You're a lifesaver. So, a life saver, this word actually refers to a piece of equipment used to save people who are drowning. So, there's like a circle inflatable, or like a floating circle, that people can catch if they're like drowning or having trouble swimming in the ocean, and a lifeguard can throw them a lifesaver, something. It's a round thing that floats so the person can hold on to it, or put it around their body. But that's called a lifesaver. In this expression, "You're a lifesaver," means, in other words, you saved my life, similar to the way that a lifesaver would save, like, a person drowning. So, "You're a lifesaver" means you really helped me a lot, you saved me from something terrible. You did something really great for me. You're a lifesaver. So, in a sentence, "You found my keys? You're a lifesaver."
"I'm so grateful."
The next expression is "I'm so grateful." I'm so grateful. So, this is one that you can use for more serious situation. So, maybe, you received a nice gift or, maybe, you get a special honor or, maybe, you receive some kind of recognition, in a more formal situation. You can say, "I'm so grateful." I'm so grateful. In a sentence, "Your recommendation got me into college. I'm so grateful."
"Your kindness is greatly appreciated."
"Your kindness is greatly appreciated." Your kindness is greatly appreciated. This is one you might use to finish a formal letter. You could use this, perhaps, to finish a formal speech, I suppose too, or to end a more formal discussion, I suppose. But, "Your kindness is greatly appreciated" kind of implies that you want to receive something from the other person or they have given you something. So, maybe, if you receive a donation of money, for example, or, if you receive a lot of like volunteer support, you could say, "Your kindness is greatly appreciated." So, it's a formal and sincere expression. In a sentence, "Thank you for the donation. Your kindness is greatly appreciated."
"You rock!"
The next expression is "You rock!" "You rock!" So, this is a very casual expression. It means like you rock. This rock means like you are awesome, you are great, you are cool. I think, you're awesome, amazing, fantastic. So, it's a very casual expression. It doesn't directly mean "Thank you," but rather, you are awesome. I think you are great. So, it's a compliment. We can use this expression as a compliment when someone helps you or someone does something for you. That's great. You really are happy about that and you appreciate that. You can say, "You rock!" or, you can substitute with any of the other words I just said, "You're great." So, we can use "You rock," or, "You're amazing," or, "You are awesome." Those are pretty good casual expressions to tell somebody you think they're great and to give them a compliment that means "Thank you." So, in a sentence, "You already finish the paperwork? You rock."
"Thank you so much!"
The next expression is "Thank you so much!" "Thank you so much." So, this sounds like a very positive, yet, casual and strong way to express your appreciation. To emphasize it even more, you can draw out that "so" sound. "Thank you soo much." If it's too much of an extension, though, it will sound insincere. If you say, "Thank you soooo much," it doesn't sound so sincere. So, kind of think about how long you want to make that sound. "Thank you soo much is pretty good." So, you can express casual, strong appreciation with this phrase, "Thank you so much." In a sentence, all right, "This birthday cake is amazing. Thank you so much!"
The next expression is "Cheers." Cheers. So, I included "Cheers" on this list because it's a word that you might hear in British and, perhaps, Australian English. It's a word that means sort of like thank you in advance for something. We don't use this word very much in American English, in US English. In US English, we typically use "Cheers" when we're enjoying drinks with somebody. We touch glasses together and say "Cheers" when we're drinking. But, in other types of English, you might hear "Cheers" used to mean "thank you in advance for something." So, if we agree to, maybe, do a project together or we agreed to make, I don't know, to plan a birthday party together, and you say, "Okay. Well, I'll book the restaurant," and I say, "Okay. I'll send invitations to everybody. Cheers!" it means thank you in advance for what you are going to do for me. Thank you in advance. So, "Cheers" is a nice casual way to say thank you in advance for something. In a sentence, "Cheers! See you at the event tomorrow."
So, those are 10 words to express your appreciation. I hope that those were useful for you. If there's another word that you've heard of or another expression, let us know in the comments, for sure. I will see you again in the next episode soon. Bye-bye.
In a sentence. In an "exprence." I tried to say "expression" and "sentence." That one didn't work. Before was "bagassel," now, it is "exprentence."
You are making new words.
I am. This is how a new language is born, surely. All right. You are so good at sitting, Meg. So, I was like, "Oh, there it is. I haven't used that." That's a running joke. Telling, giving each other compliments for everyday actions, like sitting.