14 Responses to “Give My Regards to the Family”

Do you wonder what to say when someone says Give my regards to the family? This is one of the expressions that do not require a special response. It is often used on departure so you can choose to reply with Goodbye or say any other word that is used on departure.

You can also address the message in the expression. Since you have been asked to extend a person’s regards to the family, you can give a literal response or even just say Okay.

Whichever response you give will not be considered absurd unless it is off-point.

Below is a list of good responses to the expression and how they are used. 

How to Respond to “Give My Regards To The Family”

Responses to "Give My Regards to the Family"

  • Okay
  • I certainly will
  • I have to take it first
  • They will hear it
  • My regards to…
  • Of course
  • I plan to forget
  • If I remember
  • I will keep that in mind
  • I can’t
  • Do you want to give it out?
  • I don’t think I have it
  • I will pass the message on
  • Goodbye

Okay

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can simply say Okay. You have to understand that the person is not expecting a special response from you so there is no statement that is strictly used in this case.

The statement is a message to your family. By saying Okay, you are telling the person that you have heard what he or she said. It doesn’t mean you are going to do what the person has asked but the person is not asking you to promise.

The person is not doubting that you will pass the message on either so Okay is a satisfying response in that case.

In most cases, people use the expression without finding out if you passed the message. Therefore, if you don’t think you will be able to pass on the message, you don’t even have to say it.

I certainly will

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can simply say I certainly will. As mentioned earlier, the person does not expect any special response from you. You just have to show that you have heard the person.

However, by saying this, you are making a promise that you will pass on the message. In many cases, the person may not remember to check if you pass on the message or not. Even if you think you won’t, you can give this response.

Giving this response assures the person that you will pass on the message so there is a chance that he or she will ask if you passed on the message later.

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I have to take it first

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can give a funny response like this one; I have to take it first. The person will wonder what you meant by that expression.

There is a high chance that the person will repeat what he/she has said just to make sure you heard what was said earlier and that you are replying correctly.

You can get the person to laugh with this but you have to cut it short so the moment does not get awkward. After saying this and laughing about it for a few seconds, you can say Okay. I will. Then both of you can separate.

They will hear it.

 If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can respond by saying that They will hear it or They will hear from you.

When a person tells you to extend his or her regards to another person, no special response is expected. You have been asked to inform someone else that a person has greeted him/her.

You only have to let the person know that you have heard what he or she has asked. In some cases, the person will say that you must let your family know that he or she has regarded them. Then you may have to promise that you will deliver the message.

When you give this response, it serves as an assurance that you will pass on the message to your family as the person has asked.

My regards to…

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family or someone else, you can also regard his or her family or anyone close to the person.

You may wonder if this is the expected response. However, there is no expected response in this case. If you say Okay or give another response that sounds nonchalant, there is a high chance that he or she will want you to promise to pass on the message.

However, if you ask the person to extend your regards to someone else too, he/she may forget to make you promise to pass on the message while he/she is replying to you.

This response may not sound good enough if you are not close to the person you are referring to.

Of course

Responses to "Give My Regards to the Family"

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can simply say Of course. By saying this, you are acknowledging that you have heard what the person said. You are also promising that you will pass on the message to your family.

This response is one of the best because you are showing a level of enthusiasm for the message. You can use it if it is a person you have not seen in a long time or a person you believe your family will be happy to hear from.

This response assures the person that you will extend his or her regards to your family.

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The response shows a level of enthusiasm that will be needless in some cases so you shouldn’t use this response if you are talking to a person that is not close to your family.

I plan to forget

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can respond by saying I plan to forget. It is silly and funny but it works in changing the topic.

In many cases, you have been asked to extend a person’s regards to your family or someone else but you forget to pass on the message.

It may have happened so many times that whenever a person asks you to give his or her regards to someone else, you just remember that you would most likely forget to do so. You can be honest about that.

The person will find it funny and you can explain that you doubt if you will remember. It is important to add that you will try your best to remember.

You can always use this response, as long as the person is close to you. If not, the joke may not be heard.

If I remember

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can respond by saying If I remember. It is similar to the response mentioned earlier; I plan to forget.

However, if the person you are speaking to may not get the joke, it is better to use this response. It will pass the same message directly.

When you find yourself often forgetting to pass people’s messages to others, it becomes normal for you not to put people’s messages in your mind.

In this case, when the person tells you to give his or her regards to your family, there is a high chance that you will push the idea away immediately because you know you will forget.

If the person insists that you have to pass on the message, you will explain that you may forget but you have to give a reason not to keep it in mind.

I will keep that in mind

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can respond by saying that you Will keep it in mind. This affirms that you have heard what the person requested. It also affirms that you plan to pass the person’s message.

It doesn’t promise the person that you will pass on the message. Rather, it tells the person that you will try to remember to do it. If the person responds to this, he or she will most likely tell you not to forget. Then you can simply say I won’t before parting.

There is no special response to the expression so this works perfectly, even if you don’t plan to pass on the message.

I can’t

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can respond by saying I can’t. In many cases, people use the expression but they don’t really care if you pass on the message or not. They only say it as a show of respect to the person or just words of departure.

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However, if you say I can’t, there is a high chance the person will ask why even if he/ she doesn’t care. You can use it as a joke, then say you are just kidding before you part.

You may also mean it, then you will have to explain why you won’t be giving the person’s regards to your family. Your reason for saying this has to be relatable unless you are joking with the person.

Do you want to give it out?

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can respond with this question, as long as you are sure the person is listening.

In some cases, people use this expression without caring if the message is passed or even heard. In that case, asking this question may sound awkward, especially if the person does not respond.

This is a funny question to keep the conversation going for a short while. If you think the person is rushing out, you can use a simple response.

You may not even have to say anything. However, if the person is listening to you, you can ask this question. The person will laugh about it for a few seconds. Then, you can simply say you will pass on the message before you part ways.

I don’t think I have it

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can respond by saying I don’t think I have it. This is a funny response if you are talking to a person that is close to you.

There is a high chance that the person will repeat what he/she said just to be sure you heard right. If you say it again, the person will laugh about it. Then, you can give a simple response.

If the person is leaving quickly, this response may sound a bit stupid since the person may not be able to react well.

I will pass the message on

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can respond by saying that you Will pass the message on.

When a person tells you to extend his or her regards to another person, no special response is expected. You have been asked to inform your family or someone else that a person has greeted him/her.

You only have to let the person know that you have heard the request and you will do as asked. In some cases, the person will repeat that you must let your family know that he or she has regarded them.

Then you may have to promise that you will deliver the message.

Alright. Goodbye

If a person asks you to give his or her regards to your family, you can simply say Alright, Goodbye. You have to understand that the person is not expecting a special response from you so no statement is strictly used in this case.

By saying Alright, you are telling the person that you have heard what he or she said. It doesn’t mean you are going to do what the person has asked. You can simply say Goodbye after that.

The expression is often used on departure so you can simply say Goodbye without saying anything else.

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