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What is the difference between 久々 and 久し振り? Is 久々 derived from the root of 久しい?

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I would say that the difference would be minimal and to say otherwise would be nitpicking.

「久々{ひさびさ}」 could at times sound slightly more formal and emphatic than 「久{ひさ}し振{ぶ}り」. For that reason, you would hear the latter more often in the informal daily conversations among us native speakers.

" Is 久々 derived from the root of 久しい?"

Yes, certainly. You know reduplication is a trademark of our language.

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