https://www.duolingo.com/mademoiselleaiqa

how to say "I love you" in your native language?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/LangAddict
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In Romanian : Eu te iubesc / Te iubesc (the personal pronouns are optional) In French : Je t'aime and in Italian : Io ti amo / Ti amo (same thing with the pronoun)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
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Eu te amo

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https://www.duolingo.com/Anna_Elsa_J.

In Polish it's "Kocham cię" <3

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mariachara
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Greek-Σε αγαπώ (Se agapo)

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https://www.duolingo.com/aaditsingh8
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Hindi, मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ [maiN tumse pyaar karta hooN].

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sapphireoceanELF

Korean - 사랑해요 (saranghaeyo)

Mandarin - 我爱你 (wo ai ni)

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https://www.duolingo.com/aaditsingh8
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That's literally 'I love you' in Chinese, isn't it? It ai also a verb?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UneJamKuqEZi

我 - I/me
爱 - love (noun) or love (verb)
你 - you

So yes, it is literally "I love you" in Chinese. Also, remember there is no conjugation in Chinese so, if you just say 爱你, it could be confusing because it could be anything that loves you:

狗爱你 - (The dog loves you.)
谁爱你? - (Who loves you?)
你爱你 - (You love you.)

Source: I'm taking Chinese in school.

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https://www.duolingo.com/aaditsingh8
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Ah. Okay. I just started learning Chinese. The no conjugation thing was a relief :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zeronovantuno
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in Italian "Ti amo"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Johnnyplot

My native language is portuguese and there is a difference beetween the european and brazilian versions of this expression. In Portugal, we say "Eu amo-te" whereas in Brazil they say "Eu te amo". =)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Krinadoodle
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Native?: I love you (lol)

German (what I'm learning): Ich liebe dich

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Namey

Indonesian here, Aku cinta kamu :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mademoiselleaiqa

same goes with Malaysian language. thanks for sharing!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.luisito

Spanish is my native language but here are some of the ways to say I love you in all the language I'm learning :) Spanish - Yo te amo Portuguese- Eu te amo Polish- Kocham cię Welsh- Rwy'n dy garu di Turkish- Seni seviyorum Arabic- أحبك (ahabak) Basque- Maite zaitut

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NinaCo29
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but how would you for example say 'I love Sarah' in Spanish? I read somewhere that is't Yo amo a [name] is that right? :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
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Dutch: Ik hou van je / Ik hou van jou

Flemish (Belgian Dutch): Ik zie je graag

French: Je t'aime

German: Ich liebe dich

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dimidov

adds in a few for variation These are all Dutch.

I love you - Ik hou van je/jou

I'm in love with you - Ik ben verliefd op jou

I think you are sweet - Ik vind je/jou lief

I think you are nice - Ik vind je/jou aardig

I like you a lot - Ik mag je/jou (heel) graag

I cherish you - Ik heb je lief (<- used mostly in poetic language, not as an actual declaration in normal conversation as far as I know.)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrUglyLady

i german its also "ich mag dich" if you LIKE somebody, or "ich bin in dich verliebt" but its dont used so much

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RG710
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In Malay, there are three ways depending on how intenseand deep the way you want to say it the first way is "Saya sayangkan awak", second "Saya cintakan awak/kamu" the most common one and third one is "Aku cinta padamu" maybe the most poetic and intense although rarely use.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mademoiselleaiqa

I know that because I'm Malaysian :) anyway thank you for sharing :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stepheen

Volim te Волим те

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https://www.duolingo.com/KyledelPue
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I love you. My native language is only English. I would say it in Bisaya if I could.

Mi amas vin (Esperanto)

Eu amo tu (Portuguese)

Yo amo tu (Castillian)

Jag alskar du (Swedish)

Jeg elsker du (Norwegian)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Reus_Zepp
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The correct way to say it in Swedish is "Jag älskar dig" and in Spanish is "Yo te amo" (:

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https://www.duolingo.com/KyledelPue
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It's been some time since I've practiced my Swedish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoFlash
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Slovak: Ja ta lubim.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SkillsInPills

My native language is English so:

I Love You!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/a_pozychailo

ukrainian: Я кохаю тебе (Ya kokhayu tebe).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/doostrunk
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Afrikaans - Ek is lief vir jou

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https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
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Really? That's interesting. I'm a native Dutch speaker, and I would understand that sentence as "I am doing sweet things to you" (Ik ben lief voor jou in Dutch). This is one example that proves that Afrikaans and Dutch definitively are two different languages.

