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A very important question for each one of you, “are you one of those who feel hesitant
to start a conversation?” who do not know… “are you one of those people who do not
know what should I say to begin a conversation with somebody?” And “are you one of those
as well who feel awkward when you have to say tata, bye-bye in a conversation?” Because
you're rushing, because you have a lot of work to do… Hi everyone my name is Hridhaan
and in today's lesson I bring to you some phrases that you can use to initiate a conversation
and to end a conversation. So this lesson is about how to perfectly start a conversation
and end a conversation, let's have a look at the aims of this lesson, in this lesson
we will understand the useful English phrases to start and end our conversation, so what
are we waiting for, let's get started…
The first list that we will understand today is
about starting a conversation, a lot of people feel oh my god here is one person that I really
want to talk to, let's say in a party or at a conference or at a business meeting, but
you feel hesitant, you do not know the right language to start the conversation with that
person. Now here let's have a look at the first phrase that you can make use of to do
that, “long time no see”. Well this is one particular phrase that you cannot use
with strangers, right? It's gonna be funny because you're like long time no see and the
person is like baffled and the person feels scared, because the person does not know you.
This phrase can only be used with your friends and friends and family. So I'm just gonna
write fam here. This phrase can only be used with friends and family. If you have not met,
let's say acquaintances as well, if you did not meet that person for a very long time,
that's when you can say long time no see. Very interesting phrase, “it has been a
very long time and I have not seen you”, very good way to initiate a conversation.
The next phrase in the list of starting a conversation is, “is this your first time
here?” Now this is a question, this is a question that you can put forth with a stranger
you can basically ask the stranger and say, “is this your first time here?” You've
been looking forward to talking to that person because I think, because you think that you
find that person attractive, in that scenario you can use this phrase. “Is this your first
time here?” So you're using it for a stranger or an acquaintance that you have not spoken
with and you're saying, “I think I've not seen you in this party before, and I've been
attending these parties for a long time, have you come here for the first time?” Very
good way to start a conversation very polite, nice, non-intrusive way to start a conversation.
Next one is “do you come here often?” quite similar to, ‘is this your first time
here?’ Well here what you can say is, you have seen that person in the party or in the
meeting for a long time and you feel quite attracted towards that person and you want
to talk to that person, so in such a scenario you can say, “do you come here often?”
Quite similar. “Do you come here often?” The person will say yes or no and the conversation
will take on from there itself, very nice way to initiate a conversation. The next phrases,
“hello! I wanted to introduce myself…” Can I tell you one thing, this is I think
one of my favourite phrases and I've used this phrase a lot of times in my life, whenever
I have to talk to somebody, don't start an awkwardness and be like you're hoping that
you will run into that person and then you will start speaking to that person, nah-nah-nah,
good conversationalist and good people with good communication skills, never do that.
So make sure that you are a confident person and that you are somebody who starts things
and not wait for the things to happen to you. So you say, “Hello! I wanted to introduce
myself, could I do that?” and the person feels quite relaxed as well, it is a nice
way to start. The last phrase that we have here is, “Hi, do you have a minute?” Very
interesting phrase again, these two are quite favourite here. “Hi, do you have a minute?”
So you're asking person, “hi, can I take one moment from you because I wanted to let's
say introduce myself.” Or ask a question or appreciate or compliment you… This is
a very, very nice way to start a conversation. So here are the top five phrases that I have
brought to you in this lesson that you can use to start a conversation. Make sure you
tell me in the comment section below which one is your favourite and which one you're
going to use very, very soon. Let us now look at the second part of the lesson, in the second
part we will understand, ‘how to end our conversation’. Ending is very important
as well my friends, agreed disagreed? Absolutely it's very important. A lot of times when you're
like, when you're talking to somebody, you're rushing for a meeting or let's say, you have
to go home very, very soon and you're talking to a colleague but you can't say that you
have to rush because let's say it's a boss or an important friend, in such a situation
I bring to you these phrases that you can use to end a conversation. The first phrase
is, “I don't want to keep you any longer…” That means I do not wish to… it's a very
polite way of speaking English first of all. So in this way you're not offending the person
and you're not also making the conversation uncomfortable and you're saying I would not
want to keep the both of us in the conversation anymore because let's say, the person automatically
gets the sign that you're rushing to a place or you have something important to do. In
such a situation you can use this sentence. So “I don't want to keep you any longer
and I think let's meet soon, let's meet tomorrow.” Very nice way to start the ending of the discussion.
Next one is, “I’ll let you carry on then”. In this, let's say you ran into somebody,
for example let's say a coffee shop and you started a conversation now it's time to end
and you want to move because you have a friend waiting on the other table and so you say
the person, you tell the person so, “I will let you carry on then I think it's time for
me to move.” Very, very nice phrase to talk about the ending of a conversation. Try using
this because it is very, very good, “I’ll let you carry on then”. The next phrase
that we have is, “thanks again for the lovely evening” or great time. Now, ‘thanks again’
why are you thanking the person again? Because you have thanked the person a lot of times
already and this time it's time that you suggest, you starting with a ‘thanks’ and this
time you're suggesting that hey dude hey babe it's time for me it's time for me to move
and so thanks for the lovely time and great evening. It is quite predominantly used, people
use it a lot of times but we cannot negate, we cannot cancel the fact that it is still
a very valid and very important phrase that you can use to end your conversation with
the person. And finally the next one here is, “I've got to get going…” It's quite
a polite and quite, an exact way of saying, quite a straightforward way of saying that,
‘it's time for me to move on because I have some other commitments’. So you say, “I've
got to get going.” One more time, “I have got to get going”. When you say ‘I have’
make sure that you contract it as well and it becomes ‘I've’. “I've got to get
going”, not ‘I have got to get going’… it is, “I've got to get going” and finally
the last phrase that we have is, “i shall now roll out or head out”. Now these are
very important phrasal verbs that you can use to say tata, bye-bye now you don't say,
‘I need to go now’ when people say ‘I need to go now’ it's quite, mmm… it's
quite, it's not at all polite first of all and in such a scenario you can say, “I need
to roll out, I’m sorry” or “I need to head out”. Shall is a very polite way to
start a sentence, when you use shall it looks formal and it feels polite and so you're saying
“I shall now roll out” or “I shall now head out.” This was all about starting a
conversation and ending a conversation. Thanks for being with me in this lesson, if you like
all of these phrases, do use them and make sure that you speak confident English, natural
English and charming English… thank you very much and have a great day ahead.
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How To Start & End A Conversation In English Politely? 10 Daily English Expressions You Should Know!

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林宜悉 published on March 18, 2020
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