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    souvenir

    Excuse me, I am a little confused about the word souvenir. Does the word souvenir just refer to something that we bring to a friend / family member when we come back from a trip? Or can we use it to refer to something that we give to another person so that they can always have it to remember us?
    In this case if the words memento and keepsake are synonyms, which one (memento, keepsake or souvenir) is the most common?

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    Re: souvenir

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Or can we use it to refer to something that we give to another person so that they can always have it to remember us?
    In this case if the words memento and keepsake are synonyms, which one (memento, keepsake or souvenir) is the most common?

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    See here. 'Memento' is indeed a synonym of 'souvenir' and 'keepsake' is a synonym of 'memento.'

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    Re: souvenir

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Excuse me, I am a little confused about the word souvenir. Does the word souvenir just refer to something that we bring to a friend / family member when we come back from a trip? Or can we use it to refer to something that we give to another person so that they can always have it to remember us?
    In this case if the words memento and keepsake are synonyms, which one (memento, keepsake or souvenir) is the most common?
    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post

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    See here. 'Memento' is indeed a synonym of 'souvenir' and 'keepsake' is a synonym of 'memento.'
    I'd go with 'keepsake'... because I would want you to 'keep' the item for the 'sake' of remembering me!

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    #4

    Re: souvenir

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    for the 'sake' of remembering me!
    What does rice have to do with memory?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: souvenir

    Souvenirs are something you bring back when you have gone on a trip. If you want someone to remember you, then you give a memento.

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