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02:51 Dec 1, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: I love you
Man to woman.
(can you send a small image, since I don't have the character set. Thanks)

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4 +2Aishiteru
Philip Soldini



3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2

Properly spoken, I love you can be said either as Aishiteiru or Aishiteimasu, the latter being more formal than the former.

Aishiteru (without the last "i") sounds more natural though, especially if you know the person well enough to confess your love.

Aishitemasu is another alternative, again leaving out the last "i." It's a bit more formal than Aishiteru, but has a nice ring to it in my opinion.

I can't send pictures of the characters, but if you have Windows 98 or higher (maybe even 95), you can read the below Japanese characters by selecting Encoding, under View on the task bar at the top of your browser, then select Japanese Autoselect.

Aishiteiru: 愛している
Aishiteimasu: 愛しています
Aishiteru: 愛してる
Aishitemasu: 愛してます

Philip Soldini
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Character problem

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