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    Bye bye close

    When I'm making a new acquaintance, I introduce myself and then end the introduction with "pleased to meat you".

    But afterwards, when I leave I'm a bit in trouble

    I mostly say "It was a pleasure, hope to see you again"

    Does this sound good in native ears?

    Or can anyone give me a good all-round "seeya" close?

    Not too formal please, Miners don't, so often, make acquaintances among the purple.

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    Re: Bye bye close

    Quote Originally Posted by Miner49'er View Post
    When I'm making a new acquaintance, I introduce myself and then end the introduction with "pleased to meat you".

    But afterwards, when I leave I'm a bit in trouble

    I mostly say "It was a pleasure, hope to see you again"

    Does this sound good in native ears?

    Or can anyone give me a good all-round "seeya" close?

    Not too formal please, Miners don't, so often, make acquaintances among the purple.
    Well, "pleased to meet you" is pretty formal itself.

    You could say "nice to meet you" at the end.

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    Re: Bye bye close

    So, if I'm with you,

    "Nice to meet you" can be used, both, at the beginning and at the end of the first contact.

    At the beginning it will be understood as "It is nice to meet you"
    And at the end it will be understood as "It was nice to meet you"

    That would solve the problem. Thanks

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    Re: Bye bye close

    Quote Originally Posted by Miner49'er View Post
    So, if I'm with you,

    "Nice to meet you" can be used, both, at the beginning and at the end of the first contact.

    At the beginning it will be understood as "It is nice to meet you"
    And at the end it will be understood as "It was nice to meet you"

    That would solve the problem. Thanks
    Yes, the same would be true of "pleased to meet you". Convenient, eh?

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    #5

    Re: Bye bye close

    It certainly is Mike

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