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Guten Morgen liebe Marie.

Is it affectionate, flirtatious, or just a greeting you would send to any friend? The example is coming from a guy.

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    You can translate it with "dear" like in an English letter "Dear Marie". – Nick Jan 14 at 17:07
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Guten Morgen liebe Marie.

Is it affectionate, flirtatious, or just a greeting you would send to any friend?

Well, affectionate in the sense of cordial yes.
Flirtatious usually not, at least not in a context used at work or for a friend1.

It can be used for any colleague or friend.

If used in a romantic relationship, it would rather be

Guten Morgen meine liebe Marie.


1)Though in those contexts it's also not that common. I'd be prepared, that some hammer thing I broke, or bad news might be stated after, and it was just a phrase to attenuate what's said next.

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    In a romantic context, you could also say Guten Morgen liebste Marie. – Volker Landgraf Jan 15 at 16:52

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