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it was pleasure meeting you

 “It was a pleasure meeting you” is a phrase used in formal situations.  It’s one of many English phrases that we can use to politely end conversations.  We can say this phrase when we’re ending a conversation with a person who we have met for the first time.  We want to be polite and show our gratitude for having the opportunity to meet whoever we are speaking to.  

 

Another Way To Say It Was A Pleasure Meeting You

“It was a pleasure meeting you” and most other polite English phrases that we use to say “I am happy we met” can be used in both formal and informal situations.

 

There are many ways that we can show others that we are grateful for their time and we are happy to have gained them as an acquaintance.

 

Other ways to say “it was a pleasure meeting you” include:

Less formal:

  1. It was great to meet you. 
  2. I’m glad I finally got to meet you. 
  3. It was nice meeting you. 
  4. I’m happy we met.

Very formal:

  1. Pleased to meet you.
  2. It was a pleasure to make your acquaintance.

 

How to Response to The Phrase It Was A Pleasure Meeting You 

There are many ways to respond to this phrase.  You can return it and say ‘it was a pleasure meeting you too,’ or simply ‘you too!’  You can also respond with ‘it was great to meet you,’ ‘I’m glad I finally got to meet you’ or any other alternative that means ‘it was a pleasure meeting you.’  A simple smile and ‘you too,’ is perfectly acceptable if you can’t find other words to express yourself.  If you want to impress the other person then say ‘the pleasure was all mine.’

 

It Was A Pleasure Meeting You As Well

‘As well’ is another way to say ‘too.’  ‘It was a pleasure meeting you as well’ is another option to respond to ‘it was a pleasure meeting you.’  However, this response can only be used in informal situations.  ‘As well’ has a similar meaning as ‘same here.’  Both of these phrases should only be used in informal situations.

 

It Was A Big Pleasure To Meet You

This phrase should be reserved for times when you are very grateful to have met someone.  Adding ‘big’ is a noticeable step up from ‘it was a pleasure to meet you.’  While ‘big’ is an acceptable adjective to use in this sentence, ‘great’ would be better.  It is a stronger adjective and sounds better.  “It was a great pleasure to meet you,” means I’m not just happy we met, I’m very happy we met!

 

It Was A Pleasure Meeting With You Yesterday

This phrase is good to use in an email or text message the day after you’ve met someone.  It’s a nice opening line to reintroduce yourself before following up with another message.  You can also say ‘it was a pleasure meeting you last week,’ ‘it was a pleasure meeting you last month,’ or ‘it was a pleasure meeting you a few days ago.’ 

“It was a pleasure meeting with you yesterday,” has the same meaning as “it was a pleasure meeting you yesterday,” however, adding ‘with’ implies that you had prearranged a time to meet.  Starting an email in this way reminds the person receiving the email that ‘I am the person who you met with yesterday.” 

 

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It Was A Pleasure Meeting You and Your Team

‘It was a pleasure meeting you and your team,'' is a great way to end a meeting with a group of people you’ve never met before.  ‘Your team’ refers to everyone who works with the person you are speaking to.  We usually say this at the end of a business meeting.  However, it can also be used to begin a follow-up email after the meeting took place.  

 

It Was A Pleasure Meeting You Today

We can use this phrase when we have spent the whole day with someone we’ve just met and we want to thank them for their time.  We can also use this sentence in an email or text message on the same day we met the person.  We can also say ‘I’m glad I got to meet you today,’ or ‘I’m so happy we got the chance to meet today.’

 

It Was A Pleasure Meeting You In Person

We can say ‘it was a pleasure meeting you in person’ to someone who we have spoken to via text message, over the phone or by email, however, who we haven’t ever met in real life.  You’ll usually be quite familiar with this person because you will have had conversations in the virtual world.  It’s a phrase that means ‘I’m glad we have finally met in real life.’   

 

It Was A Pleasure Meeting You All

We can add ‘you all’ when we are saying goodbye to a group of people we have just met.  Usually, we would say this to a family we have just met or people at a company.  ‘You all’ means ‘all of you,’ so it can only be used when you have met many people for the first time at once.  

 

 

Grammar of The Phrase It Was A Pleasure Meeting You As Well 

The noun ‘pleasure’ can be followed by a gerund or an infinitive.  We can say:

“It was a pleasure meeting you as well,” and “it was a pleasure to meet you as well.”

 

‘As well’ is an adverb that means ‘too.’  These two adverbs always go at the end of a sentence.  They cannot go anywhere else in the sentence.

It’s important to learn how to use English phrases in grammatically correct ways to ensure that you sound professional and confident in formal situations.  

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