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Love – One Emotion, Many Languages

There are a few things that unite us all together in this sweet little world. And love is one of those wonderful elements. No matter where we live, what life we lead or what kind of ideologies we have, love is something that binds us all together. The love we feel for our parents, for our friends, for our lover is what makes this earth a beautiful place. No doubt, it is one of the most celebrated emotions of all times.

Although we do have different ways to say I love you, the depth of this emotion remains the same. There are more six thousand languages spoken all across the globe. Thanks to the diverse culture of India, our country alone has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. Even that is a lot. While we cannot cover these many languages, but we can try and help you express your feelings for your special someone in some of the major Indian languages and some other widely spoken international languages.

We shall start with the official language of India – Hindi. Hindi is the most spoken language in India. Thus, there is a high probability that you will be able to express your emotions effortlessly to someone who lives in India.

Hindi: ‘Mai Tumse Pyar Karta/Karti Hoon’ (speaker: male/female, respectively)

The next official language of India is English. So, if you are in love with someone in India who does not understand, they will definitely understand your emotions if you convey them in English.

English: ‘I Love You’

Now we shall move on to the languages that have been awarded the distinction of classical language. These are some of the other major languages in India that are spoken in particular regions of India.

Kannada: Naanu Ninnanu Preethisuthene”

Malayalam: “Njan Ninne Snehikkunnu”

Odia: “Mu Tumaku Bhala Paye”

Sanskrit: Tvayi Snihyaami”

Tamil: Nāṉ Uṉṉai Nēcikkiṟēṉ

Telugu: “Nenu Ninnu Premisthunnaanu”

Moving forward, here are some other major languages of India that are spoken by a large number of people in India:

Bengali: “Ami Tomake Bhalobashi”

Marathi: “Ho Me Tula Prem Karto/ Kartey” (speaker: male/female, respectively)

Urdu: “Mai Aap Se Mohobbat Karta/Karti Hoon” (speaker: male/female, respectively)

Gujarati: “Hoo Thunay Prem Karoo Choo”

Punjabi: “Mai Taunu Pyar Karda/Kardi” (speaker: male/female, respectively)

Kashmiri: “Mye Chha Chain Maai”

Rajasthani: “Main Tanne Pyaar Karoon”

Sindhi: “Maa Tokhe Pyar Kendo Ahyan”

Assamese (Asamiya): “Moi Tomak Bhal Pao”

Maithili: Hum Ahān Se Prem Karechi”

Fun fact: The above-mentioned languages are also part of the Indo-Aryan language family.

Other languages that were brought into India are:

Persian or Farsi: “Khaley Dooset Daram

Arabic: “Ahbak

French: “Je Vous Aime Bien

Now, that we have already made the transition, let us talk more about international languages. Why not start with the language that is the most spoken all across the globe. That is Mandarin Chinese. More than a billion people speak this language which covers a major part of the world population. So, learning Mandarin Chinese is a great idea and the fact that you can use it more often that any other language. Here is how you can speak your heart out in the most spoken language in the world:

Mandarin Chinese: “Wǒ ài nǐ

Other languages that are spoken all across the globe in large numbers are:

Spanish: “te amo

Malay: “Saya sayang awak

Russian: “ya lyublyu tyebya/ya tozhe tyebya lyublyu” (speaker: male/female, respectively)

Portuguese: “eu te amo

Japanese: “aishiteru wa/aishiteru yo” (speaker: male/female, respectively)

Thai: “Pom rak khun/Chan rak khun” (speaker: male/female, respectively)

Although there are thousands of languages that are spoken all across the world, love is something that does not really need one to be demonstrated. It is the little things that matter the most when you are in love with someone. It does not matter if you say I love you in Sanskrit or French, the feelings remain the same. Just a simple peck on the forehand, holding hands, giving and receiving gifts, are a few ways in which you can tell your partner how much they mean to you. More than this, it is the support that give them that matters the most. Being emotionally and physically available whenever your partner needs you is one of the best ways to show your love to them.

As mentioned previously, I cannot include all the languages. But since these are some of the most spoken languages in India and across the world, I hope that this will help you lot in expressing your truest emotions to your significant other in the most effortless manner. Also, don’t wait any longer, go ahead and speak your heart out to your beloved! Life is too short to wait for the perfect moment. I wish you all the very best and also hope that you get an “I love you too” in response!