Long Time No See

Teacher: Robin    Runtime: 5:31     Series: Beginner 2      icon-heart Donate     

This greetings video will teach you about many ways to greet someone if you haven’t seen them in a long time.
이 인사관련 동영상은 여러분이 누군가를 오랫동안 보지 못한 경우, 그 사람에게 인사하는 여러 방법에 관하여 가르쳐 줍니다.
[Part 1]

Helloy everyone.

In this video, we’re going to talk about epxressions you use when you haven’t
see someone for a long time. ok…

So, imagine, you’re walking on the street and then you see your friend and
you haven’t seen your friend for a long time.

Maybe, you haven’t seen your friend for a month…or 6 months…or a year…or 5 years..or you haven’t seen them for 10 years. Ok…

You haven’t seen them for a long time.

So what should you say?

Well, first, you should say “hi” or “hello”, but then…you should use one of these expressions. Ok…

So the first one, “It’s been a long time”.

“It’s been a long time”.

So you can say, “Hey, Susan, how are you doing? It’s been a long time”. Ok…

So you want to express that you haven’t seen them for a long time.

The next one.

“It’s been too long”.

“Hey, Jack, how’s it going? It’s been too long”. Ok…

We haven’t seen each other for a long time.

“It’s been too long”.

If you see, I have the blue line.

We change this to other time…time expressions.

You could say, “It’s been too long”.

You could say, “It’s been one year”.

“It’s been one year”.

“It’s been ten years”.

“It’s been ages”.

“Hey, Stan, how are you doing? It’s been ages since we last saw each other.”

So,’ages’, a long time. Ok…

And the last one here…

Of course this is the most common one and the easiest one to use.

“Long time, no see.”

So, “Hey, Jack. How are you? Long time, no see”. Alright…

So, again, all of these mean, I haven’t seen you in a long time.

Good to use…when you meet your friend you haven’t seen in a long time.

Alright…let’s move on to a few more expressions.

2:16 [Part 2]

Ok…Here are two questions to use when you haven’t seen someone in a long time.

The first one…

“How long has it been?” Ok…

So, you haven’t met your friend for a long time, so you say, “Hey, Dave. How are you doing? Haven’t see you in a long time.”

And he says, “How long has it been?” Ok…

So you have to think.

How long have we not seen each other?

So you can say, “It’s been ….two months”. Ok…

So, we haven’t seen each other for two months.

So, “How long has it been since we last met?” Ok…

“It’s been…” and you have to think, “Uhmm, about 1 year.” Ok…

The next question.

“What have you been up to?”

“What have you been up to?”

Now the “up to” is same as “What have you been doing?” Ok…

“Since we last met, what have you been doing?” ok…

So, maybe you didn’t meet your friend for 1 year. ok…

So, you want to ask, you know, “how long has it been? It’s been 1 year.”

“What have you been up to?”

“What have you been doing for 1 year?” Ok…

“Well, I’ve been traveling.”

“I’ve been working hard.”

“I’ve been studying English.” Ok…

So you want to tel what have you been doing for that time. Alright…

So these are two useful questions to use when you haven’t met your friend for a long time.

Let’s take a look at some example dialogues.

3:56 [Part 3 – Example Dialogues]

Ok, example dialogue one.

“Hi, Susan. It’s been a long time.”
“Hi, Dave. Yes, it’s been over 2 years.”

Example two.

“Hello, Mr. Smith. How long has it been?”
“About 6 months.”
“I’m happy to see you again.”
“Yes, me too.”

Example dialogue three.

“Jessica, long time no see.
“Hi, Jeff. What have you been up to?”
“Well, I got married and moved to France.”
“Wow, good for you. I’m so happy to see you again.”

Example four.

“Hey, Paul. It’s been ages since we last met.”
“Yes, wow, maybe 10 years.”
“It’s been too long. I missed you.”

4:51 [Part 4]

Ok, I hoped those dialogues helped you.

I know these expressions are a little bit difficult.. a little bit big…a little bit complicated, but these are excellent expressions to use when you haven’t seen someone for a long time.

Ok…when you haven’t seen your friend for a long time.

And, also, in the business situation… you haven’t seen someone for a long time.

Alright…you should use these.

Well, I hope you can learn them and know them.

Maybe it takes a little more self-study.

Anywa, you can do it.

And I’ll see you next time.

[End]

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