Montag, 11. Juni 2007

6/11/07 Aloha wau ia oi


one month <3

over hundred ways to say
I love you



Afrikaans
Ek is lief vir jou

Albanian
Te dua
Te dashuroj
Ti je zemra ime


American Indian
(North American Native)

Apache
Sheth she~n zho~n (nazalized vowel sounds)

Cheyenne
Ne mohotatse

Chickasaw
Chiholloli (first 'i' nasalized)

Hopi
Nu' umi unangw'ta

Mohawk
Konoronhkwa

Navajo
Ayor anosh'ni

Sioux
Techihhila

Zuni
Tom ho' ichema


Arabic
Ana behibak (female to male)
Ana Behibek (male to female)
Ana ahebik
Ib'n hebbak
Ana ba-heb-bak
Nhebuk (spoken to someone important)

Armenian
Yes kez guh seerem (Western dialect)
Yes kez si'rumem (Eastern dialect)

Bangladeschi
Ami tomake valobashi

Basque
Nere maitea

Bengali
Aami tomaake bhaalo baashi

Bolivian Quechua
Qanta munani

Bosnian
Volim te

Brazilian (Portuguese)
Eu te amo (pronounced "eiu chee amu")

Bulgarian
Obicham te
As te obeicham
As te obicham

Burmese
Chit pa te

Cambodian
Kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah

Canadian (French)
Sh'teme (spoken)
Je t'aime (I like you)
Je t'adore (I love you)

Chinese
Ngo oi ney (Cantonese)
Wo oi ney (Cantonese)
Wo ai ni (Mandarin)
Wo ie ni (Mandarin)
Wuo ai nee (Mandarin)
Wo ay ni (Mandarin)

Creol
Mi aime jou

Croation (familiar)
Volim te (used in common speech)

Czech
Miluji te

Danish
Jeg elsker dig

Dutch
Ik hou van je
Ik hou van jou

Equador Quechua
Canda munani

English
I love you
I adore you
I love thee (poetic)

Estonian
Mina armastan sind
Ma armastan sind

Ethiopian
ewedishalew (Male to Female)
ewedihalew (Female to Male)

Farsi (Iran-dialects in Afghanistan/Pakistan)
Tora dost daram

Filipino (Phillipino)
Mahal ka ta
Iniibig kita
Mahal kita

Finnish
Mina rakastan sinua
Rakaastan sinua
("Ma") tykka"a"n susta (I like you)

French
Je t'aime (I love you)
Je t'adore (I love you - stronger between lovers)
J' t'aime bien (I like you - meant for friends, family members - not for lovers)

Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic):
Tá mé i ngrá leat (literally: Am I in love with-you / meaning: I'm in love with you)
Pronounced: taa may ee ngraw lat
Tá grá agam ort (literally: Is love at-me on-you / meaning: I love you)
Pronounced: taa graw aggam orret
Is grá liom thú (literally: Is love with-me you
meaning: You are love in me)
Pronounced: es graw lom who
(The Irish language is generally a very idiomatic and metaphorical one.)

Gàidhlig (Scots Gaelic):
Tha gaol agam ort (literally: Is love at-me on-you / meaning: I love you)
Pronounced: ha gewl aggam orsht

German
Ich liebe dich (classic & conservative)
Ich hab dich lieb

Swiss (German)
Ch'ha di ga"rn

Greek
S'ayapo (spoken s'agapo)

Greenlandic
Asavakit

Hawaiian
Aloha wau ia oi
Aloha wau ia oi nui loa (I love you very much)

Hebrew
Ani ohevet otcha (female to male)
Ani ohev otach (male to female)

Hindi (language of northern states of India)
Mai tumase pyar karata hun (male to female)
Mai tumase pyar karati hun (female to male)

Hungarian
Szeretlek

Icelandic
Eg elska thig (pronounce "yeg l-ska thig")

Indonesia
Saya cinta padamu
Saya cinta kamu
Saya kasih saudari

Italian
Ti amo (relationship - lover or spouse)
Ti voglio bene (between friends)
Ti voglio (strong sexual meaning of desire)

Irish (see also Gaelic)
Taim i' ngra leat

Japanese
Kimi o ai shiteru
Aishiteru
Chuu shiteyo
Ore wa omae ga suki da
Watashi wa anata ga suki desu
Suki desu (used at the beginning of a relationship - no intimacy yet)

Korean
Dangsinul saranghee yo
Saranghee
Joahaeyo
Norul sarang hae

Kurdish
Ez te hezdikhem

Kyrgyz
Men Seni Suyom!

Lao
Khoi hak jao

Latin
Te amo

Latvian
Es tevi milu (pronounced "es tevy meelu")

Lebanese
Bahibak

Lithuanian
Tave myliu (pronounced "ta-ve mee-lyu")

Luganda (language of Uganda)
Nkwagala Nyo

Luo (language of Kenya)
Aheri

Luxembourgish
Ech hun dech ga"r

Macedonian
Te sakam (a bit stronger than "I like you")
Te ljubam (I really love you)

Malay (Indonesian)
Saya cintakan kamu
Saya cinta pada mu (best and most commonly used)

Maltese
IN¨¤OBBOK

Moroccan
Kanbhik

Norwegian
Jeg elsker deg (Bokmaal)
Eg elskar deg (Nynorsk)

Oshiwambo (Northern Namibia)
Ondi Kuhole

Pakistani
Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai
Muje se mu habbat hai

Polish
Kocham cie
Kocham ciebie
Ja cie kocham

Portuguese
Eu amo te (pronounced "eiu amu chee")

Punjabi (language of N. Punjab, India)
Main tainu pyar karna
Nai taunu pyar karda

Romanian
Te iubesc
Te ador

Rukwangali (Northeastern Namibia)
(Ame) na kuhara

Russian
Ya tyebya lyublyu

Samoan
Ou te alofa outou

Serbian (familiar)
Volim te

Slovene
Ljubim te

Slovak
Lubim ta

Somali
Waan ku gealahay

Spanish
Te amo
Te quiero
Te adoro (I adore you)
Te deseo (I desire you)
Me antojis (I crave you)

Srilankan
Mama oyata arderyi

Swahili
Nakupenda
Naku penda (followed by the person's name)

Swedish
Jag a"lskar dig

Syrian/Lebanese
Bhebbek (male to female)
Bhebbak (female to male)

Tagalog (a dialect of the Philippines)
Mahal kita

Tahitian
Ua here au ia oe
Ua here vau ia oe

Thai (language of Thailand)
Chan raak ther

Tunisian
Ha eh bak

Turkish
Seni seviyorum

Ukranian
Ya tebe kokhayu
Ja pokokhav tebe

Urdu (spoken in Pakistan and India)
Main tumse muhabbat karta hoon
Mujhe tumse mohabbat hai
Kam prem kartahai

Vietnamese
Anh ye^u em (male to female)
Em ye^u anh (female to male)

Welsh (language spoken in Wales, UK)
Rwy'n dy garu di

Yiddish
Ikh hob dikh lib
Ich libe dich
Ich han dich lib

Yugoslavian
Ja te volim

Zulu
Mena tanda wena
Ngiyakuthanda