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long time no see

This page is about the conversational phrase long time no see

Meaning

You can say this while greeting someone you haven't seen for a very long time.

For example

  • "Hey Alex! How are you?"
    "Greg! Long time no see."

  • I hadn't seen Pedro for years, so I said, "Pedro! How's things? Long time no see."

Quick Quiz

When Nick saw Anita, he said, "Long time no see." They

a. hadn't met before

b. hadn't met for days

c. hadn't met for years

Contributor: Matt Errey