The Language of Love

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In February, we celebrate love! There are so many ways to convey love to those around you, but how do people say, “I love you”, in other languages around the world? We’ve rounded up some fun and impressive new ways you can express your adoration to your friends and family. We've even included the phonetic pronunciation for each to make it easy.

Arabic (modern): Ana uhibbuka/uhibbuki (ah-nah oo-heh-boo-ka/oo-heh-boo-kee)
Danish: Jeg elsker dig (yay els-ka dah)
Dutch: Ik hou van jou (ick how fan yow)
Finnish: Mina rakastan sinua (mee-na rah-ka-stahn see-noo-ah)
French: Je t'aime (Zhuh tem)
German: Ich liebe dich (Ick leebuh dik)
Greek: S'agapo (seg-app-oh)
Hawaiian: Aloha wau ia 'oe (a-loh-ha vaoo ea-ah oh-eh)
Italian: Ti amo (Tee ah-mo)
Japanese: Aishiteru (ay-she-tay-ee-roo)
Korean: Sarang hae (sa-rang-hey)
Mandarin: Wo ai ni (Wuh eye nee)
Polish: Kocham cie (ko-ham che)
Portuguese: Amo-te/eu te amo (ah-muh-tuh/oo chee ah-moh)
Romanian: Te lubesc (tay you-besk)
Russian: Ya lyublyu tebya (Yay loo-bloo teb-yeh)
Slovak: Lubim ta (loo-bim tiah)
Spanish: Te quiero/te amo (Tay key-aero/Tay-ah-mo)
Swahili: Naku penda (nah-koo pen-dah)
Swedish: Jag älskar dig (Ya ell-scar dey)

Which one is your favorite? Try some new translations out this month and see what reaction you get!

Credit: YourDictionary


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