Long time, no hear no see.

  • You little ripper!

    Senior Member
    Australian English
    claude23 said:
    Hi,

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

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



    Thank you,


    claude.
    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.
     

    Brioche

    Senior Member
    Australia English
    claude23 said:
    Hi,

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

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

    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.
     

    maxiogee

    Banned
    English
    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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