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"Abrazo" is a noun which is often translated as "hug", and "saludo" is a noun which is often translated as "greeting". Learn more about the difference between "abrazo" and "saludo" below.
abrazo(
ah
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brah
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of embracing)
a. hug
Ve a darle un abrazo a la abuela.Go give your grandmother a hug.
b. embrace
Lo envolvió en un cálido abrazo un buen rato.She held him in a warm embrace for a good long while.
2. (in correspondence)
a. best wishes
Espero que estés bien y que hayas pasado un buen verano. Un abrazo, MartaI hope you are well and have had a good summer. Best wishes, Marta
b. regards
Un abrazo, Ricardo Cortes MartínRegards, Ricardo Cortes Martín
c. love
Un abrazo desde Salamanca, GeorgeLove from Salamanca, George
d. take care
Nos vemos pronto. Un abrazo, RosaSee you soon. Take care, Rosa
e. xoxo
Gracias por tu ayuda la semana pasada. Un abrazo, BelénThank you for your help last week. xoxo, Belén
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saludo(
sah
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loo
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doh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (salutation)
a. greeting
Sonia y Carlos intercambiaron saludos al encontrarse en el mercado.Sonia and Carlos exchanged greetings when they ran into each other at the market.
2. (gesture)
a. wave
Al pasarlo en la calle, Alfredo me dirigió un saludo con la mano.When I passed Alfredo on the street, he gave me a wave.
b. salute
El teniente le tendió un saludo al general.The lieutenant extended a salute to the general.
3. (in correspondence)
a. regards
Te mando el más cordial saludo desde Argentina.I send my warmest regards from Argentina.
b. best wishes
Te mandamos saludos desde la playa.Everyone sends their best wishes from the beach.
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