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here you are | here you go

This page is about the conversational phrase here you are | here you go.

Meaning: You can say this when handing something to somebody.

For example:

  • Each time the nurse handed pills to a patient, she said, "Here you are."

  • My friend came back with two coffees. While giving me one he said, "Here you go."

1. Also "There you are" and "There you go"
2. "Here you go" and "There you go" are quite informal. If you say this to your teacher or your boss, they might think you're being rude or impolite. So use the more formal "Here you are" or "There you are" instead.

Quick Quiz:

Someone might say "Here you are" or "Here you go" when they're

a. giving you a map

b. giving you directions

c. telling you where you are

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Contributor: Matt Errey