Saying how happy you are

30 Apr

Here are some of the ways you can express your happiness in English.

You can be…

– (absolutely) delighted
– thrilled to bits
– over the moon
– really pleased
– so happy

Or you can say…

– I couldn’t be happier.
– That is fantastic / wonderful / great / marvellous!

When you hear good news you can say:

– What great / wonderful / fantastic news!
– We’ve been waiting so long for this (moment).
– Thank God! / Thank God for that!
(British English speakers tend not to be particularly religious)

Pronunciation tip
Stress the adverbs and adjectives for greater emphasis:

– I’m really pleased.
– What great news!

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Posted by on April 30, 2011 in Speaking English


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