St. Valentinsdagen, på norsk også kalt alle hjerters dag, markeres 14. februar som en feiring av kjærlighet og romantikk. Dagen feires særlig i engelskspråklige land ved å kjøpe gaver og sende kjærlighetsbrev eller -kort, ofte anonymt. De siste årene har næringslivet og Posten promotert denne tradisjonen i Norge.
Valentinsdagen har blitt feiret i England siden 1600-tallet. De hentet ideen fra myten om Den hellige Valentin (Valentinus). Valentin ble fengslet etter at den romerske keiseren Claudius II truet med fengsel og dødsstraff for dem som ikke avsverget seg kristendommen. Valentin ville ikke avsverge sin gud, og ble derfor steinet til døde i år 273 e.Kr. Før Valentin ble drept, skrev han et brev til sin kjære Julia og bad henne holde seg til Gud. Han undertegnet med " fra din Valentin".
Den kristne feiringen av dagen kan ha røtter i romersk feiring av gudinnen Juno, som representerte kvinner og ekteskap, og starten på Lupercaliafestivalen, en fruktbarhetsfest som begynte 15. februar.
"Jeg elsker deg" på flere språk:
Afrikaans : Ek is lief vir jou : Ek het jou lief Albanian : Te dua : Te dashuroj : Ti je zemra ime Alsacien (Elsass) : Ich hoan dich gear Amharic (Aethio.) : Afekrishalehou : Afekrischalehou Amharic (Ethiopian) : Ewedishalehu (male/female to female) : Ewedihalehu (male/female to male) American Sign Language : __ : __ ( ) : ( ) |__| : |__| __ __ | | : | |( )( )|__| __ : |__||__||__|| | / ) : | (__)(__) | / / : | |/ / : | / / : \ / Apache : Sheth she~n zho~n (nasalized vowels like French, '~n' as in French 'salon') Arabic (formal) : Ohiboke (male to female) : Ohiboki (male to female) : Ohibokoma (male or female to two males or two females) : Nohiboke (more than one male or females to female) : Nohiboka (male to male or female to male) : Nohibokoma (male to male or female to two males or two females) : Nohibokom (male to male or female to more than two males) : Nohibokon (male to male or female to more than two females) Arabic (proper) : Ooheboki (male to female) : Ooheboka (female to male) Arabic : Ana behibak (female to male) : Ana behibek (male to female) : Ahebich (male to female) : Ahebik (female to male) : Ana ahebik : Ib'n hebbak : Ana ba-heb-bak : Bahibak (female to male) : Bahibik (male to female) : Benhibak (more than one male or female to male) : Benhibik (male to male or female to female) : Benhibkom (male to male or female to more than one male) : Nhebuk (spoken to someone of importance) Arabic (Umggs.) : Ana hebbek Armenian : Yes kez si'rumem Ashanti/Akan/Twi : Me dor wo Assamese : Moi tomak bhal pau Assyrian (east dialect) : ana buyanookh (female to male) : ana buyanaakh (male to female) Assyrian (west dialect) : ono korekhmalokh (female to male) : ono korekh-hamnolakh (male to female)
Basque : Maite zaitut : Nere maitea ("My love/My darling") Bassa : Mengweswe Batak : Holong rohangku di ho Bemba : Ndikufuna Bengali : Aami tomaake bhaalo baashi : Ami tomay bhalobashi : Ami tomake bahlobashi Berber : Lakh tirikh Betazed : Imzadi Bicol : Namumutan ta ka Binary code : 011010010010000001101100011011110111011001100101 00100000011110010110111101110101 Bolivian Quechua : Qanta munani Bosnian : Volim te Braille : :..:| ..:| |..-.. .::":.., :.:; Brazilian/Portuguese : Eu te amo /Galician : Querote : Amo-te (pronounced "Amu'-tee") Breton : Ho karet a ran : Karet a ran ac'hanoc'h : Me a gar ac'hanoc'h : Da garet a ran : Karet a ran ac'hanout : Me a gar ac'hanout Bulgarian : Obicham te : As te obeicham : As te obicham : Obozhavam te ("I love you very much") Burmese : Chit pa de
Cajun : Mi aime jou Cambodian : Kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah : Bon sro lanh oon Canadian French : Ch't'aime : Ch'trip su' toe' ("I'm crazy for you") : J'capote su' toe' ("I'm turned upside-down for you") : Je t'aime ("I like you") : Je t'adore ("I love you") (not really used in a romantic or passionated way, it is mostly used in family context, or for a pet, or a meal etc.) Catalan : T'estimo (Catalonian) : T'estim (Mallorcan) : T'estime (Valencian) : T'estim molt ("I love you a lot") Cebuano : Gihigugma ko ikaw Central Yup'ik : Assiramken ('r' is a voiced uvular fricative, kind of like a German 'ch', except voiced and pronounced a