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Afrikaans		: Ek is lief vir jou
			: Ek het jou lief
Albanian		: Te dua
			: Te dashuroj
			: Ti je zemra ime
Alsacien (Elsass)	: Ich hoan dich gear
Amharic (Aethio.)	: Afekrishalehou
			: Afekrischalehou
Amharic (Ethiopian)	: Ewedishalehu (male/female to female)
			: Ewedihalehu  (male/female to male)
American Sign Language	:              __
			:  __         (  )
			: (  )        |__|
			: |__| __  __ |  |
			: |  |(  )(  )|__|   __
			: |__||__||__||  |  /  )
			: |   (__)(__)   | /  /
			: |              |/  /
			: |              /  /
			: \                /
Apache			: Sheth she~n zho~n (nasalized vowels like French,
					     '~n' as in French 'salon')
Arabic (formal)		: Ohiboke   (male to female)
			: Ohiboki   (male to female)
			: Ohibokoma (male or female to two males
				     or two females)
			: Nohiboke  (more than one male or females
				     to female)
			: Nohiboka   (male to male or female to male)
			: Nohibokoma (male to male or female to two
					males or two females)
			: Nohibokom  (male to male or female to more
				      than two males)
			: Nohibokon  (male to male or female to more
				      than two females)
Arabic (proper)		: Ooheboki  (male to female)
			: Ooheboka  (female to male)
Arabic			: Ana behibak  (female to male)
			: Ana behibek  (male to female)
			: Ahebich  (male to female)
			: Ahebik   (female to male)
			: Ana ahebik
			: Ib'n hebbak
			: Ana ba-heb-bak
			: Bahibak  (female to male)
			: Bahibik  (male to female)
			: Benhibak (more than one male or female to male)
			: Benhibik  (male to male or female to female)
			: Benhibkom (male to male or female to more
				     than one male)
			: Nhebuk  (spoken to someone of importance)
Arabic (Umggs.)		: Ana hebbek
Armenian		: Yes kez si'rumem
Ashanti/Akan/Twi	: Me dor wo
Assamese		: Moi tomak bhal pau
Assyrian (east dialect) : ana buyanookh  (female to male)
			: ana buyanaakh  (male to female)
Assyrian (west dialect) : ono korekhmalokh  (female to male)
			: ono korekh-hamnolakh  (male to female)

Basque			: Maite zaitut
			: Nere maitea ("My love/My darling")
Bassa			: Mengweswe
Batak			: Holong rohangku di ho
Bemba			: Ndikufuna
Bengali			: Aami tomaake bhaalo baashi
			: Ami tomay bhalobashi
			: Ami tomake bahlobashi
Berber			: Lakh tirikh
Betazed			: Imzadi
Bicol			: Namumutan ta ka
Binary code		: 011010010010000001101100011011110111011001100101
			  00100000011110010110111101110101
Bolivian Quechua	: Qanta munani
Bosnian			: Volim te
Braille			: :..:| ..:| |..-.. .::":.., :.:;
Brazilian/Portuguese	: Eu te amo
	 /Galician	: Querote
			: Amo-te (pronounced "Amu'-tee")
Breton			: Ho karet a ran
			: Karet a ran ac'hanoc'h
			: Me a gar ac'hanoc'h
			: Da garet a ran
			: Karet a ran ac'hanout
			: Me a gar ac'hanout
Bulgarian		: Obicham te
			: As te obeicham
			: As te obicham
			: Obozhavam te ("I love you very much")
Burmese			: Chit pa de

Cajun			: Mi aime jou
Cambodian		: Kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah
			: Bon sro lanh oon
Canadian French		: Ch't'aime
			: Ch'trip su' toe'  ("I'm crazy for you")
			: J'capote su' toe' ("I'm turned upside-down for you")
			: Je t'aime   ("I like you")
			: Je t'adore  ("I love you")  (not really used in
			    a romantic or passionated way, it is mostly used
			    in family context, or for a pet, or a meal etc.)
Catalan			: T'estimo  (Catalonian)
			: T'estim   (Mallorcan)
			: T'estime  (Valencian)
			: T'estim molt ("I love you a lot")
Cebuano			: Gihigugma ko ikaw
Central Yup'ik		: Assiramken ('r' is a voiced uvular fricative,
				      kind of like a German 'ch', except
				      voiced and pronounced a little
				      farther back in the mouth, nearer
				      to the throat)
Chaldean		: Kibinakh (male to female)
			: Kibanokh (female to male)
Chamoru (or Chamorro)	: Hu guaiya hao
Cherokee		: Aya gvgeyu'i nihi
Cheyenne		: Ne mohotatse
Chichewa		: Ndimakukonda
Chickasaw		: Chiholloli (first 'i' nasalized)
Chinese			: Gwa ai li	(Amoy)
			: Ngo oi nei	(Cantonese)
			: Wo oi nei	( " )
			: Ngai oi gnee	(Hakka)
			: Ngai on ni	( " )
			: Ai oi ngee	( " )
			: Wa ai lu	(Hokkien)
			: Wo ai ni	(Mandarin/Putonghua)
			: Ngo ai nong	(Wu)
Common Eldarin		: Melinje^ edje^ (I love thee)
			: Melinye^ edye^ (I love thee)
Corsican		: Ti tengu cara (male to female)
			: Ti tengu caru (female to male)
Creol			: Mi aime jou
Croatian (familiar)	: Ja te volim	(used in proper speech)
			: Volim te	(used in common speech)
Croatian (formal)	: Ja vas volim	(used in proper speech)
			: Volim vas	(used in common speech)
			: Ljubim te  (in todays useage, "I kiss you",
				      'lj' pronounced like 'll' in
				      Spanish, one sound, 'ly'ish)
Croatian (old)		: Ljubim te  (may still be found in poetry)
Czech			: Miluji te  (a downwards pointing arrowhead
				      on top of the 'e' in te, which is
				      pronounced 'ye')
			: Miluju te! (colloquial form)
			: Ma'm te (velmi) ra'd (male speaker, "I like
						you (very much)", often
						used and prefered)
			: Ma'm te (velmi) ra'da (female speaker)

