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" I love you" in different languages

Updated on January 19, 2010
Thanks to TXRepublic for this photo from Zytu: http://www.zytu.org/public/photo.php?p_id=666&tab=3
Thanks to TXRepublic for this photo from Zytu: http://www.zytu.org/public/photo.php?p_id=666&tab=3
NAMOMOTAN TAKA. (I love you.) Bicol: Please follow the link: http://www.etravelpilipinas.com/travel_destinations/images/bicol-waterfall.jpg
NAMOMOTAN TAKA. (I love you.) Bicol: Please follow the link: http://www.etravelpilipinas.com/travel_destinations/images/bicol-waterfall.jpg
  Mayon Volcano
Mayon Volcano

In learning a language, even if it’s only the survival type of understanding,the learner never misses the word “I love you”. In any country I go, at least from my occasional experience of travel outside of the Philippine air space, I get a wink when I ask “what’s I love you in your language?” When this question is asked it disarms the one asking and the one responding. Perhaps it’s because there’s only one human race.

The "I love you" sound is so powerful it goes into the innermost dimension of a person's self-esteem. Life without the magic of this sound will be colorless and meaningless. From where this sound comes from is the well-spring of all emotions that make people act as an individual or as a community.

Below are a number of translations of “I love you.” If you have the time and want to learn more “I love you’s” I am including the link of the internet source that covers more languages than what I am writing in this article. Remember, just be very sure not to confuse “I love you” with “Do you know the way to Ubod?” when you are in Bali. Just kidding. Wink. The link to the bigger number of tongues are here:

http://yunus.hacettepe.edu.tr/~sadi/dizeler/i-love-you.html

Maybe you know the translations already but the law of disuse may have caught up with you. You can always go back to the list on February 14.

Here we go. You must have learned the Afrikaans equivalent when you were in South Africa. Now, here we are:

Afrikaans: Ek is lief vir jou Ek het jou life

Bisaya: Nahigugma ko nimo

Bicol: Namumutan ta ka

Filipino: Mahal kita

Chinese Wo ie ni

Mandarin: Wo ai ni

French: Je t'aime

Greek: S' ayapo (S'agapw?)

Hawaiian: Aloha wau ia 'oe

Indonesia: kulo tresno panjenengan (high languange) aku tresno karo kowe (low languange) (Aku tresna kowe!)in Java Indonesia: aku cinta kamu(Javanese: A tribe in Indonesia)

Spanish:  Te quiero; Te amo

http://yunus.hacettepe.edu.tr/~sadi/dizeler/i-love-you.html "I love you" in different languages

  Bohol, Philippines
Bohol, Philippines
  Greece photo link: f-fp030.htm  http://www.planetware.com/picture/athens-acropolis-gr-gr002.htm
Greece photo link: f-fp030.htm http://www.planetware.com/picture/athens-acropolis-gr-gr002.htm
       France http://www.planetware.com/picture/paris-place-de-la-concorde-
France http://www.planetware.com/picture/paris-place-de-la-concorde-
 Indonesia
Indonesia
 Spain: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/photos/index.html?propertyID=79#photo_section_1Link
Spain: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/photos/index.html?propertyID=79#photo_section_1Link
 Hawaii: http://www.hawaiipictures.com/
Hawaii: http://www.hawaiipictures.com/
 Japan:  photo link: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/images/photos/photo_lg_japan.jpg
Japan: photo link: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/images/photos/photo_lg_japan.jpg

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    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR

      franciaonline 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Lita,

      Now I have a new expression from you: Inaro ta ka; Inararo ta ka! Beautiful sound!

      Thanks for dropping by.

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Francia, "Inaro Ta Ka" ( I Love You), "Inararo Ta Ka (I Love You Very Much). That's pure Pangasinense- a the Pangasinan dialect in the Philippines. Beautiful photos. I like them all.

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR

      franciaonline 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi arisel,

      Thanks for dropping by.

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      arisel 

      7 years ago from Honolulu Hawai

      GREAT

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR

      franciaonline 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi DjBryle,

      Thanks for leaving a generous comment. I'm glad you like this hub.

    • DjBryle profile image

      DjBryle 

      7 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      I love you is always beautiful in any language it is spoken... thanks for sharing this lovely hub and adorable pics too! =)

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      reynalyn 

      8 years ago

      aishiteru

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR

      franciaonline 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Hi fasfreta,

      I'm glad you like this hub and the photos! Thanks for leaving a comment.

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Beautiful Hub with beautiful pictures!

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR

      franciaonline 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Hi jill,

      Nice seeing you around (virtually)! Thanks for the comment. Wish you a colorful Valentine's Day!

    • jill of alltrades profile image

      jill of alltrades 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Beautiful hub Francia! Yes, "I love you" is beautiful in any language. The words can break down even the most powerful barrier.

      Happy Valentine's Day!

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR

      franciaonline 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      I agree that sometimes body language speaks louder than words but it's a human need, I believe, that hearing the articulation of an affirmation makes life complete.Thanks for leaving a comment.

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      Peter Dickinson 

      8 years ago from South East Asia

      Thank you for this. Sometimes though it is not the words which are important. Lovely photographs too. I liked seeing the 'Chocolate Hills' again.

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