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  • Hello everyone, Jacky here.

  • Today I'm gonna be teaching you guys how to make a proper response in English

  • There's no doubt that the most important thing in a language is to respond.

  • Response is not just an indiction of knowing the other person is actually listening,

  • but also a respect to the person who is having the conversation.

  • OH YEAH

  • Really

  • Then let's jump right into these top three ways of response.

  • First, indicating listening.

  • Then here you can say,

  • I see

  • Equivalent to I understand,

  • Or you can say,

  • Yeah

  • I believe this is the most universal response.

  • Lastly, rhetorical response.

  • What does it mean exactly?

  • For example

  • I just got outta the shower.

  • Oh~You did?

  • It's mostly just asking, not intentionally.

  • Second

  • Indicating agreeing

  • You can say,

  • I know right

  • Literally, it means I understand or feel you.

  • Yet, we simply just explained it as an agreement.

  • Tell me about it

  • It basically corresponds to meaning of "I know right."

  • But you probably get kind of confused by the wording

  • Doesn't "Tell me about it" mean, tell me about something that happen or anything?

  • There's definitely no mistake being made.

  • However, in this case, it simply means agreeing on what being said.

  • Being said, there's no need to add anything after saying "Tell me about it."

  • So don't make a fool of yourself by actually tell someone about it.

  • Right and Yeah

  • They basically just mean "Yes."

  • It's fairly understandable.

  • Third, indicating being surprise.

  • You can say,

  • For real

  • Really

  • You can also say,

  • Seriously

  • The meaning of those three are mostly the same

  • Last usage

  • is simply to contra....

  • Contra...

  • is simply to contradict the statement being made.

  • What does it mean?

  • For instance,

  • I got a car for my birthday gift.

  • No, you didn't.

  • In fact, those usages express a sense of surprise and not believing.

  • How teen would say it is,

  • BS

  • After the talk, let's get right into

  • The skit.

  • Remember back then....

  • Actually, I used "Yeah" very often, comparing to other words.

  • Just cause it's really versatile.

  • To be honest, it was quite awkward that all I respond was "Yeah" in particular.

  • Moreover, it's just seems pretty tedious.

  • By using more and more responses,

  • it makes your conversation more...

  • Like...

  • Anyway!

  • it makes your conversation more like Japa..

  • Japanese!?

  • Like American!

  • And more fluent and native.

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  • I'll see you guys next time!

Hello everyone, Jacky here.

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    林世音 posted on 2018/03/04
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