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What is the most natural translation of the English phrase "It was great to see you" (as in what you would say after seeing a friend you hadn't seen for a long time)?

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Colombian way: ¡Rico verte! – Randolf Rincón Fadul Nov 16 '11 at 3:58
@jrdioko, don't forget to accept the correct answer. – dusan Nov 17 '11 at 16:46
@dusan: I try to hold off on accepting answers during private beta to give everyone a chance to chip in. – jrdioko Nov 17 '11 at 17:34
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I would say

Me dio gusto verte.

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This is very country dependent. Never heard it in Spain. – Rellikiox Jan 2 '12 at 21:38

More formal:

Encantado/a de verte/haberte visto (de nuevo)

Less formal:

Me alegro de verte

Me ha alegrado verte


Que genial verte

Cuánto tiempo

Que guay (I think just Spain and kind of childish/posh) verte/encontrarte

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In Mexico we say:

¡Qué milagro!

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I dont think that you should put question mark as its not an interrogative sentence. – Robin Nov 16 '11 at 9:57

I've been told by a Spaniard:

¡Buen conocerte!

Note: As per Joel's comments below, this isn't universally recognised

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Never ever heard that in Spain, especially because in Spain "conocerte" means to meet you for the first time, and the question is about meeting/seeing again. If someone told me "buen conocerte", I would know he/she is not from Spain. – JoulSauron Nov 16 '11 at 9:06
Ah. The "de nuevo" was my addition, but the guy was from Málaga and that was how he said goodbye. Perhaps it's a regional phrase? – Brian E Nov 16 '11 at 9:09
Either he was not Spaniard native or it's just I've never heard of it. – JoulSauron Nov 16 '11 at 9:15

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