hi everyone, my name is Sonia.
And thank you so much for selecting this video.
Tell me something today, do you like receiving compliments?
Well I do. I love receiving compliments.
你知道吗 对别人来说 你的赞美就是最好的礼物
You know when you compliment someone that’s the best thing that you can do for them
because when you give someone a compliment or say something good about them
instantly you feel so positive and that person feels so good.
So in English, if you want to give and receive
good or great compliments to people, there are very simple and easy expressions that
you can use. Today we’re going to do a lesson on giving and receiving compliments. So let’s
get started and see what are the different amazing expressions that we can use to give
these compliments to people.
现在 问题应该很简单了 你在什么时候会给予他人赞美呢？
Now I’ve made life very easy for you. When do you give compliments to people? We compliment
我们会因为各种各样的事情赞美别人 比如他们的外表 他们做的事情
people for various things like the way they look, or some work that they’ve done or
maybe a talent that they possess and various other things like that. So what I’ve done
is I’ve divided the board and put up a few topics here, on how you can give people compliments.
首先 第一部分是赞美他人的外貌 现在我们来看第一句
The very first section that I have is to compliment someone on their appearance. Now look at the
你看起来很漂亮 什么时候能用这句话呢？ 这句话用法比较随意
first phrase, it says, you look lovely. When can you use this? Now it’s casual yet it can
但也能用于工作场所 例如 你看见同事在重要场合静心打扮
even be used at a workplace. So for example, if you have a colleague who’s dressed up
for some occasion. Maybe it’s her birthday or her wedding anniversary and she’s looking
她看上去真的好美 你就能走上前对她说 萨姆 你知道吗？ 你今天可真漂亮！
really good. You could walk up to her and say, Hey you know what Sam, you look lovely
如果他是一个男生 你可以说 你今天好帅气！ 看起来真棒！
today or if it’s a guy, you could say, you look really handsome today, you look great.
The next one I have for you is also a very interesting compliment, it says, I like your
新装扮 那么 什么时候能用这句呢？ 那一定是特定的情况对吧 例如
new look. Now when can you use this one? It has to be very specific, right? so for example,
你对你的同事 朋友很了解 很熟悉 他长久的装束都不大发生变化
if you know someone, maybe a friend or a colleague at work, who’s always had the same look for
a long time, has never really experimented with the way they look but suddenly, they
show up to work with their brand new hairstyle or something very different, something they’ve
穿着焕然一新 出现在工作的地方 看起来很不错 这时 你就可以告诉他们
never worn before and they look really good. You could tell them, well I like your new
噢 我可真喜欢你的新模样！ 很适合你呢！ 相信那个人听了会高兴一整天
look, it really suits you. I’m sure that’ll make that person’s day.
The next one here is also a very specific compliment on someone’s appearance. It says
这个颜色很适合你 或者说 你穿这种颜色真好看！
this colour looks good on you. You could even say, this colour looks great on you. Now sometimes,
现在 很多人不愿意轻易尝试新的着装颜色 总是
people don’t really experiment with the colours that they wear. many times we tend to wear
the same kind of color just because we’re not very sure about them but if a friend of
yours has worn a color which is something very unique but very different and is really
新奇又合适 那你可以说 嗨 你知道吗？ 你穿这个颜色很棒！
looking good on them, you could say, hey you know what, this colour looks great on your
或者你穿这个颜色真的很好看 而不只是说 你看起来还不赖
or this colour looks good on you. Instead of just saying, you look nice, give them a
specific compliment. I’m sure they’ll really like it.
So these are three interesting phrases that you can use to give someone a compliment on
their appearance. That’s on the way that they look.
The next one that I have for you. The next set of three phrases talk about giving compliments
别人的才能 我们都有才能 对吗？ 人人都各有所长
to someone for their talent. Now we all have talents, right? Everyone is good at something
因此 如何给出对才能的赞美呢 来看这一句
or the other. So how do you give someone a compliment about their talent? Look at this
你的声音真迷人 如果你有一个朋友 家人 或者熟人
one, you have an amazing voice. So if you have a friend or even a family member or anyone
you are familiar with, who sings extremely well, this is a great compliment to give.
你可以告诉他们 嗨 你今天唱的真好！ 你的声音超好听！
You can tell them, well hey, you sang extremely well today, you have an amazing voice. And
remember whenever you give a compliment to someone, it’s extremely important to sound
都要真诚 自信 友好 你看 真的 超级 这样的词语
very genuine and to sound confident and sound nice as well. Look at this word, amazing,
when you say it like that, it automatically sounds so good.
下面一句是我喜欢你的舞姿 我是一个舞蹈爱好者 所以我看见
The next one here is, I love the way you dance. I’m a lover of dance, alright and if I see
someone who dances extremely well, this is a great compliment to give them. You could
可以说 我喜欢你的舞姿 你跳的真好！ 看你跳舞让人身心愉悦
say, I love the way you dance, you dance extremely well. It’s a pleasure to watch you.
