50 Ways To Say I Love You

50 Ways To Say I Love You

It's universal.

Love is a universal thing. Around the world, different cultures all have their own way to say "I love you". These are 50 ways different cultures say, "I love you".

1. English: I love you

2. French: Je t'aime

3. Greek: Σ'αγαπώ

4. Spanish: Te amo

5. Croatian: Ja te volim

6. Afrikaans: Ek het jou lief

7: Czech: mám tě ráda

8: Albanian: Une ty te dua

9. Danish: jeg elsker dig

10. Arabic: أحبك

11. Dutch: ik hou van jou

12. Bulgarian: Аз те обичам

13. Chinese: 我愛你

14. German: Ich liebe dich

15. Latin: Te amo

16. Persian: با من دوست میشی

17. Polish: Kocham Cię

18. Portuguese: Amo vocês

19. Russian: Я тебя люблю

20. Punjabi: ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਪਿਆਰ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾ ਂ

21. Irish: Is breá liom tú

22. Italian: Ti amo

23. Japanese: 愛してる

24. Hebrew: אני אוהבת אותך

25. Hindi: मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ

26. Hungarian: Szeretlek

27. Indonesian: saya suka kamu

28. Filipino: Masaya ako sayo

29. Hawaiian: aloha wau iā 'oe

30. Hausa: Ina son ku

31. Estonian: Ma armastan sind

32. Armenian: Ես սիրում եմ քեզ

33. Belarusian: я цябе кахаю

34. Bengali: আমি তোমাকে ভালবাস

35. Galician: Quérote

36. Haitian Creole: mwen renmenw anpil

37. Icelandic: ég elska þig

38. Igbo: a hụrụ m gị n'anya

39. Yoruba: mo nifẹ rẹ

40. Zulu: Ngiyakuthanda

41. Latvian: Es mīlu tevi

42. Macedonian: Те сакам

43. Scots Gaelic: tha gaol agam ort

44. Sindhi: مان توهان سان پيار ٿو ڪيان

45. Thai: ฉันรักเธอ

46. Yiddish: איך האב דיר ליב

47. Vietnamese: Anh yêu em

48. Welsh: rydw i'n dy garu di

49. Urdu: میں آپ سے پیار کرتا ہوں

50. Somali: wanku jeclahay

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An Open Letter to the Guy I'm Finally Getting Over

I think I'm ready to listen to the happy Taylor Swift songs again.

I remember when all of this started. I couldn't have predicted you if I'd tried. I was so focused on myself that it took me a while to even admit I was interested in you. You were the one I didn't see coming, and then before long, you were the one I couldn't imagine leaving.

I'll be honest. I lied to myself and to everyone else for a long time. “We aren't anything serious," I'd say. “I'm just having fun." How stupid was I to think that I could resist getting caught up in you? Those months that we spent together were some of the best of my life. I didn't think it was possible for a someone to make me laugh like you did, to make me feel the way you did. You brought out a side of me I had never seen before, and even though that scared me, I didn't want it stop.

You had me so fooled.

One day, just like that, you were gone, and before I knew it I couldn't even recognize myself anymore. I couldn't imagine how someone I had given so much to could just leave like that and not even look back. The months after that was a string of waking up and losing you all over again, telling my friends I was fine one second and crying to them the next. And the second I started thinking I was okay, I saw you again. We talked, I cried, I yelled, you cried, you yelled, and for a couple weeks I pretended that everything would be okay, and you really meant it this time and we would make it. But just like before, it wasn't real.

Realizing that took me longer than I'd like to admit, but this is what I need you to know: I'm moving on. Finally, after months of dialing your number just to talk myself out of it, I can say that I'm moving on. I won't listen to sad songs anymore. I won't look at our pictures and re-live the days we spent together. I'm erasing every trace of you. I'm smiling brighter, I'm laughing louder, and if it's the last thing I do, I swear I'll find something that's better than what we had.

That's not to say that your memory won't knock the breath out of me on a Tuesday afternoon when our song comes through my headphones. That's not to say that I won't remember the promises you made me and want to scream at myself for ever believing you. But the difference is that I'll recognize the pain in those memories, and then I'll set them down and walk away. Because I'm done carrying them with me and I'm done giving you that power over me.

So don't call me up someday when I've finally forgotten your laugh; don't think about me at all if you can help it. You lost that right when you made the choices you did. This isn't some stupid love story we'll tell later down the road about how we beat the odds and came through stronger on the other side. This is done, do you understand? I'm finally done.

Years from now I'll look back on the adventures we had and laugh at how crazy we were. I'll remember the fierce happiness I felt while we were running wild together and I'll be grateful for this because it has molded me in ways I can't begin to explain. Someday I'll tell my daughter about you and pray that she learns from my mistakes, and when that day comes I'll wonder where you are and genuinely wish you the kind of happiness that I will have found.

I know you'll never read this. But I'll read this, on those nights when it feels like everything is starting to fall apart. Again and again and again, I'll read this and remind myself of the promise I'm making at this very moment, to look forward and stop letting your memory dictate my happiness. Someone wise once said, “Suddenly you'll just know, that it's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." Well I'm trusting that this was just one short chapter of my book, and this is me turning the page.

Onto the next.

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5 Date Ideas For This Summer

Cute dates for when you can't think of anything to do.

After so many months of the cold weather, coming up with some fun, outdoor dates can be challenging. No more movie marathons and bowling trips, it is time to go outside and enjoy the warm weather with the person you love!

1. Beach

Nothing says warm weather like going to the beach! Taking a trip to the shore is so much fun and is super romantic. There are so many things to do that would be fun for both of you: you can get a nice dinner, take a walk by the water, or even on the boardwalk if the sand isn’t for you. You can play games on the beach, go for a bike ride, or really just lay on the sand and soak up the sun after a long winter. Either way, going on a beach trip is fun for everyone.

2. Zoo/Aquarium

I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding these two date ideas, but, in all honesty, they are so much fun. I don’t know about you, but I love animals, and I have so much fun watching them up close and personal. Even though it is sometimes heartbreaking to see, going to the zoo or an aquarium is actually a good idea to enjoy the warm weather and some good company… the animals, of course.

3. Picnic

Picnics are super fun and easy. You can pack up some food from your pantry or buy all your favorite foods from the store. All you guys have to do is grab a blanket, sit in a quiet place, and enjoy your time together. Sometimes all you need is one-on-one time where you can just sit and relax.

4. Ice Cream

I really feel like an ice cream date is just a staple of the summertime. Did you really HAGS (Have A Good Summer) if you didn’t go on an ice cream date??? I think ice cream speaks for itself when I say that this is a must-have date this summer.

5. Go to a Concert

During the summer, there are so many really cool concerts to go to! A lot of venues are outdoors, so they save all the good performers for the warm weather. With that being said, a lot of places have cheap concert tickets, with not-so-well-known performers which is still fun even if you don’t know the band that well. Either way, spending time outside and listening to good music with the person you like is just, quite simply, a good time.

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