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Hello everyone and welcome back to my channel. So, today we see together some expressions that can be really useful for interacting in certain situations. The situations I am referring to are situations that are part of life and some of these can also be experienced on a daily basis. So basically I explain the situation to you and then let's see together what is generally answered in that situation. All right? Let's get started right away. So the first situation is the following: they give you advice or they tell you something you didn't know, so you get information that is new. What do you answer to the person who, for example, says "but you know that he has opened a new hardware store here on the corner"?
Usually when we are given new information that could be useful we reply "good to know". Of course you can also say "thanks for the information", "thanks for the information", but the most natural expression is good to know. We come to the second situation: they wish you a good weekend, what do you answer? You can obviously answer "thank you, also to you" or "you" if it is a group. Otherwise there is another word that is used very often in order not to repeat the wish, therefore to avoid repetition, which is "equally". This word can be used in response to many formulas of wishes, for example: good weekend, good afternoon, good evening, good continuation, etc.
Using this word then you don't even have to worry about pronouns, you don't have to worry about the form of courtesy, because this word remains invariable. Well, the third situation we see together is: when for example they ask you to say hello to a mutual friend. "Say hello to Luca!", "Say hello to Marta!". You can answer "yes / hello", of course, but a much more natural answer is "certainly", which is the abbreviation of "I will certainly do it", that is, I will certainly do it. Then another expression that could be similar to the previous one and that is used in another type of situation is "with pleasure".
For example: would you like to accompany me? With pleasure. Can you help me do this? With pleasure, that is, I help you with pleasure, I do it willingly. So, now let's get into the invitation, so an invitation can be accepted, rejected, and admitted as pending, right ? Because you may not know if you can accept or not. Let's start with the first. So, they invite you to a party and you accept the invitation. What do you say to accept the invitation? There are various options, but the one I want to point out in this video is "gladly". Come to the party? Gladly. What do you say when they invite you to a party, but you decline the invitation? Obviously "no, I can't come", "I have another commitment", but there is an expression that is used
frequently almost to avoid disappointment and therefore we say "as if I had accepted". I'm sorry, I can't come, but it's like I've accepted. On the other hand, when the invitation is pending, because you may not know if you can go to the party, you can simply say "I'll let you know as soon as possible" or "I'll let you know as soon as possible" (courtesy) or if you have to answer a couple "I'll let you know as soon as possible". Then, a person communicates a happy event in their life to you, which can be a wedding, a birth, for example. What do you answer? Congratulations! It is the expression used when it comes to happy events in a person's
life that mark the various moments of life. On the other hand, when it comes to a goal achieved for which you have worked, such as a degree, a job promotion, etc., you say "Congratulations!". Then, a friend of yours tells you that she is not well. What do you answer? Get well soon. Get well soon. They are two expressions to wish a speedy recovery. You can also say "I wish you a speedy recovery", but it is a bit formal. If you are talking to a friend or a friend it is a little too formal, so it would be better to say "get well soon", "get well soon". And then finally a situation that you might experience in Italian, you
know someone who tells you that a loved one has passed away. You can answer "heartfelt condolences". This is an expression that is used both with friends and with people who do not know each other. Obviously, the more you know the person, the more you enrich this expression. You can say "I send you my deepest condolences". Well that's it for today's video. I hope you find it useful. Let me know in the comments below if you found these expressions useful. Maybe let me know if you think of another type of situation that you may have found yourself in and didn't know what to say. I can do a second part of this video.
Thank you so much for watching this lesson and see you in the next one. See you soon, bye!
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