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"Chaque jour je vous aime plus."

Translation:Every day I love you more.

February 12, 2013



Oh, Duolingo, you charmer.


Why is aimer sometimes to love and sometimes to like? How can one know the difference?????


It means love for people, and like for things.


Nope. It can mean either one for people.


Riddle me this: "Je vous aime" does not accept the answer "I love you."


I could be wrong but I think that would be because you would usually use 'tu' in this situation, not 'vous'. Saying that you love someone implies that you are familiar with them, therefore the need for 'tu'.


what if I love Jesus, God, Shakespeare, Carlos Drummond, Gabriel Garcia Marques, Picasso...


You are not wrong, but with modifications:

The "t'aime" used here is actually a contraction of "te" not "tu" as in "tu aime."


Je t'aime = I love you

Je t'aime bien = I like you

Je vous aime = I like you (all) [You can't love someone emotionally, formally]

With respect to the characters mentioned by "antlane" such as Picasso, Shakespeare etc, I suspect that it is their work that is loved, rather than an actual emotion loving relationship with them, in which case "adorer" better serves this purpose:

J'adore Shakespeare = I love Shakespeare

J'adore Picasso = I love Picasso



"Je vous aime" could also mean "I love you all."

, may be in reference to your family, parents, siblings, children. People who are close to you.

With your classmates, colleagues at work, electorate, it most probably equates with the previously stated "I like you (all)."


I think you should report that, if you haven't yet!


I am wondering the degree of love of this sentence. I mean if lovers can say this to each other,why should they use vous rather than tu?


I know spanish speaking couples that have been married for more than 20 years and still refer to each other with the formal usted (the french equivalent of vous). It's a sign of respect, even when there's a lot of intimacy involved.


Do you really know?? Not in Spain I assume.

Instead, I know of a french cuple that always spoked to each other using the "vous". Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre.


she is a queen and he... he is a musketeer


But be warned, gallantry entails great risk!


Perhaps the speaker is talking to multiple family members...or is in a polyamorous relationship...or is a politician trying to suck up to the electorate and get votes by making a nice speech...


I was hoping for romantic.......must be at a funny age! But fair point :-)

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In this case, "vous" is used in the formal way (very respectful).

Of course, you could say "je t'aime" if you are more familiar with the other person.


It could mean 'like' and be referring to a group of people maybe


I am with you. This is a very personal sentence, surely. Unless it is meant ironically.


Chaque jour je t'aime plus, Duo. (˘︶˘)


So the computer pronounced the last word as "plu" which I was taught means "less." Had the word been pronounced "plus," I would have typed "more." Am I way off on this?

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The final "s" of "plus" should be pronounced in this case.

This is a problem that we plan to fix asap, thanks!


Why has this not been fixed yet? February 28, 2016.


November 1, 2014: The problem hasn't been fixed yet.

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As a temporary solution, the audio was disabled for the exercises where you have to "Listen and type what you hear".


The audio is enabled and the "s" is not pronounced. Please solve this. Duolingo is teaching this in a wrong way to a lot of users!


Why should be pronounced in this case?


Not fixed, Sept 3, 2017.


2017 October 18: there's almost an S there now. But I had to listen three times to hear it.


I am glad you pointed this out, both the male and the female voice pronounce it [ploo] and not [ploos]. I looked into it and am now pronouncing it correctly! I wish Duolingo could at least put a note somewhere describing the pronunciation rule in this case. If I went by the way it is pronounced here, I would think it means "Every day I love you LESS.", which would sort of be the opposite of what I would want to say.


You're right about the pronounciation but in this case, the sentence is positive. "Je NE vous aime plus" would mean less.


"Je ne vous aime plus" would mean "I don't love you anymore".


Reading romance novels these days, Duo?


Aimer can mean love or like so why does the app keep changing its mind about which is correct?


Up to I know, if you want to tell someone in French that you like/appreciate/cheriss him, but you don't LOVE him, you should avoid to say merely "je t'aime". Instead, you can say "je t'aime BEAUCOUP". This way, the other knows that he is dear to you... But not your LOVE.


I wrote like, because you would not use vous with someone you love.