Danish			: Jeg elsker dig
Dhivehi			: Varrah loabi vey
			: Aharen, kalaa-dheke loabi-vameve  (I love you)
			: Aharen, kalaa-dheke varahh loabi-vameve
						(I love you very much)
Dusun			: Siuhang oku dia
Dutch			: Ik hou van je
			: Ik hou van jou
			: Ik bemin je	(old fashioned)
			: Ik bemin jou	    ( " )
			: Ik heb je lief    ( " )
			: Ik ben verliefd op je ("I am in love with you")
			: Ik ben verliefd op jou	 ( " )
			: Ik houd erg veel van jou ("I love you very
			: Ik houd erg veel van je       much")
			: Ik vind je leuk    ("I like you")
			: Ik vind je aardig       ( " )
			: Ik vind je heel erg leuk  ("I like you very
			: Ik vind je heel aardig         much")
			: Ik zie je graag
			: Ik mag jou wel  ("I like you")
			: Ik mag jou heel graag ("I like you very much")
			  (the last two are more superficial, thus more
			   suitable for male to male)

Ecuador Quechua		: Canda munani
English			: I love you
			: I adore you
			: I love thee   (used only in Christian context)
Eritrean / Tigrinya	: Afkireki  (as said to a female)
			: Afkireka  (as said to a male)
Esperanto		: Mi amas vin
Estonian		: Mina armastan sind
			: Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian		: Afgreki'

Faroese			: Eg elski teg
Farsi (old)		: Tora dust mi daram
Farsi			: Tora dost daram  ("I love you")
			: Asheghetam
			: Doostat daram    ("I'm in love with you")
			: Man asheghetam   ("I'm in love with you")
Fijian			: Au lomani iko  (I love you)
			: Au lomani iko vakalevu  (I love you very much!)
			: Au vinakati iko  (I want you)
Filipino		: Iniibig kita
			: Mahal kita
Finnish (formal)	: Mina" rakastan sinua
			: Rakastan sinua
			: Mina" pida"n sinusta ("I like you")
Finnish			: (Ma") rakastan sua
			: (Ma") tykka"a"n susta  ("I like you")
French			: Je t'aime   ("I love you")
			: Je t'adore  ("I love you", stronger meaning
					between lovers)
			: J' t'aime bien ("I like you", meant for friends
					  and family, not for lovers)
French (formal)		: Je vous aime

Gaelic			: Ta gra agam ort
			: Moo graugh hoo
Galician/Portuguese	: Eu te amo
	 /Brazilian	: Querote
Georgian		: Miqvarhar (familiar)
			: Me shen miqvarhar [MEh SHEN MI-(q pronounced
					     between k and g)-VURR-HURR]
			: Miqvarharth (more respectful)
			: Me thkven miqvarharth [MEh (t in breathing out)-
				      KVEN MI-(k/g)-VURR-HURR-(the same)]
German (formal)		: Ich liebe Sie  (rarely used)
German			: Ich liebe dich
			: Ich hab' dich lieb
			: Ich hab dich lieb (not so classic and
						conservative)
German dialects:
 Bavarian (Bayrisch)	: I moag di gern
    (Bavaria/Bayern)	: I mog di  (right answer: "I di a")
			: I lieb di
 Berlin dialect		: Ick liebe dir  (Old, very old)
    (Berlinerisch)	: Ick liebe Dich
 Berner-Deutsch		: Ig liebe di
 Bochumer		: Ich lieb Dich!
 Franconian (Fra"nkisch): Du gfa"llsd mer fai
    (Franconia/Franken) : Bisd scho mai gouds freggerla (already in a
							 relationship)
			: Mid dier ma"cherd ich a amol (sexually touched,
				    ment as a compliment, not litterally)
			  (the above 3 entries really mean "I like you",
			   a Franke would never say "I love you")
 Friesian (Friesisch)	: Ik hou fan dei (sp?)
			: Ik hald fan dei
 Hessian (Hessisch)	: Isch habb disch libb
 Ostfriesisch		: Ick heb di leev
 Saarla"ndisch		: Isch hann disch lieb
 Saxon (Sa"chsisch)	: Isch liebdsch
 Swabian (Schwa"bisch)	: I mog di fei sauma"ssich (Literally "I like
						    you like a pig.")
			: I mog di ganz arg (More formal, literally
					     "I like you very much!")
 Swiss German		: Ch'ha di ga"rn
      (Schweizerdeutsch)
 Vorarlberg dialect	: I stand total uf di
      (Vorarlbergerisch)
Gilbertese		: Itangiriko (g is pronounced like "ng" in "singing")
Greek			: Se agapo  (spoken "s'agapo", g is lower case gamma)
			: Eime eroteumenos mazi sou  ("I'm in love with)
			: Eime eroteumenos me 'sena  (you", male to female)
			: Eime eroteumeni mazi sou  ("I'm in love with)
			: Eime eroteumeni me 'sena  (you", female to male)
			: Se latrevo	("I adore you")
			: Se thelo  ("I want you", denotes sexual desire)
Greek (Arhea/Ancient)	: Philo se
Greenlandic		: Asavakit
Gronings		: Ik hol van die
Guarani'		: Rohiyu (ro-hai'-hyu)
Gujrati			: Hoon tane pyar karoochhoon.
			: Hoon tuney chaoon chhoon ('n' is nasal, not
							pronounced)

