If you’re looking for new ways of saying ‘thank you’ so that you’re not always repeating yourself, look no further. There are countless other ways to thank someone in the English language, whether you're using the word 'thanks' or not.
In this article, you’ll discover:
There are so many ways to show your gratitude and appreciation in the English language that it would almost be a shame always to use the same old word or expression.
Of course, 'thank you' is perfectly fine to use and a great way to put across your gratitude. But there are more to add to your repertoire.
In this blog, you’ll learn 21 new ways to say thank you in both formal and informal settings.
Let’s begin with the best formal ways to express your gratitude.
I’ve selected the very best ones for you in the list below so that if you want to make a good impression at work or in front of people you want to impress, you can be confident that if you use these expressions, you’ll be doing just that.
1. I’m incredibly grateful
And follow this expression by mentioning what you are grateful for, or whom you are grateful to.
2. I’d like to express my deepest gratitude
Again, here you can follow up with the reason or person for your gratitude.
4. I can’t thank you enough
A great way to express deep gratitude, this is a good one to use when you want to give big thanks to someone.
5. Thanks everybody
Lead with this expression and then follow up with the reason you’re thanking people. For example, ‘thanks everybody for being here today.’
6. I appreciate it more than you know
Or ‘I appreciate it more than words can say’ are two great ways of expressing sincere gratitude.
7. How can I return the favor?
Only ask this if you actually want to return the favor!
8. Thank you for your assistance
If someone or several people helped you with something, you can thank them using this expression.
9. I must give credit where credit’s due
And then, proceed to name the person who you want to thank. The term ‘credit’ here refers to recognition for a job well done or invaluable help provided.
10. Thanks in advance
This one’s for thanking someone before the act. For instance, if you’re asking someone for a favor or making a request, you can follow up with ‘thanks in advance.’
11. You’re a lifesaver
‘You’re the best’ and ‘you rock’ also work.
13. I couldn’t have done it without you
To use for someone who has helped you.
14. You shouldn’t have
This is an indirect way of showing your gratitude, but your interlocutor will totally get that you’re saying thanks. Another synonymous expression: ‘I don’t know what to say.’
15. You’ve made my day
This idiom means that the person has impacted your mood in a positive way, so it’s a neat way to express your gratitude to someone.
16. Much appreciated
Tell someone how much what they did means to you.
17. I owe you one
If you want to return the favor.
18. What would I do without you?
To show the person that you couldn’t have done it without them.
19. I’m doing the happy dance. Thank you!
A fun way to thank someone.
20. I can’t thank you enough
A way to express deep gratitude.
21. You don't know how much it means to me.
A good one to use with someone who has helped you.
Okay, so now you have all these great new ways of saying 'thank you,' so let's take a look at what that might look like in an interaction with someone.
Thanks heaps for the compliment buddy, that means a lot.
I can't thank you enough for the recommendation, sir.
Thanks in advance for the opportunity to do overtime; it really helps.
Thanks a lot for helping me be heard in the meeting. I owe you one.
Credit where credit's due; you're definitely the reason we won!
So there are your 21 new ways to say thank you! And what’s great is that you can mix and match these in order to create new expressions, so actually, there are a lot more than 20 expressions in this article!
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