Asking and Expressing Capability

Asking and Expressing Capability

       Asking and Expressing Capability. Speaking is one aspect of language skills. For this I have shared some topics related to speaking guide. And now I want to share about asking and expressing capability. Below is the explanation.

       An expression of capability is used for expressing of our ability to do something. There are three points of topic will be discussed. They are asking for capability, expressing capability and showing incapability.

  1. Asking for capability / ability
  • do you think you are capable of…..?
  • Do you think you’re able to . . . .?
  • Do you think you can , , , ,?
  • are you capability of . . . .?
  • are you capable to……?
  • are you able to
  • Are you capable of…?
  • Do you know how to…?
  • Do you know anything about…?
  • Do you have the experience to…?
  • can / could you ……?
  1. Expressing capability / ability
  • I think I can . . . .
  • Yes, I can
  • I thought I’m able to . . . . .
  • I think I’m capable enough.
  • I am capable of doing it
  • I’m able to……
  • I have the ability to do it
  • I’m good at . . . .
  • I can / could do it
  1. Showing incapability / inability
  • I’m not sure I’m capable of doing it
  • I’m not capable of doing it
  • I am not able to……
  • I don’t think I can’t do it.
  • I am not good at…
  • I have no idea how…
  • I have no experience of…
  • No, I don’t know how to…
  • I don’t know anything about…
  • I am not sure I know how to…
  • (I am afraid) I cannot cope (with)…
  • I would not know where to begin or start…
  • I don’t think I have experience or ability to…
  • Sorry, I can’t do it.
  • I’m incapable of doing it.
  • I don’t think i have ability
  • I’m not sure i can
  • I won’t be able to
  • I can’t / couldn’t do it

Example in Dialogue read more

Expressing and Responding Sympathy

Expressing and Responding Sympathy

Expressing and Responding Sympathy

Expressing and Responding Sympathy

       Have a nice meeting again to our beloved visitor, Great Friends. This is another article related to speaking after introducing someone’s self and asking for repetition. (Also read : Asking and Giving Permission)

      When we hear someone being sad or in tears, we usually express our sympathy to him/her. Sympathy expression is used to express our sympathy to his/her grief.

       There are many expressions to show our sympathy to other people.

Some of the examples are shown below.

I am sorry to hear that.

I know how your felling is.

Be patient, It would be Ok soon.

I sympathize about the situation that happened

What an terrible situation for you

I cannot tell you how sorry I am

I’m sad to hear that.

I’m deeply sorry to hear about ….

I feel sorry for you.

That’s  too bad

What a pity of you !

Be patient, it would be better soon

I take my sympathy to you

I sympathize with your condition

I know how is your feeling

It would be OK soon.

(Also read other article at : Daftar Judul Skripsi Bahasa Inggris)

And below are some responses of sympathy.

I do hope so.

Thank you so much.

I really appreciate your sympathy

Thank you for your support.

Thank you for your sympathy

Thank you.

That’s very kind of you.

You’re right.

It’s God will, I suppose

It’s very kind of you

I hope so

I would be OK, thank you very much for your support

(Also read other article at : Mimpi Indah yang hanya Menyapa)

Here is the example of dialogue using sympathy expression and its response.

Taty  : Why do you look so sad Rina ?

Rina  : I lost my wallet.

Taty  : I am sorry to hear that.  How can you lost your wallet? When did it happen?

Rina  : I don’t know exactly, But I think when I went to the market.

Taty  : You should contact the police and make an announcement about losing wallet

Rina  : Oke Amy, Thank you so much for your support. I will try it. read more

The Way of Expressing Congratulation

The Way of Expressing Congratulation

Expression of Congratulation

The Way of Expressing Congratulation

       When we hear someone gets a success, it is better for us to say congratulation. Congratulation is an expression that we use to give the congratulation utterance when someone gets a success in doing something. (Also read : How to Introduce Yourself or Other People)

       The expression of congratulation and its response can be shown as below

Expressions of Congratulation Responding of Congratulation
  • Congratulation
  • Congratulations
  • Congratulation for your successes
  • Congratulations on your succeeds
  • I congratulate you in getting . . . .
  • Happy Birthday
  • Happy New Year
  • Happy Anniversary
  • Let me congratulate you
  • Happy graduation, congratulation wish you all the best.
  • That’s great!
  • Pretty Good
  • I’d be the first to congratulate you on.
  • I’d like to congratulate you on …
  • Please accept my warmest congratulations.
  • Please accept my heartiest congratulations
  • You have done such a wonderful job, congratulation
  • Congratulation for your new baby, wish you happily ever after.  
  • Congratulation, you got the first rank. I know you can do your best.
  • I know you will win the game, and now you are the winner, congratulation.
  • May I congratulate you on …
  • I must congratulate you.
  • It was great to hear about …
  • Well done
  • Nice one.
  • Good.
  • Fantastic!
  • It’s very good of you to say so.
  • How nice of you to say so.
  • Thank you very much for saying so.
  • I’m glad you think so.
  • Oh, it’s nothing special actually.
  • Oh, I have a lot to learn yet.
  • Thank you.
  • Oh, not really.
  • Oh, nothing to it, actually.
  • Oh, thanks.
  • Thanks
  • Thank you so much
  • Thanks a million
  • Thanks a lot
  • Thank you for your kindness
  • (Also read other article at : Contoh Puisi Lama berdasarkan Jenisnya)

Example of congratulations in dialogue

Dialogue 1

Ronny     : Happy birthday, Paula. Many happy return of the day

Paula   : Thank you, Ronny. You are the first me who congratulates me

Ronny     : Oh really? Here is a little present for you. I hope you like it.

Paula   : Thank you very much. You are really my best friend. (Also read other article at : Saat Hati Lelah Berubah Menjadi Lillah)

Dialogue 2

Mother: ‘Sicilia, how is your result of the test?’

Sicilia      : ‘it’s great! I have gotten ten in my test, Mom’

Mother: ‘Congratulations! I am proud of you.’ read more