What do you say when someone wishes you – Happy New Year, Same to you, isn’t that true? Well it’s an over used English phrases. In this English lesson I will teach you 20 Better English phrases in response to HAPPY NEW YEAR. Don’t be a word bore! Try using these advanced English expressions.
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Complete Lesson Transcript –
the New years and guess what?
You are all going to be flooded with so many messages.
You are going to be constantly greeted.
Happy New Year by your friends, your family, your boss, everybody.
And guess what?
What are you going to say?
Are you going to say same to you?
Well, I’m sure most of you are but your today, In today’s lesson,
I want to tell you to stop saying same to you.
So stop using this phrase.
It’s really a boring old, redundant phrase.
Your English needs to be better than that, don’t you think?
Well, therefore, I’ve got some better responses to help you
say the right thing when someone greets you a happy New Year.
What are they?
Let’s have a look.
You could say thanks for inspiring me with your
Obviously, when someone wishes even New Year, that wish is full of
positivity and cheer, right?
So instead of saying same to you, do the smart thing.
Tell them thank you for inspiring me with your positive wishes.
The other alternative is to say your warm wishes on a
chilled New Year’s Eve is the best feeling ever.
Have you ever drank hot coffee on a cold night.
It’s the best feeling ever, right?
So people’s wishes can make you feel like that, believe me.
And that’s why this is a very good phrase to use.
I have another one for you, which is thank you for always keeping me in your
thoughts now, believe me, New York is a busy time of the year, and
if someone’s taking the time to wish you, they have kept
you in your in their thoughts.
And that is why this is a really a really good way to respond.
Or you could say, I feel so grateful to always have people like
you wishing the best for me.
Believe me, when people wish you, that’s great.
But when your best friends, or like let’s say your best people wish you it’s
an even better feeling, and this response totally
shows your feeling or shows your emotion at being wished by some
really special people.
Okay, let’s look at some better phrases, some better responses here.
You could say your wishes add to the happiness that this New York
A New Year always brings happiness, but good wishes definitely
compound the happiness right and therefore you should be grateful.
I normally use this.
Ever since the pandemic, I say, Here’s a virtual elbow bump to wish
you a safe and prosperous New Year in return.
Now the virtual elbow bump was started when the pandemic broke out.
We couldn’t wish each other because we couldn’t get into contact with each other.
So we did the virtual elbow bump.
So that’s a nice way to wish someone in return
A very interesting one.
You could say your heartfelt wishes made me reminisce
the good old times with you.
The word reminisce means to recall.
Okay, so maybe this is something you could use for an old friend or someone you’ve known for many
So you’re saying, Hey, you’ve wished me and your heartfelt wishes made me
remember made me reminisce the good old times with you.
So thank you very much.
And I have another special one for you.
It says it feels special to cross your mind on a busy day like
Which is the new year.
Like I said, a New York is super busy because we’re going to parties were going to
events and functions.
And I think it’s a very special feeling that someone has thought about you,
that you have crossed their mind and this is a great response to show your emotion
or to show your gratitude.
Now some of you can also say loads of love right back at you for being my
strongest support system.
Now there are some people in our lives who literally have held us or been with us
through the tough times.
And you want to show your love when they wish you by saying
loads of love right back to you.
Because they have been your strong support system.
Okay, let’s see what we have here.
Likewise, likewise means same to you.
It means same to you.
But you’re not saying same to you.
You’re using the phrase.
Likewise, No matter what this year brings, you are loved and you are
I think this is a very good motivational message or a motivational
wish which really makes people feel that they are worthy because
believe me, last year was a little tough for many of us.
And when we tell people hey, Look, you are special.
You are loved.
They definitely feel a lot better.
Okay, So a nice way to respond to a New year wish.
Okay, then we’ve got another one which says your wishes mean
the world to me.
Ditto to you and the family.
Dito means the same wish going back to you and the
family, except that you’re not saying same to you.
But of course, it means the world to you means it’s great.
Like it’s It’s a great feeling that you’ve wished me, and it means a lot to me.
Okay, I’m very emotional that you’ve wished me okay.
Waking up to your wishes made my new Year’s brighter than ever.
So let’s say you woke up in the morning and you saw this special
message from a special someone, somebody, maybe a close friend, maybe a
I don’t know, but whatever it may be some people’s wishes bring a smile on your
face, and that’s when you can say this.
If you really felt happy as soon as you woke up and then we’ve got something
like, Let’s hope we have another 12 months of
Let the party begin So I think this is something you can use with a group of friends
who you constantly or who you frequently party with.
Okay, so shenanigans are basically nothing but Having a lot of fun times.
And with these people, you can say, Hey, let’s hope we continue to have a lot of
shenanigans for the next 12 years.
It’s a great way of responding to their new year wishes.
You can also say, Let’s battle the new Year together with
grit and resilience Power mode on.
Now let me tell you that the new Year should really begin with a bang, right?
Because a new year refers to new opportunities, new
So you need to have great great means.
Determination, resilience means the strength to fight back
anything which is oppressing you.
And this is something that really shows that you are totally in
the power mode and therefore this is a great way to respond to a wish.
Or you could say one year already.
I guess time flies with the best people around.
It is true science, according to research.
It says that if you spend time with people you love, you don’t realize how time
This is a nice response to a New Year wish, but it’s also kind of like a hidden
compliment because you’re telling the other person that, Look, you’re one of my best people.
And that’s why I do not even realize how the entire year just passed by.
So a nice response to the wish And a compliment.
Okay, the next one.
The feeling is mutual.
Your generous wishes made my New Year’s already.
Okay, so this is a very simple way to respond to a new year.
Wish you’re telling them that.
Look, I feel the same way.
Mutual means I feel the same as you do.
Okay, So I want to also wish you and your wishes has made my
New York It’s made it special.
And I feel great looking at your wishes.
Or you could say I have an awesome your yourself too.
If you want to keep it short and simple, you can say, Hey, have an awesome your yourself too.
Or you could say you just stole my wishes.
A nice, cheeky way of responding to someone, but also a nice,
warm feeling to this kind of a sentence.
When someone does Happy New Year, you say, Hey, you stole my wishes, which means I also wanted to
wish you the same thing.
Or you could say your wishes are my reinforcement to believe
in the best for myself.
Believe me, no matter what you think about yourself, you sometimes need
people to reinforce that feeling, to bring that feeling up on a
stronger level, right?
And some people’s wishes definitely do that.
So you respond by saying, Hey, your wishes are my
reinforcement to believe in the best for myself.
So these are the different, the really unique ways to respond
to New Year’s or the wishes for the new year.
So do not do not say the same to you.
Okay, you’re going to promise me that you don’t say the same to you when someone wishes you, whether
it is a text message or someone who’s wishing you face to face,
all right, so I’ll be back with some more lessons.
But this is me saying, Have a happy New year from me and the entire team at Let’s
I hope you have a fun New year, a fun celebration and a safe
So keep practicing.
I’ll be back with some more new lessons.