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Giving thanks is a universal gesture that connects us with all kinds of people regardless of their culture. That’s why we think it’s absolutely important that you know all the possible ways to say thank you in English.

These forms vary according to the intention of each moment: from the intensity with which we want to give thanks, to the degree of formality that we have before each person or circumstance.

In this article, we will review the 35 ways

çthat come to mind when writing. These will be enough for you to communicate fluently and, above all, sound natural when speaking English.

Remember that if you are learning English, or are looking to start learning English, Lingua Language Center is one of the most interesting options both in the state of Florida and online from anywhere in the world.

Now, let’s take a look at the 35 ways to say thank you in English that we were just talking about.

How to say thank you in English

This will start with Thank you and Thanks, but Thank will not only tell you when to use each of them, but it will go much further, so pay attention.

Thank you

It translates as thank you, thanks to you or thanks to you. It is ideal to say thank you when we do not have enough confidence with someone or when we are in a formal environment, for example at university, work, etc.


It means thank you. You can say it in any place or circumstance that does not require formality. It’s a casual and simple way to say thank you, and often the most honest sounding.

Thank you very much

This is “thank you very much”. When you want to show a lot of gratitude to someone, or in solemn moments such as at the end of a speech, it is ideal to say this phrase.

I’m so grateful

“I am very grateful.” This way of saying thank you is perfect to show a general thank you (with life, with God, with the people present). It shows great and beyond-ordinary gratitude.

I appreciate it

It means “I appreciate this”. It is an indirect way of saying thank you. It is used when they have done something valuable for us.

I can’t thank you enough

“You can’t thank yourself enough.” When we are very grateful, we say this phrase to express that we have no words to describe how important help has been for us.

That’s so kind of you

“That’s very kind of you.” This way of thanking is quite informal and every day. It is generally used to respond when a small favor is done for us.

You’ve been a big help

“You’ve been a great help.” You can use this form to express to a person the value of his or her individual contribution to a job.

Thank you, my friend

It means “thank you, my friend”. It serves to show the person who did something for you, that you consider him/her your friend, and in some way you let him/her know that he/she can count on you in the same way.

I couldn’t have done it without you

This means “I couldn’t have done it without you.” Here you express appreciation by valuing the other person’s role in accomplishing the goal. It’s a great way to show people how important it is.

Much appreciated

It means “I appreciate it very much”. It is used to express gratitude for actions of all kinds in a moderate yet polite manner.

Much obliged

It means “I appreciate it very much”. It is similar to Thank you very much, but has a more specific tone, as it is used to thank you for something special.

I really appreciate your help

The meaning is “Truly learned your help”. Expresses sincere importance to a person’s collaboration.

I value your support

It means “I value your support”. It works to manifest, in situations of formality,

genuine appreciation for the work performed.

Accept my endless gratitude

“Accept my eternal gratitude.” When the thank you should be of enormous proportions, but in a formal setting, this is a good way to do it.

You’re a lifesaver!

It means, “You are a lifesaver!”. You can use this way of saying thank you in informal contexts when someone helps you solve something, just when you needed it most.

You shouldn’t have!

Although literally translated as “you shouldn’t,” you can think of this phrase more as “you shouldn’t do it” or “you shouldn’t bother.” It works to say thank you for something that another person does for you without any kind of interest.

Thank you, sir. / ma’am

Thank you, sir/madam. This is important thank you because it also serves to give respectful treatment to people who, because of their age or position, require it.

Thank you, brother

“Thank you, brother.” It serves to thank a brother, but also a friend you consider a brother.

Thanks a million

“Thanks a million.” This is a very special thank you we do to emphasize how we feel about a helping hand.

Thanks a ton

“A thousand thanks.” It is an informal way of expressing our gratitude for what we have received.

Thank you for everything

“Thank you for everything.” You can use it when someone paid special attention to you at home or when you were invited to an event. In general, when you have a lot to be thankful for.

Thank you, have a nice day

“Thank you, have a nice day.” It is used to say thank you in an informal, everyday context. For example, if someone gave you some of their time.

No, thank you

“No, thank you.” It is used when we don’t want something that is offered to us and we want to be polite.

Okay, thank you

“That’s fine, thank you.” It is used at times when we want to say that we agree with an offer, and we are grateful that it has been made to us.

Thank you for your help

“Thank you for your help.” It is used to express gratitude for any collaboration provided to achieve something.

Thank you for coming

“Thank you for coming.” It is used to show someone joy for their presence at an event.

Many thanks

“Thank you very much.” It is ideal for informal contexts.

Thank you for your business

“Thank you for doing business.” This is used to say thank you to a customer or business partner for closing a deal.

Thank you for the gift

“Thank you for the gift.” Ideal to thank your guests for a present at your birthday party or for any gift they have given you.

Thank you for listening

“Thank you for listening.” You can say it when you are in front of a group of people who paid attention to you in a speech or to something you wanted to say.

Thanks in advance

“Thank you in advance.” It is used to thank for something that someone will do for you in the future.

Thank you for your service

“Thank you for your services.” You say this to someone who has provided you with a professional service: from a waiter to a consultant…

Thank you for the ride

“Thanks for the ride.” It is used when someone has taken you from one place to another in their vehicle.

Thank you, brother/sister

“Thank you, brother/sister.” It is what you say to thank your sibling or a person you consider your sibling.

Now that you have learned how to say thank you in English, it is time for you to raise your level and decide to take an English course, either online or in person at any of our locations in Florida. Contact us.