Being abroad often relies on simple body language to make it clear to those around us in front as their help was appreciated. The are many ways to say thank you, but sometimes lack the words and not always a matter of embarrassment as the fact of not knowing the language well. Here then 5 ways to thank in English less conventional to express the best “Thank you” to friends.


In English we can indulge ourselves with the immensity of our thanks. Thanks a million (thanks a million times), Thanks a zillion (with an indefinite number of times), Thanks a ton (thanks a ton ) are informal methods to let the world know how much we appreciated the gesture. “Do you really want to pay for us? Thanks a million!”.

If a friend helped us through a difficult time I owe you one (I owe you!) is a good way to tell him that we are ready to reciprocate the gesture, when he will be in a similar situation. I’m deeply indebted (they are very grateful) can also be used in the employment context or with an acquaintance of ours to thank remaining more formal. “Thanks for making me repetitions before the exam, I owe you one!” “I My advisor who has always supported me during this thesis, I am deeply indebted.”

Pay attention to the context in which they are used, may be unique ways to thank, but are most often used sarcastically. Thanks a bundle (literally through a beam) and Thanks a bunch (thanks a lot) are useful to thank those who have forgotten to notify us of a change in plans and left us waiting for hours. “Who spilled water on my documents? Thanks a bunch!”.

You Should not have (You should not have) is useful for all those thoughts that we know have required so much effort of energy or money from our friend. It is the perfect answer for all those unexpected gifts that surprise us, but it makes us so happy to receive. “These flowers are beautiful, You Should not have.”