Talk:I want to make love to you

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phrasebook definitions[edit]

Could we possibly do without the definitions in the Phrasebook? They provide no information that is not obvious from the sentence itself. What else could for example the sentence of this entry mean? Or I need water (indicates that the speaker needs water)? - Sounds simply stupid. Besides, it is not even a complete definition. It may also indicate that the speaker wants the interlocutor to believe that he needs water or, that the speaker believes he needs water, although it might be the last thing he/she actually needs. --Hekaheka 09:48, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

I agree. Equinox 10:05, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
There are a few that do benefit from a bit of explanation, but it's usually because English sucks. :D — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 12:37, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
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I'd like to have sex with you

Same as above. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 00:44, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Also I'm on the pill --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 01:35, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
Delete both. — Ungoliant (Falai) 02:21, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
So, if I can find a commercial phrasebook with that sentence, will you withdraw this one too? Here's two:
  • 1990, Todd & Erika Geers, More Making Out in Japanese, Tokyo: Yenbooks, ISBN 0804815925, page 57:
    I want to make love to you. Anata-to beddo-in shitai.* ♀ Anata-to netai.Kimi-to beddo-in shitai.* ♂ Kimi-to netai.
  • 1993, Ray Daniels, Making Out in Chinese, Tokyo: Yenbooks, ISBN 0804818630, page 66:
    I want to make love. Wó shiǎng dzùo aì.
Symbol keep vote.svg Keep ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 03:11, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
There are two, yes, but only if by "two" you mean "zero". :-P   (We wouldn't add "Show me to a hotel, you mofo!" to our phrasebook just because some other phrasebook has "Where can I find a hotel?") —RuakhTALK 03:55, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
@Robin Lionheart. OK, I'll withdraw after you add the quotes. Adding quotes from commercial phrasebooks is the first step to create CFI for our phrasebook. Note, I'm not against the phrasebook, quite the opposite but we need to make it more appealing to other users. The deletion of entries is beyond my control but I'll detag this and above once you add the citations. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 06:23, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
Ruakh, "like to have sex with you"/"want to make love to you" is a distinction without a difference, in my opinion. But we could retitle the entry to the more flowery wording. And now that I think about it,
I want to make love to you
  1. I'd like to have sex with you.
would look less silly than
I'd like to have sex with you
  1. Indicates that the speaker would like to engage in sexual activities with the listener.
~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 19:28, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
It has been done, adding three more citations from three Lonely Planet phrasebooks. I want to make love to you seems like a more natural sounding phrase book entry too. ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 19:56, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
Delete (all) SemperBlotto (talk) 09:12, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
As a nominator I have detagged the entry, the renaming will require some changes to the translation. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 05:16, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
Unstriking as withdrawn since Ungoliant and SB say to delete. Retagging also.​—msh210 (talk) 15:16, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

deleted -- Liliana 08:12, 30 June 2013 (UTC)