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https://www.duolingo.com/doostrunk
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Afrikaans is actually not my native language, I wrote it because it wasn't on this topic yet. But yes, it means "I love you". I haven't studied Dutch but I know about those similarities, it's interesting but a bit tricky

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dimidov

Lol, I think it's closer to reality to say that Afrikaans is derived from the Dutch the Dutch spoke ages ago. Not so much different languages as just a fork of the same parent. Being a native Dutch speaker, I have no trouble reading most Afrikaans, though, which I always thought was pretty cool. :3

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
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Yes, It's based on 17th century Dutch. To that were added grammar and vocabulary form Portuguese, English and Zulu. (If I'm not mistaken.)

As for it being a different language: the question is when two languages become separate languages, or merely dialects or regiolects of the same language. Compare Danish, Swedish and Norwegian, which are for a large part mutually intelligible, and where the difference between the dialects in one language can be larger than the differences between the languages.

If you consider Afrikaans and Dutch just two forks of the same parent language, you could say the same of Dutch and German... This doesn't mean they're not separate languages.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dimidov

You have a point. I suppose Belgian Dutch is closer to Dutch as the Dutch speak it than Afrikaans would be at the moment, so if anything would count, Afrikaans would be further down the list of options to start with.

I do view Dutch and German as different languages, because at this point, they really can't be considered the same language. I don't think I can say the same holds true for Dutch and Belgian Dutch - I think they mostly have style and temperament differences, rather than them being completely different languages. Take "Het Groot Dictee" for instance, which is still a favoured competition between the two countries and considering the amount of times the Belgians win it, they're too good at it for me to consider this. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
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LOL.

I'll consider this as an attempt at trolling, OK? :-D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dimidov

(Can't respond to your later comment)

I apologise if I offended. I did not mean to offend or troll, in any case. (Not sure what I said?)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicolettov

In Persian/Farsi we say دوستت دارم which spells like /doustat daaram/, but it can also refer to like someone, because the exact word for "love" is عشق /eshgh/and for "to like" is دوست داشتن /doust daashtan/. It's kinda complicated, because love is more of a poetic or romantic act and couples rarely say that to each other in the exact form of عاشقتم /aasheghetam/ which comes from the exact word for love عشق, they usually use the دوستت دارم sentence. we do not tell our friends or parents that we love them using the عاشقتم sentence, we tell that only to our bf/gf or husband/wife. In other cases, we just simply say دوستت دارم.

If you want to write to someone use: Doustat daaram دوستت دارم But if you wanna tell him/her face to face use: Dousset daaram دوست دارم And if you're madly and unconditionally in love: عاشقتم Aascheghetam

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https://www.duolingo.com/mademoiselleaiqa

nice! thanks for sharing!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CamillaJones1

I am 50 percent Hungarian, and "szerettlek" means I love you and it's pronounced SED-Ed-leck

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrUglyLady

just with one t like so "Szeretlek"

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https://www.duolingo.com/alzwawi

انا بحبك

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https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

Irish: Tá grá agam duit.

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https://www.duolingo.com/UneJamKuqEZi

Albanian - (Unë) të dua. The "Unë" is optional because of the conjugation for "dua" and a lot of people don't even say it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lelieblad

English: I love you.

I wish Dutch was my native language, so here it is in Dutch:

Ik hou van jou. (I love you).
Ik hou ook van jou. (I love you too.)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrUglyLady

hungarian: szeretlek

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lezlie2k2
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Kapampangan: kalaguran daka Tagalog: mahal kita English: I love you Hokkien: guá ai dí

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dina-z

native is Latvian, and it would be "Es tevi mīlu." :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Linaria1
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Native, Norwegian: Jeg elsker deg Learning, Scottish Gaelic: Tha gaol agam ort

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https://www.duolingo.com/tournesol.
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my native is Hungarian but it is already written so here goes the Finnish one 'Minä rakastan sinua' or you can use short forms of minä=mä(I) and sinua=sua(you) and you can also leave the personal pronoun because the conjugation makes it clear like so: 'Rakastan sua'

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https://www.duolingo.com/JohnReid8
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In Scots we would translate this as "Ah luv ye".

But to be honest, you just don't hear people say it in Scots.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Magnus_Malik

In danish it's "Jeg elsker dig". It directly translates to "I loves you", though :p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/unknowner

Taiwanese: Guá ái lí !

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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English: I love you
French: Je t'aime
I don't know yet on Polish and Russian. :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wickowicz
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Polish: Kocham Ciebie. Russian: Я тебя люблю. (Ya tebya lyublyu)

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https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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Dziękuję i спасибо!

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https://www.duolingo.com/wickowicz
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Proszę i пожалуйста!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/landsend
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German: Mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist voller Aale.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrUglyLady

XD bist krank alter

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cati161
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Super..... das ist wirklich die perfekte Übersetzung..... Spaßvogel....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CamillaJones1

Hey, I said that!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Purple...Tear_

In Vietnamese: I love you/ Em yêu anh( use with a boy when u talk with him)or Anh yêu em when u talk to a girl

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