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thanks a million English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 16 2009


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I understand that your gratitude is extreme, but instead of thanking me a million times, you could just say, thanks a million.”

Beren in response to Jason following her around and thanking her.

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

thank you very much, thanks a lot

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Sometimes saying “thanks” isn’t enough. When someone really helps you or does you a big favor and you have no way to help them back right then, the word “thanks” can feel pretty weak.

Beren lent Jason her car and some money and got him a job interview. He’s so grateful that he doesn’t know what to do with himself, so he puts on his EXTREME English, baby! helmet and starts following Beren around thanking her.

Naturally, Beren is a little annoyed, so she asks Jason if he knows the phrase thanks a million. It’s a lot easier than saying thanks a million times! So Jason says thanks a million to Beren and to each of the one million members of English, baby!

Thanks a million can also be used sarcastically. You might hear someone sitting alone in a restaurant say over the phone, “You mean you’re going to be late and I’ll be paying for dinner? Wow, thanks a million.” If someone causes you to have to do something you don’t want to do, you can make a joke by saying thanks a million.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I can’t believe you’re giving me your car. Thanks a million!”

“Oh I see, you were late to dinner and you’re making me pay? Well, thanks a million.”

“Thanks for giving me another chance. I really mean it. Thanks a million.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS very grateful
by VOLTSSuper Member!
aztlid when someone is really grateful says that
by aztlid
A way to say I am really thankful and appreciative.
by egyptophile
I think "thanks a million" means thanks very very very much.I suppose there is no matter to use "thanks a million" or thanks very mach.Thats my opinion:)
by Sky is my life...
Tusik Thank you much!
by Tusik
alogigi u r really thankful for sumthing u wanna say it many times lol
by alogigi
Gellerke be very grateful
by Gellerke
East-Bird It shows how grateful you're
by East-Bird
Liaa thanks a lot...very big thank
by Liaa
Eydo Thanks a million!, thank you very much!, I appreciate it very much!
by Eydo
it means someone do you a big favor and you really aprreciate him or her; thanks very much
by CatherineVanilla

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thanx a million

09:44 AM Apr 10 2011 |



Hi, I'm a new coming guy and this is my first day learning English here. But I'm still gonna say "Thanks a million, Ebaby!" for those interesting lessons. Besides, "Thanks a million, God" for let me find this place. Thanks a million!.

03:06 AM Dec 01 2009 |

abdulahi mahamed


i love english language also i love englishbaby enlish is easy if you want to learn use ur idea thats good for you everyone good luck

08:27 PM Nov 24 2009 |

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it's been a long time for me to come here learn English,i think this is really a good place for us to improve our English.THANKS A MILLION,is a widely used phrase for us and it's definitally a good simple way to express our gratitude for the people who help us a lot.

01:50 PM Nov 21 2009 |



It sound good when someone apriciated  that you have done and she thought for Baren gave him a pair of shoes.

I've never heared uncountable thanks like in this video.

But its a smart pharses to use thnx a milion instead of mantion a thousends time thnx.

Thanks a lot from English baby for this video and opportunity of learning english.

04:56 PM Sep 01 2009 |




thanks a million ebaby! Wink

03:55 AM Aug 28 2009 |



thanks a million!!!for all people what want to learn english i have a little words:::evry trhing is difficult before it's easy!!!good luck!!!so i can say this language is very difficult but i learning every day and time to time my english will be very well!!!i'm vicotr from romania and if you want talk with me my adress is and we can talk in english!!!!!

03:06 PM Aug 25 2009 |


United States

thanks a million can be used for English baby because they work hard to keep us up todated by sending Email and help us to learn english…

the meaning is thank you for your help and the time you spend to help or guide or what so ever…



10:03 AM Aug 10 2009 |



o just now I konw something intresting.hehe.I like English baby so much!

01:08 PM Aug 09 2009 |

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my name is enock arkoh i come from  cape coast in central region.i want u  to be my friend.bye

06:28 PM Jul 22 2009 |



thanks amilion time im new here and try ti know this web sit more >>>>

im sure this websit will help me and i wish if some one tell me how i used this websit to devlope my english 

my wishes :sandy

07:47 AM Jul 09 2009 |




in another language they use " thousand of thanks "

01:38 PM Jun 27 2009 |

1 person likes this

happy 4 ever


    these days we need the magic words and thanks a million is just perfect to show how others much appreciation you get to them 


09:34 AM Jun 26 2009 |



ya this english web is a very nice one. thank a million

10:10 AM Jun 24 2009 |



very nteresting online learning program.sohave to say thanks mllion

03:04 PM Jun 22 2009 |

happy 4 ever


 i have heard many thanks before but i haven't heard this phrase thanks a million but it sounds nice and easy to say


07:02 PM Jun 15 2009 |



Thanks a million.
Nice to see you!

09:34 AM Jun 12 2009 |

live your life

Saudi Arabia

I heard that phrase from my doctor in college _

08:48 AM Jun 11 2009 |




not at all,ebaby..;)

08:42 AM Jun 09 2009 |



yeah…..."thank you". two words yet so meaningful!

07:29 AM Jun 09 2009 |

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