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pleased to meet you

British English
This page is about the conversational phrase pleased to meet you

Meaning

This is a polite thing to say when meeting someone for the first time.

For example

  • After I'd introduced Paul to my friends, he smiled and said, "Pleased to meet you."

  • "Gill, this is my cousin Peter."
    "Pleased to me you, Peter."

Note:
Also "Nice to meet you"

Variety

This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

You can say "Pleased to meet you" after

a. meeting a friend

b. introducing someone

c. being introduced to someone

Contributor: Matt Errey