I Love You
Love has ruled the world ever since the first exchange of vows between boy and girl. Love has crossed international boundaries ever since the first two countries were formed.
Now those of you who have set your heart on a videshi need to do some homework. You need to be able to express your feelings in the right language. There are however several rules, two seem most important.
One, know the nationality of the person. Anyone who looks Japanese or Chinese is not necessarily from south-east Asia. A Bangali can give you the wrong impression after his or her gaye holud. Every black person is not from Africa. You should see some of the workers of the Baropukuria Coalmine. A white person is not the only fair one around. In fact, I have not known a fairer person than my school teacher.
Secondly, you should be very careful not to say 'Ik hou van je' to an Indonesian, because the person from Jakarta would rather you said 'Saya cinta padamu'.
Whatever you do, as soon as the two hearts have melted into one, make sure you have explained that the only three words you would want to hear are 'ami tomake bhalobashi'.
Take your pick according to your need from our selection of the most oft used phrase:
Afrikaans : Ek is lief vir jou; Albanian : Te dua; Apache : Sheth she~n zho~n; Arabic : Ana behibak (female to male); Ana behibek (male to female); Armenian : Yes kez si'rumem; Assamese : Moi tomak bhal pau; Basque : Nere maitea; Bassa : Mengweswe; Batak : Holong rohangku di ho; Bemba : Ndikufuna; Bengali (West Bengal, India) : Ami tomay bhalobashi; Bolivian Quechua : Qanta munani; Bosnian : Volim te; Brazilian/Portuguese : Eu te amo (pronounced 'eiu chee amu'); Bulgarian : Obozhavam te; Burmese : Chit pa de; Cambodian : Kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah; Canadian French : Je t'adore; Catalan : T'estimo (Catalonian); T'estim (Mallorcan);T'estime (Valencian); Cheyenne : Ne mohotatse; Chichewa : Ndimakukonda; Chinese : Goa ai li; Chintito: Ami tomake bhalobashi; Corsican : Ti tengu cara (male to female);Ti tengu caru (female to male); Croatian (familiar) : Ja te volim (used in proper speech); Croatian (formal) : Ja vas volim (used in proper speech); Czech : Miluju te! (colloquial form); Danish : Jeg elsker dig; Dutch : Ik hou van je; Ecuador Quechua : Canda munani; English : I love you; Estonian : Mina armastan sind; Ethiopian : Afgreki'; Farsi : Tora dost daram; Filipino : Mahal kita; Finnish (formal) : Rakastan sinua; French : Je t'aime; Je t'adore; Gaelic : Ta gra agam ort; Ghanaian : Me dor wo; German : Ich liebe dich; Bavarian (Bayrisch) : I moag di gern; Greek : S'ayapo (spoken “s'agapo”); Greenlandic : Asavakit; Gujrati : Hoon tane pyar karoochhoon; Hawaiian : Aloha wau ia oi; Hebrew : Anee ohev otakh (male to female): Anee ohevet otkha (female to male); Hindi : Mai tumase pyar karata hun (male to female); Mai tumase pyar karati hun (female to male); Hungarian : Szeretlek; Icelandic : Eg elska thig (pronounced 'yeg l-ska thig'); Indonesian : Saya cinta padamu; Italian : Ti amo; Irish : Taim i' ngra leat; Japanese : Kimi o ai shiteru; Kannada : Naanu ninnanu preethisuthene; Kiswahili : Nakupenda; Korean : Dangsinul saranghee yo; Kurdish : Ez te hezdikhem; Lao : Khoi hak jao; Latin : Te amo; Latvian : Es tevi milu (pronounced 'es tevy meelu'); Lebanese : Bahibak; Lisbon lingo : Gramo-te bue', chavalinha!; Lithuanian : Tave myliu (Ta-ve mee-lyu); Luxembourgish : Ech hun dech ga”r; Macedonian : Te ljubam; Madrid lingo : Me molas, Tronca!; Malay/Indonesian : Saya cintakan kamu; Marathi : Mi tuzya var prem karato; Moroccan : Kanbhik; Norwegian : Jeg elsker deg (Bokmaal); Phillipino : Mahal kita; Polish : Kocham cie; Portuguese/Brazilian : Eu te amo (pronounced 'eiu chee amu'); Punjabi : Main tainu pyar karna; Romanian : Te iubesc; Russian : Ya tyebya lyublyu; Samoan : Ou te alofa outou; Scot-Gaelic : Tha gradh agam ort; Serbian: Volim vas; Singhalese : Mama oyaata aadareyi; Sioux : Techihhila; Slovak : Lubim ta; Spanish : Te amo; Swedish : Jag a”lskar dig; Syrian/Lebanese : Bhebbek (male to female); Bhebbak (female to male); Tahitian : Ua here au ia oe; Telugu : Ninnu premistunnanu; Thai: Phom rak khun (male to female); Ch'an rak khun (female to male); Tunisian : Ha eh bak; Turkish: Sizi seviyorum; Ukrainian : Ya tebe kokhayu; Urdu : Main tumse muhabbat karta hoon; Vietnamese : Anh ye^u em (male to female); Em ye^u anh (female to male); Vulcan : Wani ra yana ro aisha; Welsh : Rwy'n dy garu di; Yiddish : Ikh hob dikh lib; Yugoslavian : Ja te volim; Zulu : Mena tanda wena.
So much love makes you wonder why there should still be so much acrimony on this earth.
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