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05:10 Oct 21, 2001
Afrikaans to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Afrikaans term or phrase: Ek hou van jou
A boy says to a girl.
Ania Kowalik
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Summary of answers provided
5I love you!
Sven Petersson
5 -1I like you.
Folio Online


  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
I love you!


Explanation:
Implicit in answer.


    My geriatric brain.
    Pharos.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 04:05
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 15

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  xxxJako: It is rather "I like you" than "I love you". There is a slight difference.
18 hrs
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20 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
I like you.


Explanation:
"hou van" means "to like" and not "to love". Love may, or may not, follow the liking stage.



Folio Online
South Africa
Local time: 05:05
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Bryan Crumpler: ek hou van jou is "I love you"... ek vind jou leuk is "I like you"
339 days
  -> "Leuk" is not an Afrikaans word. It is Dutch! And "Ek hou van jou" is certainly NOT "I love you." It is commonly used by people with no romantic feelings for each other.
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