アイ・ラブ・ユー

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English I love you.

Phrase[edit]

アイ・ラブ・ユー (rōmaji ai rabu )

  1. (informal) I love you
    • 2009, Shiori Takeuchi, Kanashimi o tsutsumu yoru ni, translation of Cut Throat by Sharon Sala:
       (かの) (じょ)はぶつぶつ ()いながら (じゅ) () () ()いた。「いったいどうしたっていうの?たかが ()つの (たん) ()じゃない。アイ・ラブ・ユーアイ・ラブ・ユーアイ・ラブ・ユー。」
      Kanojo wa butsubutsu ii nagara juwaki o oita. “Ittai dō shita tte iu no? Takaga mitsu no tango janai. Ai rabu yū. Ai rabu yū. Ai rabu yū.”
      She grumbled as she replaced the phone. “What is he talking about? It’s not just three words. I love you. I love you. I love you.”

Usage notes[edit]

Used in pop music, manga, or romantic literature as an expression of romantic feelings. Uncommon in everyday speech. Rare in expressions of family love or platonic affection.

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