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salut, mon petit ami


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21:50 Sep 19, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: salut, mon petit ami
because I need to know
joel deutmeyer

Summary of answers provided
5buddyashiq mangel
5Hello sweetheart,
Maya Jurt
4Hello, My little friend
4hello my boyfriend (or friend)natbaker
3Hi, dear friendDrSantos



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hello my boyfriend (or friend)

petit ami means boyfriend (though you won't hear it referred to that way in modern French).

Literally it means "little friend". Petit = little.

It sounds like a general term of endearment directed to the addressee.

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Hi, dear friend

It is Hi.
It is friend.
Whether it is "boy friend"I am not sure.
Petit is indeed "little" - it could be "endearment" or it could "sarcastic".

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Hello, My little friend

In my opinion

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Hello sweetheart,

In France when someone calls the other "ma petite amie" or "mon petit ami". It does not mean that they are small or dear or endearing.
It means simply that they see themselves as a couple, what ever age they are.
The equivalent is therefor "sweatheart" or anything like "honeypie" "darling" etc.

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in France or in French, i agree petit ami means boy friend though a girl doesn\'t address her boy friend friend by saying mon petit ami. Without any context, I guess these are two friends who meet. Therefore I suggest:
Hi, buddy

ashiq mangel
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