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Tatsuki たつき
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What is the difference? What is the difference between "hug" and "cuddle"?
Aug 11, 2018 5:30 PM
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A hug is usually a single action: you take someone in your arms, give them one affectionate squeeze, and then you let go. That's all. It lasts a second or two. It's something that you do to greet or say goodbye, or perhaps to console or congratulate someone. You can hug anyone - not only friends and family, but also classmates, team-mates and colleagues. Cuddling involves sharing physical closeness, with repeated hugs and strokes over an extended period : you can cuddle someone for minutes or even hours. It's also quite an intimate exchange : apart from your partner/husband/wife/bf/gf, the only people you usually cuddle are babies and small children.
August 11, 2018
A "hug" is the act of putting your arms around someone, whereas a "cuddle" describes something longer, like lying in bed with someone and hugging or just being very close, with physical contact. So a cuddle can include hugs.
August 11, 2018
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