student asking question

Is it okay to say "shut up" to girlfriend? Isn't it too bad word?

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Rebecca

I do not recommend saying "shut up" to a girlfriend, boyfriend, or in general. "Shut up" is a phrase that is considered aggressive and rude. Here, the speaker is saying "shut up" in a playful way rather than an aggressive way, because he wants his girlfriend to stop talking so he can kiss her.

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