Asking accepting and refussing (Neutral: Sure, thank you., Communicating…
Asking accepting and refussing
Communicating something at a basic level in a foreign language is a great achievement, but the ability to do that in a colloquial manner or not, asessing each specific occasion, is a step further towards fluency
In case you are, or intend to go, to an English speaking country, it is very likely that you will find yourself in a situation in which it will be necessary to know how to offer
accept or refuse something in a polite or more casual way. Be it at a café, a restaurant, a diner, a friend’s house or a business meeting
these are all different contexts which require various levels of formality. There are infinite ways of doing that in a language, and it is important to know how to tell them apart to use the right language
Formal: Would you like
Formal: May I offer you
Formal: Would you be interested in
Neutral: Can I get you
Informal: Do you want
Informal: How about
Informal: Are you up for some
Formal: That would be nice
Formal: Yes, if you don’t mind
Formal: Yes, I’d love some
Neutral: Yes, please.
Neutral: Sure, thank you.
Neutral: That’s a good idea
Neutral: Sounds good/ nice/ great!
Formal: No, thank you
Formal: No thank you, I don’t want to disturb
Formal: That’s very kind. Unfortunately,
Formal: I’d like to, but
Formal: I won’t be able to attend
Neutral: I’m okay/ fine, thank you
Neutral: I’m sorry, but I can’t
Neutral: No, but thank you for asking
Neutral: Thank you, but you don’t need to worry
Informal: Thanks, but
Informal: No, thanks.
Informal: That’s alright