Do you say I LOVE YOU?

Do you say I LOVE YOU? - A picture of the phrase I LOVE YOU. Taken with permission from http://farm1.static.flickr.com/214/493407452_7c25da7f11.jpg?v=0 .
Singapore
June 20, 2007 1:41pm CST
I love you Ek het jou lief Volim te Jeg Elsker Dig Mahal kita Je t'aime Ich liebe dich Ya tebya liubliu What do the above 8 phrases have in common? Well, they all mean "I love you", just in different languages. Respectively, the expression is in English, Afrikaans, Croatian, Danish, Filipino, French, German and Russian. If you want to confuse yet excite your loved ones, check out how to say "I love you" in 100 languages at http://www.links2love.com/i_love_you_languages.htm . ;-) So, how often do you say I LOVE YOU? Do you even say I LOVE YOU? I confess that I am like a mouth-less rock when it comes to this timeless phrase. It is easy (-ier) to say I LOVE YOU online but when it comes to offline... hmm... it eludes me. I find it hard to express my loving tenderness. I just can't bring myself to say it. :P What about you? Do you say I LOVE YOU? Do share your thoughts, and any of your loving stories. ;-)
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
20 Jun 07
wo i nie (i am sure the spelling is different) but thats how ya say i love you in Mandarin (as you know we live in canada) but my sister in law has adopted 2 girls from china...
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• Singapore
20 Jun 07
Yea, that's the sound of I LOVE YOU in Mandarin. The spelling is definitely different because you can't type Mandarin using English letters. Here's what wo i nie (ni) looks like in Mandarin/Chinese: ? ? ? ;-)
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
20 Jun 07
ok ok, i was close...do i get credit for that? lol thanks for your imput!
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• Singapore
20 Jun 07
You wish! :P
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@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 07
Not very often my friend, I have no one to say I love you to! I say it to my mum and she returns it when we speak on the phone or text, mummy wolf looks after her little cub! This little cub will never find another cub to love and there is no other cub out there so wolves don't believe in love!
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@mummymo (23709)
20 Jun 07
hm hhmmm! What about me - I love you sweets! xxx
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@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 07
Naturally I love my sisters on here, goes without saying, puckers up lips (sorry about my wolfie breath tonight!) mwwwwwwwwwwwwwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Lol, sweeties all. ^^
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
21 Jun 07
heh heh... I only know three ways of saying the phrase I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU! Saya cinta juga kamu! Wo Ai Ni! Usually, I will show my wife how much I love her rather than just mouthing the words. Cooking her favorite meal. Soothing her aching shoulders after a hard day's work. Watching a nice show together... etc etc And she does likewise. I do tell her I love her once in a while, out of the blue. And she appreciates it.
• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Aioyh... you are such a honey darling hubby. :P
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
22 Jun 07
huh? Is it? *blushed* Isn't it the way people behave? Guys tend to express their love more thru actions than thru words?
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• Singapore
22 Jun 07
But seriously, I think you are one of the nicer "examples". :P
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@sacmom (14316)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Yes, I say "I love you"...to my family members. :P I usually say it in the English language. Though sometimes I say it in American sign language. ;) So wiz, are all these phrases in order with the languages? Just asking as I'd love to say this to my mom in the Filipino language.
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Sure they are in order. You should have safely assumed it since I am such a neat person lol. :P
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@sacmom (14316)
• United States
21 Jun 07
YOU ARE?!? Wow, I never would have ASSUMED that! LOL j/k! Actually I did assume that it was in order, but assuming something usually gets me in trouble LOL, so I figured it would be safer if I just asked you instead. :)
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Yes I am! *hmph*
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@mummymo (23709)
20 Jun 07
I say I love you all the time! I tell my friends and family whenever I feel like it that I love them! My kids are told constantly as is my best friend! I do have a lot of love in me and I like to express it as I fell being told this boosts your confidence and leads you to have better belief in yourself! I love you wizzy! ;-p xxx
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Yes I know mummymo, I can feel love radiating from you always. ;-) *HUGS*
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@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
16 Aug 07
I second lordwarwizard.
• Malaysia
23 Jun 07
kissing - i love u
I know it's very very common for westener to say "i love u" to their friends and family. But in our society, most of the kids are shy and are not in ease to express love by saying "I Love You". Anyway, i don't feel it really matters, because we shows love by actions and Action speaks louder than Words. My bf doesn't say "i love u" very often too. However, i do feel his love by other way.
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• Singapore
23 Jun 07
Exactly! Oh, you have a boyfriend already.
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@FSCAries (881)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I often say I love you, especially to my significant other. I grew up always hearing it, especially when getting off the phone with family members or before leaving the house or going to bed. I am one of those that wears my heart on my sleeves anyhow, but I think it is important to let those you know that you love them. You never know when it may be the last time that you will see or speak to them, and you don't want to have any remorse about the last thing you may have said. Plus, sometimes people just need to hear it, someone may be a little depressed or be having a bad day, and sometimes just those three little words can make all the difference.
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• Singapore
23 Jun 07
You all are cool...
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I say I love you all the time to my hubby , daughter adn my mother and other family members thanks for the links of I love you in so many different languages. :)
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Have fun! ^^
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Everytime I talk to my family the converstion ends with I love you. In English! But I can say in also in several languages. My children said that when they were growing up that whenever they left the house the last thing I always said was "I love you" and it stuck in their heads often times keeping them from doing something that was questionable!
• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Very loving family. :P
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@rosie_123 (6118)
20 Jun 07
Well I say "te amo" - comes from living with a native Spanish speaker:-)) We always speak Spanish at home! As to how often I say it - at least every day - it is always the last thing we say to each other before we go to sleep at night. Oh - and I say it to the cats too:-))
• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Aw.. isn't Spanish romantic? :P
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
20 Jun 07
In Spanish "Yo te amo". Not difficult to say to family and friends. It is necessary for people to know that they are loved so we should try to say "I love you" more often to the people we love.
