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English translation: besos y saludos

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02:47 Nov 4, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: besaludos
I am assuming this is besos + saludos, no?
Also, that it is informal usage.
I have seen it used as a despedida in a written communication.
In what countries is this used? What profile of person uses it? Is usage widespread within one country, sex, social class, and so forth?

Thanks for your thoughts.
garabato
English translation:besos y saludos
Explanation:
I'd totally forgotten this but my best friend in Secundaria in Mexico used to always use that with me. Now, this was 30 some years ago and she was a rich little prissy valley girl from Peru. So I really don't know if it was a Peruvian thing or a little rich girl thing. I just thought it made sense at the time because every day you kissed EVERYDODY at school hello and goodbye so waving goodbye and hollering BESALUDOS made perfect sense. But anyway, it's been around awhile. (Kids these days.............they think they invented cool!) But what do I know - I still say groovy.
Besaludos y'all!
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Megdalina
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nabesos y saludosMegdalina
nabesos+saludos
Elinor Thomas
nakisscheeregards!xxxPaul Roige


  

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17 mins
kisscheeregards!


Explanation:
Brilliant, our language is alive and kicking alright! It means even more than that: "besos, salud y saludos"! Something like "kisscheeregards" (yay, lovely!). Really never heard of it but then nobody writes to me anymore. It's QUITE informal and makes me imagine someone quite witty and with good sense of humour, possibly well educated. Southamerican very possibly, they do play with language there big time. Hang on for SAm colleagues to have their say anyway...kisscheeregards, of course :)

xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 10:42
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 442

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Heathcliff

Leonardo Lamarche
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2 hrs
besos+saludos


Explanation:
This is and Argentine neologism and it means besos+saludos as you correctly assume.
It is used mainly by teenagers and I personally find it terrific!!
It appeard (as far as I know) with BBSs and Internet, when teens started mailing and chatting.

Chers! :)


    My teenager kids (sounds familiar to you?, hahaha)
Elinor Thomas
Local time: 06:42
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 247

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19 hrs
besos y saludos


Explanation:
I'd totally forgotten this but my best friend in Secundaria in Mexico used to always use that with me. Now, this was 30 some years ago and she was a rich little prissy valley girl from Peru. So I really don't know if it was a Peruvian thing or a little rich girl thing. I just thought it made sense at the time because every day you kissed EVERYDODY at school hello and goodbye so waving goodbye and hollering BESALUDOS made perfect sense. But anyway, it's been around awhile. (Kids these days.............they think they invented cool!) But what do I know - I still say groovy.
Besaludos y'all!

Megdalina
PRO pts in pair: 79
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