Plus sounds like "pu". You cannot hear the "l". Where is the "l"


Awww, so sweet


Je t'aime means I love you Je t'aime bien means I like you. The "bien" designifies the word aimer from "to love" down to "to like." Itd be like saying, "I love you okay," AKA I like you. Hope that helps! Je vous aime bien means I like you Je vous aime (because vous is informal, and you wouldn't say you love someone you don't know well enough to use the tu form)


I see comments on here that say that the s in "plus" should be pronouced here. How can I tell when it should and should not be pronounced?


Like should be acceptable in addition to love. People are saying that aimer is like for objects and love for people, so then what is like for people?


You would say "Je t'aime bien" which literally means "I like you well." I know it sounds weird, but that's how they say it.


How you know if it's like or love? Why can't you say "Every day I like you more and more" like this in french?


They should just accept like too!!


Like for love is not accepted:-(

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When do you put the pronoun infront of the verb...examples: je t'aime, peux je t'aider etc


Tous les jours / chaque jour can they be same meaning?


Quelle est la différence entre chaque jour et tous les jours ?


I think they are trying to emphasise their love which grows stronger each day - very romantic :)


I wrote 'like' and it didn't get accepted. If 'aime' in this case means love, how would you say you like someone?


You would say "Je t'aime bien" which literally means "I like you well." I know it sounds weird, but that's how they say it.


So how would I correctly say "Everyday I like you more" with the receiver gaining full understanding of LIKE, not love! As in a friendly liking? Thanks!


Would one use vous when telling someone you loved them?


Couldn't this mean, "Each/every day i love ALL of you (a group, perhaps a family) more?"


I thought 'vous' was impersonal so surely it is better translated as like rather than love? I would have thought 'je t'aime plus' would be the more personal I love you more. Of course it could be plural!


Honestly, duolingo, make up your mind whether you accept "like" or "love" for aimer.


what is wrong with "each day I like you more"


If , as sswalek says, aime means love for people and like for things,I do you say I like you?


"aimer bien" would be used to indicate you like a person, or if you somewhat like a thing.


I wrote "Everyday" instead of "every day" and mighty doulingo told me I'm wrong


That's because "every day" and "everyday" mean different things.

"Everyday" means a regular occurrence, something that's normal/average/not special. So, for example, my sneakers are my everyday shoes; I wear then regularly, but not necessarily every single day.

"Every day" refers to something you do every single day of the week. For example, I brush my teeth every day (Monday through Sunday without missing a day).

FYI, the same theory goes for "login" vs "log in", "workout" vs "work out" and "anytime" vs "any time" (and a lot of other terms). They're not interchangeable.

There are a surprising number of native speakers who don't know the difference, and I feel for second language English speakers who aren't taught this correctly. Hope the above explanation helps you.

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    Why did I not get it right when I put "Every day I like you more"? Aimer is to like/to love???

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      Wait, do you have to put vous for love and tu for like?


      Aimer means love when referring to people, it means like when referring to objects. Vous and tu both mean you, vous is more formal.


      @lesliemksik, i agree. Ive gotten things wrong bc it sjouldve been adore not aimer. So when do you use which?


      Hi fellow Aussie : ) There are some explanations above re aimer vs aimer bien, but just popping up to say i was having the same problem. We were taught j'aime for "i like" and j'adore for "i love" at school, with no delineation between people, animals and objects. Apparently, the textbooks were wrong D:


      Why not toujours instead of chacque?


      Toujours would be "always" and not "every day" = chaque jour.


      What's the difference between tous les jours and chaque jour?


      ”Tous les jours" is every day in a sense of "all the days", while "chaque jour" is every day in a sense of "each day" or "day by day".


      Come what may...


      I feel the same, Duo


      damn you, duolingo. Every day i like you more is right as well


      I think "je vous aime" means "I love you" and "je vous aime bien" means "I like you".


      Everyday or every day!


      Can like mean love too?


      Yes ive got heartaches by the number...


      can you say tous les jours rather than chaque?


      Chaque jour je t'aime plus

      je ne t'aime plus, mais je t'aime bien


      Why is 'Every day I "like" you more' not accepted ?


      It goes downhill from there, buddy.


      I've been away too long


      You can like someone but not love them. Both answers should be correct. I always get confused as I use j’adore when I love and j’aime when I like.


      With people, "aimer" means love. With objects, it means like.


      I wrote "Every day I love you all more" because wouldn't it be tu if you was singular? Or am I not to the tutoyer stage yet?


      this should be said vey slowly. it is so important.


      If you are loving someone why are you using the impersonal pronoun vous.

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