The Words Of Love

Debra Frick

St. Valentine Day is the day of Love. For lovers, it is the one day that we remember how much our better half means to us. For our children, it is a day to learn to love. How many times have you wished you could tell him/ her how much you love him/her in a million different ways. Well, I can't help you with a million but how about 75. Here is what you do. I have found how to say "I love you" in 75 different languages. This is a great project for adults who want something different for Valentine's Day for their spouses or for children for their parents or as a decoration around your house for Valentine's Day.

How much help you have will depend on how long this takes. Of course you could divide the list up and only use those that were part of your heritage or places you would love to take her, putting each "I love you" on a world map on the correct country!

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Materials

  • different colored wrapping paper or colored paper or tin foil
  • scissors
  • glue or glue stick
  • yarn or string, if you choose

Instructions

Take the list that follows and print out each line in a different color. Cut yourself 75 different hearts. Cut and paste each line on a heart. Now you can string these together or you can hide them around the house or lay them on your Valentines Day table.

  • Afrikaans: Ek is lief vir jou!
  • Albanian: Te dua!
  • Amharic: Afekrishalehou!
  • Arabic: Ohiboke (M to F), Nohiboka (F to M, or M to M)
  • Armenian: Yes kez si'rumem!
  • Basque: Maite zaitut!
  • Bengali: Ami tomake bahlobashi!
  • Bosnian: Volim te!
  • Bulgarian: Obicham te!
  • Cheyenne: Ne mohotatse
  • Chickasaw: Chiholloli
  • Creole: Mi aime jou!
  • Croatian: Volim te!
  • Czech: Miluji tev!
  • Danish: Jeg elsker dig!
  • Dutch: Ik hou van je!
  • English: I love you!
  • Elvish: Amin mela lle
  • Esperanto: Mi amas vin!
  • Estonian: Mina armastan sind!
  • Farsi: Tora dost daram!
  • Filipino: Iniibig kita!
  • Finnish: rakastan sua!
  • French: Je t'aime!
  • Frisian: Ik hald fan dei!
  • Galician: Querote!
  • German: Ich liebe dich!
  • Greek: S'ayapo!
  • Gujarati: Hoon tane pyar karoochhoon! tane chaahuN chhuN!
  • Hawaiian: Aloha wau ia 'oe!
  • Hebrew: Anee ohev otakh (M to F), Anee ohevet otkha (F to M),
  • Hindi: Mai tumase pyar karata hun (M to F), Mai tumase pyar karati hun (F to M)
  • Hopi: Nu' umi unangwa'ta
  • Hungarian: Szeretlek!
  • Icelandic: Eg elska thig!
  • Indonesian: Saya cinta padamu!
  • Irish: t'a gr'a agam dhuit!
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  • Italian: Ti amo!
  • Japanese: Kimi o ai shiteru!
  • Korean: Dangsinul saranghee yo!
  • Latin: Te amo!
  • Latvian: Es tevi milu!
  • Lithuanian: As tave myliu!
  • Malaysian: Saya cintamu!
  • Mandarin: Wo ai ni!
  • Mohawk: Konoronhkwa or Kanbhik
  • Navajo: Ayor anosh'ni
  • Norwegian: Jeg elsker deg!
  • Pakistani: Muje tum se mu habbat hai ~
  • Pig Latin: Ie Ovele Ouye
  • Sign Language: "I" - point at self with index finger, "love" - hold crossed hands over your chest, "you" - point with index finger to the other person.
  • Sioux: Techihhila
  • Polish: Kocham ciebie!
  • Portuguese: Eu te amo!
  • Romanian: Te iubesc!
  • Russian: Ya tyebya lyublyu!
  • Sanskrit: twayi snihyaami
  • Serbian: Volim te!
  • Sesotho: Kiyahurata!
  • Slovak: Lubim ta!
  • Slovenian: Ljubim te!
  • Spanish: Te amo!
  • South African: Ek het jou lief
  • Swahili: Nakupenda!
  • Swedish: Jag älskar dig!
  • Swiss: Ch'ha di ga'rn
  • Tagalog: Mahal kita!
  • Thai: Phom rug khun (M) Chan rug khun (F)
  • Turkish: Seni seviyorum!
  • Ukrainian: Ya tebe kokhayu!
  • Vietnamese: Anh yeu em (M to F), Em yeu an (F to M)
  • Welsh: Rwy'n dy garu di!
  • Yiddish: Kh'hob dikh lib!
  • Zulu: Ngiyakuthanda!
  • Zuni: Tom ho'ichema

About The Author: Debra Frick is a mother of 5 and a grandmother to 8 grandsons and one granddaughter. She is a published author and poetress. Recycling and saving money are her passions. She also loves crocheting and cooking. She is also a pet rescue volunteer and has many pets of her own.

Comments

January 23, 20090 found this helpful

such a wonderful idea! I'll print this out and keep it...have never seen a list like this...it would be nice to put a few of the languages on one card or heart...my grandson went to France this summer and the French and English would be nice for him...thanks

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