Which sentences mean courtesy in English

Conversational knowledge: Polite interaction

In the following chapter we have put together the most important things for you to politely express wishes, ask questions, say thank you, make yourself quickly understood or make small talk and much more.

It is best to memorize the following phrases - they will help you in a variety of situations!

Polite turns of phrase

Do you like it here?

How do you like it here?

Yes, I like it here.

I like it very much here!

Is this your first time here?

Are you / is this your first time here?

I like this.

I like this.

I don’t like that.

I do not like it.

Can you help me, please?

Can you please help me?

Of course!

Very much!

Yes, please.

Yes, please.

No, thank you.

No thanks.

Thank you for your help.

Many thanks for your help!

Excuse me./ I'm sorry.


I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

Have fun!

Have fun!



Where shall we go?

Where shall we go

Can you speak a bit more slowly, please?

Please speak more slowly.

Do you speak English?

Do you speak English?

Do you speak German?

Do you speak German?

Only a bit / little.

Only a little.

Sorry, I didn't understand that.

Sorry. I did not understand that.

Could you please write that down for me?

Can you write that down, please?

What does ... mean?

Which does ______________ mean ... ?

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