Tags different words for love, etymology, European languages, how do you say love, love, meaning of love, synonyms of love, Valentine's Day
Feb 20 2018
Thanks to Valentine's Day, February is the month we associate with love, amour and lust. Interestingly, each of these three English words - synonyms of love - all have roots from different European languages. So let's take a closer look at where these words come from and what they have in common. Love Liebe in German. Liefde in Dutch. Любовь or lyubov' in Russian. Love in English or lufu in Old English. While at first glance these words might seem completely different, they are in fact actually very similar. Structurally speaking, their si...
Like many of you, I had to learn French in school. Just like me, you probably started learning French when you went to secondary school, studied for five years, and then left feeling like you couldn't speak a word. But is that really true? Sure, the usual Salut ! Ça va ? probably rolls of the tongue still today. But is there perhaps more hiding deep down in your memory than what you might expect? Using old phrases Today I went into a coffee shop and ordered an Americano. The barista was clearly a Frenchman - based on his accent - so I decided to...
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