webreathewords (webreathewords) wrote in little_details,

German endearment question

Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere but I looked through the tags & nothing exactly like this question has been answered.

(1) If someone is saying "my love" to a man as an endearment, I've heard that it would be "mein Liebste" as opposed to "Liebe" for a woman? Are they interchangeable, or if not, which is correct when referring to a man?

I also read that German nouns are always capitalized, no matter what... so if you were to use a noun after the start a sentence it would be "Mein Liebste"? I guess, since my native language is English, capitalizing nouns just looks funky to me, since we only capitalize proper nouns!

Thank you for the help!
Tags: ~languages: german

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