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    Default "Long time not seen."

    Hello,
    I've heard several versions so far:
    Long time no see.
    Long time not see.


    Is my version wrong:
    Long time not seen.

    (We have not seen each other a long time.)

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: "Long time not seen."

    I believe "long time no see" is a direct translation from Chinese.

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    Default Re: "Long time not seen."

    Wow, I guess it is impossible to know such things as a normal learner

    Thanks guys!

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