Hausa			: Ina sonka	(female to male)
			: Ina sonki	(male to female)
Hawaiian		: Aloha wau ia 'oe
			: Aloha wau ia 'oe nui loa ("I love you very much")
			  (The ' mark is the "glottal stop".)
Hebrew			: Anee ohev otakh     (male to female)
			: Anee ohevet otkha   (female to male)
			: Anee ohev otkha     (male to male)
			: Anee ohevet otakh   (female to female)
					      ('kh' pronounced like
					       Spanish 'j', Dutch 'g',
					       or similiar to French 'r')
Hindi			: Mai tumase pyar karata hun  (male to female)
			: Mai tumase pyar karati hun  (female to male)
			: Mai tumse pyar karta hoon
			: Mai tumse peyar karta hnu
			: Mai tumse pyar karta hoo
			: Mai tujhe pyaar kartha hoo
			: Mae tumko peyar kia
			: Main tumse pyar karta hoon
			: Main tumse prem karta hoon
			: Main tuze pyar karta hoon ('n' is nasal, not
							pronounced)
Hopi			: Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian		: Szeretlek
			: Te'gedet szeretlek   ("It's you I love and
						 no one else")
			: Szeretlek te'ged   ("It's you I love, you know,
						you", a reinforcement)
			  (The above two entries are never heard in
			   a normal context.)

Ibaloi			: Pip-piyan tana
			: Pipiyan ta han shili ("I like/love you
						 very much")
Ibo (Igbo)		: A hurum gi nanya
Icelandic		: Eg elska thig (pronounced 'yeg l-ska thig')
Ilocano			: Ay-ayaten ka
Indonesian		: Saya cinta padamu	('Saya', commonly used)
			: Saya cinta kamu		( " )
			: Saya kasih saudari		( " )
			: Saja kasih saudari		( " )
			: Aku tjinta padamu	('Aku', not often used)
			: Aku cinta padamu		( " )
			: Aku cinta kamu		( " )
Interglossa		: Mi esthe philo tu
Italian			: Ti amo     (relationship/lover/spouse)
			: Ti voglio bene  (between friends)
			: Ti voglio (strong sexual meaning, "I want you",
					refering to other person's body)
Irish			: Taim i' ngra leat
Irish/Gaelic		: t'a gr'a agam dhuit

Japanese		: Kimi o aishiteiru (mostly male to female but
					     can be used female to male)
			: Aishiteiru (both male and female use this)
			: Chuu shiteyo (literally "Please give me a kiss"
					mostly female to male)
			: Ora, omee no koto ga suki da (very informal,
							male to female)
			: Ore wa omae ga suki da (informal, male to
						  female)
			: Sukiyo ("I like you.", informal,female to male)
			: Watashi wa anata ga suki desu
				(literally "I like YOU.", female to male)
			: Watashi wa anata o hontooni aishite imasu
				    (formal meaning "I REALLY love you.",
				     female to male)
			: A-i-shi-te ma-su(both male and female use this)
			: Watakushi-wa anata-o aishimasu
				 (very formal meaning "I will love you.",
				  future tense, female to male)
			: Suki desu (used at the first time, like for a
				 start, when you are not yet real lovers,
				 both male and female use this)
Javanese		: Kulo tresno

Kankana			: Laylaydek sik a
Kannada			: Naanu ninnanu preethisuthene
			: Naanu ninnanu mohisuthene
Kapampangang		: Kaluguran daka
       (or Pampangang)
Kekchi			: Nacatinra
Kikongo			: Mono ke zola nge (mono ke' zola nge')
Kiswahili		: Nakupenda
			: Nakupenda wewe
			: Nakupenda malaika ("I love you, (my) angel")
Klingon			: bangwI' SoH	("You are my beloved")
			: qamuSHa'	("I love you")
			: qamuSHa'qu'	("I love you very much")
			: qaparHa'	("I like you")
			: qaparHa'qu'	("I like you very much!")
			  (words are often unnecessary as the thought is most
			   often conveyed nonverbally with special growlings)
Korean			: (Dangsineul) Saranghae  ("I love you")
			: (Dangsineul) Saranghaeyo  (with a little respect)
			: (Dangsineul) Saranghamnida	   ( " )
			: Naneun dangsineul saranghamnida  ( " )
			: Dangsineul saranghae
			: Dangsineul saranghaeyo  ("I love you, dear")
			: Saranghae  (between lovers, spouses. 
					short and commonly used expression)
			: Naneun dangsineul joahamnida  ("I like you")
			: Naneun dangsineul mucheok joahamnida
						("I like you very much")
			: Naneun dangsineul mucheok saranghamnida
						("I love you very much")
			: Naneun geu saram i joa ("I like him" or "I like her")
			: Nanun geu reul saranghamnida  ("I love him" or
							 "I love her")
			: G'daereul hjanghan naemaeum aljiyo?  (with a little
				      respect: "You know how much I love you")
			: Neo'l hjanghan naemaeum alji ? 
					("You know how much I love you")
			: Naneun neoreul saranghanda   (This nuance is used
			     generally after you get to know him/her enough)
			: Joahaeyo  ("I like you")
			: Saranghaeyo	 (more formal)
			: Saranghamnida  (more respectful)
			: Neoreul sarang hae  (male to female in casual
						relationship)
			: Dangshini joayo ("I like you, in a romantic way")