little farther back in the mouth, nearer to the throat) Chaldean : Kibinakh (male to female) : Kibanokh (female to male) Chamoru (or Chamorro) : Hu guaiya hao Cherokee : Aya gvgeyu'i nihi Cheyenne : Ne mohotatse Chichewa : Ndimakukonda Chickasaw : Chiholloli (first 'i' nasalized) Chinese : Gwa ai li (Amoy) : Ngo oi nei (Cantonese) : Wo oi nei ( " ) : Ngai oi gnee (Hakka) : Ngai on ni ( " ) : Ai oi ngee ( " ) : Wa ai lu (Hokkien) : Wo ai ni (Mandarin/Putonghua) : Ngo ai nong (Wu) Common Eldarin : Melinje^ edje^ (I love thee) : Melinye^ edye^ (I love thee) Corsican : Ti tengu cara (male to female) : Ti tengu caru (female to male) Creol : Mi aime jou Croatian (familiar) : Ja te volim (used in proper speech) : Volim te (used in common speech) Croatian (formal) : Ja vas volim (used in proper speech) : Volim vas (used in common speech) : Ljubim te (in todays useage, "I kiss you", 'lj' pronounced like 'll' in Spanish, one sound, 'ly'ish) Croatian (old) : Ljubim te (may still be found in poetry) Czech : Miluji te (a downwards pointing arrowhead on top of the 'e' in te, which is pronounced 'ye') : Miluju te! (colloquial form) : Ma'm te (velmi) ra'd (male speaker, "I like you (very much)", often used and prefered) : Ma'm te (velmi) ra'da (female speaker)
Danish : Jeg elsker dig Dhivehi : Varrah loabi vey : Aharen, kalaa-dheke loabi-vameve (I love you) : Aharen, kalaa-dheke varahh loabi-vameve (I love you very much) Dusun : Siuhang oku dia Dutch : Ik hou van je : Ik hou van jou : Ik bemin je (old fashioned) : Ik bemin jou ( " ) : Ik heb je lief ( " ) : Ik ben verliefd op je ("I am in love with you") : Ik ben verliefd op jou ( " ) : Ik houd erg veel van jou ("I love you very : Ik houd erg veel van je much") : Ik vind je leuk ("I like you") : Ik vind je aardig ( " ) : Ik vind je heel erg leuk ("I like you very : Ik vind je heel aardig much") : Ik zie je graag : Ik mag jou wel ("I like you") : Ik mag jou heel graag ("I like you very much") (the last two are more superficial, thus more suitable for male to male)
Ecuador Quechua : Canda munani English : I love you : I adore you : I love thee (used only in Christian context) Eritrean / Tigrinya : Afkireki (as said to a female) : Afkireka (as said to a male) Esperanto : Mi amas vin Estonian : Mina armastan sind : Ma armastan sind Ethiopian : Afgreki'
Faroese : Eg elski teg Farsi (old) : Tora dust mi daram Farsi : Tora dost daram ("I love you") : Asheghetam : Doostat daram ("I'm in love with you") : Man asheghetam ("I'm in love with you") Fijian : Au lomani iko (I love you) : Au lomani iko vakalevu (I love you very much!) : Au vinakati iko (I want you) Filipino : Iniibig kita : Mahal kita Finnish (formal) : Mina" rakastan sinua : Rakastan sinua : Mina" pida"n sinusta ("I like you") Finnish : (Ma") rakastan sua : (Ma") tykka"a"n susta ("I like you") French : Je t'aime ("I love you") : Je t'adore ("I love you", stronger meaning between lovers) : J' t'aime bien ("I like you", meant for friends and family, not for lovers) French (formal) : Je vous aime
Gaelic : Ta gra agam ort : Moo graugh hoo Galician/Portuguese : Eu te amo /Brazilian : Querote Georgian : Miqvarhar (familiar) : Me shen miqvarhar [MEh SHEN MI-(q pronounced between k and g)-VURR-HURR] : Miqvarharth (more respectful) : Me thkven miqvarharth [MEh (t in breathing out)- KVEN MI-(k/g)-VURR-HURR-(the same)] German (formal) : Ich liebe Sie (rarely used) German : Ich liebe dich : Ich hab' dich lieb : Ich hab dich lieb (not so classic and conservative) German dialects: Bavarian (Bayrisch) : I moag di gern (Bavaria/Bayern) : I mog di (right answer: "I di a") : I lieb di Berlin dialect : Ick liebe dir (Old, very old) (Berlinerisch) : Ick liebe Dich Berner-Deutsch : Ig liebe di Bochumer : Ich lieb Dich! Franconian (Fra"nkisch): Du gfa"llsd mer fai (Franconia/Franken) : Bisd scho mai gouds freggerla (already in a relationship) : Mid dier ma"cherd ich a amol (sexually touched, ment as a compliment, not litterally) (the above 3 entries really mean "I like you", a Franke would never say "I love you") Friesian (Friesisch) : Ik hou fan dei (sp?) : Ik hald fan dei Hessian (Hessisch) : Isch habb disch libb Ostfriesisch : Ick heb di leev Saarla"ndisch : Isch hann disch lieb Saxon (Sa"chsisch) : Isch liebdsch Swabian (Schwa"bisch) : I mog di fei sauma"ssich (Literally "I like you like a pig.") : I mog di ganz arg (More formal, literally "I like you very much!") Swiss German : Ch'ha di ga"rn (Schweizerdeutsch) Vorarlberg dialect : I stand total uf di (Vorarlbergerisch) Gilbertese : Itangiriko (g is pronounced like "ng" in "singing") Greek : Se agapo (spoken "s'agapo", g is lower case gamma) : Eime eroteumenos mazi sou ("I'm in love with) : Eime eroteumenos me 'sena (you", male to female) : Eime eroteumeni mazi sou ("I'm in love with) : Eime eroteumeni me 'sena (you", female to male) : Se latrevo ("I adore you") : Se thelo ("I want you", denotes sexual desire) Greek (Arhea/Ancient) : Philo se Greenlandic : Asavakit Gronings : Ik hol van die Guarani' : Rohiyu (ro-hai'-hyu) Gujrati : Hoon tane pyar karoochhoon. : Hoon tuney chaoon chhoon ('n' is nasal, not pronounced)
Hausa : Ina sonka (female to male) : Ina sonki (male to female) Hawaiian : Aloha wau ia 'oe : Aloha wau ia 'oe nui loa ("I love you very much") (The ' mark is the "glottal stop".) Hebrew : Anee ohev otakh (male to female) : Anee ohevet otkha (female to male) : Anee ohev otkha (male to male) : Anee ohevet otakh (female to female) ('kh' pronounced like Spanish 'j', Dutch 'g', or similiar to French 'r') Hindi : Mai tumase pyar karata hun (male to female) : Mai tumase pyar karati hun (female to male) : Mai tumse pyar karta hoon : Mai tumse peyar karta hnu : Mai tumse pyar karta hoo : Mai tujhe pyaar kartha hoo : Mae tumko peyar kia : Main tumse pyar karta hoon : Main tumse prem karta hoon : Main tuze pyar karta hoon ('n' is nasal, not pronounced) Hopi : Nu' umi unangwa'ta Hungarian : Szeretlek : Te'gedet szeretlek ("It's you I love and no one else") : Szeretlek te'ged ("It's you I love, you know, you", a reinforcement) (The above two entries are never heard in a normal context.)
Ibaloi : Pip-piyan tana : Pipiyan ta han shili ("I like/love you very much") Ibo (Igbo) : A hurum gi nanya Icelandic : Eg elska thig (pronounced 'yeg l-ska thig') Ilocano : Ay-ayaten ka Indonesian : Saya cinta padamu ('Saya', commonly used) : Saya cinta kamu ( " ) : Saya kasih saudari ( " ) : Saja kasih saudari ( " ) : Aku tjinta padamu ('Aku', not often used) : Aku cinta padamu ( " ) : Aku cinta kamu ( " ) Interglossa : Mi esthe philo tu Italian : Ti amo (relationship/lover/spouse) : Ti voglio bene (between friends) : Ti voglio (strong sexual meaning, "I want you", refering to other person's body) Irish : Taim i' ngra leat Irish/Gaelic : t'a gr'a agam dhuit
Japanese : Kimi o aishiteiru (mostly male to female but can be used female to male) : Aishiteiru (both male and female use this) : Chuu shiteyo (literally "Please give me a kiss" mostly female to male) : Ora, omee no koto ga suki da (very informal, male to female) : Ore wa omae ga suki da (informal, male to female) : Sukiyo ("I like you.", informal,female to male) : Watashi wa anata ga suki desu (literally "I like YOU.", female to male) : Watashi wa anata o hontooni aishite imasu (formal meaning "I REALLY love you.", female to male) : A-i-shi-te ma-su(both male and female use this) : Watakushi-wa anata-o aishimasu (very formal meaning "I will love you.", future tense, female to male) : Suki desu (used at the first time, like for a start, when you are not yet real lovers, both male and female use this) Javanese : Kulo tresno
Kankana : Laylaydek sik a Kannada : Naanu ninnanu preethisuthene : Naanu ninnanu mohisuthene Kapampangang : Kaluguran daka (or Pampangang) Kekchi : Nacatinra Kikongo : Mono ke zola nge (mono ke' zola nge') Kiswahili : Nakupenda : Nakupenda wewe : Nakupenda malaika ("I love you, (my) angel") Klingon : bangwI' SoH ("You are my beloved") : qamuSHa' ("I love you") : qamuSHa'qu' ("I love you very much") : qaparHa' ("I like you") : qaparHa'qu' ("I like you very much!") (words are often unnecessary as the thought is most often conveyed nonverbally with special growlings) Korean : (Dangsineul) Saranghae ("I love you") : (Dangsineul) Saranghaeyo (with a little respect) : (Dangsineul) Saranghamnida ( " ) : Naneun dangsineul saranghamnida ( " ) : Dangsineul saranghae : Dangsineul saranghaeyo ("I love you, dear") : Saranghae (between