Is j'aime for romantic love or is it appropriate for me to say it to my daughter?

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Mary

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18 September 2018

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Is j'aime for romantic love or is it appropriate for me to say it to my daughter?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Aimer = to love, like something / someone"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

19 September 2018

19/09/18

Hi Mary,

"Je t'aime" is much more a fixed idiomatic formula to express romantic love than it is in English. Particularly in American English you the phrase "I love you" is almost in inflationary use in many different situation. Not so in French.

That said, it is apparently OK to say "Je t'aime" to one's child, too. I have this on the authority of a Belgian mother. Though that might be different in some other French speaking parts of the world.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Mary

Kwiziq community member

19 September 2018

19/09/18

Thanks very much 

Mary

Kwiziq community member

19 September 2018

19/09/18

Thanks very much 

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