The next one here is, something that you can for a lot of different kind of talents. It
开头是 你可真擅长 例如 如果你知道一些人擅长写生或者
starts with, you are so good at. So for example, if someone’s good at, you know sketching or
绘画 你可以赞美他们说你可真擅长写生 或者你很擅长演讲啊
drawing, you could tell them, you are so good at, sketching or maybe you are so good at
演讲也是一种才能 所以这个表达很实用 很好用
making a speech. That’s also a talent. So this is a very good, very useful one. You
can use it for various different kinds of talents, alright.
Now the next section here, this is specifically to compliment someone when they have done
做的工作很出色 明白吗？ 你可能在办公室能用上
something good. Some kind of good work. Okay, maybe you could use them at the office. You
could even use these phrases to encourage a student, alright. So, for example, the first
第一 你付出的努力 都能在结果中明明白白地体现 又或者
one, says, you’ve worked very hard on it and it shows. Let’s say you know, you’re
a manager may be at work and there was a project that you had given to one of your teammates
结果 他完成得很好 如果仅仅说一句 嗯 做的好 干得漂亮 是远远不够的
and he’s really done a good job. So it’s not enough to just say, hey good job or nicely
你应该这样夸奖他说 嗯 完成得很棒！
done. You could say something like this, you could say, well hey oh, you’ve worked really
在这个项目上你真的很努力 所以才有最后完美的收官 这就是赞美 你知道你在赞美他
hard on it and it actually shows. So this is, you know it acts a compliment. It’s
这是令人欢欣鼓舞的话 相信下一次 这个人会再激励下把工作做得更好
also very encouraging. The next time the person will want to do an even better job.
The next one here, very simple but always effective. You could tell the person, well
说 这真是出色的工作啊！ 如果有人晋升了 你可以说
that’s simply a great job, alright. If someone’s even got a promotion, you can say, well that’s
a great job, you’ve got a promotion and you’re going to climb up the ladder now.
The final one that I have for you here with relation to work says, it looks like you have
put in hours. Now, this you could possibly use for someone who you really know has worked
hard. They’ve put in a lot of effort to do some kind of work. That’s when you can
此时 你就应该用这句话赞美他们 你已经认真工作很久了意思是
tell them this, it looks like you’ve put in hours which means, and it looks like you have
put in, a lot of effort. This is a great compliment to give to someone who’s done some kind of
work for the very first time because this will also act as a very encouraging statement
So these are a couple of expressions that you can use, three of them for someone’s appearance,
another three for a talent that one possesses and finally for the work that someone has
是的 很明显给予别人赞美很重要 但我们也应该知道怎么样接受赞美
Now obviously giving compliments is important but we should also know how to receive compliments,
right? So now what we’re gonna look at quickly is how to receive compliments.
就像我前面所说的 优雅地接受别人的赞美也是重要的 有时
So like I said, it’s also important to be able to receive a compliment graciously. Sometimes
别人赞美我们时 我们会害羞或者尴尬 但是请别有那种感觉
we feel shy or we awkward when someone gives us a compliment but don’t do that. It’s
别人表达对你的欣赏时 你应该坦然接受 这是很重要的
a great thing, someone appreciates you and you should take that graciously. So let’s
look at some three very easy and simple expressions to receive a compliment.
第一个 谢谢你这么说！ 这很简单 对吧？ 如果别人赞美你
The first one, thank you for saying that. It’s so simple, okay even if you feel a
bit shy or awkward, just make a nice sentence and say, thank you for saying that if someone
gives you a compliment.
下面一句更好 你可以说 你这么说 我很感激！ 如果别人赞美你
The next one is even better, it says I appreciate that. So if someone has complimented you for
you know a good presentation that you made or maybe some kind of work that you’ve done
非常出色 或者 你也可以简单说一句 喔 那真是谢谢你了！
which has turned out really well. You could simply say, well thank you so much, I appreciate
最后 还有一个非正式表达方式你可以用一用 你可以说
Finally, there’s also another very casual expression that you can use where you can
你真是太好了 是吧！ 这个表达很不错 因为
say, that’s so nice of you. Alright, this is really nice because this compliment in
turn also makes the other person feel really good about giving you a compliment.
So three very simple expressions that you can use when you want to give a response to
someone’s compliment. Alright, so I hope that you’ve enjoyed this lesson. I hope you’ve
也喜欢你会喜欢这个视频 这堂课的内容虽然简单 对日常交际却很实用
enjoyed watching the video. It’s a very simple lesson yet very effective for your
day to day conversation. I’ll be back soon with something interesting, till then you
take care and keep practising , bye- bye .