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UltraVires
04-08-2009, 03:44 PM
I know that the word literally means "kisses" but when it is used as a salutation, is it more of a friendly type of kisses, or is it exclusively a romantic thing?

Thanks..

minor7flat5
04-08-2009, 03:52 PM
I know that the word literally means "kisses" but when it is used as a salutation, is it more of a friendly type of kisses, or is it exclusively a romantic thing?

Thanks..I hear it from many females who aren't my wife, so it's more of a friendly thing.

...Just called her and verified: friendly kisses, and it's OK for a woman to say this to a woman, man to woman, woman to man, but not man to a man.

Similar to the rules for giving those little kisses on the cheek when greeting.

sailor
04-08-2009, 04:03 PM
I hear it from many females who aren't my wife, so it's more of a friendly thing.

...Just called her and verified: friendly kisses, and it's OK for a woman to say this to a woman, man to woman, woman to man, but not man to a man.

Similar to the rules for giving those little kisses on the cheek when greeting. Same in Spanish. Except that a guy can say it jokingly to another guy. Even funnier if used in diminutive.

Besitos

Sailor

UltraVires
04-09-2009, 10:10 AM
Many thanks for the answers.

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