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18:46 Oct 21, 2001
English to Afrikaans translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: i love you
i love you
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Summary of answers provided
5Ek het jou lief.
Folio Online
5ek is lief vir jouxxxJako
5Ek hou van jou.
Sven Petersson


  

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Ek hou van jou.


Explanation:
Ek hou van jou.


    My geriatric brain.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 20:35
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish

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neutral  xxxJako: This would translate rather to something like "I like you".
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ek is lief vir jou


Explanation:
The phrase "ek is lief vir jou" is used most often - it literally translates as *"I am love for you".

The more formal version would be "Ek bemin jou".

xxxJako
Local time: 21:35
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 20
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Ek het jou lief.


Explanation:
Or, "Ek is lief vir jou."

Personally I would use no. 1 in a romantic sense only, and no. 2 when addressing intimate friends, close family members or, even, a lover. But then, this is my personal feeling and in matters of love, people do differ.








Folio Online
South Africa
Local time: 21:35
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 61
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