Let’s start today’s mini lesson.
English people are famous for being polite. And one way of being polite is to always, always, always say “please” and “thank you”.
In English, “thank you” derives from “think”. It used to mean “I will remember what you did for me”, isn’t that interesting?
Also interesting is the fact that not all cultures say “thank you” like we do in the UK or America. If we did something for someone and they didn’t immediately say “thanks!” we would consider them rude or to have bad manners, but remember: maybe they are from another country!
The most important thing is to be grateful and express that gratitude.
Do YOU say “thank you” in your culture?
Tune in next week to find out the origin of “please”!