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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Say "Gracias, muy amable!" When Given a Compliment

An appropriate response when given a compliment in Spanish, is "Gracias, muy amable!"

This is especially important if someone compliments your Spanish language skills. You don't want to sound arrogant (as in "yes, I know!") so adding the "muy amable" softens it.  You are letting the person know that they are nice--and perhaps even generous--for paying you the compliment.

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