To greet someone you have ever met before or friends who has been apart from you and you meet them again. You can use these expressions:
- How are you?
- It's lovely to see you again!
- It's been a long time, hasn't it?
- How are things with you?
- Hello, how are you?
- Hello, I’m fine. What about you?
- Hello, how are you today?
- Hello, I’m fine. And you?
Example in dialogue:
Ridwan : Hi, it's been a long time, hasn't it?
Farhat : Hi, Mr. Ridwan! How are you?
Ridwan : I am fine. What about you?
Farhat : I am fine too, thanks. Where have you been?
Ridwan : I was busy with my new business in USA.
Farhat : Great. What kind of business?
Ridwan : I open my own restaurant there.
Farhat : You are successful.
Ridwan : Thank you. I lost your phone number. Can I have it?
Farhat : Sure. 086764567234
Ridwan : Ok, Farhat. I have an appointment. I must go now.
Farhat : Uh, okay. See you soon.
Ridwan : See you soon.