Expression of Gratitude – Pengertian, Penggunaan, Contoh Kalimat dan Dialog

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Dear Readers,

Ada cerita sedikit hari ini.

Waktu saya kecil, orang tua mengajarkan saya untuk mengucapkan “terima kasih” bila saya diberikan sesuatu oleh orang lain.


  • Paman: Ini paman kasih uang untuk beli permen.
  • Ibu: Hayo, bilang apa?
  • Saya: Ma acih (Terima kasih)

Apakah pengalaman saya ini sama dengan pengalaman kalian sewaktu kecil?
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Expression of Gratitude – Pengertian, Penggunaan, Contoh Kalimat dan Dialog

Expression of Gratitude - Pengertian, Penggunaan, Contoh Kalimat dan Dialog
Expression of Gratitude – Pengertian, Penggunaan, Contoh Kalimat dan Dialog

Pengertian dan Penggunaan

Expressing Gratitude adalah sebuah ekspresi Bahasa Inggris yang digunakan untuk mengungkapkan rasa terima kasih.

Dalam penggunaannya ekspresi ini diikuti dengan respon.
Simak contoh dialog di bawah ini:

Dialog 1

Situation: a girl is talking with a friend on the phone.
Situasi: seorang gadis sedang berbicara dengan seorang teman di telepon.

Mark: Well Lia, thanks a lot for telling me the good news.
Mark: Baiklah Lia, terima kasih banyak sudah memberitahuku kabar baiknya.

Lia: Oh, that’s okay. I thought you’d been interested.
Lia: Oh, tidak apa-apa. Saya pikir Anda sudah tertarik.

Mark: I am. I wish both of you the best of luck in the future.
Mark: Saya. Saya berharap yang terbaik bagi Anda berdua di masa depan.

Lia: Thanks for that. Well, okay. I’d better hang up now.
Lia: Terima kasih untuk itu. Baiklah Lebih baik aku menutup telepon sekarang.

Mark: Yeah, we have been on the phone quite a while, haven’t we? Take it easy, huh? Thanks for calling.
Mark: Ya, kita sudah berbicara cukup lama di telepon, bukan? Tenang saja, ya? Terima kasih sudah menelepon.

Lia: Oh, thank you. See you soon. Bye.
Lia: Oh, terima kasih. Sampai jumpa lagi. Sampai jumpa.

Mark: Bye.
Mark: Sampai jumpa.

Dialog 2

Situation: A teacher is helping his student to understand the English materials
Situasi: Seorang guru membantu muridnya untuk memahami materi bahasa Inggris

Teacher: Have you understood the difference between a gerund and active participle?
Guru: Sudahkah Anda memahami perbedaan antara gerund dan partisip aktif?

Student: Yes, Sir. I understand now. That was very kind of you.
Siswa: Ya, Pak. Saya mengerti sekarang. Anda baik sekali.

Teacher: It was my pleasure. I am happy if you’ve understood. I hope you can pass the test.
Guru: Itu adalah kesenangan saya. Saya senang jika Anda mengerti. Saya harap Anda bisa lulus ujian.

Dialog 3

Situation: A woman is talking with her son’s high- school principal.
Situasi: Seorang wanita berbicara dengan kepala sekolah menengah putranya.

Mr Henry: Well, Mrs Ema, your son going to be a Harvard man next year.
Tn. Henry: Baiklah, Ny. Ema, putra Anda akan menjadi murid Harvard tahun depan.

Mrs Ema: Mr Henry, how can we ever thank you? You’ve done so much to help my son.
Nyonya Ema: Tn. Henry, bagaimana kami bisa berterima kasih? Anda telah melakukan banyak hal untuk membantu anak saya.

Mr Henry: No need to thank me. It’s part of my job, after all.
Bapak Henry: Tidak perlu berterima kasih kepada saya. Lagipula itu bagian dari pekerjaanku.

Mrs Ema: Well, thank you again anyway. We really appreciate the time and interest you’ve taken.
Nyonya Ema: Baiklah, terima kasih lagi. Kami sangat menghargai waktu dan minat Anda.

Dialog 4

Situation: Mother and her daughter at home.
Situasi: Ibu dan putrinya di rumah.

Mother: Can you help me to cook our lunch, please?
Ibu: Bisakah Anda membantu saya memasak makan siang kami?

Daughter: I am sorry, Mummy. I have to finish my homework. But I can help you to prepare the dessert.
Putri: Saya minta maaf, Mummy. Saya harus menyelesaikan pekerjaan rumah saya. Tapi saya bisa membantu ibu menyiapkan makanan penutup.

Mother: Oh… Thank you, dear.
Ibu: Oh … Terima kasih sayang.

Daughter: “Don’t mention it, Mom. It is a pleasure to help you.”
Putri: “Jangan sebutkan itu, Bu. Dengan senang hati membantu Anda.”

Perhatikan ungkapan-ungkapan yang dicetak tebal pada dialog di atas. Ungkapan-ungkapan tersebut digunakan untuk menyatakan rasa terima kasih (gratitute/ thanking).

Study the following expressions!

Contoh Expression of Gratitude


  • Thanks
  • Thank you.
  • Thank you for calling.
  • That was very kind of you.
  • It was very nice of you to help me.
  • How can I ever thank you?
  • I can’t thank you enough.
  • I really appreciate what you’ve done for my family.
  • Can I show my appreciation by buying you some of the junk foods?


  • It’s O.K
  • Never mind
  • Thank you
  • No problem
  • That’s all right
  • You’re welcome
  • Don’t mention it
  • That’s quite all right
  • No need to thank me
  • It was my pleasure
  • Thank you very much

Gratitude Quotes

Kutipan terima kasih bukan hanya untuk kartu ucapan. Kutipan ini dapat membantu kita merenungkan semua yang kita harus berterima kasih dan bahkan menginspirasi satu atau dua teman. Anda dapat mengubah pandangan Anda tentang rasa terima kasih dan menempatkan segala sesuatu ke dalam perspektif dengan kutipan inspirasional di bawah ini:

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous

“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” – Amy Collette

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

“Happiness cannot be traveled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” – Lionel Hampton

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – Gilbert C. Chesterton

“Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.” – Rhonda Byrne

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” – Eileen Caddy

“Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson

“Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seekers life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” Sri Chinmoy

“As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” – James E. Faust

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
” – William James

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” – Jacques Maritain

“The root of joy is gratefulness.” David Steindl-Rast

“I’ve had a remarkable life. I seem to be in such good places at the right time. You know, if you were to ask me to sum my life up in one word, gratitude.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ― Melody Beattie

“Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.” – Larissa Gomez

“Today I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.” – Anonymous

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
 – Oprah Winfrey

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

“I looked around and thought about my life. I felt grateful. I noticed every detail. That is the key to time travel. You can only move if you are actually in the moment. You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.” – Amy Poehler

“Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” – Brian Tracy

“Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice.” – Derrick Carpenter

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Doris Day

“Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present-oriented.” – Sonja Lyubomirsky

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Anthony Robbins

“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” – Brene Brown

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” ― G.K. Chesterton

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