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    Default nice to know you or nice to meet you?

    I would like to know when is better use "know" and when "meet" to introduce my self to someone new...

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    Default Re: nice to know you or nice to meet you?

    I am not a teacher

    I think it is better to say "Nice to meet you",when you saw the person for the first time.

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    Default Re: nice to know you or nice to meet you?

    my doubt is about use "know" when i'm writing to someone, and so he's away from me (for ex. an e mail or a letter...) and "meet" when I have the person in front of me...it could be? anyway, thanks!

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    Default Re: nice to know you or nice to meet you?

    I've similar question to witch our friend asked. What I must do?
    I want to tell somebody I'm happy to be familiar with he through my message like in a message at this forum.witch sentence I must use? "Nice to meet you?Nice to know you?Nice to be familiar with you?or other?....I'm wating for your quick answer...Thanks...

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    Default Re: nice to know you or nice to meet you?

    does any one to answer my question?

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    Default Re: nice to know you or nice to meet you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arash-ab View Post
    does any one to answer my question?
    If you're writing to someone that you've met before but you don't see them very often, you can say something like "I'm really glad that we met", or "I'm pleased that I got to know you".

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    Default Re: nice to know you or nice to meet you?

    Thanks for your answer...no..I've not met before...for example I want to tell you "nice to meet you" in my message.do I must tell "I'm pleased that I got to know you"?
    is the sentece "Nice to be familiar with you" true?
    Thank you very much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arash-ab View Post
    Thanks for your answer...no..I've not met before...for example I want to tell you "nice to meet you" in my message.do I must tell "I'm pleased that I got to know you"?
    is the sentece "Nice to be familiar with you" true?
    Thank you very much...
    If you're meeting someone in person for the first time, you would say "[It's] nice to meet you."

    If you are writing to someone but you have never met them then it wouldn't be appropriate to say anything like that, because you haven't met them and you don't know them!

    "To be familiar with someone/something" has a slightly different connotation and you wouldn't use it directly to someone. You could use it to explain that you know someone/something a little, for example:

    Q - Do you know Jane, who works in accounts?
    A - I'm familiar with her, but I don't really know her.

    Q - Do you know the films of Quentin Tarantino?
    A - I'm familiar with some of them.

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    Default Re: nice to know you or nice to meet you?

    Also, colloquially, when you meet someone in person after a prolonged written contact, (say a colleague you've been exchanging e-mail with for years) it's common to say 'It's good to be able to put a face to the name at last'.

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