'I love you' (70)

1 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-01 08:01 ID:86dV9I1K

Well, it's February and eventhough my cat thread was a failure, I was wondering: How do you write 'I love you' in your language?

English: I love you
Malay: Saya cintakan awak

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-01 12:56 ID:aXWEOqvd

Swedish: Jag älskar dig
German: Ich liebe dich.

Hah, awesome. Googling for pages about this yields good stuff:

Both those links botched up the Swedish line, though...
Also: 2GET.

3 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-01 23:34 ID:yimlAxNv

German: Ich liebe dich.

More liek "I love dick"

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-02 04:12 ID:QOFybkiU

我愛你 (pronounced: lay low moe)

5 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-03 02:24 ID:i3Wn4M+0

Spanish (1): Te amo
Spanish (2): Te quiero

(1) it means more love than (2), but (2) it all right too.

6 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-04 15:25 ID:Heaven


7 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-05 09:11 ID:QOFybkiU


8 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-05 20:36 ID:H2KQjNyI

Wo Ai Ni!

9 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-08 17:02 ID:Heaven

request: pronunciation info in addition to spelling would be appreciated

10 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-08 22:12 ID:i3Wn4M+0


Te : TE sound like TEN whithout letter "N"

AMO: A + MO. Where, A sound like A from APPLE. Only "A" without "PPLE". And MO, it sound like MO from MOTO. Only pronounced "MO" without "TO".


TE AMO = I love you in spanish

11 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-27 22:38 ID:YzQ4qVsP

Kocham Cię.

12 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-02-28 14:09 ID:snXjks9m

ton outil n'est pas satisfaisant, je te laisse

13 Name: Kenji : 2007-03-14 10:32 ID:7UAu/4sb

Japanese: 愛してる or Aishiteru
But this is really hardcore, usually people just say 大好き(daisuki).
French: Je t'aime

14 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-03-19 07:07 ID:sGJ40bk+

Dostet daram , دوستت دارم , I love you
aasheghetam , عاشقتم , I'm in love with you

15 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-03-26 15:37 ID:GIASDhLf

What dialect of Chinese is that supposed to be?

Chinese (Mandarin): 我爱你

我 (wo): war, without the "r"
爱 (ai): eye
你 (ni): knee

16 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-04-07 00:58 ID:V5ek+R/4

Ich liebe dich.

17 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-04-14 21:39 ID:mwpsaXj3

Spanish has 2 ways of saying I love you

Te amo
100% I love you. Direct and powerful

Te quiero
50% I love you + Cuteness. People say that just to be cute or kind, although not necessarily in terms of absolute love. For example, friends can say that to each other; male to female, female to female, male to male.

18 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-04-19 10:05 ID:3vl74twG

Dutch: Ik hou van jou/je

19 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-04-19 11:58 ID:uxEnwr3y

English: I fuckin' hate you

20 Name: No Name-san : 2007-06-25 18:13 ID:7qd+4u50

Sarang Hae.
thats ii think in Korean..

what's the difference of
大好き(daisuki) and 愛してる (Aishiteru)
Isn't aishiteru the most formal one?
..or am i wrong

21 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-06-26 02:02 ID:wFxUgR25

I think daisuki is more casual, because it doesn't directly mention love. "daisuki", if directly translated, is like "great/large good coming".

22 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-06-26 17:40 ID:HTEm5pc2

It's more like "I like you very very much".

Suki is used to tell that we like something : neko ga suki=i like cats.

"Dai" means huge, big.

23 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-06-28 13:27 ID:QA83x20f

damn it's BIG love XD

24 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-07-24 22:32 ID:Ojp9RUGJ

Finnish : Minä rakastan sinua <3
Maybe some on can explain how to pronounce that,since i kinda suck in it!! xD(if you would be some semi-japanese semi-russian it would be easy to pronounce it)

25 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-07-29 08:53 ID:q/HBB1Id

He forgot the diu. Prolly some whitey.
It's in cantonese.

26 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-08-01 16:46 ID:FY5eGne1

Philipino: Mahal kita. (Ma-hal kee-ta)
Esperanto: Vin mi amas. (Veen mee ahm-ahs)

The Esperanto one can be switched around...Vi means "you" and Mi means "I". As long as you put a letter 'n' on the end of vi (vin), then you can arrange the words any way you want...

