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    'lite friends'

    I've looked up in the dictionary but I couldn't find the meaning of 'lite friends'.
    Maybe you can help me. I'd be very grateful.

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    Re: 'lite friends'

    Perhaps if you provided some context we could guess at the meaning.

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    Re: 'lite friends'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi_there_Carl View Post
    Perhaps if you provided some context we could guess at the meaning.
    Hi_there_Carl!

    While we are waiting for the context, perhaps we could enjoy a 'lite' beer or two!

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    Re: 'lite friends'

    I'd like to have some context but I don't. And I really have to guess the meaning. Anyway I have to say if this is true or false:

    'Lite friends' are those friends with whom you want to be deeply disclosing.

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    I would say FALSE because lite implies that they are not serious friends or that the friendship is not strong...

    I hope this helps,
    Carl

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    Re: 'lite friends'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi_there_Carl View Post
    I would say FALSE because lite implies that they are not serious friends or that the friendship is not strong...

    I hope this helps,
    Carl
    I agree with Carl. Without any context to go by, I would say 'lite friends' are just casual friends; Be careful with the word 'lite', though. 'Lite' should be spelled as 'light'. "The dancer was light on her feet." NOT "The dancer was lite on her feet."

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    Thank you very much for your answers. That was my opinion too but really needed someone else's

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    Quote Originally Posted by adry_ral View Post
    Thank you very much for your answers. That was my opinion too but really needed someone else's
    You are welcome, adry_ral!

    Cheers,
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    Re: 'lite friends'

    As a footnote: "lite" tends to follow the noun it qualifies, e.g.

    1. Nintendo DS Lite
    2. Miller Lite (a kind of beer)
    3. London Lite (a London newspaper)

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    Re: 'lite friends'

    "It's plastered on everything from yoghurts to newspapers, but what does "lite" really mean?" See the following reference:
    BBC NEWS | Magazine | The meaning of 'lite'

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