What is he trying to say when he sends me dead roses? It’s off topic, never mind. Forget it. This is about you.
Can’t say “I love you: in plain English? You big blimmin commitment-phobes. Well, try it foreign-loike, it might help you stutter it out this V Day.
Those show off Frenchies even have two ways of saying le lovey dovey stuff and if you speak it in Icelandic, you get to say the word ‘pig’.
Afghani: Dus tat darem
Cantonese: Ngo oi lei
Dutch: Ik hou van jou
Filipino: Mahal kita
French: Je t’aime/je t’adore
Icelandic: Eg elska pig
Latin: Ego te amo
Maori: Ka nui taku aroha mauu
Punjabi: Main tuhanoo pyar kar da haan
Tongan: Ofa atu
Turkish: Seni seviyorum
Visit Valentines to read of more love in other languages.
And it’s not too late to send an e-card. Greenpeace’s Mr Splashy Pants sings your personalised whale love song in the style of Barry White, but it is actual whale wailing with translation in English … it so rocks!