What's the meaning of "Eh bien, Philippe, mon vieux. Ça fait une éternité… " I guess it could be a general greetings like "long time no see" in English, right?


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"Ça fait une éternité..." is a way to say "It has been a long time..." or as you suggest "Long time no see".

You can also say in French "Ça fait longtemps..." but by using "Éternité" it somehow implies that it has been a really long time since you last saw a person or something.

  • as jlliagre suggests, "It's been ages!" may reflect the same idea
    – Random
    Sep 30, 2016 at 8:06

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