			  * '-haeyo', '-hamnida' makes the sentence more formal
			    and with respect.  Without '-haeyo', '-hamnida',
			    the sentences go more casual way or between close
			    relatives and lovers long-time. 
			  * Korean Vowel
			    a:  a as in ganz in German, in sayonara in Japanese
			    ae: a as in air in English, ae in aehnlich,
				Universitaet in German
			    eo: u as in sun, hunt, run in English (monothong
				not a diphthong, so do not say this 'ee-ow')
			    eu: same sound as 'the undotted i' in Turkish (as
				kirimizi sharap 'red wine'), as the 'i' in
				Sichuan, Ribao, 4(si) in Mandarin Chinese.
				Similar with oo as in good, put, look in
				American English, u as in Fuji, sushi in
				Japanese, final used '-e' as in solmente, de
				nada, sorte in European Portuguese (monothong
				not a diphthong, so do not say this 'ee-ow').
				This vowel 'eu' sometimes turn into non-vocalic
				in casual speech languages. 'Geudae' (You, Sie,
				Usted,Vous) can be heard in your ear as [gdae].
			  * Korean Consonant
			    s:  s as in sayonara in Japanese. s as in Hindi.
				Korean fricative consonant 's' sounds more soft
				than the English one. While English 's' makes
				more fricative violent air stream, Korean 's'
				sounds have less tension while its air stream.  

Kpele			: I walikana
Kurdish			: Ez te hezdikhem

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Lao			: Khoi hak jao
			: Khoi mak jao lai ("I like you very much")
			: Khoi hak jao lai ("I love you very much")
			: Khoi mak jao   (This means "I prefer you",
					  but is used for "I love you".)
Latin			: Te amo
			: Vos amo
Latin  (old)		: (Ego) Amo te   ('Ego', for emphasis)
Latvian			: Es tevi milu (pronounced 'es tevy meelu')
				       ('i in 'milu' has a line over it,
					a 'long i')
			: Es milu tevi (less common)
Lebanese		: Bahibak
Lingala			: Nalingi yo
Lisbon lingo		: Gramo-te bue', chavalinha!
Lithuanian		: Tave myliu (Ta-ve mee-lyu)
			: As tave myliu (Ash tave mee lyu)
			: As myliu tave (Ash mee lyu tave)
Lojban			: Mi do prami
Luo			: Aheri
Luxembourgish		: Ech hun dech ga"r

Maa			: Ilolenge
Macedonian		: Te sakam  (a little stronger than "I like you")
			: Te ljubam  ("I really love you")
			: Jas te sakam ('j' sounds like 'y' in May)
			: Pozdrav ("Greetings")
Madrid lingo		: Me molas, Tronca!
Maiese			: Wa wa
Malay/Indonesian	: Saya cintakan kamu (grammatically correct)
			: Saya cinta akan kamu(expanded version of above)
			: Saya sayangkan kamu (grammatically correct)
			: Saya sayang akan kamu (expanded version)
			: Aku cinta pada mu (most direct translation)
			: Saya cintakan awak
			: Aku cinta pada kau
			: Saya cinta pada mu (best, most commonly used)
			: Saya sayangkan engkau ('engkau' often shortened
			  to 'kau', 'engkau' is informal form and should
			  only be used if you know the person _really_
			  well)
			: Saya sayang pada mu
			: Aku sayangkan engkau
			: Aku menyintai mu
			: Aku menyayangi mu
			: Aku kasih pada mu
			: Aku jatuh cinta pada mu
Malayalam		: Ngan ninne snehikunnu
			: Njan ninne premikunnu  (not used in real life,
			       only said/sung in movies by hero to heroine)
			: Njan ninne mohikyunnu  (I desire you, I lust you)
Maltese			: Jien inhobbok
Marathi			: Maze tuzya var prem aahe
Marshallese		: Yokwe yuk (sort of multi-purpose, like Aloha,
				    literally "Love to you, my friend")
Mikmaq			: Kesalul
Mohawk			: Konoronhkwa
Mokilese		: Ngoah mweoku kaua
Moroccan		: Kanbhik  (both mean the same, but spoken)
			: Kanhebek (in different cities)
Morse Code		: ..  ._.. ___ ..._ .  _.__ ___ .._
			: ___.. ___.. (Literally "88", a Morse Code
			 shorthand meaning "Love, hugs & kisses to you.")
			: __... ...__ (Literally "73", a Morse Code
				       shorthand for non romantic friends
				       meaning "Best regards.")

