¡Feliz San Valentín!

February 13, 2015

¡San Valentín ya está aquí!

 

Authors, poets and playwrights have been writing about love for thousands of years trying to capture it in quotes, sonnets and books. Their work speaks to the power of love across the ages of human history. Here at SpanishSkype.org we are not poets but we want to help you to find your true Spanish speaker love.

 

Check out this collection of useful words and expressions about love.

 

Flechazo/amor a primera vista: love at first sight

Ser la niña de sus ojos: to be the apple of someone’s eye:

Media naranja: soul mate

Amor no correspondido: unrequited love

Enrrollarse, liarse con alguien: to make out someone

Dar calabazas: give the brush off

Estar colado/pillado por alguien: to be smitten over/with somebody

Te quiero / amo: I love you

Me gustas: I fancy you

Te amo/quiero con toda mi alma: I love you with all of my heart and soul

Eres mi pareja perfecta: you are my perfect match

Eres lo mejor que me ha pasado nunca: you are the best thing that ever happened to me

No puedo dejar de pensar en ti: I cannot stop thinking about you

Lo eres todo para mí: you are my everything

Amor: love

Carta de amor: love letter

Abrazar, abrazo: to hug, hug

Besar, beso: to kiss, kiss

Enamorarse: to fall in love

Corazón: heart

Cupido: Cupid

Tarjeta de San Valentín: Valentine card

Cita a ciegas: blind date

Declararse, proponer matrimonio: to pop the question

Pasión: passion

 

We want to finish this post with one of the poems of one of the most famous poets in our language, Pablo Neruda. From its book “100 Sonetos de Amor” we bring you “Soneto de Amor XVII”

 

“Te amo sin saber cómo, ni cuándo, ni de dónde.
Te amo directamente sin problemas ni orgullo:
así te amo porque no sé amar de otra manera,
Sino así de este modo en que no soy ni eres,
tan cerca que tu mano sobre mi pecho es mía,
tan cerca que se cierran tus ojos con mi sueño.”

 

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.

I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;

so I love you because I know no other way than this:

where I does not exist nor you,

so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,

so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.”

 

We hope you enjoy this day with the person you love.

 

 

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