lovers, spouses. short and commonly used expression) : Naneun dangsineul joahamnida ("I like you") : Naneun dangsineul mucheok joahamnida ("I like you very much") : Naneun dangsineul mucheok saranghamnida ("I love you very much") : Naneun geu saram i joa ("I like him" or "I like her") : Nanun geu reul saranghamnida ("I love him" or "I love her") : G'daereul hjanghan naemaeum aljiyo? (with a little respect: "You know how much I love you") : Neo'l hjanghan naemaeum alji ? ("You know how much I love you") : Naneun neoreul saranghanda (This nuance is used generally after you get to know him/her enough) : Joahaeyo ("I like you") : Saranghaeyo (more formal) : Saranghamnida (more respectful) : Neoreul sarang hae (male to female in casual relationship) : Dangshini joayo ("I like you, in a romantic way")
* '-haeyo', '-hamnida' makes the sentence more formal and with respect. Without '-haeyo', '-hamnida', the sentences go more casual way or between close relatives and lovers long-time. * Korean Vowel a: a as in ganz in German, in sayonara in Japanese ae: a as in air in English, ae in aehnlich, Universitaet in German eo: u as in sun, hunt, run in English (monothong not a diphthong, so do not say this 'ee-ow') eu: same sound as 'the undotted i' in Turkish (as kirimizi sharap 'red wine'), as the 'i' in Sichuan, Ribao, 4(si) in Mandarin Chinese. Similar with oo as in good, put, look in American English, u as in Fuji, sushi in Japanese, final used '-e' as in solmente, de nada, sorte in European Portuguese (monothong not a diphthong, so do not say this 'ee-ow'). This vowel 'eu' sometimes turn into non-vocalic in casual speech languages. 'Geudae' (You, Sie, Usted,Vous) can be heard in your ear as [gdae]. * Korean Consonant s: s as in sayonara in Japanese. s as in Hindi. Korean fricative consonant 's' sounds more soft than the English one. While English 's' makes more fricative violent air stream, Korean 's' sounds have less tension while its air stream.
Kpele : I walikana Kurdish : Ez te hezdikhem
L33t : 1 |0\/3 U Lao : Khoi hak jao : Khoi mak jao lai ("I like you very much") : Khoi hak jao lai ("I love you very much") : Khoi mak jao (This means "I prefer you", but is used for "I love you".) Latin : Te amo : Vos amo Latin (old) : (Ego) Amo te ('Ego', for emphasis) Latvian : Es tevi milu (pronounced 'es tevy meelu') ('i in 'milu' has a line over it, a 'long i') : Es milu tevi (less common) Lebanese : Bahibak Lingala : Nalingi yo Lisbon lingo : Gramo-te bue', chavalinha! Lithuanian : Tave myliu (Ta-ve mee-lyu) : As tave myliu (Ash tave mee lyu) : As myliu tave (Ash mee lyu tave) Lojban : Mi do prami Luo : Aheri Luxembourgish : Ech hun dech ga"r
Maa : Ilolenge Macedonian : Te sakam (a little stronger than "I like you") : Te ljubam ("I really love you") : Jas te sakam ('j' sounds like 'y' in May) : Pozdrav ("Greetings") Madrid lingo : Me molas, Tronca! Maiese : Wa wa Malay/Indonesian : Saya cintakan kamu (grammatically correct) : Saya cinta akan kamu(expanded version of above) : Saya sayangkan kamu (grammatically correct) : Saya sayang akan kamu (expanded version) : Aku cinta pada mu (most direct translation) : Saya cintakan awak : Aku cinta pada kau : Saya cinta pada mu (best, most commonly used) : Saya sayangkan engkau ('engkau' often shortened to 'kau', 'engkau' is informal form and should only be used if you know the person _really_ well) : Saya sayang pada mu : Aku sayangkan engkau : Aku menyintai mu : Aku menyayangi mu : Aku kasih pada mu : Aku jatuh cinta pada mu Malayalam : Ngan ninne snehikunnu : Njan ninne premikunnu (not used in real life, only said/sung in movies by hero to heroine) : Njan ninne mohikyunnu (I desire you, I lust you) Maltese : Jien inhobbok Marathi : Maze tuzya var prem aahe Marshallese : Yokwe yuk (sort of multi-purpose, like Aloha, literally "Love to you, my friend") Mikmaq : Kesalul Mohawk : Konoronhkwa Mokilese : Ngoah mweoku kaua Moroccan : Kanbhik (both mean the same, but spoken) : Kanhebek (in different cities) Morse Code : .. ._.. ___ _ . _.__ ___ .._ : ___.. ___.. (Literally "88", a Morse Code shorthand meaning "Love, hugs & kisses to you.") : __ __ (Literally "73", a Morse Code shorthand for non romantic friends meaning "Best regards.")
