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    remember memory

    Again I have a question and I don't know how I can ask. I try to get the meaning across.
    What do you say when you remember a pleasant memory / experience? When you want to say it was something very nice or you are happy to remember it.

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    Re: remember memory

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Again I have a question and I don't know how I can ask. I try to get the meaning across.
    What do you say when you remember a pleasant memory / experience? When you want to say it was something very nice or you are happy to remember it.
    I have lovely memories of my holiday in Greece.
    I remember my grandmother very fondly.
    I have great memories of my first job.

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    Re: remember memory

    Thanks for your answers.
    But I didn't mean that.
    For example you want to say "I have lovely memories of my holiday in Greece.", what do you say before that to indicate it is a good memory? Don't you, for example, sigh and say something like "good / nice memories" (or maybe something else that I'm looking for) and then continue talk about that memory?

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    Re: remember memory

    The way you say "I have lovely memories of my holiday in Greece" will indicate your feelings. Without further context, the words alone do the job.

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    Re: remember memory

    You could say as little as one word to indicate it but the situation and the context would have to fit. Let's say we are in your living room and you are holding a framed photograph of yourself standing on a beautiful sandy beach under clear blue skies. You have a dreamy, wistful look on your face and you sigh and just say "Ahhhh, Greece" in a soft happy voice, I would be pretty sure that it was a photo of you in Greece and that you had a happy memory of the holiday. You might then go on to tell me more about the holiday.

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    Re: remember memory

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You could say as little as one word to indicate it but the situation and the context would have to fit. Let's say we are in your living room and you are holding a framed photograph of yourself standing on a beautiful sandy beach under clear blue skies. You have a dreamy, wistful look on your face and you sigh and just say "Ahhhh, Greece" in a soft happy voice, I would be pretty sure that it was a photo of you in Greece and that you had a happy memory of the holiday. You might then go on to tell me more about the holiday.
    Thanks a lot for your clarification. Very nice, I could imagine the situation.
    So the equivalent of the Persian word that I am looking for in English can't be found. Maybe English speaking people do not have it.

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