Template Styles Style switcher

Colors

Background Image

BLOG /Congratulation and Compliment

  • Syaifull Rully
  • 266 views
  • Senin, 31 Agustus 2020
  • English

Congratulation and Compliment

Mengucapkan selamat adalah hal yang universal, meskipun mungkin berbeda dari budaya ke budaya. Ketika seseorang mendengar tentang kabar baik, keberuntungan, atau pencapaian seseorang, dia mengucapkan selamat kepada mereka. Mengekspresikan ucapan selamat di negara-negara berbahasa Inggris agak mirip dengan cara kita mengungkapkannya di negara kita, meskipun mungkin lebih ekspresif. Misalnya, meskipun kita kebanyakan mengucapkan selamat melalui panggilan telepon, atau melalui teks tentang bahasa di ponsel kita, orang-orang dalam bahasa Inggris sering kali mengucapkan selamat kepada kartu atau surat. Penerima akan membalas dengan cara yang sama. Namun cara orang Indonesia menanggapi ucapan selamat agak berbeda orang Indonesia cenderung menolak isyarat tersebut. Misalnya, ketika orang Indonesia diberi ucapan selamat atas kemenangannya dalam sebuah kompetisi, mereka mungkin akan menjawab dengan mengatakan, "Tidak. Ini hanya kompetisi skala kecil." Menanggapi dianggap sopan karena menyetujui orang lain bisa dianggap membual. Semoga orang-orang di negara-negara berbahasa Inggris juga menanggapi ucapan selamat dengan menolaknya, tetapi kebanyakan melakukannya dengan mengucapkan terima kasih. Mereka melakukannya untuk menghargai ketulusan orang lain dalam memberi selamat kepada mereka. Memberi selamat kepada orang lain atas kesuksesannya dapat menjaga hubungan baik dengan mereka. Mereka akan merasa bahwa kita peduli pada mereka. Dengan memberi selamat kepada seseorang, kami memberi tahu mereka bahwa kami senang mendengar tentang keberuntungan atau pencapaian mereka.

When do we give congratulations?

  • Passes an exam
  • Wins a race or contest
  • Graduates from school
  • Gets a new job
  • Gets a job promotion
  • Gets engaget
  • Gets married
  • Has a new baby
  • Wins an election

 

these are the examples of congratulation expressions and responses.

Congratulating Expressions:

  • Congratulations!
  • I'm very happy of you!
  • That's wonderful!
  • Good for you!
  • Best of luck!
  • Well done!
  • Fantastic job!
  • You must be very happy with your achievement.
  • I'd like to congratulate you on your accomplishment!
  • Please accept my warmest congratulation
  • I must congratulate you on your success!
  • Happy Birthday
  • Happy New Year
  • Happy Eid Mubarak
  • Happy Anniversary
  • Let me congratulate you
  • I would be the first to congratulate you on...
  • I would like to congratulate you on
  • Please accept mywarmest congratulations.
  • May I congratulate you.
  • It was great to hear about...
  • Well done!

    

Responses for congratulating:

  • It's very good of you to say so
  • Thank you, I can't forget your help to me
  • How nice of you to say so
  • Thank you very much for saying so
  • I'm glad you think so
  • Oh, actually it's nothing special
  • Oh, I have a lot to learn yet
  • Oh, not really
  • Oh, nothing to it, actually
  • Oh thanks'

 

In congratulating, people may make more than one move, for example, “Congratulations! You deserved it, Man.” Similarly, in responding to congratulating expressions, people do not only make one move, like, “Thank you very much.” Usually they also say something else, such as, “This is because you’re always with me.” Those expressions are called as extended congratulations/ responses to congratulations (Selamat bersayap).

 

  1. Congratulation Cards

Besides expressing congratulations directly, we can also congratulate someone by sending a congratulation cards. Congratulations cards belong to greeting cards. A greeting card is an ilustrated card featuring an expression of friendship or others. It is usually given on special occasion. A greeting card is also defined as a piece of paper or folded paper with text or images on the front and massage inside.

A congratulaion card consists of the name of the receiver, the congratulation massage, and the writer or the sender.

Expressing Compliments

People usually add compliments when they congratulate someone. Compliment is an expression to appreciate or praise other people. Compliment is useful to give encouragement so that people will keep on doing their best and even improve their performance.

Social function of Giving Compliment

  • To improve relationship between people.
  • To give compliment or encouragement.
  • Complimenting someone
  • Compliment on sucesses
  • Compliments on possessions
  • Compliments on skills
  • Compliments on appearance
  • Compliments on successing

 

When to express compliment:

  • On daily basis,
  • When someone has done his/her best,
  • When you visit someone’s house for the first time,
  • If you notice something new about someone’s appearance.

 

Language Features of giving compliment

 

Giving Compliment

  • I’d like to compliment you on ...
  • I think your (dress) is very nice
  • I just love your (hair)
  • The (soup) is delicious
  • I really like your (hair)
  • That’s nice
  • That’s neat
  • That’s not bad
  • Terrific
  • Pretty good
  • OK!
  • All right

 

Responds to compliment

  • Thank you. It’s nice of you to say so.
  • Thank you, but it really isn’t anything special.
  • Thank you. Yours is even nicer
  • I’m glad to like it.
  • Thankyou.
  • Thanks.

 

Returning Compliment (optional)

  • It’s nice to hear that from someone with your experience.
  • Your is nice, too.

 

 

 

Pattern : Be + Adjective or look + Adjective

That was a funny party

It is a lovely cake

You are beautiful

You look beautiful

 

  • Structure of Giving Compliment

Your hair is nice. It suits on your face.

Complimenting                Extension

  • Noun phrase + is/look + (really) +  adjective

Example: Your dress is beautiful

   Your dress look beautiful

  • I + (really) + like/ love + noun phrase

Example : I really like your dress

I really love your dress

  • Pronoun + is + (really) + noun phrase

Example : That is really nice painting

That is really beautiful painting

  • You + are + (so/really/very) + adjective

Example : You are so beautiful

You are so beautiful

You are really beautiful

  • What + noun phrase!

Example : What a nice dress!

What a beautiful dress!

  • How + adjective + S + be!

Example : How beautiful she is!

Guru Bahasa Inggris, Seni Budaya, Dasar Desain Grafis, dan Sistem Komputer. Pembina Paduan Suara, Admin Web dan Media Publikasi SMK Tamtama Karanganyar.

1 COMMENTS
LEAVE A COMMENT
Fotografi Terbaru