Spanish Phrases: Tanto tiempo (sin verte)
Hey, this is Joel from WorldSpanishTeacher.com. In this lesson, I want to talk about a cool expression. The full expression is “Tanto tiempo sin verte.”
So literally it’s “So much time without seeing you.” It’s like saying, “Long time no see” in English.
So, if you’re using “tú” then it’s “Tanto tiempo sin verte.” If you’re using the usted form, talking to a man, it’d be “Tanto tiempo sin verlo” or “Tanto tiempo sin verla” for a girl.
You can say it sarcastically like in English, “Oh, long time no see” – “Tanto tiempo sin verte” kind of joking if you just saw that person recently. Or, you can say it in a serious way, if it’s been a few months or years since you’ve seen someone, just like in English.
There’s a shortened form. It’s “Tanto tiempo.” You can say, “Tanto tiempo sin verte” or you can just say, “Tanto tiempo.” – They’re the same.
Well I hope you enjoyed this lesson and that you can start incorporating this expression into your Spanish. It’s easy.
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