Nahuatl : Ni mitz tla-zo-tla (the 'a's are "schwa"s) Navaho : Ayor anosh'ni Ndebele : Niyakutanda Norwegian : Jeg elsker deg (Bokmaal) : Eg elskar deg (Nynorsk) Nyanja : Ninatemba
Occitan : Que t'ai"mi Op : Op lopveop yopuop Oriya : Mun tumaku bhala pae ('n' is nasal and not pronounced) Osetian : Aez dae warzyn
Pampangang : Kaluguran daka (or Kapampangang) Papiamento : Mi ta stima'bo Pig Latin : Ie ovele ouye Polish : Kocham cie : Kocham ciebie : Ja cie kocham (slang, not commonly used) Portuguese : Eu amo-te (pronounced "Eu amu'-tee") : Estou apaixonado por ti (male to female, "I'm in love with you", pronounced "Esto^ hapa'isho^na'duu puur ti'") : Estou apaixonada por ti (female to male, "I'm in love with you", pronounced "Esto^ hapa'isho^na'daa puur ti'") : Eu adoro-te ("I adore you.") : Tu e's o meu amor ("You are my love.") : Eu gosto de ti ("I like you.") : Quero-te ("I want you", understood as romantic feelings but may have sexual tones) : Eu desejo-te ("I desire you", may have sexual tones) : Eu preciso de ti ("I need you.") : Eu quero fazer amor contigo ("I want to make love with you.") Portuguese lingo : Gramo-te a brava! ("I love you very much", literally "I love you wildly") Pulaar : Mbe de yid ma (mbe: d: yidh ma) (Pronounced as two words, "Mbe deyidma". 'b' and second 'd' have bars through the stems indicating affrication, the ':' indicate minute pauses) Punjabi : Main tainu pyar karna : Mai taunu pyar karda : Mein nu terey na^l piyaar ay (pronounced: "meinu therei naal piya'rei", th as in bath) ' = stressed syllable Pushto : Mung jane' (pronounced: "puxto: mu'ng jane'") : Pa ta mayan yem
Quenya : Tye-mela'ne : Melinyet
Raetoromanisch : Te amo Romanian : Te iubesc : Te ador (stronger) Rotuman : Gou 'oaf se 'a"e (The ' mark is the "glottal stop" as in Hawaiian. The G is actually the "ng" sound, as in "singing".) Russian : Ya vas lyublyu (old fashioned) : Ya tyebya lyublyu (best) : Ya lyublyu vas (old fashioned) : Ya lyublyu tyebya
Saami : Mun ra'hkistan du Samoan : Ou te alofa outou : Ou te alofa ia te oe : Talo'fa ia te oe ("Hello, from me to you") Sanskrit : Tvayi snihyaami : Mama tvayi aasaktirasti (I have love/longing in you) Scot-Gaelic : Tha gradh agam ort Serbian (formal) : Ja vas volim (used in proper speech) : Volim vas (used in common speech) : Ljubim te (in todays useage, "I kiss you", 'lj' pronounced like 'll' in Spanish, one sound, 'ly'ish) Serbian (familiar) : Ja te volim (used in proper speech) : Volim te (used in common speech) Serbian (old) : Ljubim te (may still be found in poetry) Serbocroatian : Volim te : Ljubim te : Ja te volim ('j' sounds like 'y' in May) Sesotho(Southern Sotho) : Ke a mo rata Setswana : Dumela Shona : Ndinokuda Sindarin : Le melin (thee I love [like?]) Sinhala : Mama oya'ta a'darei Sioux : Techihhila Slovak : Lubim ta (L pronounced similarly to 'll' in Spanish) : Mam ta rad (male to female) : Mam ta rada (female to male) : Milujem ta (all 't's spoken softly like 'ty') Slovene : Ljubim te Solresol : do-re mi-la-si do-mi Somali : Waan ku Jecelahay Spanish : Te amo : Te quiero : Te adoro ("I adore you") : Te deseo ("I desire you") : Me muero por ti ("You make me die") : Tengo ansia de ti ("I crave you") : Tengo ansias de ti ("I crave you") : Estoy ansioso de ti ("I crave you") : Te ansi'o ("I crave you" (only in poetry)) Sranan Tongo : Mi lobi joe Srilankan : Mama oyata arderyi Swahili : Nakupenda : Naku penda (followed by the person's name) : Ninikupenda : Dholu'o Swedish : Jag a"lskar dig ('dig' pronounced like 'day') Syrian/Lebanese : Bhebbek (male to female) : Bhebbak (female to male)
Tagalog : Mahal kita Tahitian : Ua here au ia oe : Ua here vau ia oe Taiwanese : Wa I Lee Tajik : Man turo dust medoram (literary language) : Man tuya nagz mebenam (northern dialect) : Bukhrmta-e (used as modern cool speak up) Tamil : Naan unnai kadalikiren : Nan unnai kathalikaren : Ni yaanai kaadli karen ("You love me") : N^an unnaki kathalikkinren ("I love you") : Nam vi'rmberem Telugu : Ninnu premistunnanu : Neenu ninnu pra'mistu'nnanu : Nenu ninnu premistunnanu Thai (formal) : Phom rak khun (male to female) : Phom ruk koon ( " ) : Ch'an rak khun (female to male) : Chun ruk koon ( " ) Thai : Khao raak thoe (affectionate, sweet, loving) Timerio : 1-80-17 Tongan : 'Ofa 'atu (I love you) : 'Oku ou fie manako'i koe (I want to marry you) (The ' mark is the "glottal stop" as in Hawaiian.) Tugen : Achamin (pronounced "atshamean") Tunisian : Ha eh bak Turkish (formal) : Sizi seviyorum Turkish : Seni seviyorum : Seni begeniyorum ("I adore you") (g has a bar on it) : Senden ho$laniyorum (Sound of '$' is like 'sh' in English. Must be a point under 'S'. The 'i' must be without a point.) Twi : Me dowapaa
