Common phrases to ask how someone is:
- What’s up?
- What’s new?
- What have you been up to lately?
- How’s it going?
- How are things?
- How’s life?
Common phrases to say how you are:
- I’m fine, thanks. How about you?
- Pretty good.
- Same as always
- Not so great.
- Could be better
- cant complain
Common phrases to say thank you:
- I really appreciate it.
- I’m really grateful
- That’s so kind of you.
- I owe you one. (this means you want/need to do a favor for the other person in the future)
Common phrases to respond to thank you:
- No problem.
- No worries
- Don’t mention it.
- My pleasure.
Common phrases to end a conversation politely:
- It was nice chatting with you.
- Anyway, I should get going.
Common phrases to ask for information:
- Do you have any idea…?
- Would you happen to know…? (when you’re not sure if the other person has the information.)
- I don’t suppose you (would) know…? (when you’re not sure if the other person has the information.)
Common phrases to say I don’t know:
- I have no idea/clue.
- I can’t help you there.
- (informal) Beats me.
- I’m not really sure.
- I’ve been wondering that, too.
Common phrases for not having an opinion:
- I’ve never given it much thought.
- I don’t have strong feelings either way.
- It doesn’t make any difference to me.
- I have no opinion on the matter.
Common phrases for agreeing:
- That’s so true.
- That’s for sure.
- I agree 100%
- I couldn’t agree with you more.
- (informal) Tell me about it! / You’re telling me!
- (informal) I’ll say!
- I suppose so. (use this phrase for weak agreement – you agree, but reluctantly)
Common phrases for disagreeing:
- I’m not so sure about that.
- That’s not how I see it.
- Not necessarily
Common phrases to respond to great news:
- That’s great!
- How wonderful!
Common phrases to respond to bad news:
- Oh no…
- That’s terrible.
- Poor you. (Use this to respond to bad situations that are not too serious)
- I’m so sorry to hear that.
Common phrases to invite someone somewhere:
- Are you free… [Saturday night?]
- Are you doing anything… [Saturday night?]
- . (informal) Do you wanna… [see a movie?]
- (formal)Would you like to… [join me for dinner?]
Common phrases for food:
- I’m starving! (= I’m very hungry)
- Let’s grab a bite to eat.
- How about eating out tonight? (eat out = eat at a restaurant)
- I’ll have… (use this phrase for ordering in a restaurant)
Common phrases for price:
- It cost a fortune.
- It cost an arm and a leg.
- That’s a rip-off. (= overpriced; far more expensive than it should be)
- That’s a bit pricey.
- That’s quite reasonable. (= it’s a good price)
- That’s a good deal. (= a good value for the amount of money)
- It was a real bargain.
- It was dirt cheap. (= extremely inexpensive)
Common phrases for weather:
- It’s a little chilly.
- It’s freezing. (= extremely cold)
- Make sure to bundle up. (bundle up = put on warm clothes for protection against the cold)
Common phrases for hot weather:
- It’s absolutely boiling! (boiling = extremely hot)
- it scorching hot outside
Common phrases for being tired:
- I’m exhausted.
- I’m dead tired.
- I’m beat
- I can hardly keep my eyes open
- I’m gonna hit the sack. (hit the sack = go to bed)