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17:09 Apr 24, 2000
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO] Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase:I love you
I would like to be able to say this to my Japanese bf
Explanation: "I like the thing about you" is as 'real' as you're going to get. Literally, I Love You--> "Ai shite imasu", but noone ever says that.
We would need to do a complete work up on your relationship with this person if we were to suggest the appropriate phrase . . .
Explanation: If you want to casually say "luv you", you could say, "suki desu", "Daisuki" or even just "suki". But if you want to mean love in a stronger sense, then you could say "Aishitemasu", or more casually, "Aishiteru".
Explanation: As the other folks have suggested, one typically does not express affection such as "I love you" in Japanese. So, if you want to say it just for fun, then saying it in English would be acceptable.