Tell Us: What foreign language phrases did you learn in February?

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In February’s My Wonderful World e-newsletter we challenged you to learn how to say “I love you” in a foreign language. How did you sign your Valentine’s Day cards? What other phrases did you learn?


8 thoughts on “Tell Us: What foreign language phrases did you learn in February?

  1. Pura Vida!
    I realize February has come and gone, but I thought I’d share this anyway…
    “Pura Vida” translates, obviously, as “Pure Life,” but in Costa Rica it represent so much more than that. It represents a way of life, and the phrase is used in all kinds of situations – as a “hello,” “goodbye,” or just to express a general state of “feeling good.” I met a countless number of Ticas who exemplified “Pura Vida” to its fullest.
    My Spanish is still a little shaky, but I quickly realized that saying “Pura Vida” with a smile on your face and an outstretched hand is a great way to meet new people and make great friends in Costa Rica.

  2. Hi Travel Guy,
    Great idea for a virtual “tour the world” based on language learning. Sounds like a wonderful way to engage young and old alike in the practice of geography. Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. My kids and I had a great time learning phrases in new languages and now we have a ‘tour the world’ activity where we take a phrase and ‘vacation’ all over the world learning how to say it. Thanks! Next up: Egypt!

  4. ‘I love you’ in Mandarin Chinese: wǒ ài nǐ
    And just as importantly: nǐ ài bú ài wǒ?
    That means ‘Do you love me?’

  5. Thanks. I’ll have to remember to say this to my roommate, who grew up in the Portuguese-speaking country of Brazil. Great contributions, all!

  6. I love you in Afrikaans a South African languge. ‘ek het jou lief’
    I love you in Zulu, Eyatanda whena kakolo

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