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    human relationships

    I've always thought "human relationships" is Konglish(Korean-style English) to replace "interpersonal relationship", which I heard a lot more. But checking out dictionaries, it also seems to make sense. Maybe my prejudice was "human" means only "benevolent" not "of people". What do you think?

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    Re: human relationships

    As far as I'm concerned, it just means relationships between people. Why do you tthink that "human" means "benevolent"? Are you perhaps mixing it up with "humane"?
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    Re: human relationships

    Okay, I got it. Maybe I was confused with "humane". So are "interpersonal relationship" and "human relationship" interchangeable or is there any slight difference?

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    Re: human relationships

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Okay, I got it. Maybe I was confused with "humane". So are "interpersonal relationship" and "human relationship" interchangeable or is there any slight difference?
    People are humans. Humans are people. The only potential difference I can come up with is that "interpersonal relationships" are relationships between two or more individual people, probably people who know each other and have a fairly regular relationship. "Human relationship" could, I suppose, be the relationship between all the people on the planet, how the actions of the people/government of one country affects the people in another country and such like.
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