Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today get some common non-textbook English phrases and find out what you should do when you hear them!

We’ll answer a question from our listener and we’ll clear up his confusion about some phrases that he’s hearing from his American colleagues but will never appear in a textbook.

“When I discuss something with coworkers and look for clarification my coworkers say “There you go” when I hit the point and understand it.

Also when I ask people to send me a document by email someone might attach the document and say “Here you are.” Can you explain what these phrases mean?

-Muhammed, AEE Listener


  • There you go: You understand it. You got it. Nice job!
  • Here you are: Here it is. Here you go. This is a little bit more formal.
  • There it is: This means “yes! we got it” or “we did it” It could be used in a basketball game when someone scores the final point or anytime you are working with a team and you do something great together.


Listen to the conversation in the episode to see how these phrases are used.

Let us know in the comments if you have ever tried to use these phrases.

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