How Do You Say I Love You in Italian? ~ (Audio)

Italian

I love you in ItalianITALIANS, they know a thing or two about love. Italy is the birthplace of legendary lover Casanova, the setting for literature’s tragic tale of unrequited love, Romeo and Juliet, and the home of some of the world’s most romantic landscapes. Some go as far to say that Italian is the language of love. So if you wanted to learn an Italian phrase or two, what better place to begin than with how do you say I love you in Italian?

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To say those three little words, I love you, in Italian, you need learn just two little words: Ti amo.

Pronounced tee ah-moh, ti stands for you and amo is the first person conjugation of the verb amare. This is the infinitive form and literally means to love. It is very similar to how one says I love you in Spanish in structure, sound and meaning. In Italian, as in Spanish, you do not need to use the word for I, but it is not wrong to say it, either. The Italian phrase for I love you then becomes Io ti amo. Io is pronounced ee-oh.

To tell a family member or dear friend that you love them, say Ti voglio bene. Voglio (pronounced voh-lyoh) is the first person of the Italian verb volere, which means to want. (Again, very similar to the other way of saying I love you in Spanish.) Bene (pronounced beh-neh) means good. You can crank up the feeling by adding the word tanto (tahn-toh) – Ti voglio tanto bene. I love you very much.But this expression of affection is reserved for intimate, romantic love only, and should not be used lightly (which is true of the sentiment in any language, really!) – or with friends or family.

Now that’s amore!

 

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How Do You Say You’re Welcome in Spanish?

Spanish

WHEN someone says to you thank you in Spanish, do you know how to respond? Here is how to say you’re welcome in Spanish.

There are several ways to respond to someone’s thanks. You can say very simply De nada. Pronounced deh nah-dah, the Spanish phrase translates literally into of nothing, so it is like saying, It was nothing.

Another way is to say No hay de qué (pronounced noh eye deh keh). This phrase roughly translates into don’t mention it.

You can say you’re welcome in Spanish by saying that whatever it is you are being thanked for was your pleasure to do. There are several ways to express this: Con gusto, con mucho gusto, mi placer or el placer es mío. These are all ways of saying it was my pleasure. Con gusto (pronounced kohn goo-stoh) literally stands for with pleasure. Mi placer (mee plah-ser) means my pleasure and el placer es mío means the pleasure is mine.

A perhaps old-fashioned or formal way is to say A la orden. It means at your service.

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French Words

French

WHEN learning any language, having a sufficient vocabulary is a key component in getting your message across. It is all well and good (and necessary!) to know how to conjugate verbs. But if when the time came you could remember only how to say the word for ‘bathroom’, a kind but probably smirking French person would surely lead you to it, no verbs required.

French words

This list of French words are all nouns. In French, nouns are either masculine or feminine and therefore take a masculine or feminine article. There isn’t much rhyme or reason to whether a noun is masculine or feminine, so you just have to learn them. Also, there are three definite articles, all of which mean ‘the’! They are le, la and les (masculine, feminine and plural, respectively). There are also three indefinite articles – un, une, des – which translate into ‘a’, ‘an’ or ‘some’.

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EnglishFrenchPronunciation
telephone
le téléphone
tay-lay-FOHN
trainle train
trehn
word
le motmoh
bathroom
la salle de bains
sahl de bahn
bank
la banque
bahnk
hotell'hôtel (masc.)oh-TEL
bus
l'autobus (masc.)aw-toh-BOOS
man
l'homme (masc.)ohm
woman
la femmefahm
boyle garçongar-SOHN
girlla fillefeel
waterl'eau (fem.)oh
winele vinvan
housela maisonmay-ZOHN
roomla chambreSHAHM-bruh
doorla porteport
penle stylostee-LOH
pencille crayoncrah-YON
chairla chaiseshehz
tablele tableTAH-bluh
lightla lumièreloo-MYAIR
breakfastle petit déjeunerpuh-TEE day-zhe-NAY
lunchle déjeunerday-zhe-NAY
dinnerle dînerdee-NAY

How Do You Say I Love You in French? ~ (Audio)

French

FRENCH is a romance language, and what is more romantic than those three little words: I love you? So how do you say I love you in French? The short answer is: Je t’aime.

Je (pronounced zhe, like the letter ‘s’ in the word ‘pleasure’ put together with the vowel sound in the word ‘wood’) stands for the first person pronoun I.

T’aime (pronounced tem) is actually two words. Te (pronounced on its own as tuh) means you. Aime (pronounced em) means I love.

Aime is the first person indicative of the infinitive verb aimer, which is a regular -er verb in the French language. It means to love but it also means to like. Therefore it is used much the way English speakers use the word love to reflect affection towards all sorts of things — I love ice cream, I love skiing, I love the Twilight movies, I love my little sister, I love my husband.

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Now that you have learned how to say I love you in French, there is a little more to it. While you can say J’aime Londres, which translates into I love London, and also j’aime mon frere, meaning I love my brother, to use aimer to mean that you like someone, have affection for, are fond of, and other such less-than-romantic feelings, you have to tack on another word that will lessen the love, so to speak, of the verb on its own.Au Parfait du Present

The word assez (pronounced ah-say) literally means enough and rather. But in J’aime assez Antoine, it makes the phrase mean I kind of like Antoine, or I like Antoine well enough. Another word you can use is bien (pronounced byan), which means good. J’aime bien Monique simply says that you like Monique.

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