Long time, no hear no see. Is that correct?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by claude23, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. claude23 Banned


    Long time, no hear and no see . Is that correct?

    May I write an email or text my friend telling him that ?

    Thank you,

  2. You little ripper! Senior Member

    Australian English
    Hi Claude,

    This is an expression which is used by a lot of people but is not grammatically correct. It is better to say It's a long time since I've seen and heard from you.
  3. Brioche

    Brioche Senior Member

    Australia English

    Long time no see, isn't really English.
    It's word for word from Chinese.
    However, it is a relatively common thing for friends to say to each other.
  4. maxiogee Banned

    The original phrase was "long time no see" and then people started to use "long time no hear" with reference to telephone calls, but I don't think I've ever heard anyone combine the two into "Long time, no hear and no see"!

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