When someone thanks you, how do you usually reply? You are welcome? I do.
But if you travel abroad, you would find that native speakers have other interesting and informal ways to express this. Let’s have a look and stop saying ‘you are welcome’ all the time!
1.no worries/no problem
People in the U.S and Australia use this reply a lot.
‘Worry’ is in its plural form, while ‘problem’ is in its singular form.
2. no sweat/no big deal
Easy to understand, right? That’s no big deal for me and it wasn’t a demanding task at all.
When you say ‘no sweat’, don’t pronounce it like ‘no sweet’. (Go and check the pronunciation if you are not so sure about the difference)
In oral English, you can also say ‘no biggie’.
3. don’t worry about it/don’t mention it
This is a little bit more formal than the ones above.
When people apologize to you, you can also reply ‘don’t worry about it’. A pretty useful one!
4.it’s my pleasure/happy to help
People also use these.
That’s all for today!
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