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    Question What is 'Keys to my home'

    I'd seen song lyrics and I have some question 'What is keys to my home'? I think it is connotation.

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    Default Re: What is 'Keys to my home'

    Whatever it is, we are not likely to guess unless you provide some context. A singer and a title would help a lot.

    PS: Welcome to the Forum , panpaen!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: What is 'Keys to my home'

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Whatever it is, we are not likely to guess unless you provide some context. A singer and a title would help a lot.

    PS: Welcome to the Forum , panpaen!
    "When you’re my girlI’ll give you the world
    Buy you the finer things
    Like diamonds and pearls
    Keys to my home
    I’ll give you my all"

    Thanks for your welcome

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    Default Re: What is 'Keys to my home'

    Hi! I believe it simply means he is wanting to be the girl to be his wife. A guy giving the keys to his home is like saying "you got the full access of my life"

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    Default Re: What is 'Keys to my home'

    Hi Sussete, and welcome to the forum.

    When you give someone the keys to your home, you are inviting that person to live with you, beyond a doubt. It might be a permanent living arrangement, or it might be that the recipient of the keys is free to come and go whenever she pleases. But there is no reason to suppose that marriage is implied. Sorry Sussete.

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    Default Re: What is 'Keys to my home'

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    But there is no reason to suppose that marriage is implied.
    Not in the keys part, but marriage is indeed mentioned in "buy you the finger things". To me, that means first the engagement, then the wedding ring.
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    Default Re: What is 'Keys to my home'

    Finer things, not finger things.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: What is 'Keys to my home'

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Not in the keys part, but marriage is indeed mentioned in "buy you the finger things". To me, that means first the engagement, then the wedding ring.
    In Mexican Spanish no distinction is drawn between girlfriend and fiancee. The word novia serves for both. I think that implies something cultural: in Mexican culture any relationship between young people of opposite sexes is presumed to be somehow related to potential marriage. No such cultural presumption exists in contemporary AmE. We can even contemplate "friends with benefits", q.v.

    Urban Dictionary: friends with benefits
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    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    In Mexican Spanish no distinction is drawn between girlfriend and fiancee. The word novia serves for both. I think that implies something cultural: in Mexican culture any relationship between young people of opposite sexes is presumed to be somehow related to potential marriage. No such cultural presumption exists in contemporary AmE. We can even contemplate "friends with benefits", q.v.

    Urban Dictionary: friends with benefits
    When I lived in Madrid, I only ever heard "novia" to mean girlfriend or fiancée. GoogleTranslate (yes, I know it's not infallible) gives a couple of extra bits of info though. It gives "prometida/dicha" as alternative words for fiancée and also says that "novia/desposada" mean "bride".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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