Accepting and Refusing Favor
(source: Mulyono.2010. English Alive. Yudhistira: Jakarta.)
A) Accepting Favor
Ø That’s very kind of you.
Ø Oh, yes please.
Ø If you’re sure it’s no trouble for you.
Ø You are most kind.
Ø That’s extremely thoughtful of you.
Ø I’d be delighted if ….
Ø Thank you.
Ø Just What I needed.
B) Refusing Favor
Ø No, thank you.
Ø No, really, I can manage. Thanks.
Ø That’s very kind of you, but …
Ø I don’t think so, thank you.
Ø Please don’t trouble yourself about….
Ø It is OK, thanks.
Ø Thanks a lot, but….
Ø Don’t worry.
Ø Nice thought, but ….
Example for dialog:
Freddy : Excuse me, Paijoe. Is there anything I can do for you?
Paijoe : No, don’t bother really.
Freddy : can you really do it by yourself?
Paijoe : yes, thank you.
IN INDONESIAN (with google translate: English-indonesian):