Ukrainian : Ya tebe kokhayu : Ja tebe kokhaju (real true love) : Ja vas kokhaju : Ja pokokhav tebe : Ja pokokhav vas Urdu : Main tumse muhabbat karta hoon : Mujhe tumse mohabbat hai : Mujge tumae mahabbat hai : Kam prem kartahai : Muje se mu habbat hai : Mujhe tum se piyaar hai (pronounced: "mujhei' Oo'm se' piya'r ha'e") : Mujhe tum se muhabbat hai (pronounced: "mujhe'i Oo'm se' mohub:u'th ha'e", th as in bath) ' = stressed syllable, Oo' = o like in bold
Vai : Na lia Vdrmldndska : Du dr gvrgo te mdg Vietnamese : Toi yeu em : Anh ye^u em (male to female, or older to younger, romantic) : Em ye^u anh (female to male, or younger to older, romantic) : Con thu+o+ng ba (kid to father) : Ba thu+o+ng con (father to kid) : Con thu+o+ng ma' (kid to mother) : Ma' thu+o+ng con (mother to kid) : Cha'u thu+o+ng o^ng (grandkid to grandpa) : O^ng thu+o+ng cha'u (grandpa to grandkid) : Ba thu+o+ng cha'u (grandkid to grandma) : Cha'u thu+o+ng ba (grandma to grandkid) : Anh thu+o+ng em (big brother to younger sister or brother) : Chi. thu+o+ng em (big sister to younger sister or brother) : Em thu+o+ng anh (younger sister/brother to big brother) : Em thu+o+ng chi. (younger sister/brother to big sister) Volapu"k : La"fob oli Vulcan : Wani ra yana ro aisha
Walloon : Dji vos veu volti (lit. I like to see you) : Dji vos inme (lit. I love you) : Dji v'zinme Welsh : Rwy'n dy gari di (most commonly used) : Rwy'n dy garu di : 'Rwy'n dy garu di : Yr wyf i yn dy garu di (chwi) : Yr wyf i yn eich caru chwi Wolof : Da ma la nope : Da ma la nop (da ma'lanop)
Yiddish : Ikh hob dikh lib : Ich libe dich : Ich han dich lib : Kh'hob dikh lib : Kh'ob dikh holt : Ikh bin in dir farlibt Yoruba : Mo Feran e Yucatec Maya : 'in k'aatech (the love of lovers) : In yakumech : 'in yabitmech (the love of family, which lovers can also feel; it indicates more a desire to spoil and protect the other person)
Zazi : Ezhele hezdege (sp?) Zulu : Mena tanda wena : Ngiyakuthanda! Zuni : Tom ho' ichema
Explanation of Accents ---------------------- a' -> 'a' with the acute accent (') over it, accent aigu (ASCII code 160) a" -> 'a' with two dots (Umlaut) (ASCII code 132) a^ -> elongated vowel (e.g. 2 a's) a~ -> 'a' with a tilde(~) over it e^ -> 'e' with a carot(^) over it e' -> 'e' with the acute accent (') over it (ASCII code 130) i" -> 'i' with two dots n~ -> 'n' with a tilde(~) over it o~ -> 'o' with a tilde(~) over it u" -> 'u' with two dots
Explanation of Languages ------------------------ Afrikaans -> spoken by people of Dutch heritage in South Africa Alentejano -> An accented form of Portuguese spoken in the Alentejo region of Portugal (the part of the country south of the river Tagus). Alsacien -> French/German dialect (live in France, but speak like Germans) Amharic -> Official language spoken in Ethiopia. Just one of over 80 languages spoken there. Apache -> North American Indian Nation rangeing from the plains states to the eastern Rocky Mountains and from the Canadian to Mexican borders Arabic -> language spoken in the Arab countries including but not limited to Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and the region of Palestine. Ashanti/Akan/Twi-> Ashanti is the most popular and predominate of many dialects spoken in Ghana. The Ghanan language is generally refered to as either Akan or Twi. Assamese -> language spoken in the state of Assam, India Bassa -> language spoken in Africa Batak -> language spoken in the northern Sumatra province of Indonesia Bavarian -> language spoken in the state of Bavaria, southern Germany (actually a German dialect) Bemba -> language spoken in Africa Bengali -> language spoken in the state of West Bengal, India, as well as almost all people of Bangladesh Betazed -> Spoken in Star Trek on planet Betazed Bicol -> dialect spoken in the Philippines Braille -> The alphabet represented by patterns of raised dots. It is 'read' by touch. Basque -> language spoken in the Basque region of Spain Breton -> a Celtic language (as Welsh, Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic) spoken in Brittany, west of France, by about 250,000 people. Cajun -> French dialect spoken by people who migrated from Acadia, Canada, to the Louisiana, USA, area. Acadia is in an Atlantic province. Catalan -> language spoken in a region in the north-east of Spain named Catalonia. It is also spoken in the Balearic Islands, in Andorra and in some small villages of Sardinia and the south of France. Cebuano -> language spoken in Philippines near the town of Cebu Central Yup'ik -> language spoken by the indigenous Eskimo people of southwestern Alaska Cherokee -> North American Indian tribe Cheyenne -> North American Indian tribe, part of the Apache Nation Chichewa -> language