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    #1

    warm-heart

    My dad is probably the nicest man you'll ever meet. He's very kind, very generous, very warm-heart and he's really just a good guy and I love him very much.

    Is warm-heart used here correctly? Shouldn't it be warm-hearted?

    I only found the following idiom with warm-heart:

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...?q=warm-heart+
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: warm-heart

    It should be warm-hearted as an adjective. The idiom is a commonly used one in BrE. When we meet someone whose hands are cold, we sometimes use that idiom to them. The suggestion is that to make up for having cold hands, the person has a warm heart (ie, they are a nice person).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: warm-heart

    I read the OP's sentence several times as "the nicest man you'll have ever met".
    What sounds better?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: warm-heart

    The original. The nicest man you will ever meet in your life.
    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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