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• Singapore
20 Jun 07
Yo te amo. :P
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20 Jun 07
I tell my wife and son that love them. My parents know how much I care for them but sometimes I'll still say it. Geez, it seems like more than 4 years ago that I met cheeky but it didn't take long for me to know she was the one. (unlike some who just say it) I felt a close bound even from distance and when I first saw her.. (that was my moment) I actually met her again online :) (previously met at school event, when a load of schools in our local cities came to army base fun day) :) ~Joey * day dreaming...
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• Singapore
20 Jun 07
Joey, please stop making me jealous. I am still single! :P *hmph*
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20 Jun 07
Don't you remember what we spoke about regarding "personal" space. lol Anyways where is your "special" someone hiding? :) ~Joey P.s you can't say there isn't one, can ya :P
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• Singapore
20 Jun 07
No one, no one. *sniff*
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@punkish (424)
• India
21 Jun 07
well to respond to ur answer friend i want to say i luv u infact but i dont know y i am hesitating so much and y i cant say to her.may b its because of my shy nature but i belive that 1 day i gonna say to her n then i ll post here that i have said I LUV U...:))
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Find courage. ^^
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@punkish (424)
• India
21 Jun 07
thnx friend 4 encourging me...well sm1 told me that u r the boss,lord of this site plz can u help all of us by telling sme tips n tricks of this plz it really gonna hepl the beginners like us....we will b thankful 2 u....looking 4ward 4 the tricks..bubyeee /.tc punkish
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• Singapore
22 Jun 07
Yes, I am a self-proclaimed Lord lol... it's in my nick, you see? Just keep making quality posts and make more friends. Then with time and luck, you can do well. ^^
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@mestr12 (227)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Yes, I do say "I LOVE YOU" all the time to my parents, my brothers and sister and to my husband. Oh... even to my pets. :) I just want the people close to my heart know that I love them always. Saying "I LOVE YOU" is easy once you actually start saying it to the people whom you love sincerely. :)
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Even to your pets! Haha :P
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@mestr12 (227)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
Yup... my pets need to be reassured that they are being loved so I give them the reaffirmation that they need. hehehehe.... no wonder my pets are really spoiled. :)
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• Singapore
22 Jun 07
That's why some people observed that it is better to be an animal than a human. Some pets lead better lives than humans today. :P
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@Dumpertaker (1188)
22 Jun 07
I always tell my close friends and of course my family that I love them all the time, and I mean it too, they are the most important things in my life. As for other times, I think one of the best times I said I love you to my former fiancee...I made her a chanpagne breakfast as it was her 18th birthday (I was 18 also) and had this gizmo that you pushed gently into the bread so when it toasted it said "I Love You" and the each letter "o" was heart shaped.
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• Singapore
22 Jun 07
GEEZ, sweet 18!! :P
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22 Jun 07
Yeah they were the days of me being a soft individual, but thise days are gone.
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• Singapore
22 Jun 07
Gone with the wind lol.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
21 Jun 07
Yeap like that song wo ai ni ai zhe ni zhou shang lou shu ai da mi the mice love rice lol hahahhahaha
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Oh you've heard of it too hehe! :P
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@yanjiaren (9050)
21 Jun 07
I can sing it too..look out it may be the next song on youtube lol hhaa when I get to my hubby again that is..
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Lol, I thought you stopped recording. :P
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• Australia
21 Jun 07
Je Reveray sesua detua.... That doesn't quite mean i love you, but it says that "i'll be dreaming of you tonight". Girls love it! :P
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Haha, your favorite flirt line? :P
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• Australia
21 Jun 07
Perhaps! But it's a keeper! You can't just flaunt it! ;P
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Nah.. I will create my own. :P
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• United States
20 Jun 07
I was raised with a Mother that never said those three little words, EVER, it made both my sister and I want to say it all the time to our family, which we do more than the usual. Although sometimes when you say something more than often with people you know, this is one saying that people do not grow tired of, at least I know I never do.
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
But if she shows love by her action instead...
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• United States
21 Jun 07
Nope, never did feel it either. It is sad growing up in a house where love is not shown or told that is why I feel it is essential for my children and my loved ones (significant others) to be very vocal about my love and devotion to them!
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Sigh. At least you are making sure the mistakes do not get repeated to the next generation. :D
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
20 Jun 07
All the time. I say I Love You to my husband and son everyday, even when I talk with my parents and siblings, we always end our conversations with "love you", "love lots" or something to that affect. In Samoan "alofa atu oe" means I Love You.
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• Singapore
20 Jun 07
Gosh... isn't that mushy? :P
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
20 Jun 07
:P I'm a mushy person LMAO
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• Singapore
20 Jun 07
rofl!! :p
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@stella1989 (2274)
• India
21 Jun 07
He he ...!! In my case inspite being a girl I don't like saying "I Love you" that much .....my boyfriend used to compel me a lot to hear I love you from my mouth....!! :P Actually the thing is I like showing my love not saying it..!! I like showing it with some suprises or gifts some visits to him and spending my time with him. But not saying I love you always ...May be I'll say it 3-4 times in a month..!! :P Not more than that. Not because I am a very shy person or something like that but because I don't like telling things verbaly I love showing my love...!! :) he he thats me!!
• Singapore
21 Jun 07
LOL... you should get him to say it to you. :P
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• India
22 Jun 07
he do this job every hour..!! Calls and say "I love you" Mesages me and say "I love you" Emails me and repeats the same..!! NOw that was irritating..!!
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