spoken in Malawi, Central Africa Chickasaw -> North American Indian tribe (southeastern Oklahoma) Chinese Amoy -> language spoken on Taiwan, an island off Fukien Province in southeast China, and Singapore Cantonese -> language spoken in the region around Guangzhou including Hong Kong and also in Malaysia Mandarin/ -> The official language of China Putonghua litterally 'common language' also spoken by native Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia Wu -> language spoken in Jiangsu Province Common Eldarin -> the elven language where the languages Quenya and Sindarin came from Creol -> French dialect spoken by people from Haiti. It is basicly French with a little English and German. Dhivehi -> language spoken in the Maldives and in the Minicoy Island of India Dusun -> language spoken by the Dusun tribe, one of the largest in North Borneo Dutch -> language spoken in the Netherlands and the provinces of East- and West-Flanders, Antwerp, Limburg, and Flemmish-Brabant, Belgium Esperanto -> The International Language. An 'artificial' language. Farsi -> language spoken in Iran. Dialects of Farsi spoken in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Farsi is sometimes called Persian. Faroese -> spoken on the Faroe Islands Fijian -> spoken by native Fijian people in Fiji Franconian -> German dialect spoken by the citizens of Franken or Franconia which is part of Bavaria in the area around Nuremberg French -> language spoken in France, Canada, and the provinces of Luxembourg, Namur, Liege, Hainault, and Brabant- Walloon(Brabant of the Walloons), Belgium Friesian -> language spoken in northern Holland, northern Germany, and in some parts of Denmark (mainly west coast) Gaelic -> language spoken in Ireland Galician -> Galicians live in the four Spanish provinces located along the northwest coast of the Iberian Peninsula, but their language zone shades into neighboring areas of Spain and Portugal as well. The four provinces are A Corun~a, Lugo, Ourense, and Pontevedra. Georgian -> language spoken in Georgia Gilbertese -> properly Kiribati, spoken by the Micronesians of the Republic of Kiribati in the Pacific on the equator Gronings -> Dutch dialect Guarani' -> one of the two official languages in Paraguay Gujrati -> language spoken in the state of Gujrat, India, and Pakistan Hakka -> Chinese dialect from Manchuria Hausa -> language spoken in Nigeria Hebrew -> language spoken in Israel and by Jewish people Hindi -> language spoken in the northern states of India Hopi -> North American Indian tribe (southwest, Arizona) Ibaloi -> dialect spoken in the Philippines by the Igorot natives, specifically the Ibaloi's Ilocano -> dialect spoken in the Philippines Interglossa -> An 'artificial' language invented by Lancelot Hogben, circa 1940. Kankana -> dialect spoken in the Philippines by the Igorot natives, specifically the Kankana-ey's Kannada -> language spoken in the state of Karnataka, southern India Kapampangang -> Filipino dialect (or Pampangang) Kekchi -> language spoken by 380,000 Mayans in Guatemala, Belize, and El Salvador Kikongo -> language spoken in Zaire, Africa Klingon -> Spoken in Star Trek. Proper term for the language is "tlhIngan Hol". The Klingon homeworld is Qo'noS, in English it's Kronos. Kpele -> language spoken in Africa Lao -> language spoken in Laos and by the Laotian people living in northern Thailand Lithuanian -> Ash milo tava Luo -> language spoken in Kenya Luxembourgish -> language spoken in Luxembourg and in the border areas in Belgium (Arlon), France (Thionville), and Germany. A mixture of French and German, with the emphasis on German. Maa -> language spoken in Africa Malayalam -> language spoken in the state of Kerala, India Maltese -> language spoken on Malta, a small independent island in the Mediterranean Sea south of Italy with around 400,000 inhabitants. Maltese is a mixture of Arabic and Italian mostly. Mandarin/ -> The official language of China Putunghua Marathi -> language spoken in the state of Maharastra, India (Bombay is the capital city) Marshallese -> language spoken on the Marshall Islands Mikmaq -> an Indigenous people of north-eastern North America Mohawk -> North American Indian tribe (New England, maybe one of the Seven Nations/Iriquois?) Mokilese -> language spoken on Mokil and Ponape (Pohnpei) Moroccan -> language spoken in Morocco, North Africa Morse Code -> A code using series of dots and dashes to represent letters, numbers, and other characters. Originally developed by Samuel Morse for use on the telegraph. Navaho -> North American Indian tribe (southwest) Ndebele -> language spoken in Zimbabwe Nyanja -> language spoken in Africa Occitan -> language spoken in south of France