Being polite is 50% of your success in communication, and expressing a gratitude is one of the most important skills of politeness. That is why let’s learn 5 different ways to say “thank you” in Russian:
It is the easiest and the most common way to say “thank you” in Russian. It has a neutral connotation and can be used both in formal and informal communication. You also can add some adjectives to express bigger gratitude: большое спасибо, огромное спасибо.
It is more old-fashioned and elegant way to express gratitude. You can often meet it in the Russian literature and movies. It literally means “I give you a blessing” – “я дарю вам благо”. If you want to sound even more elegant you can say “премного благодарю”, it means “I am extremely thankful”.
Use this phrase if you want to say “It is very nice of you”. This phrase can be both used in official and casual situations. Normally we use it as a reply to some actions that people do to help us.
The same as in the previous situation this phrase can be used as a reply to someone’s help. It means “You are very kind”. Normally we use it in formal situations.
This phrase means “I would not have managed without your help”. It is not a literal way to say “thank you”, but these words will be very pleasant to a person who helped you with something.
Use these phrases to enrich your Russian! And СПАСИБО for reading this article!