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If someone says to you: "te abrazo" and you want to answer simply "[hug] you too", can you answer in Spanish the following: "te también"?

Or my versions below would be more correct:

"Igualmente"

"A ti también"

Or natives would most likely respond even with full version "te abrazo también"?

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  • First "te abrazo" sounds weird. Could you be talking about "¿te abrazo?" as a question?. If it is so then an answer would be simply "si" or "claro (que si)". "Te abrazo" means "I hug you" that for me sound weird in english too.
    – DGaleano
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 19:11
  • I mean exactly "I hug you", not in question form. Actually, heard sometimes in informal speech people saying ór writing (in chat, for example) "hug you''.
    – Alex
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 19:17
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    So in Spanish it would be "un abrazo" which means "I'm sending you a hug"
    – DGaleano
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 19:20

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The most common ways to respond to

Te abrazo

would be

Yo a ti también

Y yo a ti

Igualmente

But te abrazo is uncommon in many areas. A more common sentence to send a hug to someone is

Un abrazo

to which you would respond with

Igualmente

A ti también

The sentence te también is gramatically incorrect.

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  • "Te abrazo" sounds weird to me. I guess the question is about «¿Te abrazo?» as a question and then an answer to that would be more like "si" instead. Don't you think?
    – DGaleano
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 19:16
  • Good you added "un abrazo". The OP might be thinking about that one instead
    – DGaleano
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 19:17
  • @DGaleano I assumed the OP is referring to un abrazo, I am not completely sure. I have now clarified that te abrazo is not common with that meaning.
    – wimi
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 19:20
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    I agree wimi. "Un abrazo" is very common while I've never heard anyone saying "te abrazo" but I'm aware of regional differences so it might be used somewhere. +1
    – DGaleano
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 19:21
  • I agree but it's pretty easy to fix: Te doy un abrazo. The reciprocal response is, as wimi suggested, "Y yo a tí." Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 7:13

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