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A friend who you haven't met in a long time says to you

Schön, dich wiederzusehen.

How do you respond? I imagine the most common response would be

Gleichfalls.

Would

Dich auch.

be grammatically correct? Also, what are some other suggestions?

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  • Gleichfalls funktioniert; Dich auch ist nicht üblich.
    – Wolf
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 14:08

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Ich freue mich auch, dich wiederzusehen.

In my opinion the very short answers ("Gleichfalls", "Dich auch") tend to be misunderstood or to be not as polite as you want to be.

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What I like in situations like this is a simple

Die Freude | Das Vergnügen ist ganz meinerseits.

Which would translate to "The pleasure is all mine"

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  • I prefer hellcode's answer; your suggestion may be suitable for writing, but using words such as Vergnügen or in particular meinerseits would sound extremely overblown in spoken German. Commented Dec 6, 2014 at 18:42
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"Es ist mir immer eine Freude". -Works well as polite/casual response. "Dich auch". -Is OK (in conversation), but would be interpreted as a rather cold response, if that's your intention.

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    Combine it with a grin! Commented Dec 6, 2014 at 19:03
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    Was ist falsch an "Dich auch"? Aber "Es ist mir immer eine Freude" klingt zu formal für jeglichen Anlass. Das kann man nur ironisch verwenden.
    – Kijewski
    Commented Dec 6, 2014 at 23:04
  • @Kay, just looked up 'Dich auch' as a response. Actually it's grammatically incorrect. In any case, hellcode's answer is appropriate.
    – user11298
    Commented Dec 7, 2014 at 9:02
  • @user11298 could you elaborare as to why it is incorrect?
    – clinch
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 4:01

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