Greeting

twinklestar

Senior Member
Chinese
A: Nice meeting you.

B: You too.
Q1: Isn't it usually say 'Nice to meet you'? Is it okay to say 'Nice meeting you'? I heard the dialogue from an American film.

Q2: And the second person responded, 'You too'. Was he just kidding? I think he should say 'me too'.

Thank you!
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    "(It was) nice meeting you" might be said when one is saying goodbye to someone that they've just met

    Yes, you'd expect "me too," unless the person is saying "(nice meeting) you too."
     

    beccamutt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Q1: Isn't it usually say 'Nice to meet you'? Is it okay to say 'Nice meeting you'? I heard the dialogue from an American film.

    Q2: And the second person responded, 'You too'. Was he just kidding? I think he should say 'me too'.

    Thank you!

    A: [It was nice] meeting you/to meet you. (Either is acceptable.)
    B: [It was nice meeting/to meet] you, too.

    You cannot respond with "Me, too." because then you would be saying "It was nice meeting me, too." :)
     
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    twinklestar

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Hi all,

    Thank you for your help.

    "(It was) nice meeting you" might be said when one is saying goodbye to someone that they've just met
    Yes, I heard this when people said goodbye. So is 'nice meeting you' usually said when people want to leave?

    And when people meet, Should they say, "Nice to meet you."?
     
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