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When I say, "Feliz año" to Mexicans, they usually mutter something and trail off. Is this a standard response to my holiday valediction, am I being dissed, or am I being neurotic?

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Can you tell us maybe what it sounds like they're saying? This might help clue us in... – Flimzy Jan 2 '12 at 4:16
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I'm mexican and when someone says to you "Feliz año" you usually respond:

Gracias, igualmente.

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Thank you, this sounds like the right amount of syllables in the response. – Nick Jan 2 '12 at 15:10
Of course, if you like being neurotic, I can point out that there are a lot of other messages with that same amount of syllabes :-p – SJuan76 Jan 3 '12 at 13:36

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