csókolom

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  • palomnik

    Senior Member
    English
    As you probably know, the original form was more often kezét csókolom - "I kiss your hand" - and as you can imagine, it was a form used only from a gentleman to a lady, or from an inferior to a superior, which explains why nowadays it is only used with women and the elderly. A woman wouldn't use it with anybody, even the elderly, as far as I know.

    Don't we have any Hungarians out there in the forum? I'm hardly the expert.
     

    Erik 182

    Senior Member
    Hungarian
    As you probably know, the original form was more often kezét csókolom - "I kiss your hand" - and as you can imagine, it was a form used only from a gentleman to a lady, or from an inferior to a superior, which explains why nowadays it is only used with women and the elderly. A woman wouldn't use it with anybody, even the elderly, as far as I know.

    Don't we have any Hungarians out there in the forum? I'm hardly the expert.

    Yep, that's the way it works.
    Children often says "csókolom" to everybody (male, female) because they learn later on how it is used correctly...
     

    chamcham

    Member
    Hungarian, Hungary
    Hi,

    yes, that's how it works, but is is good to know, that "kezét csókolom" (I kiss your hand.." form is still alive, used by men greeting a young women.
     
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