Nahuatl			: Ni mitz tla-zo-tla (the 'a's are "schwa"s)
Navaho			: Ayor anosh'ni
Ndebele			: Niyakutanda
Norwegian		: Jeg elsker deg  (Bokmaal)
			: Eg elskar deg   (Nynorsk)
Nyanja			: Ninatemba

Occitan			: Que t'ai"mi
Op			: Op lopveop yopuop
Oriya			: Mun tumaku bhala pae ('n' is nasal and
						not pronounced)
Osetian			: Aez dae warzyn

Pampangang		: Kaluguran daka
       (or Kapampangang)
Papiamento		: Mi ta stima'bo
Pig Latin		: Ie ovele ouye
Polish			: Kocham cie
			: Kocham ciebie
			: Ja cie kocham (slang, not commonly used)
Portuguese		: Eu amo-te (pronounced "Eu amu'-tee")
			: Estou apaixonado por ti (male to female,
			      "I'm in love with you", pronounced "Esto^
				 hapa'isho^na'duu puur ti'")
			: Estou apaixonada por ti (female to male,
			      "I'm in love with you", pronounced "Esto^
				 hapa'isho^na'daa puur ti'")
			: Eu adoro-te ("I adore you.")
			: Tu e's o meu amor ("You are my love.")
			: Eu gosto de ti ("I like you.")
			: Quero-te ("I want you", understood as romantic
				    feelings but may have sexual tones)
			: Eu desejo-te ("I desire you", may have sexual
							tones)
			: Eu preciso de ti ("I need you.")
			: Eu quero fazer amor contigo ("I want to make
							love with you.")
Portuguese lingo	: Gramo-te `a brava! ("I love you very much",
					  literally "I love you wildly")
Pulaar			: Mbe de yid ma (mbe: d: yidh ma)
					(Pronounced as two words,
					 "Mbe deyidma".  'b' and second
					 'd' have bars through the stems
					 indicating affrication, the ':'
					 indicate minute pauses)
Punjabi			: Main tainu pyar karna
			: Mai taunu pyar karda
			: Mein nu terey na^l piyaar ay (pronounced:
			  "meinu therei naal piya'rei",  th  as in bath)
			  ' = stressed syllable
Pushto			: Mung jane' (pronounced: "puxto: mu'ng jane'")
			: Pa ta mayan yem

Quenya			: Tye-mela'ne
			: Melinyet

Raetoromanisch		: Te amo
Romanian		: Te iubesc
			: Te ador    (stronger)
Rotuman			: Gou 'oaf se 'a"e
			  (The ' mark is the "glottal stop" as in Hawaiian.
			  The G is actually the "ng" sound, as in "singing".)
Russian			: Ya vas lyublyu	(old fashioned)
			: Ya tyebya lyublyu	    (best)
			: Ya lyublyu vas	(old fashioned)
			: Ya lyublyu tyebya

Saami			: Mun ra'hkistan du
Samoan			: Ou te alofa outou
			: Ou te alofa ia te oe
			: Talo'fa ia te oe ("Hello, from me to you")
Sanskrit		: Tvayi snihyaami
			: Mama tvayi aasaktirasti (I have love/longing in you)
Scot-Gaelic		: Tha gradh agam ort
Serbian (formal)	: Ja vas volim	(used in proper speech)
			: Volim vas	(used in common speech)
			: Ljubim te  (in todays useage, "I kiss you",
					'lj' pronounced like 'll' in
					Spanish, one sound, 'ly'ish)
Serbian (familiar)	: Ja te volim	(used in proper speech)
			: Volim te	(used in common speech)
Serbian (old)		: Ljubim te  (may still be found in poetry)
Serbocroatian		: Volim te
			: Ljubim te
			: Ja te volim ('j' sounds like 'y' in May)
Sesotho(Southern Sotho) : Ke a mo rata
Setswana		: Dumela
Shona			: Ndinokuda
Sindarin		: Le melin  (thee I love [like?])
Sinhala			: Mama oya'ta a'darei
Sioux			: Techihhila
Slovak			: Lubim ta  (L pronounced similarly to 'll' in Spanish)
			: Mam ta rad (male to female)
			: Mam ta rada (female to male)
			: Milujem ta	(all 't's spoken softly like 'ty')
Slovene			: Ljubim te
Solresol		: do-re mi-la-si do-mi
Somali			: Waan ku Jecelahay
Spanish			: Te amo
			: Te quiero
			: Te adoro		("I adore you")
			: Te deseo		("I desire you")
			: Me muero por ti	("You make me die")
			: Tengo ansia de ti	("I crave you")
			: Tengo ansias de ti	("I crave you")
			: Estoy ansioso de ti	("I crave you")
			: Te ansi'o		("I crave you" (only in poetry))
Sranan Tongo		: Mi lobi joe
Srilankan		: Mama oyata arderyi
Swahili			: Nakupenda
			: Naku penda (followed by the person's name)
			: Ninikupenda
			: Dholu'o
Swedish			: Jag a"lskar dig ('dig' pronounced like 'day')
Syrian/Lebanese		: Bhebbek (male to female)
			: Bhebbak (female to male)

Tagalog			: Mahal kita
Tahitian		: Ua here au ia oe
			: Ua here vau ia oe
Taiwanese		: Wa I Lee
Tajik			: Man turo dust medoram  (literary language)
			: Man tuya nagz mebenam  (northern dialect)
			: Bukhrmta-e  (used as modern cool speak up)
Tamil			: Naan unnai kadalikiren
			: Nan unnai kathalikaren
			: Ni yaanai kaadli karen ("You love me")
			: N^an unnaki kathalikkinren ("I love you")
			: Nam vi'rmberem
Telugu			: Ninnu premistunnanu
			: Neenu ninnu pra'mistu'nnanu
			: Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai (formal)		: Phom rak khun   (male to female)
			: Phom ruk koon       ( " )
			: Ch'an rak khun  (female to male)
			: Chun ruk koon       ( " )
Thai			: Khao raak thoe  (affectionate, sweet, loving)
Timerio			: 1-80-17
Tongan			: 'Ofa 'atu	(I love you)
			: 'Oku ou fie manako'i koe  (I want to marry you)
			  (The ' mark is the "glottal stop" as in Hawaiian.)
Tugen			: Achamin (pronounced "atshamean")
Tunisian		: Ha eh bak
Turkish (formal)	: Sizi seviyorum
Turkish			: Seni seviyorum
			: Seni begeniyorum  ("I adore you")
					  (g has a bar on it)
			: Senden ho$laniyorum (Sound of '$' is like 'sh'
				 in English.  Must be a point under 'S'.
				 The 'i' must be without a point.)
Twi			: Me dowapaa

