The Italian language is the most romantic language in the world. The high percentage of Italian words that end in vowels give the language a musicality with sounds overflowing into unrestricted puffs of air flowing over lips, teeth, tongue and throat. Italian is a phonetic language, which means that it is spoken the way it is written. Every vowel is pronounced no matter how many of them are in a row. Such as the word aiutare where each syllable is pronounced rapidly but distinctly (AH-EE-OO-TAH-RAY). Separately yet flowing into one another without any pause. A pretty romantic description of a language.
Today is St. Valentine’s Day, a day when love is in our hearts, minds and lips. Here are a few “love” phrases in Italian that you can use to create an Italian inspired Valentine’s Day.
Ti amo = I love you (To be used with your significant other)
Ti voglio bene = I love you/I like you very much (To be used with family and friends)
Mi piaci = I like you
Mi piaci tanto = I really like you
Ti adoro = I adore you
Tu sei il mio bello/la mia bella = You are my handsome/beautiful one
Sei l’amore della mia vita = You are the love of my life