“Wow. What a big boy!”
Your son was doing a puzzle. He figured out the puzzle by himself. You want to praise him.
Wow. What a big boy!
What a ___" communicates the idea "That's really ___" or "You're really ___." Here are some examples:
If you have to throw away food that's still good, you can say:
Here's something a woman can say when a man opens a door for her:
If a lot of people show up to your event or party:
What a great turnout!
"Wow!" expresses excitement. You say it when someone tells you something or shows you something. You can use "wow" to express a variety of emotions about the thing you're being told or shown:
- it's interesting and exciting
- you want to encourage the person, especially a child
- you can't think of anything else to say
You can encourage young children by calling them a "big boy" or "big girl" when they do something impressive for their age like:
- sitting upright without help for the first time
- using the toilet correctly
- cleaning up their toys
You can use this phrase with a child until about age 4. After that, most children feel like they're already a "big boy" or "big girl", so they don't want to be called that.
Calling an adult a "big boy" or "big girl" has a completely different meaning. It means that they're fat.