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Been such a long time now if you want to make even more casual and really sound like a native English speaker, instead of saying good to see you, you can say good to see a so change the you to why yeah, and you end up sounding a lot more casual and a lot more comfortable with the English language. Now I think this one is going to be a little bit new for those who are working at more of a beginner, English level, but I really do love this expression and I. Use it all the time with people. I haven't seen in a long time, so this one is simply longtime, no see. See and it literally means it's been a long time since I haven't seen you, and it's a very casual way, but still super acceptable, formally and informally so you can use this one with friends or colleagues at work. What I even like to do is can add the word stranger after it and it's kind of a fun way to say. Hey, I haven't seen you in so long. You're almost a stranger now. So for example I could say wow longtime. No see stranger and the person could say I know right. It's been so long. Another example could be longtime. No see how come you don't come to class anymore. Now, be careful to. To only use this one. When you actually haven't seen somebody in a long time, it would be super strange if you said longtime. No see to somebody you literally saw last week. Right, so be careful of the context of when you're using these greetings and make sure you only use them in the proper way so only long time. No see if you haven't seen somebody in a long time all right? Let's now move onto super formal English greetings. Now you would really use these greetings when you're talking to strangers, elders people that you really respect. Maybe your grandparents or colleagues or bosses anything like that now in these situations, it's always safer..

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