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Hi. My name is Rebecca, and in today's lesson I'm going to show you five different ways
to say yes to someone without actually using the word "yes".
Because in English the way we respond to someone is really important in terms of our conversation.
If we respond enthusiastically, then the other person gets a positive message, and everything
goes along more positively and better relationships are built.
So let's see a few words that you can use to say yes, in an enthusiastic way. All right,
let's look. If someone asks for example, "Would you like to see a movie?"
You could say, "Sure." All right?
-"Did you enjoy the show?" -"Absolutely!."
-"'Do you want to go bowling?"
Now you see, it says here "Do you want to go bowling?" But when I spoke, I spoke a little
bit faster, and so sometimes it sounds like "Do you wanna go bowling?" "Do you wanna?"
"Wanna" is sort of fast-version slang, a slightly slang version of "Do you want to go bowling?"
You could say "Sounds great!", all right? It's also kind of a casual way to say yes.
-"Do you think he'll like the gift?" -"Definitely."
Of course, you can say "yes", but these are some other options, right?
Or if somebody asks you "Can I borrow your pen?" You could say "Certainly."
You could also say "of course", or something like that.
But "of course" is a little bit tricky, because unless you say it with the right tone of voice,
it just sounds a little bit condescending. "Condescending" means you're just talking
down to someone, as if you are higher and they are lower, and you don't want to do that.
So sometimes it's better if you're not sure of the exact tone to avoid the "of course",
but one of these will probably work well.
So let me ask you a few questions and you can choose one of these to respond, okay?
-"Do you like spicy food?"
You could say: -"Absolutely!."
-"Can I buy you coffee?"
-"Would you like to go to dinner?"
-"Sounds great."
-"Want to go to a party?"
-"Can I have a glass of water?" -"Certainly."
Okay, or any of these, all right?
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Thanks very much for watching. Good luck with your English.
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5 ways to say YES in English!

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Zenn published on May 1, 2013
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