How've you been?

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How've you been?

How are you? "How've" is an informal contraction of "how have." Hey, great to see you again! How've you been? Hi Murray, how have you been?
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How (have) you been?

a standard greeting inquiry. (See also How you is?) Bob: Hi, Fred! How have you been? Fred: Great! What about you? Bob: Fine. Bob: How you been? Sue: Okay, I guess. You okay? Bob: Yup.
See also: how
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