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05:50 Dec 4, 2003
English to Afrikaans translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Love
Just the word for love
SheilaBloom
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1liefde
EdithK
5liefhê or liefde
Samuel Murray


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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
liefde


Explanation:
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EdithK
Switzerland
Local time: 09:14
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  Samuel Murray: unless it's a verb
7 days
  -> Thanks, but not a verb here when looking at asker's list of similar questions.
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7 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
liefhê or liefde


Explanation:
Love (noun) = liefde
Love (verb) = liefhê, het lief

I love you = Ek het jou lief.
You must love me = Jy moet my liefhê.

Keep in mind that you can't use "love" in Afrikaans for things like "I love green beans" or "I love ice cream". For that you need to use the correct forms of "hou van" (to like) or "is mal oor" (is crazy about).

Samuel Murray
Netherlands
Local time: 09:14
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans
PRO pts in pair: 166

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neutral  xxxAneesa: You can also say: "Ek is lief vir sjokolade."
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