English version

thank you

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthank youˈthank you ●●● S1 interjection  1 THANKused to tell someone that you are grateful for something they have given you or done for you syn thanks Margaret handed him the butter. ‘Thank you, ’ said Samuel. Thank you very much, Brian.thank you for (doing) something It’s good to see you, Mr Mathias. Thank you for coming. Dear Grandma, thank you for the lovely shirt you sent me for Christmas.Don’t say ‘I thank you’.2 THANKused as a polite way of accepting something that someone has offered ‘Can I give you a lift into town?’ ‘Oh, thank you.’3 ANSWER/REPLYused when politely answering someone’s question ‘How was your trip to Paris?’ ‘Very nice, thank you.’4 no, thank you5 ANNOYused at the end of a sentence when telling someone firmly that you do not want their help or advice and are slightly annoyed by it I can manage quite well on my own, thank you!
Examples from the Corpus
thank you"Can I give you a ride home?" "Oh, thank you.""How are you feeling today?" "Much better, thank you."I can do it myself, thank you!And that is enough democracy for a while, thank you.thank you for (doing) somethingThank you for helping me with my homework.Dear Grandma, Thank you very much for the birthday card and money.We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.I would like to thank you for the interest you have shown in this post.And thank you for this day and make me grateful for what I've got.
thank-youˈthank-you noun [countable]  1 THANKsomething you say or do in order to thank someone This present’s a thank-you for helping me last week. I just want to say a big thank-you to everyone who supported us.2 thank-you letter/note/card
Examples from the Corpus
thank-youShe baked them a dozen cookies as a thank-you.The party was meant to have been a thank-you to the casino staff from the management.Anna's first kiss is a thank-you for the warmth William exudes in spite of his nervousness.Herndon says she does not need a thank-you in return.
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