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"Beso" is a noun which is often translated as "kiss", and "abrazo" is a noun which is often translated as "hug". Learn more about the difference between "beso" and "abrazo" below.
beso(
beh
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (gesture)
a. kiss
Mi primer beso fue a los 15 años.I had my first kiss when I was 15.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(impact)
a. collision
Se dieron un beso los dos coches pero a nadie le pasó nada.There was a collision between the two cars but no one was hurt.
3. (salutation)
a. love
Escribe pronto. Un beso, Carmen.Write soon. Love, Carmen.
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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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