Can someone explain the usage in the following phrase?
A new acquaitance, possibly a romantic interest, sent an e-mail with the following greeting: Hola majo! In the dictionary, I find "crush" and "handsome". Is this a standard phrase and one of those instances in which Spanish is a bit more cariñoso than English? All opinions welcome.
I wouldn't usually use "majo" when addressing male friends (except when joking) but I've used "maja" with various (but not all) female friends.
In Spanish the word "majo" is used to refer to "a person who pleases for his/he sharm, beauty or another quality
I get the meaning of the words, but is this a standard phrase that is not particularly personal? For example, might it be used with all of one's friends?
it is like saying, Hi, handsome.