Ukrainian		: Ya tebe kokhayu
			: Ja tebe kokhaju (real true love)
			: Ja vas kokhaju
			: Ja pokokhav tebe
			: Ja pokokhav vas
Urdu			: Main tumse muhabbat karta hoon
			: Mujhe tumse mohabbat hai
			: Mujge tumae mahabbat hai
			: Kam prem kartahai
			: Muje se mu habbat hai
			: Mujhe tum se piyaar hai (pronounced:
			  "mujhei' Oo'm se' piya'r ha'e")
			: Mujhe tum se muhabbat hai (pronounced:
			  "mujhe'i Oo'm se' mohub:u'th ha'e",  th  as
			  in bath)
			  ' = stressed syllable, Oo' =  o  like in bold

Vai			: Na lia
Vdrmldndska		: Du dr gvrgo te mdg
Vietnamese		: Toi yeu em
			: Anh ye^u em  (male to female, or older
					to younger, romantic)
			: Em ye^u anh  (female to male, or younger
					to older, romantic)
			: Con thu+o+ng ba (kid to father)
			: Ba thu+o+ng con (father to kid)
			: Con thu+o+ng ma' (kid to mother)
			: Ma' thu+o+ng con (mother to kid)
			: Cha'u thu+o+ng o^ng (grandkid to grandpa)
			: O^ng thu+o+ng cha'u (grandpa to grandkid)
			: Ba` thu+o+ng cha'u (grandkid to grandma)
			: Cha'u thu+o+ng ba` (grandma to grandkid)
			: Anh thu+o+ng em (big brother to younger
					   sister or brother)
			: Chi. thu+o+ng em (big sister to younger
					    sister or brother)
			: Em thu+o+ng anh (younger sister/brother
					   to big brother)
			: Em thu+o+ng chi. (younger sister/brother
					    to big sister)
Volapu"k		: La"fob oli
Vulcan			: Wani ra yana ro aisha

Walloon			: Dji vos veu volti  (lit. I like to see you)
			: Dji vos inme       (lit. I love you)
			: Dji v'zinme
Welsh			: Rwy'n dy gari di  (most commonly used)
			: Rwy'n dy garu di
			: 'Rwy'n dy garu di
			: Yr wyf i yn dy garu di (chwi)
			: Yr wyf i yn eich caru chwi
Wolof			: Da ma la nope
			: Da ma la nop (da ma'lanop)

Yiddish			: Ikh hob dikh lib
			: Ich libe dich
			: Ich han dich lib
			: Kh'hob dikh lib
			: Kh'ob dikh holt
			: Ikh bin in dir farlibt
Yoruba			: Mo Feran e
Yucatec Maya		: 'in k'aatech  (the love of lovers)
			: In yakumech
			: 'in yabitmech  (the love of family, which
					  lovers can also feel; it
					  indicates more a desire to
					  spoil and protect the other
					  person)

Zazi 			: Ezhele hezdege (sp?)
Zulu 			: Mena tanda wena
			: Ngiyakuthanda!
Zuni 			: Tom ho' ichema


Explanation of Accents
----------------------
a'		-> 'a' with the acute accent (') over it, accent aigu
		   (ASCII code 160)
a"		-> 'a' with two dots (Umlaut)   (ASCII code 132)
a^		-> elongated vowel (e.g. 2 a's)
a~		-> 'a' with a tilde(~) over it
e^		-> 'e' with a carot(^) over it
e'		-> 'e' with the acute accent (') over it (ASCII code 130)
i"		-> 'i' with two dots
n~		-> 'n' with a tilde(~) over it
o~		-> 'o' with a tilde(~) over it
u"		-> 'u' with two dots


