Different Ways To Say Thank You!



How many different ways can you say Thank You? Today’s episode is short and sweet and to the point. Learn different ways to say Thanks and learn how to accept thanks from someone. Enjoy :)

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Hey guys, today we are going to learn about saying THANKS. We are going to learn about expressing gratitude. We know the basic phrases like Thank You or Thanks, but do you know how to really say THANKS… there are other ways to say Thanks and expressing gratitude! So today we are going to learn what the other phrases are. So let’s begin! Alright, let’s go!


So welcome again to today’s show! My name is Milena from www.englishmadesimple.net and you are listening to episode number 179, number one hundred and seventy nine, numero ciento setenta y nueve.

How is everyone doing? I hope you are doing well amigos y amigas! And keeping out of mischief.

Let’s jump straight into today’s show. It’s going to be a quick one.

So as the name suggests, today’s show is about expressing gratitude.

What do I mean by this?

Well, do you know how to say: Thank You in other ways than Thank You?

We say Thank You or Thanks for short so often that it almost sounds like whatever. It almost loses its meaning because we say it so often.

What’s the other word that’s over-used oh yeah – Sorry.

By the way, Thanks – is informal so if you are writing letters or emails for your exams, please write those words out: Thank you. Instead of Thanks.

Great. That was my tip for today.

Just to refresh your memory, the basic ways of saying Thank You are:

Thanks so much!

Thanks a million! – Use this one with your friends.

Thank you very much! – I use this one often. I prefer using this rather than saying a quick & short: Thanks.

Alrighty, so those were basics.

Let’s see some different ways of showing your appreciation or gratitude.

To some of you this might sound basic and to the rest of you it might be something you hadn’t heard before.

For example:

Someone stops you on the street to ask for directions to the museum for example.
You give them directions to the museum and you also say, oh I am already going towards the museum, I can walk with you to there.

And they reply:
That’s very kind of you! I appreciate it.

Kind means generous or nice. Ok. KIND is spelled as K I N D. Pronounced KIND.

According to Weon Inteligente or the Online Dictionary (I told you he was back!), KIND means:

Having or showing a friendly, generous and considerate nature.

Cool, cool bananas!

You see, I added that extra sentence: I appreciate it.

It means you are extremely grateful.

You can add that in anywhere… really.

For example:

Thanks very much. I appreciate it. OR

Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.

Another way to express gratitude is to say.

Thank you! You’re so helpful!

You are so

You are so kind. You are so helpful. You are so thoughtful! You are so caring! You are so considerate.

Thank you very much. You are so considerate.

Awesome! I hope that was helpful to you amigos y amigas.

Thank you for listening to me blab.

Ha! That’s another way to say Thank You.

Simply say: Thank you for + verb in gerund form

Let me give you an example.

Thank you for coming to my party.

Thanks for showing me your car. Thanks for sending me the information.

If you are writing an email to someone: simply say ‘Thank you for +verb + ING.

Thank you for sending me that email about the Project XYZ.

Thank you for donating and supporting the XYZ charity.

Thank you all for listening to the EMS show.

(Thank you for not stealing my wallet haha)

Can you see the pattern?

By saying it in this way and following the formula you will sound more fluent. Again, another tip for you guys!

Alrighty, so if someone tells you – hey Thanks Milena. I really appreciate you showing me the way to the museum.

What do you say after that? How do you reply?

How would you accept the Thanks?

You can make it quite simple. I do recommend you keep it simple.

You are welcome – this is an obvious one.

Say: you are welcome. It’s my pleasure.

Or just: It’s my pleasure.

Another example is: Don’t mention it.
Or That’s alright!

And if you are in Australia or New Zealand simply say: No worries. No worries mate.
It’s kind of informal.

So now you know how to say Thanks and how to accept Thanks.

Now go and practice what you’ve learnt today. Go! Do it!

I told ya it was going to be a short episode! I don’t have any stories to share with you guys today! Haha I have had an uneventful week if you will.

So, thanks for joining me today and thanks for listening. I hope you learned something new today. If not, then I hope you at least refreshed your memory.

Guys, you’ve been an amazing audience, and you’ve been jamming with Milena from English Made Simple. Until next time. Hasta la proxima!

Milena Vujnic

Milena Vujnic

Podcast Host at English Made Simple Podcast


Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers.

Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services.

Click here to learn more about how you can work with Milena.


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