【Appreciate用法】英文「感激」說法教學,appreciate, grateful 等易混單字比較、感謝信寫法一次整理!

英文的感謝說法大比較,包括常見單字: thank, thankful,grateful,appreciate,多種用法千萬別搞錯,還有英文感謝郵件的實用教學,讓你第一次寫感謝信就上手!


1. Thank (v.)

thank (someone) for something

簡單來說就是thank 某人 for 某事。

中間某人的部分可以省略,但是重點在後面的 for 不可以省略喔!

舉例而言:

Thank (you) for your assistance.

(感謝你的協助。)

Thanks for your friendly reminder.

(感謝你善意的提醒。)

[小補充]

Thank you for your time and consideration and I am looking forward to speaking with you about the employment opportunity.

這句在求職信 (cover letter) 中也非常的好用喔!




2. Thankful (adj)

用法1.

sb be thankful (to someone) for sth.

簡單來說就是: 人 be thankful ( to 人) for 某事

舉例而言:

Mary is thankful to John for the help.

(瑪莉很感激約翰的幫忙。)

 

用法2.

be thankful that+子句

舉例而言:

I was thankful that I have got this job .

(我很慶幸自己有這份工作。)

 

[小補充]

Thankful除了表示覺得很感謝或感恩,也經常用於形容經歷過不愉快的經驗之後而感到的寬慰與感激,在此的用法更接近「還好、慶幸」這類的意思,而非表達感謝他人的行為。

舉例而言:

I was just thankful that no one was hurt in this accident.

(我只是很慶幸沒有任何人在這場事故中受傷。)




3. appreciate (v.)

首先要注意appreciate是動詞,並不是形容詞,所以“I’m really appreciated…”(X) 的這種寫法是絕對錯誤的,除非你想表達「我真是受到大家的感激呢」的意思,所以千萬要記得appreciate只有動詞的用法!

用法1. 

appreciate + 名詞。

這個名詞必須為事,而不能是人。也就是不能像中文的說法一樣,把人不能當 appreciate 的受詞,千萬小心要別用錯囉!

I appreciate my teacher. (X) 錯誤示範,絕對不能這樣寫!

I appreciate Tom’s effort to the company .(O) 這樣才是對的!
(我感謝湯姆對公司的貢獻。)

用法2. 

appreciate + V-ing

I appreciate having this chance to discuss with you about the future development of this company .
(我很感謝有這個機會能夠和你討論這間公司的未來發展。)

用法3. 

appreciate that+ 子句

I appreciate that you spent your time talking to this kid.
(我對於你能花時間跟這個孩子說話感到十分感激。)

[小補充]

appreciate的其他意思及用法

(1)  欣賞;賞識;重視

he doesn’t appreciate those expensive wines which I bought for him.

(他根本不懂得欣賞那些我買給他的昂貴的酒。)

(2)  理解,領會;意識到

We appreciate the need for immediate action.

(我們充分意識到了馬上採取行動的必要性。)

(3)  漲價;增值

The value of our house has appreciated by 50 percent in the last two years.

(過去兩年內我們房子的價格上漲了50%。)

 

[特殊用法]

sb. would appreciate…

用於禮貌地請求某事,意即如果能夠…將不勝感激

(used when you are politely asking for something)

舉例而言:

I would appreciate it if you could let me know in advance whether or not you will be coming.

(如能提前告知能否前來,我將不勝感激。)

(參考資料: Cambridge dictionary、【商用英文】thank, thankful, grateful, appreciate 怎麼用?職場大進擊,說「謝謝」一點也不難!)




4. grateful (adj.)

 用法1.

be grateful (to sb) for sth。

I’m so grateful (to you) for all that you’ve done..
(我很感謝你為我所做的一切。)

用法2.

be grateful to V。

I’m grateful to be the new manager.

(謝天謝地,我要成為新的經理啦!)

用法3.

be grateful that + 子句。

I’m just grateful that I don’t need to do that job any more.

(感謝老天!我終於可以不用再做那份工作了。)

[小補充]  thankful和grateful的比較

兩者之間的差別:

Grateful:真心感謝他人的幫助。

Thank you so much for helping us move house. We are so grateful.

(謝謝你幫我們搬家。我們真的很感激。)

Thankful:還好、慶幸壞事的沒有發生的感謝

I was thankful that the meeting didn’t last long, because I had to get home.

(真慶幸會議沒有延遲太久,我得趕回家。)

(參考資料: 一樣是「感謝、感激」,thankful和grateful的差別是……)




看完了以上感謝用法的比較,是不是很想實際用在感謝信中呢?

那就讓我們進入以下超實用的英文感謝信教學吧!

如果你想寫一封簡單的感謝信,開頭可以使用“ I would like to thank you for…”,類似的句式還有“Thank you for spending so much time with me during…”,又或是“I’m so grateful for your kind hospitality”。再具體加上你所感謝對方的行為和事件。最後在結尾,可以再次向對方表示感謝,比如“Thank you again for your time.” “Thank you again for your generosity.”

 

英文感謝信常用句型:

1.     I would like to thank you for …

我想感謝你的…

2.     Thank you so much for your generous hospitality.

非常感謝你慷慨的款待。

3.     Thank you ever so much/ most sincerely/ indeed.

非常/最真誠地感謝你。

4.     I wish to express my sincere / grateful / profound appreciation for…

我希望表達我真摯的/衷心的/深切的感謝…

5.     It was charming/ thoughtful of you…

承蒙盛情/關心…

6.     Believe me, I am truly grateful for…

相信我,我真正的感激…

7.     I regret very much that I did not have an opportunity to thank you personally for…

未能有機會當面道謝,深表遺憾…



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