Mi amas vin.
Vin mi amas.
Amas vin mi.
Mi vin amas.
Amas mi vin.

All of them mean "I love you."

27 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-08-02 00:42 ID:quIY6EY4

Thai, modern, intimate, used by all genders: chăn rák thəə.

(Rising tone, high tone, mid tone. 'th' is an aspirated t (as in Thai), not a thorn or theta sound.)

28 Name: |_|b3rn4t0r_LOL : 2007-08-19 16:13 ID:qRl5Gu00

LIthuanian: Aš tave myliu (the first word is pronounced 'ash')
Russian: ja liubliu tibia

29 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-08-19 18:06 ID:eEJCdmGg


Do it yourself with your mother, fag!

Didn't know that there some Chinese (at least some chinese immigrant-kids) lurking here around.

30 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-08-20 23:47 ID:4ftWKGZ+

Wir müssen die Juden ausrotten! ♥

31 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-08-24 22:58 ID:zn7GhJv8

Welsh - Rydw i'n caru chi.

32 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-09-01 11:59 ID:8d0zDAdA

What's that supposed to mean? Aren't you Chinese or something?

33 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-09-01 20:54 ID:jSJ1ubY/

>>32 i just happen to know the language.

34 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-09-01 20:54 ID:jSJ1ubY/

>>32 bak por!

35 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-09-02 21:00 ID:hmAYN23t

Portuguese: Amo-te

Stressing "I": Eu Amo-te

36 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-10-18 16:02 ID:LYVwf1qu


it's Cantonese but doesn't mean i love you, it means 'your mom' and possesses the meaning of fuck your mother

37 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-10-18 16:03 ID:LYVwf1qu

>>35 isn't it ti-amo?

or ti-amo is spanish?

38 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-11-03 22:38 ID:vXd939MK

sagapo in greek
se agapo still greek

39 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-11-04 14:52 ID:CLcazz34

I'll try to type it how it's pronounced in English.

Minä rakastan sinua -> Mee-nah ra-kas-tan see-noo-ah

So that's how you pronounce it, although the letter "a" in "tan" and "kas" is pronounced more like the "a" in the word "what".

You can also say rakastan sinua, but it might not sound that good.

40 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-11-05 15:51 ID:emCLkall

Elvish - Amin mela lle

41 Name: gordon : 2007-11-07 02:28 ID:vtLk3T4G

French - Je t'aime

42 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-11-07 10:07 ID:/Ga6/DNy


Pok kai.

43 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-11-07 10:26 ID:Heaven

You just happen to know a couple of insults you mean.
Bak por..seriously...nay sow pei la. Cheh.

44 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-11-08 12:17 ID:K0egRXmf

ordinary: 愛してる(Aishiteru)
shy: 大好き(Daisuki)
They sound affected in Japanese.
But, they're so straight.
I think Japanese people is a little shy.

45 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-12-04 20:43 ID:205zMui0

Uo yev oli

46 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-12-04 21:10 ID:3E2/8dl4

Ah love thee: Scots.

47 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-13 07:46 ID:NbawXwmZ

Oh look, it's February again.

Szeretlek (Hungarian)

48 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-13 18:47 ID:wp5lqusB


mahal kita

49 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-13 20:45 ID:P8jqdyOZ

No German yet?
"Ich liebe dich"

50 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-16 18:05 ID:gvwA/g+5

Я тебя люблю

51 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-17 03:31 ID:hC/D6hqu


52 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-19 14:34 ID:gvwA/g+5



53 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-20 02:11 ID:3RfHCEa5

in brazil: "te amo", pronounced 'chi um o' with a very weak o.

or "eu te amo", 'o chi um o'. ;)

54 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-22 01:13 ID:Heaven


>Ah'll buy ye a bottle a' Buckfast if ye'll gee me ma hole.


55 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-26 16:12 ID:yPGtlkiK

Milujem ta. (Slovak)

56 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-27 02:16 ID:AyJF9eGA

我愛你 <--- Chinese Traditional in writing

I'm quite sure many know this, but it's pronounced in mando as 'wo ai ni'.

57 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-28 18:27 ID:3E2/8dl4


I lol'd.

58 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-29 20:41 ID:/98xn0vX

Also, the "r" is trilled in Finnish.

