In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(affection, emotional attachment)amor masculine(letter/song/poem) (before noun) de amor(poetry/triangle) amorosoGod is love — Dios es amor
- love for sb — amor por algn
- their love for each other — el amor / el cariño que se tenían
- to feel love for sb — sentir cariño / amor por algn
- to fall/be in love with sb/sth — enamorarse/estar enamorado de algn/algo
- he's in love with the sound of his own voice — le encanta / le fascina escucharse
- she did it for / out of love — lo hizo por amor
1.2(enthusiasm, interest)love of sth — amor a/por algo masculine
- her love of reading — su afición por la lectura
2.1(greetings, regards)give my love to your parents — cariños a tus padres Latin America
- mother sends her love — mamá te manda cariños
2.2(in letters)love from John or love, John — cariños, John Latin America
- lots of love, John — un apretado abrazo, John
- all my love, John — con todo mi cariño, John
3.1(person loved)amor masculinehe was my first love — él fue mi primer amor
- he sent some roses to his love — le envió rosas a su enamorada
3.2(thing loved)pasión femininethe theater remained her first love — el teatro siguió siendo su gran pasión
4.1informal (to loved one)cariñocielodon't cry, my love — no llores, mi vida / mi amor
4.2British informal(to older woman) señora(to younger woman) señorita(to younger woman) guapa Spain(to older man) señor(to younger man) joven(to younger man) guapo Spain
5informal(lovable person)she's/he's such a love — es un encanto / un cielo
- be a love and fetch my book — anda, cielo, tráeme el libro
6(in tennis)cero masculine15-love — 15-cero
- she won six games to love — ganó por seis juegos a cero
- before noun love game — juego en blanco / a cero
- love set — set en blanco / a cero
1(care for)quereramar literaryof course I love you! — ¡claro que te quiero!
- children need to be loved — los niños necesitan cariño
- love thy neighbor (as thyself) — ama al prójimo (como a ti mismo)
- everyone loves a winner — a todo el mundo le gustan los triunfadores
- she loves me, she loves me not — me quiere mucho, poquito, nada
- There are hot croissants downstairs, and a man who loves me despite and because of everything.
- He loves his wife, enjoys her world, shares her clothes, goes shopping with her.
- Though you tried to deny it, you must trust your heart that deep inside you love him.
- He replies talking about having a wife he loves and who loves him, a wonderful daughter and a good life.
- She's rung me and told me she loves him, he loves her and they want to be together but I can't accept that.
- I love you baby, and that's all that matters.
- To find someone you are compatible with and who loves you is enough.
- I believe her when she says she loves me and I know I mean it when I say I love her.
- Your daughter may already know that this man is taking advantage of her but, as she loves him, she may be unable to resist his charm.
- His love wasn't true and you will find someone who loves you and really respects you.
- The sense of disappointment left me empty inside, obviously nobody loves me.
- But after this, I'll do whatever I have to do to keep him because he's shown he loves me.
- A part of me hoped that deep down he really did love me for that.
- Of course he loves you, and he always will.
- That's why if I could have one wish, it would be for you to never stop loving me.
- Maybe then, and only then, could I truly be loved in return?
- "I love you baby, " Kelly says, hugging her.
- Many a woman's mother has suggested that it is a good idea to marry a man who loves you more than you love him.
- He truly did love her, and deep down he knew his family would too, but he was still nervous.
- I have hinted that this is a bad thing but she says that she loves him.
2(like)to love sth/-ing/to + inf
- I love reading/music/to get presents — me encanta leer/la música/recibir regalos
- I'd love a cup of tea — una taza de té me vendría de maravilla
- I'd love to come — me encantaría ir
- do I like the theater? I love it! — ¿que si me gusta el teatro? ¡me encanta!
- don't you just love it? — ¿no te encanta?
- I love your new hairstyle — me encanta tu nuevo peinado
- the boss is going to love this one — ¡ya verás tú la gracia que le hace al jefe!
- the man they love to hate — el malo que a todos fascina
- I would absolutely love to hear about it.
- The rustic cottage, constructed with pine slats, was the home of a man who loved the outdoors.
- The many teenagers in the audience loved the music and seemed to know every number.
- "I thought all girls love to dance.
- But thousands of ordinary people would love the chance to enjoy opera more fully.
- Sarah loves the outdoors and enjoys swimming, surfing, gardening, cooking and camping.
- She loved gardening and flowers and spent many happy and contented days in the garden.
- What we do is for people who really love his music.
- I'd absolutely love to hear what you have to say!
- How could our kid not love the great outdoors?
- Some of the local children absolutely loved the idea of finding bugs and learning more about their native environment.
- "Our fans love to see quality homegrown talent.
- After that I'd get out and do lots of gardening; I love gardening.
- Pete is not able to say that the crowds have always loved watching him play.
- The guy loves music, and this was apparent every single time he was onstage.
- But something slowly began to dawn on me - I still loved what I did.
- The children have really loved the whole idea of it.
- During his free time, my husband loves working on computers and audiovisual systems.
- We contemplated going in several directions, but we've always loved what we've done.
- He loved working in his garage and being in the bush, cutting wood.
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