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Japanese translation: ai, aichaku, ren'ai

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English term or phrase:love
Japanese translation:ai, aichaku, ren'ai
Entered by: DPS
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21:51 May 22, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: love
I will always love you,past the ends of time.
ryan
ai, aichaku, ren'ai
Explanation:
Japanese is not as clear-cut as the previous answer suggests. Although "ai" is the most general term meaning "love", it depends very much on the context etc., which term you would use. The meaning of "ai" can range anywhere from "charity" to "passion", For example, "aichaku" means "love" in the sense of "attachment", "affection", whereas "ren'ai" means "love" in the sense of "tender passion" or "amour if you want.
Thus, you might want to specify your question.
To tell someone "I love you", however, you would say "aishite iru" or even "aishiteru". Another possible expression is "suki" (I like you) or "daisuki" (I like you a lot)
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DPS
Australia
Local time: 17:15
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thanks for taking the time to explain :)
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Summary of answers provided
naai, aichaku, ren'ai
DPS
naaiJ_R_Tuladhar


  

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4 hrs
ai


Explanation:
ai= love (noun)

ai suru= to love (verb)

Jina Tuladhar


    This is everyday Japanese
J_R_Tuladhar
Local time: 12:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in NepaliNepali
PRO pts in pair: 14
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1 day 7 hrs
ai, aichaku, ren'ai


Explanation:
Japanese is not as clear-cut as the previous answer suggests. Although "ai" is the most general term meaning "love", it depends very much on the context etc., which term you would use. The meaning of "ai" can range anywhere from "charity" to "passion", For example, "aichaku" means "love" in the sense of "attachment", "affection", whereas "ren'ai" means "love" in the sense of "tender passion" or "amour if you want.
Thus, you might want to specify your question.
To tell someone "I love you", however, you would say "aishite iru" or even "aishiteru". Another possible expression is "suki" (I like you) or "daisuki" (I like you a lot)

DPS
Australia
Local time: 17:15
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
Grading comment
thanks for taking the time to explain :)

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