DON'T SAY Nice to Meet You! Learn Native English Conversation


Hello hello, welcome to go natural English

I am your American English teacher Gabby Wallace

So let's jump right into a common mistake

This is a mistake that a lot of my English Learner students make you tend to use

Nice to meet you too much. You see this common phrase is actually only

only ever used in one very


situation the very first time that you meet someone

You say nice to meet you or you could say good to meet you

Pleasure to meet you. There are a few variations

now there is nothing wrong with saying nice to meet you if and only

if it is the very first time that you are meeting someone in

Person you could also say nice to meet you if you're on the phone or if you're having an online video call

but the first time that you meet in person

You can also say nice to meet you in person. So I've noticed that many English learners

overuse this

Sentence and you don't want to overuse it because it's very unnatural and it can cause some confusion

It can make you a bit difficult to understand. So let's take a look at some of the most common ways that

English learners misuse this phrase and what you can say instead to correct your English

To speak more naturally more like a native speaker

Hey nice to meet you teacher, but you're in my class

Every day, what do you mean nice to meet me? I think we've met a few times already

Instead of saying nice to meet you to someone who you've already

Met for the first time. You should say it's nice to see you

You could say it's nice to see you again, or it's great to see you or it's wonderful to see you again

Hey nice to see you again teacher. Oh, hello

It's so nice to see you again, too

If you want to talk about the past do not say I met my mother

Yesterday, how was your weekend? Oh, it was great. I met my mother, okay

What I didn't know you were adopted you met your birth

mother for the first time that's


Say I saw my mother yesterday and another

Verb or phrasal verb that native speakers love to use is to meet up

With so the past tense would be I met up with my mother yesterday

Now you can use to meet a person

When you have a place or a time if you add a place or a time?

Now it makes sense. For example. I met my mother at the airport

That's okay and clear. I met my mother at

Noon for lunch at the airport

as long as you have a place and

Or a time, it's clear. It's natural and correct. How was your weekend?

It was good. I met my mother at the airport

She's here visiting me. Oh, that's so nice. I hope you had a great time

instead of saying you

Met in the past tense with someone who you already know in this example

You probably already know your mother. You should say I met up with

My mother or the person or I got together

With my mother. How about for this upcoming weekend? Do you have any plans?

well before we talk about weekend plans teacher I

Wanted to know if I could

Ask you for some extra help. Can we meet?

Can we meet

Another time we are meeting right now. What do you mean? I need a little extra help

Could we meet after class? Yeah sure. We can meet after class. Thanks for asking for extra help. My pleasure

You can also use this to make plans for the future. So instead of saying

Meet me tomorrow or let's meet tomorrow

It is more natural to say let's meet up tomorrow or meet up with me tomorrow

So you can use this phrasal verb a lot

But the plain verb to meet is only used for the first time you need someone

you could also say I went out with the person but be careful because

To go out with or in the past tense. I went out with is another way to say

Dating so if you're not romantically involved with the person if it's pretty clear that you wouldn't be

Romantically involved with the person it's fine. There will be no confusion

But if there's any chance that you could be actually dating this person

You might not want to use the phrasal verb to go out with because it could cause confusion

if you're talking about plans for the upcoming weekend or anytime in the near future or if you're

Inviting someone to do something together

Don't use let's meet we need to use the phrasal verb

Let's meet up or again a place at a time. For example

let's meet at the


Let's meet up

This weekend. It's better to use the phrasal verb. Let's meet up

It sounds more natural and more native like other options

not involving the verb meet which are even more natural is

Let's hang out this weekend, which is very casual

so this is only two used with friends and not really with a professor or a boss or a

Professional situation, let's go out this weekend now again, be careful with this verb to go out

Because it also is related to dating. It sounds like you are asking someone on a date

Do you want to go out with me means in a romantic way?

So I would avoid using this phrasal verb if you don't have romantic intentions

Alternatively you could say let's do something this weekend or let's make plans this weekend

let's make plans is a pretty good one and it sounds professional even more professional and better for a work situation is

Let's schedule something

For a time, for example, let's schedule something for next week

Let's schedule a meeting for next week or let's schedule coffee for next week

You could also say let's get together for coffee next week one other quick note here. You could also say let's see each other

Next week. However this also

Has a romantic

Connotation to see someone or to be seeing someone also means dating

So just be careful with these two options to be seeing someone or to go out with someone really

mean to be dating someone so instead of those two I would use let's make plans or

Get together or better yet to meet up

that little preposition makes a big difference in clarifying and

To make it clear that you're not talking about meeting someone for the first time

If it was your first time here, it was so nice to meet you and I'd love to meet up with you again

But I need you to do something for me

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I'll see you right over here so that we can talk about the very end or in difference between to know and to know of

I'll see you over there. Bye for now