Explanation of Languages
------------------------
Afrikaans	-> spoken by people of Dutch heritage in South Africa
Alentejano	-> An accented form of Portuguese spoken in the Alentejo
		   region of Portugal (the part of the country south of
		   the river Tagus).
Alsacien	-> French/German dialect (live in France, but speak
		   like Germans)
Amharic		-> Official language spoken in Ethiopia.  Just one of
		   over 80 languages spoken there.
Apache		-> North American Indian Nation rangeing from the plains
		   states to the eastern Rocky Mountains and from the
		   Canadian to Mexican borders
Arabic		-> language spoken in the Arab countries including
		   but not limited to Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan,
		   Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and
		   the region of Palestine.
Ashanti/Akan/Twi-> Ashanti is the most popular and predominate of
		   many dialects spoken in Ghana.  The Ghanan language
		   is generally refered to as either Akan or Twi.
Assamese	-> language spoken in the state of Assam, India
Bassa		-> language spoken in Africa
Batak		-> language spoken in the northern Sumatra province of
		   Indonesia
Bavarian	-> language spoken in the state of Bavaria, southern
		   Germany (actually a German dialect)
Bemba		-> language spoken in Africa
Bengali		-> language spoken in the state of West Bengal, India,
		   as well as almost all people of Bangladesh
Betazed		-> Spoken in Star Trek on planet Betazed
Bicol		-> dialect spoken in the Philippines
Braille		-> The alphabet represented by patterns of raised dots.
		   It is 'read' by touch.
Basque		-> language spoken in the Basque region of Spain
Breton		-> a Celtic language (as Welsh, Irish Gaelic and Scottish
		   Gaelic) spoken in Brittany, west of France, by about
		   250,000 people.
Cajun		-> French dialect spoken by people who migrated from
		   Acadia, Canada, to the Louisiana, USA, area.
		   Acadia is in an Atlantic province.
Catalan		-> language spoken in a region in the north-east of Spain
		   named Catalonia.  It is also spoken in the Balearic
		   Islands, in Andorra and in some small villages of 
		   Sardinia and the south of France.
Cebuano		-> language spoken in Philippines near the town of Cebu
Central Yup'ik	-> language spoken by the indigenous Eskimo people of
		   southwestern Alaska
Cherokee	-> North American Indian tribe
Cheyenne	-> North American Indian tribe, part of the Apache
		   Nation
Chichewa	-> language spoken in Malawi, Central Africa
Chickasaw	-> North American Indian tribe (southeastern Oklahoma)
Chinese
 Amoy		-> language spoken on Taiwan, an island off Fukien
		   Province in southeast China, and Singapore
 Cantonese	-> language spoken in the region around Guangzhou
		   including Hong Kong and also in Malaysia
 Mandarin/	-> The official language of China
  Putonghua	   litterally 'common language'
		   also spoken by native Chinese in Singapore and
		   Malaysia
 Wu		-> language spoken in Jiangsu Province
Common Eldarin	-> the elven language where the languages Quenya and
		   Sindarin came from
Creol		-> French dialect spoken by people from Haiti.  It is
		   basicly French with a little English and German.
Dhivehi		-> language spoken in the Maldives
		   and in the Minicoy Island of India
Dusun		-> language spoken by the Dusun tribe, one of the largest
		   in North Borneo
Dutch		-> language spoken in the Netherlands and the provinces
		   of East- and West-Flanders, Antwerp, Limburg, and
		   Flemmish-Brabant, Belgium
Esperanto	-> The International Language. An 'artificial' language.
Farsi		-> language spoken in Iran.  Dialects of Farsi spoken in
		   Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Farsi is sometimes called
		   Persian.
Faroese		-> spoken on the Faroe Islands 
Fijian		-> spoken by native Fijian people in Fiji
Franconian	-> German dialect spoken by the citizens of Franken or
		   Franconia which is part of Bavaria in the area
		   around Nuremberg
French		-> language spoken in France, Canada, and the provinces
		   of Luxembourg, Namur, Liege, Hainault, and Brabant-
		   Walloon(Brabant of the Walloons), Belgium
Friesian	-> language spoken in northern Holland, northern
		   Germany, and in some parts of Denmark
		   (mainly west coast)
Gaelic		-> language spoken in Ireland
Galician	-> Galicians live in the four Spanish provinces located
		   along the northwest coast of the Iberian Peninsula,
		   but their language zone shades into neighboring areas
		   of Spain and Portugal as well. The four provinces are
		   A Corun~a, Lugo, Ourense, and Pontevedra.
Georgian	-> language spoken in Georgia
Gilbertese	-> properly Kiribati, spoken by the Micronesians of the
		   Republic of Kiribati in the Pacific on the equator
Gronings	-> Dutch dialect
Guarani'	-> one of the two official languages in Paraguay
Gujrati		-> language spoken in the state of Gujrat, India, and
		   Pakistan
Hakka		-> Chinese dialect from Manchuria
Hausa		-> language spoken in Nigeria
Hebrew		-> language spoken in Israel and by Jewish people
Hindi		-> language spoken in the northern states of India
Hopi		-> North American Indian tribe (southwest, Arizona)
Ibaloi		-> dialect spoken in the Philippines by the Igorot
		   natives, specifically the Ibaloi's
Ilocano		-> dialect spoken in the Philippines
Interglossa	-> An 'artificial' language invented by Lancelot Hogben,
		   circa 1940.
Kankana		-> dialect spoken in the Philippines by the Igorot
		   natives, specifically the Kankana-ey's
Kannada		-> language spoken in the state of Karnataka,
		   southern India
Kapampangang	-> Filipino dialect
  (or Pampangang)
Kekchi		-> language spoken by 380,000 Mayans in Guatemala,
		   Belize, and El Salvador
Kikongo		-> language spoken in Zaire, Africa
Klingon		-> Spoken in Star Trek.  Proper term for the language
		   is "tlhIngan Hol".  The Klingon homeworld is
		   Qo'noS, in English it's Kronos.
Kpele		-> language spoken in Africa
Lao		-> language spoken in Laos and by the Laotian people
		   living in northern Thailand
Luo		-> language spoken in Kenya
Luxembourgish	-> language spoken in Luxembourg and in the border areas
		   in Belgium (Arlon), France (Thionville), and Germany.
		   A mixture of French and German, with the emphasis on
