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    #1

    Nice to meet you

    Hi
    What is the correct reply to "Nice to meet you"?.
    We shall say "Me too", or "You too"?.
    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: Nice to meet you

    Great to meet you too.

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    #3

    Re: Nice to meet you

    You too.
    It's nice to meet you too.

    "You too" is basically just an abbreviated version of "It's nice to meet you too".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Nice to meet you

    Not a teacher.

    In the real conversation I wouldn't go with that short answer when you meet somebody for the first time.
    It may give the wrong first impression about you. Although, short answers work okay when you get to know each other.

    When somebody say that, they stress 'meet' and you can answer with the same line stressing 'you' instead.
    - 'Nice to meet you'.
    - 'Nice to meet you'.

    Other possible answers
    - 'Nice meeting you'.
    - 'It was a pleasure to meet you'.
    - 'Pleasure'.
    - 'My pleasure'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Aug-2014 at 22:00. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    #5

    Re: Nice to meet you

    I'm really not sure what this "wrong impression" you mention might be.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Nice to meet you

    What I meant is that the short answer like 'you too' might be understood by the person who you first met that you didn't enjoy meeting them and you don't even bother hiding that fact.

    This is my personal perception. Not a teacher, not a native speaker.

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    #7

    Re: Nice to meet you

    It wouldn't suggest that to me and I don't see why it should. Shortening/abbreviating a sentence isn't a sign of rudeness or disrespect or anything similar.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: Nice to meet you

    I didn't say anything about it being rude or disrespectful. It just that short answers may be seen as lack of interpersonal skills.
    I've seen smart people were not hired because they couldn't articulate well enough.

    Example 1:
    - It was nice to meet you Alexander. Thanks for your time.
    - It's been my pleasure. I appreciate the opportunity and hope you find just the right candidate for this position.

    Example 2:
    - It was nice to meet you Alexander. Good luck!
    - You too.

    If you would feel the same about the person replying as in those two examples, then this is the end of story and I don't have anything else to add.

    P.S. May be it's different in the UK than in the US.

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    #9

    Re: Nice to meet you

    Different situations call for different registers.
    No one said it was a job interview.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #10

    Re: Nice to meet you

    No one said it wasn't ;)

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