Je t’embrasse can take on two meanings. Let’s take a look:
1. It can mean Take care and can be said to a friend, family member
2. It can mean Kisses and is for a boyfriend/girlfriend situation
How do you know the difference between 1. and 2.? Well, it depends on tone of voice and your relationship. If your Frenchman calls you and ends the call with a lingering, passionate Je t’embrasse, you know he’s sending you kisses. That said, the kissing Je t’embrasse doesn’t have to be dripping in innuendo, it could just be your Frenchman calling you before bed to give you a sweet good night kiss. But if a Frenchman you like but aren’t dating ends a quick phone call to organize a party with a light Je t’embrasse, he’s probably just being friendly. In that kind of case his Je t’embrasse means nothing more than Take care.
If you’re dealing with text messages or emails, however, Je t’embrasse can be a bit harder to read. In those cases, you’ll have to look at the content of your messages, how many messages you’re getting, who messages who first, etc.
For example, if a Frenchman you like but aren’t dating texts you the following:
– See you on Friday. Bring as many friends as you like. And a bottle of wine. Je t’embrasse 🙂
then you’re just friends for now.
But if he texts you the following after a party:
– I really liked talking to you on Friday. I hope to get to know you more soon. Next Friday? Je t’embrasse 🙂
then he probably wants to be more than friends.
To make this super clear, “fort” can be added and a bunch of emoticons:
– Je t’embrasse fort
– Je t’embrasse fort fort fort
– Je t’embrasse fort fort fort 😉 😛 🙂 🙂 😀