What is the meaning of "quite" in the following sentence?

"You are quite from me."

My college classmate sent me a message after a while that I didn't see and talked to him. In this message he asked me "how are you?" then I told him that I'm Ok and asked him politely the same. He answered me that he's Ok as well and then wrote me "You are quite from me."

Iv'e checked in Cambridge dictionary and I didn't understand which of the interpretations to choose. Also, based on this dictionary it is an adverb rather than adjective then I cannot understand how such sentence can be.

  • The real question is what does he mean by "from me"? Distant literally? Distant figuratively? quite means "to a significant degree".
    – TimR
    Mar 5, 2018 at 13:43
  • Then shouldn't he say "You're quite far from me"? It's weird to me since he's a native English speaker. I asked him what does it mean and then he told me: "We haven’t talk for a while." Mar 5, 2018 at 14:11
  • I was just taking a guess at what he might have been trying to say. It is not clear what he meant since "quite from me" isn't idiomatic. quite far from me would be idiomatic. Perhaps he dropped a word accidentally when typing. quiet from me is not idiomatic either.
    – TimR
    Mar 5, 2018 at 14:40

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I think he meant to say quiet to me? It's VERY common for English speakers to misspell quiet as quite. That makes sense based on your comments. I think he was basically trying to say

you've been quiet

as in I haven't heard from you in a while. I see this word frequently misspelled in Facebook posts, memes, texts, threads, forums, Twitter, etc. Sometimes it's due to auto correct, and others it's simple misspelling. I could be wrong in my assumption, but I'm basing that off your comments.

  • Maybe it's indeed a mistake to say "quiet" as you suggested, but if so, is it possible to say "You are quiet from me."? Mar 5, 2018 at 14:41
  • That's the part that confused me as well. Either way he's made some mistake because "you're quite from me" is something I've never heard before. Sorry I bumped the wrong key on the app and posted an answer by accident:P
    – Element115
    Mar 5, 2018 at 14:50

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