Lift dialogue

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kachibi

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If I see a lift with so many people inside and I want to wait for another lift. Will native speakers say something to the people inside under this situation? E.g. "you go down first"?
 

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Just go on, I'll take the next one. (Will it be OK?)
 

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We normally step back to indicate that we are not going to enter the lift. We don't say anything.

In some countries, people offer some form of greeting when they enter a lift, and say goodbye when they leave. We don't, unless the other occupants are known to us.
 

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Perhaps, Americans say something in situations like that?))
 

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I would say something like "I'll take the next one."
 

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I would also step back to indicate that I'm not going to try to squeeze in, but I think I would probably also say something like "I'll wait for the next one".
 

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thanks a lot!
 

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