Swell seeing you

Daffodil100

Senior Member
Chinese
I heard someone said, "Swell seeing you", when he met another man the first time, in the Graduate, an American film.

Is it same to nice to meet you, but more colloquial?

Many thanks!
 
  • Here to learn

    Senior Member
    English- USA
    Yes, it is very colloquial. And it would be unusual to say it to a person who you just met for the first time. Its usage would be more appropriate to say to a person who you already knew.

    Your best bet is always, " Nice to meet you."
     

    Daffodil100

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Here to learn:

    Thank you very much for your help. I got it.

    Bigote Blanco:

    I do quite appreciate your correction.

    Have a nice day, guys! :)
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I heard someone say [not "said"], "Swell seeing you", when he met another man the first time, in The Graduate, an American film.

    Is it the same as [not "to"] "nice to meet you", but more colloquial?
    Not now. That was an old movie; nobody says "swell" anymore.

    "Nice to meet you" or "good to meet you" are both common expressions.
     
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