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interjection thank you pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    used for telling someone that you are grateful for something that they have said or done

    ‘That’s a nice jacket.’ ‘Thank you.’

    thank you for (doing) something:

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Thank you for coming here today.

  2. 2
    used for politely accepting something that is offered to you

    ‘Would you like a cup of coffee?’ ‘Oh, thank you, that would be great.’



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