Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Artrella, Mar 1, 2005.
How do say abrazarte fuerte? To hold you tight or to hug you tight? Thank you.
I would say "hug you tight"
Quiero abrazarte fuerte --"I want to hug you tight"
Both mean the same thing... to embrace...
So it would depend on who you were talking to or about...
Why?? Say, I am referring to my love? Wich one would you use in that case?
"Hold" is often of longer duration, and can (but doesn't necessarily) have more sexual overtones. It can also be more like "cuddle". In most cases the two phrases are interchangeable.
Art, and with due respect to jrod, the straight translation may be "hug you tight", but "hold you tight" is the only phrase you ever hear, at least in the U.S. It is the phrase that is in all of our love songs. Never do you hear in a song, "I want to hug you tight until the morning light". Nor will you hear someone ask, "please hug me tight". It will be "please hold me tight". Doo be doo be doo....
No, I ment whom you were speaking about...
Hold is a little more "PROPER".
If you were speaking to say a boyfriend, husband, children then I would say hug...
If it was to someone thet you are just getting to "Know" then I would say hold...
But that is just my opinion.
What if you were to change "abrazarte" to "abrazo" as in
Dame un abrazo--"Give me a hug"
Dame un abrazo--"Give me a hold"?
Please correct me....I'm still learning
OK, but you can say give me a hug but not give me a hold. You say hold me tight or hug me tight. Am I right?
Yes, same question here. I don't think you can use "hold" as a noun.
Right.. Hold me tight or hug me tight both work but give me a hold does not..It would be Hold me
You know, I always thought that "to hold you tight" was, let's say, more romantic than "hug" and thought that "hold" was more appropriate for lovers, and "hug" more appropriate for your kids for instance.
Exactly. I would say you are correct in what you wrote in bold.
That's what I would say.
It is much more romantic..So when you first meet someone the romance is a big thing..You say things like Hold me all night long..Hold me forever..
once married. .......With kids, bills, a dog, dirty dishes, laundry piled to your arm pits..It turns into...Give me a hug!... Usually as everyone is running out the door!!!
See? I was right, wasn't I te?
You are right Artrella. jrod and the others are correct to say "give me a hug is correct while give me a hold is not". You are also 100% correct in your thinking in the above quotation.
UNCLE..UNCLE..UNCLE I GIVE!!
You were right!!
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