Oriya -> language spoken by people of Orissa, India Papiamento -> language spoken on the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire Portuguese -> The official and regular language spoken in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Cape Verde, Macau, Guinea-Bissau, Goa(India), and Galicia(Spain). Also spoken in but not the official language of East Timor, Damao(India), and Diu(India). It is the sixth most spoken language in the world. Pulaar -> dialect spoken in Senegal by the Fulani people Punjabi -> language spoken in the state of Punjab, northern India Quechua -> language spoken by Incan Indians (South America) Quenya -> Elvish language invented by J. R. R. Tolkien for his books. Notably, "The Lord of the Rings". Rotuman -> language of a Polynesian people originating from the island of Rotuma, politically a part of Fiji, but quite different Saami -> Language of an indigenous people living in the Northern Scandinavian region of Lapland. Formerly known as Laplanders or Lapps. They have several dialects, but this is the main one, Northern Saami. Their language is related to Finnish. Sesotho -> language spoken in South Africa (Southern Sotho) Setswana -> language spoken in Botswana and South Africa Shona -> language spoken in Zimbabwe Sindarin -> Elvish language invented by J. R. R. Tolkien for his books. Notably, "The Lord of the Rings". Sinhala -> Language of the non-Tamil (majority) people of Sri Lanka. Also spoken in Ceylon. Sioux -> North American Indian tribe (upper midwest) Solresol -> An artificial musical language composed of sequences of notes on the diatonic scale (do, re, mi, ) sung by name for comprehensibility to the tone deaf. The 7 notes could also be mapped into colors so that writing would be a series of colored squares. South Africa -> There are several official languages listed in the Constitution of South Africa. They are: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele(Sindebele, isiNdebele), saLeboa, Sesotho, Swazi(Siswathi, siSwati), Tsonga(Xitsonga), Setswana, Tshivenda, Venda(Tshivenda), Xhosa(isiXhosa), Zulu(isiZulu), Sepedi. Spanish -> Language spoken in Spain and Latin America(Mexico, Central and South America) except Brazil. It is the third most spoken language in the world. Sranan Tongo -> creole language spoken in Suriname Swabian -> One of the German dialects. The literal word 'love' (Schwa"bisch) does not exist in this language. Swahili -> language spoken by some indigenous tribes of East Africa Tagalog -> dialect spoken in the Philippines Tajik -> language spoken in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. It resembles Persian (Farsi). Tamil -> language spoken in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, and in Sri Lanka(by a low percentage of the people), Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritus Telugu -> language spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India (eleventh most spoken language in the world) Tetum -> language spoken in East Timor Timerio -> An artificial language using only numbers. The idea was that each language has a different word for each concept, so if the concepts were numbered, automatic translation would be possible. Tugen -> language spoken predominantly or even only in Kenya. Tugen is a subordinated tribe of the Kalinjin tribe. Twi/Akan -> language spoken in Ghana. See also Ashanti. Urdu -> language spoken in Pakistan and India Vai -> language spoken in Africa Vdrmldndska -> language spoken in the Vdrmland(Vaermland), Sweden, region north of Lake Vdnern.The real Vdrmldndska language is spoken to the northwest of Lake Vdnern up to the border of Norway and in northern Vdrmland around the town of Torsby by about 270,000 people, 90,000 of which consider it to be their mother language. It is a mixture of Swedish and Norwegian with some borrowed words from the many Valloonian people who went there to work as engineers in the mining industry during the 17th century. Volapu"k -> An 'artificial' language invented by August Scheyler, circa 1880. Vulcan -> Spoken in Star Trek by Mr. Spock and others from the planet Vulcan Walloon -> literally Welsh(not English Welsh), a little used French dialect with certain German influences spoken in the provinces of Luxembourg, Namur, Liege, Hainault, and Brabant-Walloon(Brabant of the Walloons), Belgium Wolof -> dialect spoken in Senegal by the Wolof people Yoruba -> language spoken in West Africa, specifically in Nigeria and bordering countries Yucatec Maya -> language spoken by indigenous people of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico Zazi -> Kurdic dialect Zuni -> North American Indian tribe
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