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Expressions of Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect and appreciate all the blessings in your life. In the American Thanksgiving tradition, we find ourselves giving thanks during this time of year. Here are different ways to express your gratitude. If you are not a native English speaker who is wanting to improve your overall American English language and pronunciation skills or are someone who is required to use formal communication in professional settings, continue reading below for novel ways of how to express your gratitude!

5 Alternate Ways to Say “Thank You” in English without Saying “Thank You”

  • I appreciate …..

  • I am grateful for….

  • That was a kind gesture…

  • Much obliged …

  • How thoughtful of you...

5 Ways to Elevate “Thank You”

  • Thanks a million

  • I can’t thank you enough

  • Thanks a ton

  • Many thanks

  • Thank you for ever

5 Ways to Show “Thank You”

  • Thumbs up

  • Nodding while genuinely smile

  • High Give

  • Handshake

  • Handwritten note

And….just for fun…..Here are some Thanksgiving themed slang/ idioms

Go cold turkey

  • Quitting a bad habit

  • “He decided to quit smoking, cold turkey, rather than using a patch.”

As easy as pie

  • Something was perceived as being easy and simple

  • “My co-worker didn’t want to bother me with the change to the project. I told her to not worry about, since the correction was easy as pie to make.”

blessing in disguise

  • An unexpected outcome that ended up having a positive outcome at a later time

  • “I didn’t get the job I wanted, but it was a blessing in disguise, as the company went bankrupt.”

How to Say “Thank You” in Different Languages

  • Italian: Grazie

  • French: Merci

  • German: Danke

  • Spanish: Gracias

  • Hindi: धन्यवाद (Dhanyavaad)

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