Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Michelle Kaplan
"The New York Radio Girl"

how to accept a compliment in EnglishWhen you get a compliment, don’t reject it.

Accept it.

Own it.

Stay centered.

Today you’ll find out how to do it in English.

When someone gives you a compliment and you reject it, it shows a lack of confidence and it causes the person who complimented you to feel awkward.

They might feel like they need to give the compliment again in another way.


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Phrases to accept a compliment in English:

  • “Thanks I really appreciate that.”
  • “Thank you.”
  • “Thanks for that (compliment).”


How can you use the compliment to deepen the connection:

  • Give them a compliment if it’s genuine.
  • Accept your compliment and change the subject. “Thank you. So what’s going on with you?”
  • Accept it and move on and make a comment about your shared surroundings.


Do you reject compliments when you get them?

Let us know in the comments below.

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