How To Say 「久しぶりに」In English
Sometimes you might see someone, go somewhere, or do something that you haven’t done in a long time.
There are three ways you can say 「 久しぶりに」in English:
Long time no see. We use the phrase Long time no see as a hello greeting when we meet someone that we have not seen for a long time. Long time no see is a set phrase. This means you just say Long time no see and you don’t make a sentence with it.
~ for the first time in a long time. This is a very useful phrase that you can add to the end of any sentence to mean 「 久しぶりに」 for the first time in a long time can be added to any sentence, past, present, or future. For example:
- Last weekend I ate sushi for the first time in a long time.
- I’m eating sushi here for the first time in a long time.
- Next Saturday night I’m going to eat for the first time in a long time.
It’s been a long time since I’ve ~ This phrase is a bit longer to use because you need to make two sentences. For example:
- I ate sushi last weekend. It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten sushi.
- I’m going to the movies tonight. It’s been a long time since I’ve gone to the movies.
- Next month I’m taking a trip. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a vacation.
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