Gratitude adalah ucapan terima kasih sebagai ungkapan terhadap jasa atau bantuan orang lain terhadap pembicara.
B. Ungkapan Yang Biasa digunakan:
- Thank you very much.
- Thanks a lot
- I should like to express my gratitude for..
- I should like to express my appreciation for …
- I’m really obligated to you for …
- I’m really grateful to you for …
Untuk membalas ungkapan rasa terima kasih tersebut kita bisa menggunakan beberapa Ungkapan seperti berikut:
- You are welcome
- Don’t mention it
- It’s my pleasure
- No problem
- Not at all
- That’s alright.
C. Contoh Dialog atau Percakapan Gratitude:
A : It’s so hot here.
B : That’s right, I feel so sultry. It’s because the Air Conditioner is being repaired. it’s broken.
A : Do you have a fan or something else to cool down.
B : I don’t have it. But I’ll try to open the window, hope it will be better.
A : Thank you very much.
B : Not at all.
C : What can I do for you sir?
D : I am looking for a pen with thick black ink.
C: oh, we have some kind of pens you mean. Wait a minute, I’ll take them for you.
D: O.k thanks a lot.
C: It’s my pleasure sir.
E : Oh my god, I will miss my flight if I am not rush to go to airport now.
F : So, what are you waiting for?
E : But my car is still being fixed in garage. I can’t go by bus, the time will not enough.
F : If you don’t mind, I can usher you to the airport by motorcycle.
E : Actually, I am not accustomed to go by motorcycle, it will make my hair ruins. But I have no choice. Let’s go then.
F : Okay, do you have helmet?
E : Yes, wait a minute, I am taking it. By the way, thank you very much for your kindness.
F : It’s my pleasure.