What does “until we meet again” means and when to say it?

Is it formal? can you say it to your close friends if you are moving to live in another country? I said it to my Boyfriend and he got mad and replied that i’m giving him a feeling that we wont see each other for a loong time by saying this! i got confused cuz I thought it means “see you soon or meet you soon” or so :S

4 Answers

  • Bert H
    9 days ago

    It means – I don’t know when we’ll meet again, so in the meantime, goodbye.

    It is not formal, but CAN be misinterpreted to mean – Don’t call me, I’ll call you.

    PS: your boyfriend is immature because he should have said something more positive, such as:

    ‘Soon I hope, let’s set a date, we can vacation together.

    Anything would have been better than to misconstrue a parting term.

  • ?
    5 days ago

    Until We Meet Again Meaning

  • Scotto
    9 days ago

    Non formal…

    Lawrence Welk said it at the end of each program. There was only a week between them. But you never know what life will bring so best to always extend gracious feelings until your paths converge again. Whether it is one day or a week or a year.

    So from now until we meet again, Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn.

  • choko_canyon
    9 days ago

    The phrase doesn’t have a fixed meaning, but it IMPLIES a distant, unspecified time in a distinctly literate way. Your boyfriend was silly to get upset, but he was right that the FEELING of the phrase implies a long time. It should be used only in formal occasions, or to sound purposefully vague, or in fun.

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