Happy Valentine’s Day from Smartling! Thanks for helping us spread the love of languages around the world. No matter what language you speak, there are endless ways to communicate love. Try out a few of the examples below on your favorite Valentine.
- Ancient Greeks identified four words to symbolize four different meanings of love, one of them being “eros”, which can be used to describe “love at first sight”.
- Japanese is spoken by over 130 million people! In Japan, “koi” is romantic love, while “ai” is true love. As the saying goes, “Koi is always wanting; Ai is always giving.”
- Spanish is the official language in over 20 countries! In Spanish, the noun “amor” means love. There are also several verbs that mean “to love”.
- Hebrew is the official language of Israel and expresses “love” in several different ways. “Ahava” is the most common way to say love.
- Hindi is the most widely spoken of over 30 national languages in India. Like the Greek language, in Hindi there are several different forms of love. The romantic word in Hindi is “prem”.
- Italian was the primary language used during the Renaissance. Did you know that the Italians have over 100 ways to say ‘I Love You’? “Ti Amo” is one of the most popular.
The list can go on and on, as there are thousands of languages in the world that express love in their own unique way. For more, take a look at our Language of ‘Love’ infographic.
To our Smartling friends near and far, may your day be filled with all the love in the world!