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what is the difference between te quiero and te amo

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In the Puerto Rican culture, what is the difference between using "te quiero" and "te amo"?

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updated ABR 18, 2010
posted by mschmidt146

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I don't know about in Puerto Rican culture specifically, but I have gotten the impression that, in general, te quiero can be used with anyone you love, and te amo is used with your significant other. I'm not 100% sure about this though, so let's wait and see if anyone can back me up on this.

updated ABR 18, 2010
edited by MacFadden
posted by MacFadden
I agree with you, and I live in Puerto Rico. One exception to this rule of thumb is when parents use "te amo" with their kids. - Gekkosan, ABR 18, 2010
Ah. That's good to know. Thanks, Gekkosan! - MacFadden, ABR 18, 2010
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