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    Word-“Sweetheart”, usage and other meanings

    What is the common rule to use the word “sweetheart” to someone?
    If someone addressed us “sweetheart”, what does it mean? And how it can be addressed back while giving the reply?
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    Re: Word-“Sweetheart”, usage and other meanings

    Use this:
    If you are addressing your romantic partner.
    If you are addressing your child.

    Possibly if you are a woman addressing a small child not your own.
    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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    Re: Word-“Sweetheart”, usage and other meanings

    In some dialects in the UK, it can be used to sound friendly when speaking to someone, even strangers. However, I would follow Barb_D's advice.

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    Re: Word-“Sweetheart”, usage and other meanings

    Thanks

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