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輕鬆說出全世界最美的語言「讚美」
你知道該怎麼恰到好處地讚美別人,又不顯得浮誇嗎?當你接受他人讚美的同時,又該怎麼適時的回應對方呢?一起來看看三種生活中常見的情況怎麼說吧!

在經典愛情電影「麻雀變鳳凰Pretty Woman」裡,瀟灑多金的愛德華在與薇薇安的約會上遲到了…
Vivian: You're late. (你遲到了!森77)
Edward: You're stunning. (你今天的樣子真是明豔動人)
Vivian: You're forgiven. (我原諒你~)

愛德華簡單的一句讚美,就化解了不愉快的氣氛;可見讚美人人愛聽,也是拉近彼此之間距離最快的潤滑劑!

你知道該怎麼恰到好處地讚美別人,又不顯得浮誇嗎?當你接受他人讚美的同時,又該怎麼適時的回應對方呢?一起來看看三種生活中常見的情況怎麼說吧!

1. 讚美他人的外貌或外在條件--- Complimenting appearance---

通常讚美一個人的外在條件時,不外乎著重在整體的感覺、或是對方的外貌或衣著搭配。
但針對外貌所發出的稱讚,可就要留意囉!最好可以明確的說出對方令你讚嘆的要素,而不是胡亂將可以想得到的形容詞堆疊起來就算數喔!這樣很可能會讓對方認為你只是在拍馬屁,而非出自真心,那可就適得其反啦! 你可以試試這麼說:

  •  You look gorgeous / fabulous / incredible today!
    你今天看起來超棒der!
  • I really love / like your shoes (or anything he or she wears). They look great with your jeans.
    我超喜歡你的鞋子的,它們跟你的牛仔褲搭配起來非常好看。
  •  What a lovely necklace! Where did you get it?
    好漂亮的項鍊呀!你在哪裡買的?
  •  That’s such a pretty watch.
    這支錶真美!
  • The skirt looks amazing on you.
    這件裙子穿在你身上真是令人驚艷。
  • You look good in red.
    你穿紅色的衣服非常出色。
  •  You have an excellent taste in fashion.
    你對時尚的品味非常傑出。

2. 讚美他人所具備的某項能力--- Complimenting ability---

能力有些是與生俱來的優勢,也有些是後天培養的,當你對某人的能力印象深刻,想表達你的讚賞時,你可以試試這麼說:

  • You’re so good with children.
    你對孩子們真有一套。
  • You have a lovely voice.
    你的聲音很甜美。
  • You’re great at V-ing.
    你對….真的很拿手欸!
  • I wish I could V as well as you are.
    真希望我也可以….跟你一樣的厲害。
  • You are really talented.
    你真的很有天分。

3. 讚美他人的表現--- Complimenting on performance---

針對他人傑出的表現或行為發出讚嘆時,你可以對於成果或是行為本身來讚美,但若可以順便將對方所付出的努力或是特質一起加上去的話,不僅讓對方有備受重視的感覺,也讓你的讚美之詞更有錦上添花的效果喔!
你可以試試這麼說:

  • You’re so creative! I love the way you handle it.
    你真有創意!我非常喜歡你的處理方式。
  • You’ve worked very hard on this. Nice job!
    你非常努力,做得很好!
  • Your presentation was very informative. Well done!
    你的簡報充滿訊息和意義。非常好!
  • I admire your hard work.
    我很讚賞你的努力。
  • I’m impressed by the report you made. You’re very professional.
    我對你的報告印象深刻。你真的非常專業。

針對各式各樣的誇獎,你可以簡短直接的報以感謝: Express your gratitude directly:

  • Thank you for saying that.
    謝謝你這麼誇獎我。
  • Oh, you’re so sweet. You just made my day.
    噢!你嘴巴真甜。你讓我一整天都充滿了好心情。
  • It’s very nice / kind of you to say so.
    你這麼說真的是太好了。
  • That’s a nice thing to say.
    你這麼說真的是太好了。
  • I’m pleased / flattered!
    我好高興! / 我受寵若驚!
  • Thank you. I really appreciate that.
    謝謝你。真的很感謝你這麼誇獎我。
  • I’m glad you like that.
    我很高興你喜歡。 

或是主動提供更多甚至有趣的細節,讓話題可以延續下去:
Or offering some interesting details to open up a conversation:

  • I just got it from a thrift shop yesterday.
    我昨天才從二手衣店裡買到它的。
  • I just love being with kids.
    我非常喜歡跟孩子們相處。
  • I’ve practiced it many times with the mirror at home.
    我在家裡對著鏡子練習過好幾次。
  • My team members and I all put in a lot of effort.
    我跟我的團隊都投注了很大的心力。

都了解了嗎?接著來學學綜合應用在常見的生活情境對話中的例子吧!

Example 1:Looks
Mason: Debby, you look gorgeous today! I think those shoes match well with your skirt. You have an outstanding taste in fashion.
Debby: Wow, I’m flattered! It’s nice to hear you noticing my new shoes. Actually I just bought them few days ago. But I’ve been thinking about getting them for quite a while. I just can’t resist the unique design of them.
Mason: Really? Where did you get them? Are they pricy?
Debby: I got them at Nine West. It cost me $150 to bring them home. So I guess it’s a bit expensive but they’re worth it.

Example 2:Ability
Jean: You got a lovely voice, Helen. And I like the way you told the story to the kids. Look how they enjoyed it! I wish I could do it as well as you are.
Helen: That’s a nice thing for you to say. I’m glad you all liked it! I’ve practiced it at home for days.
Jean: It turned out pretty great. Well done!

Example 3:Performances or achievements
Timothy: I admire your work at the meeting, Steve. Your presentation is quite profound. You must put a lot of effort in it!
Steve: Thank you, Tim. I truly appreciate that. It means a lot to me.

是不是很簡單呢?現在,快看看你的四周,找出點滴美好的人事物,不吝給出你的讚美,現學現賣一下吧!也別忘了,聽到別人誇獎你的時候,別再尷尬的說聲謝謝,就急著結束話題;大方地表達你的謝意,或許你還可能因此找到一個興趣或特質相仿的同好哩!畢竟好話人人愛聽,又何妨讓彼此的生活多點正面能量呢?

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