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  • Hi Bob the Canadian here.

  • It's been a while, but I'm back to make videos to help you learn English once again.

  • If you're wondering why I'm wearing sunglasses, it's because it's sunny and it's quite snowy

  • out here in Canada and that makes it really hard to see and to keep my eyes open.

  • So, nothing wrong with my eyes, but I'm gonna wear sunglasses for this video.

  • Well since I've been gone for a while I thought I great topic for a video would be some phrases

  • that you could use to greet someone when you haven't seen them for a while.

  • And I did a video about this earlier, I think I went over four, I'll put a link up here

  • for you, four things that you could say when you haven't seen someone for while.

  • In that video I looked at the phrases, "Long time no see."

  • "It's been a while."

  • "It's good to see you." and "How have you been?"

  • So if you want to watch that video as a review you could do that, but in this video I'm going

  • to look at five more phrases, five more things that you can say when you haven't seen anybody

  • for a while.

  • Hey welcome to this video.

  • If this is your first time here don't forget to click the subscribe button below and give

  • me a thumbs up if this video helps you learn English.

  • So we haven't seen each other for a while and you might be wondering what kinds of things

  • can you say when you haven't seen someone for a long time.

  • So in this video let's look at 5 phrases, let's look at 5 English phrases that you can

  • use when you haven't seen someone for a long time.

  • Let's start with the first one, it's really simple.

  • Imagine that your mom or someone in your family has been gone on a trip and you're picking

  • them up at the airport.

  • The very first thing that you would say to them is, "Welcome back!"

  • You would just say, "Welcome back!" because you want them to know that while they were

  • gone you were thinking about them and that now that they have returned they are welcome

  • to be back in your country and to be back in your city.

  • So the first phrase that you could use when you see someone after they've been gone for

  • a while is, "Welcome back!"

  • A second phrase that you could use if you haven't seen someone for a long time is to

  • simply say, "I missed you!"

  • And if you're speaking on behalf of other people maybe you're speaking on behalf of

  • your family or, or as a boss at a workplace you could say, "We missed you!"

  • And in English when we say, "I missed you!' it's from the bottom of your heart.

  • If you haven't seen someone for maybe three or four months and then they finally come

  • back to visit or come back to your hometown and you would just say, "I really missed you!"

  • "I missed you!"

  • And that just lets them know that while they were gone you were thinking about them.

  • That while they were gone you were actually spending time each day thinking, "I hope they're

  • ok.

  • I hope they're having a good time.", etc.

  • So excellent thing to say when someone comes back is, "I missed you!" or "We missed you!"

  • if you're speaking on behalf of other people.

  • A third thing that you could say to someone that you haven't seen for a while is just,

  • "I'm glad you're back!" or "We're glad you're back!"

  • Just expressing to them that while they were gone you were sad, but now that they're back

  • you are happy or glad.

  • So you could say, "Oh, I'm so glad you're back!

  • I'm so happy you're back!

  • We're so happy that you're back!"

  • And that would just be another really warm and friendly way to greet someone that you

  • haven't seen for a while.

  • A fourth thing that you could say to someone who's been gone for a while is, "It wasn't

  • the same without you!" or "Things weren't the same around here while you were gone!"

  • And this really communicates to someone that, that it was noticeable that they were gone

  • for a while, that things just weren't the same.

  • You missed them because they weren't there at the supper table, or you missed them because

  • they weren't working alongside you.

  • So to say to someone, "It wasn't the same with you gone, or things weren't the same

  • while you were gone."

  • really communicates to them, that they were missed.

  • In the last video I looked at the phrase, "It's good to see you!" and there's a variation

  • on this where you can say, "It's really nice to see you!"

  • I'm not sure if it's really nice to see these cats the cats are meowing because I think

  • they want food, it's almost their suppertime.

  • But another phrase that you can say, "It's really nice to see you!" or "It's really nice

  • to see you again!" and that as well would be communicating to people how you feel that

  • that inside you're feeling glad, you're feeling happy to be able to see them.

  • And lastly we'll go over a phrase that I went over in the other video.

  • In the other video I mentioned the phrase, "How have you been?"

  • So when you see someone and you're just curious about how their trip was, or you're just curious

  • about what they've been up to while they were gone, you can say, "How have you been?"

  • But the variation on that is, is a really quick way to say it.

  • You can say, "How ya been?"

  • So we actually skip a word, we don't even say, "have" like we just say, "How ya been?"

  • So it's "How have you been?" but we actually say, "How ya been?"

  • And some of you might be wondering why I pronounce the word, "been" as "been" and not "been".

  • We don't often in English say, "been".

  • How have you been?

  • I think in the other video I over pronounce that.

  • Often in Canadian English we actually say, "been".

  • How, how have you been? or How ya been?

  • Anyways, that's five more ways to greet someone that you haven't seen for a while.

  • I really missed all of you guys so leave a comment below if you've, if you've done that

  • before or even if you haven't.

  • Give me a thumbs up, don't forget to subscribe if you're new here.

  • I'm Bob the Canadian.

  • You can learn English with Bob the Canadian.

  • I'm back.

  • I'm back for a number of months again and let's just look forward to a new video every

  • Tuesday and I'll be doing a live stream Friday morning again.

  • Look for some more information about that towards the end of the week.

  • But I'm back.

  • It's fun to be back, if you're wondering why I was gone it's just a busy time at work.

  • The school where I teach is a semestered school.

  • That means the students learn from September until the end of January, and then they write

  • their exams, and then their second semester goes from February 1st until the end of June.

  • So as we move from the first semester to the second semester it's a lot of work for teachers

  • so I just thought I would set aside making videos for a bit.

  • I hope you were able to keep learning while I was busy.

  • I'm sure you were, but it's really fun to be back and I look forward doing a lot more

  • of these.

  • Anyways.

  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • Learn English with Bob the Canadian.

  • Have a great day.

  • Bye!

Hi Bob the Canadian here.

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Learn English Greetings: How to Greet Someone in English When You Haven't Seen Them in a While

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    蔡天羽 posted on 2019/02/20
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