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Saying “I Love You” in Several Languages

As you guys know, people seem to send me lots of questions. Lately, I have had people sending me questions asking how to say things like “I love you” or “sweetheart,” etc. in different languages. I decided the thing I should do is to make a blog and tell you guys how to say things like that in several different languages so you can choose the one you want to use and use it.

Spanish: Most people know about the Italian “amore,” and Spanish is similar. The noun for “love” = amor. The verb for l”love” = amar. If you “fall in love,”= enamorarse. If you love a member of your family, you use “querer” for “to love.” The best way to say “I love you” is” te quiero” If you love to do something, say, “Me encanta ir al cine” = I love going to the movies. In this case, “me encanta” = I love. Beside “te quiero” for ” I love you,” you can also say, “te amo.” If you “like” someone or something, just say “me gusta’= I like. “Me gusta a ti” = I like you.

If you want to use terms of endearment in Spanish, say “carino” or querida.” When you end a letter, you can say, “un abrazo de mi” meaning “a hug from me.”If a girl has a boyfriend, he is her “novio,” and a girl friend is a “novia.” If they are a couple, you say “novios.” If someone has a lover, then “lover” = amante. To say, “my love,” say mi amor.”

Romainian: There are basically two words for “love” that I heard in Romania. They are “iubirea” and “dragostea.” The kind of love God has for us is “iubirea.” If you love someone, you can say, “te iubesc.” “Dragostea” is more for a girlfriend or a boyfriend. If you want to say, “God loves me,” say “Dumnezeu ma iubeste.” If a boy wants attention from a girl, he says, “asi veru sa am dragostea din te” = I want love from you. If you really like something, say “Me incanta.” “Me incanta carne de vita’ = I love beef. If someone is “in love,” you say “a fi indraogostea.” “He is in love with her” = El este indrogostea cu ea.” If you are in love with someone, you can say “Sunt indrogostea cu tine.” If you just want to say you “like” someone or something, say “imi place” = I like. “imi place pe tine” = I like you.

If you want to call someone “sweetheart” or some other term of endearment, call a girl “iubita,” and a guy “iubitul.” If you are talking to a girl, you can call her “draga,” and if you are talking to a guy, you can call him, “drag.” If someone is cute, you can say to them, “draguti” which means “little cute one.” You can also call a girl “scumpa” or a guy “scump.” “Scump” is actually the word for “expensive.”

Japanese: The way to say, “I love you” in Japanese is “aishite masu.” A romantic attachment in Japanese is “koi.” “Ashiteru” = “to love.” “ai” is the noun for “love.” “ai” is a passionate attachment. There are even girls named “ai.” “To fall in love” = koi suru, ai suru. “ai suru” also means to have love or affection or a strong liking. If you just want to say, “I like,” say sukidesu.” In Japanese, they leave the pronouns out, but you could say “anata wo suki desu” = I like you, and this sentence includes the pronoun.

If you want terms of endearment, “koibito” = sweetheart. It can also mean “boyfriend or girlfriend. When I was in a Japanese home, I heart the father of the house putting “yo” on the end of everything he said and asked what it meant. If they are putting “yo” on the end of what they say, they are using it as a term of endearment for family.

Korean: The main word they use for “love” is “sarang.” They use it in all circumstances, but they have more words. “Sarang” is also used as a girl’s name. If they want to say, “I love you,” they say “sarang heyo.” Another noun for “love” is” ejeong.”The “jeong” part of this word means “deep feeling.” “ejeong” is affectionate love. It isn’t used to say, “I love you.” It is used to talk about the kind of love you have. If you just want to say you like, say “cho-ha heyo.” In Korean, they also leave the pronoun out, but you can say “dangshin ool cho-ha heyo” = I like you.

If you want to use terms of endearment in Korean, using the pronoun “dangshin” is a term of endearment. It literally means “you,” but it puts you close to the person. It is like calling them “sweetheart.” If someone has a sweetheart, they have a “yon-in” or an “ae-in.” The Koreans have terms of endearment, but they don’t use them that much. Some people call one another “sarang ha” for “sweetheart.” I have a couple of friends who are a Korean/Romanian couple who both teach English, and they call one another “honey ya.” I think they combined English and Korean to come up with that.

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French: As far as French, I speak very little because I learned it in elementary school, but I do know some things in French. “Je-tem” = I love you. Everyone has probably heard the famous song that taught everyone to say ” vou le vou kushe avec mua?” (Probably, my spelling is bad), but it means, “do you want to sleep with me?’ The word for “love” in French is “amour.”Most people also know “mon cheri’ meaning, “my love” or “my sweetheart.”Since my knowledge of French is limited, you will have to look anything else up if you want to know more French.

“God Is love.” :For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son.” “Love is patient, love is kind..”, “Love one another for Love is of God.” The Bible is full of verses about “love.” // Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com

I am a native speaker of English, and if you read my blog, you may or may not be, but if your language is here, you got some of the ways to talk about love in English anyway. I hope everyone got the terms they were looking for or understand terms they have herd or seen and don’t understand. God is love. I was asked to give a speech about love once for a large group of ladies in a church, so I got up and taught them how to show brotherly love for one another. when I was finished, a lady thought she needed to get up and tell all the different ways of saying “love” in Greek. I had heard them, but I wasn’t giving them a dictionary lesson, but a lesson on how to treat one another well, but since I didn’t talk about the Greek terms, the lady thought I had left something out and put an addendum to my speech, so here they are: Agape = the kind of love that God has for us. that over encompassing, forgiving love that will sacrifice itself for another. Phileo = brotherly love, treating others well. It is a close attachment that doesn’t go as far as romantic love, friendship.. Storge = the kind of love that comes from being part of a family, between parents and child and between brothers and sisters. The last kind is “eros” which means the romantic kind of love, the passionate love, the sexual love between a husband and a wife. Those are the four kinds of love that can be found in the Bible just in case someone thinks this blog is lacking because I didn’t mention them. I hope everyone got what they wanted from my blog.

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