59 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-03-01 07:54 ID:zlciHyoc

heh, i'm chinese too. as said from above, it's 我愛你. but in cantonese, it's pronounced "ngo oi nei"

60 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-03-28 01:57 ID:NxYd7h7v

Schwzyerteutsch (swiss german) :„Ich hat gäern für du...”
pronounce as: „Eeh haa GaiRn fooR doo” and to trill the "R".
literally translates as: "I have liking/fondness for you."

61 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-04-10 02:57 ID:QcKJJgcy



62 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-04-11 23:07 ID:J9rraeNQ


All letters are pronounced as 'short' unless there are two same letters connected ie. fish -> fiish. Pronouncing is also quite 'sharp'. English is soft, French is soft, German is hardish, but Finnish is like raping the cat.

M as M in Michelin
I as I in Sit
N as N in Night
Ä as A in Dad [in finnish 'dad' would be written as 'däd' whilst 'fuck' would be written as 'fak' and 'now' would be 'nau']

R is 'hard' unlike it's english brother. One of Kylie Minogue's songs has a part where she does the kitten "purrrrr". That's pretty much it. Also [German] Dritte Reich does the trick.
A as U in Fuck or O in Now
K as K in Fuck or K in Skoda
A as above
S as S in Sodomy
T as T in Time [without the additional 'h' following the 't']
A as above
N as above

S as above
I as above
N as above
U as O in Fool [single 'o', keep it short]
A as above

"Hello, my name is Mike and I love you"
"Helou, mai neim is Maik än ai lav juu"

Austin - Oostin
Bee - Bii
Cat - Khät
Demon - Diimön
Elephant - Elefänt
Fuck - Fak
Gay - Gei
House - Haus
Ice - Ais
Jack - Tsäk
Kill - Khill
Lame - Leim
May - Mei
Night - Nait
Open - Ouphen
Please - Pliis
Quake - Kveik
Rodeo - Roudiou [with soft 'r']
Stay - Stei
Tea - Thii
Umbrella - Ambrella [with soft 'r']
Vet - Vet
Wate - Veit
Xena - Siina / Ksiina
You - Juu
Zip - Ssip

Fun fact: English language doesn't have Finnish Y in it. English Y is pronounsed as J in Finnish.

Hope I got everything alright.

63 Name: Ilikepie : 2008-04-16 18:29 ID:UoX4LR7F

Jeg elsker dig ~ Danish :D erm... it's pronounced ...

Jeg = try swallowing your tounge ...it sounds kinda like that xD
elsker = punch your face while saying elephant
dig = diij kinda O___O

64 Name: Bumblebee : 2008-09-13 08:35 ID:ccFN1MsV

Jag älskar dig (<- pronounced Jag älskar dej)

j --- as "y" in Eng. "yes" (NEVER as in "jam")
a --- like a in Eng. "bar"
g --- as "g" in Eng. "get"

ä --- long: like "ai" in Eng. "fair"
l --- as in English (almost) [a bit clearer]
s --- like "s" in Eng. "summer"
k --- before a consonant or a hard vowel (a, o, u, å): as "k" in Eng. "keep", but more explosive
a --- like a in Eng. "bar"
r --- "rolled" like in Spanish, but not quite as forcefully

d --- like "d" in English, but less aspirated
e --- like the first "e" in "Elephant"
j --- as "y" in Eng. "yes" (NEVER as in "jam")

[Many pronounciations are taken from http://everything2.com/index.pl?node=Swedish%20pronunciation]
Lycka till nu!;)

65 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-09-28 17:33 ID:cIFbTgWZ

My mistake, English does have the finnish Y in it's pronounsing: NEW, written in Finnish would be NYY. So EW in NEW equals to double Y.

I have a new car
Ai häv ö nyy khaa

66 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-09-30 17:45 ID:KQsW4zfD

no it isnt
your ears need cleaning

67 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-10-17 04:06 ID:16Sq2Sdi

Harlem: Yo, Bitch, make me a sammich and then gobble on my dick

68 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-10-30 00:30 ID:cZecZBJ3


toz bro! hidup surabaya!


69 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-11-18 18:40 ID:PWe8vO+k

Dutch: Ik hou van je

I as in b[i]t
k as in [k]ick

h as in [h]at
ou as in b[ow]

v as in [v]an
a as in d[a]rn
n as in [n]ut

j as in [y]ou
e as in th[e]

70 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-11-29 12:27 ID:GE79vhHL


the ou in hou is more like in [ou]tch

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