10 Useful English Phrases You'll Use Over and Over

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If you want to improve your fluency in the next 10 minutes with me Gabby your favorite American English teacher

I am so excited because today we are going to learn ten

Phrases that are going to help you to be more fluent in English

They are ten phrases that you will use over and over and all over again

They are very useful or in common

Great phrases and I'm gonna teach you how to use them when to use them how to say them in a beautiful

North American accents and well by the end of this video you are going to be a better more confident English

Speaker so if that sounds good to you then

Let's jump in and learn the first phrase the first phrase or sentence is

Thanks so much

now I love

Being grateful showing our thanks

but many English textbooks most English textbooks and teachers will teach you to say, thank

You or thank you very much and there's nothing wrong with that. I promise you that is fun

However, I notice that a lot more native speakers of English will say thanks or thanks so much

If you want to add some emphasis, so let's practice you can say it after me

Thanks

Thanks so much

Thanks so much. The beautiful thing is that the S on the end of thanks just blends easily

Into so thanks so much

Thanks so much. Let's say it one more time with feeling. Thanks so much

You've made my day

now along with

Thanks. There's another bonus word that I just have to throw in here

Please in English in North American culture

we use please and

Thank you a lot more often than I've noticed people using please in other languages. So I've lived abroad

In different countries, I've learned different languages and I've noticed I've been a little bit surprised that in other languages

It's not as common to say please but for me

I think please is a very important word to say for example

if you are at a cafe your order and your coffee, you might ask the nice person taking your order for a

medium coffee please and in North American culture sing

Please and thank you will take you a long way to help you to connect with native speakers

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okay, let's move on to number two number two is

Excuse me, excuse me can be used in various ways in English

We can use it if we want to get past someone, you know, excuse me. I need to get around you

Excuse me, please or it could be to get someone's attention. So this is a great way to talk to anyone to start your conversation

Excuse me. Excuse me, ma'am. Excuse me, sir. Excuse me, miss or just excuse me

I'm a fan of just plain. Excuse me, because some people don't like to be called ma'am

Like it makes you feel a little bit old. Okay, maybe I'm just speaking for myself here

But when someone calls me ma'am super old, so excuse me is a great way to start a conversation. Excuse me

Do you know what time it is?

Excuse me. Do you know where there's a good cafe because I'd like to order a cafe. Americano

anyway

Excuse me can be tricky to pronounce. So pay special attention to

The wise sound that gets added even though there is no y in the word

excuse so listen excuse

Do you hear the y let's practice saying it say it after me, excuse me?

Excuse me

Excuse me

Awesome. Okay number three. I really appreciate it. This is kind of like another way to say

Thank you, but it just makes you sound so much more grateful and so much more fluent in English

I really appreciate it. It's also a great way to

Follow up when you make a request. Like let's say I'm ordering that Caffe americano

And I want two shots of espresso in my coffee

Not just one so I might say two shots, please. I really appreciate it

Oh, I really need those an extra shot of espresso. So I really appreciate it and

Gratefulness will get you a long way

In English. So again used your thank you your pleases your excuse me

And your I really appreciate it as phrases that help you to connect with native English speakers and sound more fluent

Next never mind. Never mind

Can sound a little bit rude, so be careful how you use it?

So if someone didn't hear you, you might say oh, that's okay

Never mind, or maybe if you may be asked for something in your coffee

Like and you decide you don't want it you could say. Oh, no, that's okay. Never mind

so never mind is

Different than I don't mind and I see a lot of English learners actually confusing these a lot

So I'd like to explain this quickly to help you out. I

Don't mind

means

Anything is okay with me. I have no preference or it's okay. So for example, um

the coffee is not

Ready, we need to brew more coffee. So it's going to take about 15 minutes. Oh, that's okay

I don't mind I have plenty of time. Don't worry about it

versus

Never mind would actually be the complete opposite

So if I was at the cafe, and they said the coffee is not ready. We have to brew more coffee

It's going to take about 15 minutes. And if I said, oh never mind, that means I don't want that coffee

That means no

nevermind

Cancel my order. So these are very different phrases. I hope that helps next. How does that sound?

How does that sound is a great way to get confirmation when you are proposing something for example?

Would you like to go get a cup of coffee with me?

Um, how does that sound if we get a cup of coffee right now? So I'm proposing something

I've been inviting you to do something and I want your confirmation. So how does that sound?

How does that sound you can repeat after me? How does that sound?

How does that sound and to respond you could say that sounds great

Or I can't right now

Next it's very normal for all English speakers whether you're native or not

sometimes not hear something or not understand something and so a common way to ask for clarification is

Sorry, what was that?

What was that?

What was that?

What was that as a full sentence sounds much more polite than simply saying what?

What what?

What is okay, but in certain situations it could sound a bit rude

So if you want to sound more polite more professional use the full sentence, so try repeating it after me now. Sorry. What was that?

What was that?

What was that?

very good continuing with the theme of

misunderstandings or

understanding

correctly

You should confirm what you hear especially if you're not sure. So we use this phrase. Let me confirm

Let me confirm that coffee is gonna take 15

more minutes

Hmm let me confirm so I need to wait at least 15 minutes to get my coffee

So we say let me confirm and then we summarize the information that we want to confirm or check

Repeat after me. Let me confirm

Or let me confirm so oftentimes native English speakers

Condense these two words. We blend them together. Let me becomes Lenny

Let me confirm. Let me see

Hmm. Let me think

Hmm. Let me know if this is helpful for you. Tell me in the comments which one of these phrases you find

most helpful

Let me know next a very very common and useful phrase is nice to meet you now

Let's practice our pronunciation of this phrase because we say it we say these words all together

So it almost sounds like one big long word instead of nice to meet you or it is

Nice to meet you. We normally native speakers or fluent fast

English speakers will say nice to meet ya nice to meet you

Nice to meet you or nice to meet you. Nice to meet you

So nice to meet you

So this is a handy phrase whenever you meet a new person

Nice to meet you is only used for the first time when you meet someone

so if you are meeting a friend for coffee, you don't need to say

To meet you. You should say, it's nice to see you. It's so nice to see you

I have two more for you

Now as you're getting to know new people and you say nice to meet you

You might have a nice conversation and then you might want to stay in touch and get that person's contact information

so the best way the most

native way in English to ask for someone's contact information is

can I get your

can I get your

can I get your

I'm just speeding it up as we often blend sounds together when we say these phrases quickly and you could choose what works for you

Facebook whatsapp

Email can I get your email?

Wonderful. So the last phrase that is super important and helpful is

actually actually

It's super common very useful and difficult to pronounce. So let's practice

Actually pay really close attention because many English learners mispronounce this word and it sounds kind of funny and awkward, ah

Surely

actually actually actually

And we combine this with some new information

so oftentimes when we have something that might come as a surprise to someone a

Disappointment to someone or to close the conversation to end the conversation

So you guys actually I have to go

because that was our 10 phrases for today and well, that's the end of our lesson so

actually, I

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