likewise, same to you

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by floppydream, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. floppydream Senior Member

    New York
    English US
    S'il vous plait, what are some quick ways you would return a routine polite complimentary statement, for example:

    Someone has just told you they are glad to have met you in a very routine way (for instance, you're leaving a party and you're saying goodbye to a bunch of people you've met and spoken to briefly) -- in english we might just quickly say "Likewise", meaning I feel the same way.

    Another common instance in english is wishing people a happy holiday (whatever that may be) -- in that case, a quick reply might be, "Thanks, same to you".

    Merci beaucoup d'avance
     
  2. Conchita57

    Conchita57 Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    Spanish - Spain/French - Switzerland
    A common expression is:

    Merci, pareillement.
     
  3. Le Bélier

    Le Bélier Senior Member

    USA
    English/USA
    Je ne sais pas si ce soit du bon français ou non dans ce sens, mais pour moi, likewise se rend de même. Same to you je dirais à toi (vous) aussi.
     
  4. Conchita57

    Conchita57 Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    Spanish - Spain/French - Switzerland
    Oui, Le Bélier, vos suggestions sont très courantes aussi.
     
  5. floppydream Senior Member

    New York
    English US
    Merci bien!
     
  6. Meriem_UK Banned

    German
    when someone replies after thanking him and says:

    no problem likewise.

    Does this mean I have to do the same?
     
  7. bjoleniacz

    bjoleniacz Senior Member

    Durham, NC, USA
    English, USA
    So if someone says,
    "Enchantée,"
    You could respond,
    "Moi de même" or "à vous aussi"?

    Merci
     
  8. Pedro y La Torre Senior Member

    Paris, France
    English (Ireland)
    De même alone would probably be your best course of action here.
     
  9. bjoleniacz

    bjoleniacz Senior Member

    Durham, NC, USA
    English, USA
    Or would both people just say, "Enchanté"?

    P1: Enchantée.
    P2: Enchanté.

    C'est ainsi?
     

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