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    Hi there,
    In our culture, when two people fall in love with each other, they will exchange a gift to represent they love each other. Is it called ‘Engagement gift’? Is there such a thing in western cultures?

    Thanks
    pete


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    Hi, in Poland and I guess that not only in Poland a man buys a women a ring as an engagement gift, if she accepts the gift it menas that she agrees to marry him usually in a short time.


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    The man buys his prospective bride an engagement ring. She may also receive engagement presents from family and friends, particularly if there is an engagement party (=a social gathering to celebrate the engagement).

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    hi there,

    But I think he asked the thing or gift exchanged when two meet together and fall in love with each other. But engagement means 'having formally agree to marry'. I don't think showing love each other does not mean they have reached in the state of engagement. Still think of proper words for this.

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    Re: gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi there,
    In our culture, when two people fall in love with each other, they will exchange a gift to represent they love each other. Is it called ‘Engagement gift’? Is there such a thing in western cultures?

    Thanks
    pete


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    When two people meet and fall in love, they may well give each other some token of it. For example, he may give her a locket to wear around her neck, in the shape of a heart. When the locket is opened, there is a picture of her on one side, and of him on the other. They may buy chains to wear around the neck. On the chains, they each wear half of a heart ( where the metal heart has been split with a jagged cut) to represent how now, they are 'of one heart and mind'.

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    #7

    Re: gift

    HI there,

    So is it correct to say like this?

    John gave Mary a chain as token of love to show he loves her so much.

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    pete


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    John gave Mary a (gold ) chain as a token of his love

    or

    John gave Mary a (gold) chain to show how much he loves her.

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    Hi there,
    Thanks

    How about this?

    John gave Mary a chain as a love token.
    John gave Mary a love token to show how much he loves her.

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    (1) is fine but (2) sounds clumsy because you repeat 'love' - why else would he give her a love token if not for the very reason, he loves her

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