Monday, February 8, 2010

Do you love your Boss ?

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



AmitL said...

Hi,Lopa-thanks for the Dutch treat,err,lesson,in prep for V. Day..:)though,I can't imagine anything worse than saying'Boss,I love you'(ROFL)...unless,of course,the guy says it to his wife..
BTW,your tag is not forgotten-will be done in 1-2 days.:)

sagarika said...

That’s a nice lesson in dutch :). okay I shall wish u something from my side (Singapore).“Gong Xi Fai Cai ”. M sure you will find this out easily. Google lady :P

~ Lopa said...

@ AmitL 

Exactly, that's what made me do this post, but on a deep thought it can be useful to someone, don't you think? hehehe

Ok, so 1-2 days that's it okay? Don't trick me by delaying that i forget, i had tagged...hehehe

~ Lopa said...

@ sagarika 

Ok i googled, lol
Something like what we wish "Wish you a happy and Prosperous New Year", like that. right?
More literal meaning may be "Congratulations, wish you prosperity" ! ??

Did i pass? :)
hehehe, I love google. Google bhagwan zindabad :)

sagarika said...

ya miss Google passed but with special marking criteria :P...this saturday is chinese new yr and this is the only word I hear all over Singapore .lol

~ Lopa said...

@ sagarika

And what's that special marking criteria? hehe

Cool so now let me start sending “Gong Xi Fai Cai ” msg to people around, Chinese or not-chinese ;) hehe

Thanks :)

Orangesplaash said...

I had read somewhere that "hou van" also stands for "prefer" as in "Ik hou van koffie"..
Nice post..yes, Valentine's day is just round the corner..wish you a happy valentine's day!!

~ Lopa said...

@ Orangesplaash

I am still a beginner at Dutch but as far as i understand "Ik hou van koffie" also has same meaning as " I love coffee" in a sense i like coffee very much and so as you said implied meaning that when you love something obviously you prefer that !

Wish you the same dear, I am sure in this 6 days to Valentine's Day, we will cross each other a lot many times :o)

Unknown said...

aha! cannot imagine saying it to colleagues or bosses.

so, i'll wish you in advance. Happy Valentines day! (in english):-)

thamarai said...

Hey brilliant post! I really like the way you write...probing people to read almost feels like talking to you...I actually wanted to find the answer to the question..Ik vind Lopa fantasticsh! :)

~ Lopa said...

@ Romola

Hehe, I bat who would want to say it, but you never know … hehehe

Wish you the same, great Valentines Day!
And thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog :o)

~ Lopa said...

@ thamarai

Vijiiii... En Ik vind je fantasticsh! :o)

And btw your point about talking , It’s really what I am doing. While I am write It is never me writing, Most of the time It is a conversation going on in my mind that I am just transferring here :o)

Thanks, You make me happy … Altijd :o)

sm said...

enjoyed reading dutch lesson

~ Lopa said...

Thanks sm :)

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AmitL said...

Today!(The Tag Day)..before midnight..haha.:)

~ Lopa said...

@ Naina Sethi

Thanks Naina,
Sure will do, if that interests me :o)

~ Lopa said...

@ AmitL

yeyyyy :) Will check it out :)

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Efrutik said...

Lopa, the post is too cute. Khmmm someone is waiting for V-day :)

Unfortunately, I don't love my boss but I do however love my bf who is Dutch :) We speak English since he is studying in the states, but he often tells me "Ik hou van je liefje" so cute :)

~ Lopa said...


Surely it is, whatever language one uses to say those words... they are always going to be magical words when comes from that special some one...

(And most annoying when it comes from that annoying fella, who is not ready to understand we are not interested, hehehe )

Efrutik said...

Well said Lopa :)

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