- Posted by Stephen Whiteley
- On 16/02/2018
When translating romantic expressions in English, there are many words and idioms that you will come across that do not have an exact English equivalent. The good news is English happens to be an outstanding language for expressing love. Even so, finding the right words to translate romantic expressions in other languages to English can be tough because many foreign words simply cannot be translated into exact English equivalent words.
How to translate when an English equivalent is not available
So, if you are going to translate romantic expressions in English, you need to keep in mind the difficulties faced in finding exact equivalents. For example, if you are asked to translate an Arabic word called tuqburni, you won’t find an exact English equivalent. This word is a noun that means deep love that makes it impossible for you to think about living without your partner. If you were to translate this word literally to English, you would end up saying You Bury Me.
French word retrouvailles poses a new challenge
Another example of difficult romantic expressions that you find hard to translate to English is the French word called retrouvailles. Again, for this word, you won’t find an equivalent word in English. This French word is a noun that expresses the joy of a person reuniting with someone they love deeply after long separation. A literal translation of this word would lead you into saying “rediscovery”.
Many terms of endearment in the English language
English is a wonderful language and it contains many terms of endearment. In English, when a person wants to express love, he or she is not talking about a feeling that begins in the morning and ends in the evening. There are so many terms in English that allow you to express your love for someone. In addition, this language also contains many words which allow people to express their wish to be together with someone. When these people are together, they need to use different romantic expressions in English, and fortunately for them, there are many words they can use to express their love.
Many ways to be romantic in English
People who want to use the English language to express romantic feelings have many options available to them. They should learn all the different words and expressions in the English language that allow them to be romantic and to say sweet nothings to their companions. So, if you want to be romantic with your wife or girlfriend, you would probably say something romantic like saying you melt and fall in love whenever you look them in the eyes.
The English language contains many phrases that appear to say the same thing. These phrases allow you to be very romantic. I love you is the most commonly used romantic expression in the English language. If you want to say something new and unique, then you may end up saying something like, “I am yours” or “There is no other one like you”.
The best way to use romantic expressions in English is to read the many romantic novels written in English. They contain many words and phrases that you can say that sound romantic and though some may sound rather silly, they are a good way of expressing your love for the opposite sex.