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Love, Say It In Another Language
In Love with a Non-English Speaker
It is true that love is universal and even two people who do not speak the same language can be touched by the mischief of cupid. I can assure you it is not easy but it can work, and that is part of the charm of this type of relationship. Be prepared for countless misunderstandings, some of them will cause almighty fights that will put your relationship on the spot, but other misunderstandings will have you laughing and becoming a stronger couple.
If you are in love with a non English speaker and would like to tell your loved one in her own language how much you love her but you don’t speak a word outside ‘mi casa es su casa’ or “vous le vous coucher avec moi?” Don’t worry any more, now you can surprise your other half with a little love declaration using her own language. I have collected for you a couple of all time favourite love songs in Italian, Spanish, French and English.
Say it in French with Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg-JE T'AIME
Say it in French: Je t'aime
Je t’aime… this is a French song originally written and sang by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot in 1967. But –because of her husband- Bardot requested not to have her version of the song published, so in 1969 the song was released as sung by Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin.
The words are very simple but the song is charged with eroticism. Basically, he says, “I go and I come inside you and I wait” while she says “you come and go and I join you", she asks him to wait and the song finishes with her telling him “ Come now”
This song is to be used at your own risk. I would recommend it ONLY with French people as they are more familiar with these type of “conversations”.
« Je t’aime » the words :
Je t’aime je t’aime, Oh oui je t’aime -
Moi non plus Oh mon amour,
Comme la vague irrésolue Je vais, je vais et je viens Entre tes reins
Je vais et je viens, Entre tes reins Et je me retiens
Je t’aime je t’aime, Oh oui je t’aime Moi non plus, Oh mon amour Tu es la vague, moi l’île nue
Tu vas, tu vas et tu viens, Entre mes reins Tu vas et tu viens, Entre mes reins Et je the rejoins
Love or desire? Say it in French with Enigma's "Mea Culpa"
Love Songs in French
This is another of my favourite songs in French. Sung by the group Enigma. It talks about desire, about the type of love that drives you mad. It is a confession “Mea culpa” means my fault, I am guilty. What is the singer confessing? Well, she is saying, "I cannot sleep, I want you, take me, I am yours. I want to do all my fantasies with you, I know it is forbidden, I am crazy, I let myself go. I am guilty”
"Mea Culpa", the words:
Je ne dors plus (the time has come)
Je the desire(the time has come)
Prends moi, je suis a toi
Je veux aller au bout de me fantasmes, je sais que cest interdit
Je suis folle, je mabandonne
Je suis la et ailleurs
Je nai plus rien Je deviens folle, Je mabandonne
Je ne dors plus Je the desire, prends moi Je suis a toi
Je suis la et ailleurs.
Je veux tout Quand tu veux, comme tu veux
Say it in Italian with Umberto Tozzi: "Ti amo"
Say "I Love You" in Italian:
Italian is a very romantic language and this song by Umberto Tozzi released in the seventies has just been re-released a few weeks ago in France, becoming a hit.
The words? “ti amo” means I love you. He says I love you I am only a man but I love you, like a butterfly spreading its wings, open your doors to this warrior, let me drink from your sweet wine, I love you.
"Ti amo" the words:
"Ti amo, un soldo, ti amo,
in aria, ti amo; Se viene testa vuole dire che basta lasciamoci
Ti amo io solo ti amo in fondo un uomo Che non ha freddo nel cuore nel letto commando io
Ma tremo davanti al tuo seno
Ti odio e ti amo è una farfalla che muore sbattendo le ali l'amore che a letto si fa"
Say it in Spanish with Angela Carrasco's "Quiereme"
Say "I Love You" in Spanish
This is a song by Angela Carrasco, she says “love me, because you have shown me another way of loving and loving like this is different; I thank destiny because he put you in my way. I thank you, because you chose me. Love me, my life love me, today tomorrow and always. Love me and I will be yours forever”
"Quiereme" the words:
"Quiéreme, porque me has hecho conocer, otra manera de querer y el amor así tiene otro sabor
Quiéreme le doy mil gracias al destino por haberme puesto en tu camino y también a ti por haberme elegido
Quiéreme, mi vida quiéreme ahora, hoy, mañana y siempre quiéreme, mi vida quiéreme y seré tuya, tuya hasta la muerte
Quiéreme, mi vida quiéreme y seamos de esos pocos que por amor se vuelven locos
Quiéreme intentaré no defraudarte ni como amiga ni como amante cuidaré de ti, de hoy en adelante"
Tell her I love you: "The quiero" in Spanish with Jose Luis Perales
"Te quiero" in Spanish with Jose Luis Perales
This is a song by Jose Luis Perales. “The quiero” means I love you. He says “Every time I kiss you it is not enough, every time I have you I go mad, every time I look at you I find a reason to live and every time I see you is like discovering the universe. I love you, I love you you are the centre of my life, I love you, like the earth loves the sun”
"Te quiero" the words:
“Cada vez que the beso me sabe a poco
cada vez que the tengo me vuelvo loco
Y cada vez cuando the miro me encuentro una razon para seguir viviendo
y cada vez cuando the miro cada vez es como descubrir el universo
Te quiero, te quiero
y eres el centro de mi corazon, te quiero, te quiero, como la tierra al sol »
Say it in English: "Lovin' You" - Minnie Riperton
Say it in English:
"Lovin' You", the words:
Lovin' you is easy cause you're beautiful
Makin' love with you is all i wanna do
Lovin' you is more than just a dream come true
And everything that i do is out of lovin' you. La la la la la la la... do do do do do
No one else can make me feel The colors that you bring
Stay with me while we grow old And we will live each day in springtime
Cause lovin' you has made my life so beautiful
And every day my life is filled with lovin' you
Lovin' you i see your soul come shinin' through
And every time that we oooooh I'm more in love with you. La la la la la la la... do do do do do
Say I love you:
In French: Je t'aime
In Spanish: Te amo
In Italian: Ti amo
In Chinese: Wo ai ni
In Filipino: Mahal kita
In arabic: Ana Ahibek
In German: Ich liebe dich
In Flemish: ik hou van jou
In Japanese: aishiteiru, but usually, people prefer to say "suki" or "dai suki" (I like you and I like you very much) because "aishiteiru" sounds kinda strong.
In Thai: chan rak ter