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    Question Same to you

    Hi,

    I would like to is the usage of "same to you" appropriate?

    Jack: Happy Friendship Day
    Jill: Same to you

    Do native speakers use "Same to you"?

    What other phrases can replace "Same to you"?

    Thanks

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    Re: Same to you

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to is the usage of "same to you" appropriate?

    Jack: Happy Friendship Day
    Jill: Same to you

    Do native speakers use "Same to you"?

    What other phrases can replace "Same to you"?

    Thanks
    "Same to you" is common usage in response to a friendly comment. However, I prefer a little more depth in my responses. I would say:
    Jill: Happy Friendship Day.
    Jack: Thank you! Happy Friendship Day to you, too!

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    Re: Same to you

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    "Same to you" is common usage in response to a friendly comment. However, I prefer a little more depth in my responses. I would say:
    Jill: Happy Friendship Day.
    Jack: Thank you! Happy Friendship Day to you, too!
    Hello Amigos4,

    I just read your answer and I would like to know if the fact of repeat the same words is not to pompous in English or American.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    Re: Same to you

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    "Same to you" is common usage in response to a friendly comment. However, I prefer a little more depth in my responses. I would say:
    Jill: Happy Friendship Day.
    Jack: Thank you! Happy Friendship Day to you, too!
    Is there anything wrong is one uses "same to you"??

    How regularly do native speakers use "same to you"??

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    Re: Same to you

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    Hello Amigos4,

    I just read your answer and I would like to know if the fact of repeat the same words is not to pompous in English or American.

    Thanks for your reply.
    Not in this situation! The 'same to you' response in this example is understood as being friendly. (I personally find it to be a rather impersonal and simply generic response. It is a lazy response that doesn't require much effort!)

    Now, if I said the following to you: 'Your mother is a hairy ape who swings from limb-to-limb all day!' you would not consider this to be a friendly comment! Therefore, your 'same to you' response would be meant as a negative, in your face comment. Context is everything!

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    Re: Same to you

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Is there anything wrong is if one uses "same to you"?? No, there is nothing 'wrong' with the comment. I just don't think it is as friendly as the response I provided in my example.

    How regularly do native speakers use "same to you"?? I hear it used often. I just don't like it!
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    I would like to know the views of other native speakers on the usage of "same to you", how appropriate or friendly they find it and what could be the possible alternatives??

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    Re: Same to you

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    I would like to know the views of other native speakers on the usage of "same to you", how appropriate or friendly they find it and what could be the possible alternatives??
    I agree with Amigos, it's a bit impersonal, and too easy.

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    Re: Same to you

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    I agree with Amigos, it's a bit impersonal, and too easy.
    Thank you Bhaisahab, so is it not commonly used in UK? and what would you use instead of this? what is the common phrase used in this context by brittons?

    I have somewhere heard, some brittons use "same to you with knobs on"

    How appropriate is that?

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    Re: Same to you

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Thank you Bhaisahab, so is it not commonly used in UK? and what would you use instead of this? what is the common phrase used in this context by brittons?

    I have somewhere heard, some brittons use "same to you with knobs on"

    How appropriate is that?
    People often use "same to you", I would prefer "A happy friendship day to you too". "The same to you with (brass) knobs on" is usually used to respond to an insult.

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