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Japanese translation: ai shite iru

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English term or phrase:I Love You
Japanese translation:ai shite iru
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18:25 May 22, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: I Love You
I Love You!
Morgan
ai shite iru.
Explanation:
It is written like this.
愛している.
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J_R_Tuladhar
Local time: 20:29
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Summary of answers provided
naSuki desu
Amy Kasuga
na(watashi wa) (anata wo) suki desu.xxxmichiokn
naaishiteru
DPS
naai shite iru.J_R_Tuladhar


  

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1 hr
ai shite iru.


Explanation:
It is written like this.
愛している.



    This is everyday Japanese conversation.
J_R_Tuladhar
Local time: 20:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in NepaliNepali
PRO pts in pair: 14

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Gunsou

ProZ.com Staff: pronounce as though there are no spaces
14 hrs

pds: sounds a little stiff
1 day 9 hrs
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3 hrs
aishiteru


Explanation:
"ai shite iru" is informal written Japanese, whereas in everyday spoken language "I love you" would rather be "aishiteru". Depending on how and where the expression is used, "suki" (somewhere between "I like you" and "I love you") might sound more natural.


    7 years in Nippon
DPS
Australia
Local time: 01:44
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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Gunsou

pds
1 day 7 hrs
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13 hrs
(watashi wa) (anata wo) suki desu.


Explanation:
Direct translation is done in the following sequence.

1. I="watashi wa"
2. you="anata wo"
3. love="ai shite imasu" or "suki desu"

However it is more natural to translate as just "suki desu".

To express "love", most Japanese would normally choose a word "like".

xxxmichiokn
Local time: 08:44
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in pair: 11

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pds: you wouldn't use personal pronouns in spoken language
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12 days
Suki desu


Explanation:
Although it is common in most western cultures to express one's feelings of love using the word love, in Japan, where culturally people are more reserved, they would use the term "like" instead of love.
The term "anata" used in reference to a husband means "dear or honey" but most men would probably use the phrase "kimi ga suki desu" or I really like you. "Kimi" is an informal way to say you.

Amy Kasuga
United States
Local time: 09:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 11
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