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How to encourage in English

how to encourage in english

There are times when you meet someone in a happy or sad situation, and you want to encourage them. Here are phrases and useful words you may need to use to encourage people in English. Good encouragement is the biggest help in the conversation.


Expressing Goodwill

. . .when someone is arriving


Welcome back!

Come in.

It’s good to meet you.
(first time only)

It’s good to see you again.
(after the first time)

. . . when someone is leaving

It’s been nice talking with you.

Have a good/nice day.

Have a nice weekend.

Have a nice trip.

Have fun.

Keep in touch.


Good luck!

Good luck on your test.

You can do it!

Do your best.

Do the best you can.

Work hard.

Keep up the good work.


Take it easy.

Don’t worry.

That’s okay.

It’s going to be all right.

Everything will be fine.

No problem.

Responses to good news


It’s great! (That’s great).

It’s wonderful. (That’s wonderful).

It’s really good news. (That’s really good  news).

I’m glad/happy to hear that.


Good for you!

Good job!

Responses to bad news

It’s too bad.

It’s really sad.

It’s terrible!
(for really bad news)

I’m sorry to hear that.
(for sad news)

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