Nog een week en dan is het Valentijnsdag... (Still a week to go, and it will be Valentine's Day...)
The day that gives you full permission to express your love for anyone you love :)
Ok how come i think about that suddenly when it is still a week to go?
Isn't that obvious looking at so much of mention of the day around? :o)
Ok ok, that's not the only ting, actually i was reading news letter ( Arrr news mail?? ) from Talen Coach and came through this article.
How to express your love in Dutch.
It says "Certainly if you have a Dutch partner, you should have heard it more than once"
Ok honestly i knew how to say it and no i don't have a Dutch partner.
I have this habit to keep bugging Ashu with messages about whatever is on my mind. On one of such incident it came to my mind how to express it in Dutch ! So i googled and i sent him sms.
Obviously he didn't get it... hehe and so to make sure he finds out by himself i kept saying "Ik hou van je" never replying what does that mean.
And then he replied "Ik ook".
Yeah, he googled it too, My IT man :o)
Anyway what had caught my attention that i wanted to blog about was this part :
" You can say: Ik hou van mijn kat en Ik hou van chocola en Ik hou van winkelen (shopping). Every one will understand that you are not in love then...
However, if you want to say: I loooove my boss or I loove my colleague, what should you do then? Yes... you could say: Ik hou van mijn baas or Ik hou van mijn collega.
But then, many Dutch people may automatically assume that you are in for a romantic relationship. So what to do, if you want to express your love, but no other physical activities?"
Interesting, huh? Actually that made me think :o)
If that makes you think too then you can check out the answer :o)
The answer for the newsletter :
I LOOOVE my boss or I LOOOVE my colleague is not something that you should always translate with Ik hou van mijn baas of ik hou van mijn collega. However, if you want to make clear that there is no romantic desire involved, translating it is really easy.
The word enorm will get you out of trouble. Ik hou enorm van mijn baas sounds positive.
Another option that you could use is to say: Ik vind (I find)
Ik vind mijn collega/baas geweldig/fantastisch/ronduit super!
Another miracle verb is mogen. Ik mag mijn baas/collega enorm graag!
Now you know how to express your love.... for anyone or anything or for your Boss, in Dutch :o)
Spread your love for your Boss then ! hehe :oD