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Bugün sizlerle İngilizcede en sık kullanılan, nerdeyse her gün kullandığımız ve her İngilizce öğrenenin temelde bilmesi gerekn 30 ifadeyi öğreneceğiz. Ayrıca bu ifadeleri nasıl ve nerde kullanacağımıza bakıcaz. Tabii ki bol bol örneklerle.
1) Thanks so much.
We use it to thank someone, to give gratitude.
- Thank you so much.
- Thanks a lot.
If you want to give details, use it with for.
Thanks so much + for + (noun) / (verb + -ing)
- Thank you so much for helping me out. For driving me home.
- Thanks a lot for the coffee. For the gift. For your call.
2) I really appreciate…
Again, it is to thank someone and to show your gratitude.
- I really appreciate your support.
You can combine thank you and I really appreciate together.
- Thank you so much for picking me up. I really appreciate it.
- I really appreciate you subscribing to my channel.
3) Excuse me!
It is used to get someone’s attention.
- Excuse me! Can I get a cup of coffee please?
- Excuse me! Could you let me through?
4) I’m sorry.
It is used to apologize someone. To give more details, use for.
- I’m sorry for being late.
The same rule applies here.
I’m sorry for + (noun) / (verb + -ing)
I’m sorry for the mistake.
I’m sorry for breaking your vase.
To show you are very sorry, you can use really.
- I’m really sorry that I forgot to call you.
- I’m really sorry for breaking your heart.
5) What do you think?
We use ‘what do you think’ to ask someone’s opinion.
- I am not sure about this dress. What do you think?
6) How does that sound?
Use this express to understand others’ opinion.
- Tonight, we can eat out and go to cinema. How does that sound?
7) That sounds great.
As an answer to How does that sound, we can say that sounds great which means it is great idea. Instead of great you can also say ‘awesome, perfect, excellent, and fantastic’.
- Today I’ll bake some cake. You can invite your friend over. How does that sound?
- That sounds great/fantastic etc.
8) Forget it.
Forget it has two meaning.
Meaning number 1: it is used to tell someone something is impossible.
For example; you want your father to buy a Mercedes for you. And your father says,
- Forget it. It’s too expensive. I will never buy you a car.
Meaning 2: it is used to tell someone something isn’t important. There is nothing to worry about it.
- I’m so sorry about the vase.
- Oh, forget it. It isn’t a big deal.
It’s ok. It’s not important.
9) Never mind.
Never mind is another expression similar to forget it. It means it’s not important.
- I am sorry I didn’t have time to cook today as we planned.
- Oh, never mind, we can order some pizza.
10) I’d love to.
It is used to say that you want to do what someone has suggested. You will be very happy to do that.
- Would you like to come over for dinner?
- Oh, I’d love to. Thank you for the invitation.
11) I’m afraid
It’s a very polite expression to refuse someone or to introduce bad news or disagreement.
- I’m afraid we won’t be going on vacation this summer.
- I’m afraid I can’t join you for the party.
12) Do you have a minute?
This is very useful if you want to interrupt someone to say something. Usually something short. Don’t talk hours and hours after you say Do you have a minute 😊
We can also say do you have a second or moment.
13) Do you mind?
It is used to get someone’s permission to do something.
BUT this can be polite, impolite or humorous.
- You are in someone’s house and you want to go to bathroom and you can say; do you mind if I use bathroom?
- You wanna smoke and you say “Do you mind if I smoke here?”
- Do you mind? I was sitting here!
14) Why not?
Why not is another cool expression that we can use a lot. It is used to express agreement.
If someone asks;
- Do you wanna eat Indian food tonight?
- Sure, why not?
15) How awful!
It is used to express your emotion for something bad.
If you your friend tells you;
I couldn’t sleep a wink last night because of my headache.
If the situation is positive, you can say how nice! How great! How beautiful. You name it
16) Are you sure?
It is used to make sure someone knows something. To check if the person is 100% sure.
- Mom, I finished all my homework.
- Are you sure?
17) Here you go!
When you are giving someone something, you can say here you go.
You are in a café and you ordered coffee. The waiter brings your coffee and say here you go mam. And he gives your coffee.
You can also say there you go. Or here it is.
18) I’m good, thanks.
Imagine someone offered you something. But you don’t want it. It would be rude to say
I don’t want it. It’s better to say;
I’m good thanks.
19) Be my guest.
Be my guest is a very polite way of saying “of course” sure.
- Can I have some coffee?
- Be my guest.
20) I don’t mind.
There are two or more options and you are fine with any of them. That’s ok for you.
- Do you prefer pizza or burger?
- Hmm I don’t mind actually. You decide.
21) Hold on a sec. or Just a sec.
It means to wait for a moment.
You are on the phone and you need take notes.
- Hold on a sec. I need a pen.
Cheers can be used in two different meaning.
It is a nice expression to say just before you drink alcohol.
It can also mean thank you!
- Here are the notes you have always wanted.
- Cheers man.
23) You must be joking.
24) Speak for yourself.
It is maybe true for you. But I definitely don’t agree with you.
25) Let me get back to you.
I’ll need to find out the information then tell you later)
Very essential for work.
26) Out of
I am out of time. We are out of money.
27) Go ahead
28) Come on!
Come one everyone we can do this.
29) Looking forward to hearing from you.
30) That’s enough.
That’s good enough.