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English translation: I want to make love to you

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11:58 Sep 5, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: j'ai envie de toi
Hi. A friend typed this in at the end of an email but won't tell me what it means... Any suggestions? Thanks! :)
Sonjia
English translation:I want to make love to you
Explanation:
Begging to differ, "envie" here is used in the sense of desire. Not just a platonic comment at the end of your letter, to me there is can be no doubting the sense of the intention! Whenever this remark is whispered in a film, cinema or TV here (France), then the love scene follows!

Were the intention behind this sentence that of wanting you to be there, the writer would have used something like "j'ai envie que tu sois...avec moi/là" whatever, not the expression which has been chosen.

Good luck.

Nikki
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Local time: 15:27
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Summary of answers provided
naI want you
Carla Sherman
naI want to make love to you
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na"I desire you"; or, more bluntly, "I want you"Heathcliff
naI want of you
Roomy Naqvy


  

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8 mins
I want of you


Explanation:
Technically, translated as 'I want of you'. In English, I think it should be translated as 'I want you.'

'I want you' would also mean in English 'I like you' or 'I love you'.

I think thats what your friend meant.
I hope this helps you.

Roomy Naqvy
India
Local time: 18:57
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
PRO pts in pair: 16

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12 mins
"I desire you"; or, more bluntly, "I want you"


Explanation:
in a passionate or sexual way. If your friend won't tell you what it means, I suspect he's expressing shy desire, rather than raw lust.

Cheers, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 06:27
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953

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Louise Atfield

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Pauline Côté

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3 hrs
I want to make love to you


Explanation:
Begging to differ, "envie" here is used in the sense of desire. Not just a platonic comment at the end of your letter, to me there is can be no doubting the sense of the intention! Whenever this remark is whispered in a film, cinema or TV here (France), then the love scene follows!

Were the intention behind this sentence that of wanting you to be there, the writer would have used something like "j'ai envie que tu sois...avec moi/là" whatever, not the expression which has been chosen.

Good luck.

Nikki


Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 15:27
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4419
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Thank you for responding! I appreciate your help.

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Heathcliff
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5 days
I want you


Explanation:
I would like to add that it seems to me that your friend says that he/she wants to be near you, to see you ...
Of course, in a sexual context, it can also mean "I want to have sex with you", "I desire you" but it all depends on the relationship you two have. It might well be that the friend has a sexual desire for you that is being expressed in this sweet phrase: "j'ai envie de toi", as one can desire something that is delicious, like a chocolate cake...

Good luck, my friend...


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Carla Sherman
United States
Local time: 06:27
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese

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