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Popular English Phrases in Conversations and Small Talk

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Phrases in Conversations and Small Talk! The list below introduces common expressions and phrases used in conversations and small talk.

Phrases in Conversations and Small Talk

Requests and Questions

Here is a list of some common phrases used in daily conversations and small talk.

  • “Can you help me with…”
  • “Could you give me some advice on…”
  • “Do you mind if I ask you a question about…”
  • “Would you be able to…”
  • “I was wondering if you could…”
  • “Can I ask you something?”
  • “Can I pick your brain about…”
  • “Do you have a moment to talk about…”
  • “Can you tell me more about…”
  • “I’m curious to know…”
  • “Do you know anything about…”
  • “I’d like to ask you about…”
  • “Can you explain this to me?”
  • “Can you clarify that for me?”
  • “Can you give me some insight on…”
  • “What’s your take on…”
  • “I was hoping you could tell me…”
  • “Can you give me your opinion on…”
  • “Could you elaborate on…”
  • “Do you have any information about…”

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Here is a list of common greetings in English

  • “Hello”
  • “Hi”
  • “Good morning/afternoon/evening”
  • “Hey”
  • “How’s it going?”
  • “What’s up?”
  • “How have you been?”
  • “Long time no see”
  • “Nice to see you”
  • “It’s good to see you”
  • “Welcome”
  • “Howdy”
  • “Greetings”
  • “What’s new?”
  • “How’s everything?”
  • “How’s life?”
  • “What’s happening?”
  • “How’s your day going?”
  • “Good to see you again”
  • “Nice to meet you”

Commonly Used English Phrases in Conversations and Small Talk


I’m depressed.

  • I feel sad.

She’s pouting.

  • She’s moping.

It’s disgusting!

  • It’s revolting!
  • It’s repelling!
  • It’s nauseating!
  • It’s gross!

You make me sick.

  • You repel me.
  • You make my stomach turn.
  • You disgust me.
  • I can’t stand you.

Calm down, everything will be OK.

  • Take it easy.
  • Relax, it will be OK.
  • Relax!
  • Everything’s all right.
  • Don’t worry.
  • Don’t be worried.
  • Don’t be nervous.
  • Cool it!
  • Cool down, all will be fine.
  • Chill!
  • Cheer up!
  • Calm down.
  • Breathe deeply.
  • Be happy!

What a pity!

  • What a shame!
  • That’s too bad!
  • That’s terrible!
  • Such a shame!

I don’t believe it.

  • Wow!
  • That’s unbelievable!
  • It’s incredible!
  • It can’t be true.

What a surprise!

  • I had no idea!
  • I didn’t expect this!
  • I didn’t expect it!

You must be kidding!

  • You’re pulling my leg.
  • You can’t be serious!
  • Surely you’re joking!
  • I don’t believe you.

Go away!

  • Leave!
  • I want you out.
  • Get out!


Here is a list of many ways to say thanks or thank you in English conversations.

  • “Thank you”
  • “Thanks”
  • “Many thanks”
  • “Much appreciated”
  • “I really appreciate it”
  • “Thanks a lot”
  • “Thanks so much”
  • “Thanks a ton”
  • “Thanks a bunch”
  • “Thanks a million”
  • “Thanks a billion”
  • “Thank you very much”
  • “I am grateful”
  • “I cannot thank you enough”
  • “I am indebted to you”
  • “I owe you one”
  • “I can’t thank you enough”
  • “I am so appreciative”
  • “I am so thankful”
  • “My gratitude is boundless”

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  • “I’m sorry.”
  • “I apologize.”
  • “Please forgive me.”
  • “My apologies.”
  • “I regret my actions.”
  • “I made a mistake.”
  • “I take full responsibility.”
  • “I didn’t mean to hurt you.”
  • “I’m sorry for any inconvenience I may have caused.”
  • “I hope you can forgive me.”
  • “I feel terrible about what happened.”
  • “I’m truly sorry for my behavior.”
  • “I didn’t intend to cause any harm.”
  • “I apologize for any offense I may have given.”
  • “I hope to make it right.”
  • “I’m sorry if I did something wrong.”
  • “I’m sorry for any hurt I may have caused.”
  • “I realize now that what I did was wrong.”
  • “I’m sorry for my actions and hope to make amends.”
  • “I regret any pain I may have caused.”

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HTAY Htaik

Saturday 15th of February 2020

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Tuesday 28th of January 2020

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Tuesday 28th of January 2020

its a good information to new learners...thanks a lot


Sunday 15th of December 2019

Thank you for sharing this teks.

prakash patel

Friday 17th of August 2018

very useful. perfect