		   German.
Maa		-> language spoken in Africa
Malayalam	-> language spoken in the state of Kerala, India
Maltese		-> language spoken on Malta, a small independent island
		   in the Mediterranean Sea south of Italy with around
		   400,000 inhabitants.  Maltese is a mixture of Arabic
		   and Italian mostly.
Mandarin/	-> The official language of China
     Putunghua
Marathi		-> language spoken in the state of Maharastra, India
		   (Bombay is the capital city)
Marshallese	-> language spoken on the Marshall Islands
Mikmaq		-> an Indigenous people of north-eastern North America
Mohawk		-> North American Indian tribe (New England, maybe one of
		   the Seven Nations/Iriquois?)
Mokilese	-> language spoken on Mokil and Ponape (Pohnpei)
Moroccan	-> language spoken in Morocco, North Africa
Morse Code	-> A code using series of dots and dashes to represent
		   letters, numbers, and other characters. Originally
		   developed by Samuel Morse for use on the telegraph.
Navaho		-> North American Indian tribe (southwest)
Ndebele		-> language spoken in Zimbabwe
Nyanja		-> language spoken in Africa
Occitan		-> language spoken in south of France
Oriya		-> language spoken by people of Orissa, India
Papiamento	-> language spoken on the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire
Portuguese	-> The official and regular language spoken in Portugal,
		   Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe,
		   Cape Verde, Macau, Guinea-Bissau, Goa(India), and
		   Galicia(Spain). Also spoken in but not the official
		   language of East Timor, Damao(India), and Diu(India).
		   It is the sixth most spoken language in the world.
Pulaar		-> dialect spoken in Senegal by the Fulani people
Punjabi		-> language spoken in the state of Punjab, northern India
Quechua		-> language spoken by Incan Indians (South America)
Quenya		-> Elvish language invented by J. R. R. Tolkien for his
		   books.  Notably, "The Lord of the Rings".
Rotuman		-> language of a Polynesian people originating from the island
		   of Rotuma, politically a part of Fiji, but quite different
Saami		-> Language of an indigenous people living in the
		   Northern Scandinavian region of Lapland. Formerly
		   known as Laplanders or Lapps.  They have several
		   dialects, but this is the main one, Northern Saami.
		   Their language is related to Finnish.
Sesotho		-> language spoken in South Africa
   (Southern Sotho)
Setswana	-> language spoken in Botswana and South Africa
Shona		-> language spoken in Zimbabwe
Sindarin	-> Elvish language invented by J. R. R. Tolkien for his
		   books.  Notably, "The Lord of the Rings".
Sinhala		-> Language of the non-Tamil (majority) people of
		   Sri Lanka.  Also spoken in Ceylon.
Sioux		-> North American Indian tribe (upper midwest)
Solresol	-> An artificial musical language composed of sequences
		   of notes on the diatonic scale (do, re, mi,...) sung
		   by name for comprehensibility to the tone deaf.  The
		   7 notes could also be mapped into colors so that
		   writing would be a series of colored squares.
South Africa	-> There are several official languages listed in the
		   Constitution of South Africa.  They are: Afrikaans,
		   English, Ndebele(Sindebele, isiNdebele), saLeboa,
		   Sesotho, Swazi(Siswathi, siSwati), Tsonga(Xitsonga),
		   Setswana, Tshivenda, Venda(Tshivenda), Xhosa(isiXhosa),
		   Zulu(isiZulu), Sepedi.
Spanish		-> Language spoken in Spain and Latin America(Mexico,
		   Central and South America) except Brazil. It is the
		   third most spoken language in the world.
Sranan Tongo	-> creole language spoken in Suriname
Swabian		-> One of the German dialects. The literal word 'love'
  (Schwa"bisch)    does not exist in this language.
Swahili		-> language spoken by some indigenous tribes of East
		   Africa
Tagalog		-> dialect spoken in the Philippines
Tajik		-> language spoken in Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
		   It resembles Persian (Farsi).
Tamil		-> language spoken in the state of Tamil Nadu, India,
		   and in Sri Lanka(by a low percentage of the people),
		   Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritus
Telugu		-> language spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India
		   (eleventh most spoken language in the world)
Tetum		-> language spoken in East Timor
Timerio		-> An artificial language using only numbers.  The idea
		   was that each language has a different word for each
		   concept, so if the concepts were numbered, automatic
		   translation would be possible.
Tugen		-> language spoken predominantly or even only in Kenya.
		   Tugen is a subordinated tribe of the Kalinjin tribe.
Twi/Akan	-> language spoken in Ghana.  See also Ashanti.
Urdu		-> language spoken in Pakistan and India
Vai		-> language spoken in Africa
Vdrmldndska	-> language spoken in the Vdrmland(Vaermland), Sweden,
		   region north of Lake Vdnern.The real Vdrmldndska
		   language is spoken to the northwest of Lake Vdnern
		   up to the border of Norway and in northern Vdrmland
		   around the town of Torsby by about 270,000 people,
		   90,000 of which consider it to be their mother
		   language.  It is a mixture of Swedish and Norwegian
		   with some borrowed words from the many Valloonian
		   people who went there to work as engineers in the
		   mining industry during the 17th century.
Volapu"k	-> An 'artificial' language invented by August Scheyler,
		   circa 1880.
Vulcan		-> Spoken in Star Trek by Mr. Spock and others from
		   the planet Vulcan
Walloon		-> literally Welsh(not English Welsh), a little used
		   French dialect with certain German influences
		   spoken in the provinces of Luxembourg, Namur,
		   Liege, Hainault, and Brabant-Walloon(Brabant of
		   the Walloons), Belgium
Wolof		-> dialect spoken in Senegal by the Wolof people
Yoruba		-> language spoken in West Africa, specifically in Nigeria
		   and bordering countries
Yucatec Maya	-> language spoken by indigenous people of the Yucatan
		   peninsula in Mexico
Zazi		-> Kurdic dialect
Zuni		-> North American Indian tribe

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(no guarantee for correctness though....)


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