Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

Is it inappropriate to say “I appreciate you” after a thank you?


Why would someone say you instead of it just for handing something to them

Update 2:

The person that said thank you went on to also say I appreciate you.  I just have a problem with him say you instead of it.  

Update 3:

Exactly, thank you anonymous!!! I hope he not get the virus but dies in a fiery car accident. Or perhaps both. I hope he’s days are numbered. Pathetic little ****. 

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6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Unless you're close personal friends with someone, you couldn't possibly "appreciate" them, because "to appreciate" means you recognize the value in someone.  So saying "I appreciate you" after thanking them just for some small gesture where "thank you" is sufficient, is actually belittling.  It's as if the person saying it thinks that you need them to recognize your value, like you're hanging on their every word, looking to them for acknowledgment of you as a person when all you did was a small action of handing them something.

    To me it says that person thinks they are so grand, so special. I see a lot of arrogance in saying "I appreciate you" in that context.

    So yes, I think it is inappropriate.  They should not flatter themself.

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  • Cara
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I can't believe the person who said this to you was a native English speaker, therefore I think you are being far too harsh on him. It sounds as if you, too, are not a native English speaker and have a few things to brush up.

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  • 2 months ago

    A person who says 'I appreciate you' is either a foreigner, or a native speaker who has heard someone say this and thinks it sounds posh.

    It's most unlikely that they mean to offend, but it can come over as condescending.

    Much better - and totally normal  - to say 'I appreciate it'.

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Person A does something for Person B.

    Person B says Thank You to Person A.

    Person A may reply any of:

    You're welcome.

    You are very welcome.

    Any time.

    My pleasure.

    Just returning a favor.

    Happy to accommodate.

    Glad to be of service.

    "I appreciate you" is not sensible from Person A to Person B.

    It sounds like a non-English speaker trying to choose words.

    "I appreciate your help" could be instead of Thank you from B to A.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They probably really meant it.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Sure it is....

    I would imagine that would be possible.

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