Polite Way of Talking
Man, being a social animal needs politeness, pleasing way of taking to others in order to avoid friction that is unpleasantness.
|Henry||I think you are busy!|
|Henry||Smith, didn't you hear me?|
|Henry||Hai! Are you angry with me?|
|David||(Looking rather serious) we are not angry.|
|Smith||We are sorry about the way you are talking.|
|David||You should have started the conversation in a better way.|
|Henry||Better way! How?|
|Smith||In a polite way....in a refined way|
|David||You know you are interfering, with our work. It is a sort of disturbance.|
|Smith||Wait...... wait. When we start a conversation, we should first say, 'excuse me or sorry to trouble you etc.|
|David||You can also start it with a 'Hello' or a wish or greeting.|
|Smith||You can start with 'Hai friends'/Good evening friends.|
|David||You see, it is the pleasant way of interfering we can say.|
|Henry||Yah, Yah! Now, I understand it is the smooth way of talking.|
|Smith||It is the polite way too.|
|Henry||I am sorry friends.|
|David||It's alright. Come, let's learn some polite ways of talking.|
|ok. That's a good idea.|
1. Introducing our self:
- X: Hello! I am David.
- Y: Hello/Hai I am Stephan.
- X: I am from Ooty. You..........
- Y: I am from Chennai.
- X: Glad to meet you.
- Y: Pleased to you/Nice to meet you.
2. Starting a conversation:
- X: Excuse me.....
- Y: Yah.....what do you want? what can I do for you?
- X: Sorry to trouble you/disturb you/kindly bear with me/I hope I am not disturbing you.
- Y: Never mind/it's ok/doesn't matter/no/not at all.
3. Getting information:
- X: May I know you name/your good name, please.
- Y: With pleasure. Yes...I am....
- X: You are from...? / Your residence please?
- Y: I am from.....
- X: I hope/think you are the new manager/student/teacher/principal............
- Y: yah! You are right.
4. Seeking some help:
- X: Could you/would you mind helping me?
- Could you lend me your camera/cycle?
- Could you accompany me to the post office?
- Could you show me the way to the railway station?
Yes/why not/of Course/sure/no/I am sorry I Cannot.
5. Requesting something:
- Could/would you open the door please?
- Could/would you mind standing in a line?
- Could/would you repeat it?
- Could/would you pour some water?
- Could/would you bring me a chair?
Yes/why not/of course/ Sure/no/I am sorry I cannot.
6. Extending invitations:
- Have some coffee, please?
- Have one more chapatti?
- Please, do come to the party.
Yes of course/ yes, thank you/ Thanks a lot.
7. Giving caution:
- Have an eye on it/him/her, please
- Take care of it/Take care/Be careful
- Beware/please be careful/ please have look at it
8. Suggesting something:
- Let's take some rest.
- Shall we take some rest?
- How about going for a walk?
- Let's have our tea, now.
- Shall we/Let's sing a song?
- Why don't we go home now?
- Shall we play now?
- Why don't you watch T.V?
Oh, yes! Ok. Yes/etc.
- I am sorry.
- Pleasure forgive me.
- It was foolish of me/ to ask it/ to do it.
- Really I am a fool.
That's ok/please don't worry/It doesn't matter.
10. Giving permission:
- Yes of course.
- By all means.
- Go ahead.
- Permission granted.
11. Refusing something:
- I am sorry, I am busy.
- Sorry, I cannot/I could not.
- I am afraid I can/Sorry it is not possible.
- No. you may not/cannot.
- what a wonderful thing!
- well done/well said.
- Simply magnificent/superb.
- Outstanding/you proved it man
- I am proud of you.
Thank you/Thanks a lot.
13. Showing gratitude:
- Thanks lot/Thank you
- Many thanks/very kind of you
- I'll never forget it. Not at all/My pleasure.
- I'll ever remember it/you/your help.
That's alright/You are most welcome/you are welcome/
14. Asking to repeat:
- I am sorry?
- Sorry, what did you say?
- Sorry, I didn't hear you?
- I beg your pardon.