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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 Dec 8 '14 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. – O. R. Mapper Dec 6 '14 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! – Soham Chowdhury Dec 6 '14 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. – kay Dec 6 '14 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 Dec 7 '14 at 9:02
  • @user11298 could you elaborare as to why it is incorrect? – clinch Dec 8 '14 at 4:01

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