Using "Long time, no see" in mail or e-mail?

Algernon

Member
Japan, Japanese
Hello guys!

One question.

Is it possible to use a expression "Long time, no see" even in mail or e-mail? I'm seeking for a phrase for a person whom I have not seen for a long time.

I need your help! Thank you in adavance.
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    "Long time, no see" is appropriate in a casual setting, either in conversation or in emails. (Of course, you're not actually seeing the person...)

    It is, of course, grammatically incorrect.
     

    Algernon

    Member
    Japan, Japanese
    Hi bibliolept!

    Thank you for your quick response.

    What I wanna know at the moment is whether I can use it in an e-mail.
    Depending on your comment, using in an email is correct, isn't it?
     

    bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    As PMS-CC suggested, it would be more accurate to use a variant like "long time, no read." I think you're fine using "long time, no see" in an email to a friend, though, as it would be acceptable in a casual conversation.
     

    jusap

    Senior Member
    France/USA French/English
    Yes, you can use it in a casual email. And as it is not implying that you are now seeing them, only commenting on the duration you have not, you do not need to amend the "see" for written media.
     
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