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When you define someone, for example say to a girl that you have a beautiful smile(У тебя красивая улыбка) and she says: oh thanks you can answer her: "only real words!"
So is it correct sentence in this situation ?

"Только настоящие слова!"

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  • No, and I don't think that there is anything widely used besides "пожалуйста". – Dmitriy Mar 13 '19 at 23:18
  • @Dmitriy , as you see, I think Я только сказал правду. very good answer – WorldLover Mar 16 '19 at 15:42
  • Could you explain what you mean by the expression "only real words"? Have you translated it from some other language? – David42 Mar 16 '19 at 19:21
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    @WorldLover All this romantic stuff never was my strength. Personally I don't like this phrase and I would never use it (in such situation). BTW, there is also a quotation from Bulgakov's "The Master and Margarita": "Правду говорить легко и приятно", but it was said in another context... – Dmitriy Mar 16 '19 at 21:55
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I believe it might sound like this

– У тебя красивая улыбка. – Спасибо. – Не за что. Я только говорю/сказал правду.

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When someone thanks you for a compliment you have paid them, it's natural to respond like this:

У тебя красивая улыбка. - Спасибо! - Пожалуйста / Не за что (stress не to mean you're welcome).

If you really want to stress that your compliment is only natural because you are stating a fact, you may want to say это - факт or констатирую факт. Note that the most common way to respond to thank you is saying пожалуйста  or не за что.

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Also for stating that your compliment is truth you can use:

Правда, только правда и ничего, кроме правды!

И это чистая правда.

Факты говорят сами за себя.

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For this kind of conversation the closest equivalent I can imagine would be:

– У тебя красивая улыбка. – Спасибо. – Нет, правда!

Other examples (e.g. sentences involving факт, сказал правду) sound too heavy/formal for that, and (to be honest) they still look like an attempt to just translate the corresponding English example w/o considering if they talk like this in Russian at all.

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    "The color of the iris of your eyes is close to #22A7F0, and this color is known to look pleasant for the majority of human species." - this is also a compliment. But we do not speak like that! :) – seven-phases-max Mar 14 '19 at 14:33

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