I’m a huge sap, and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, naturally I had to include a lil’ love talk on Spanish Slang Sundays. Here’s all the vocab, idioms and slang you need to feel all mushy-gushy, butterflies and rainbows, Romeo and Juliet inside:
amor a primera vista: love at first sight
muy enamorados: very much in love
cuento de hadas: fairy tale
amar/querer: to love
desear: to desire, want
besar: to kiss
abrazar: to hug
mi cariño: my sweetheart/sweetie/honey etc.
mi cielo: literally my sky, my heaven but used as a term of affection
mi alma: lit. my soul
corazoncito: lit. (little) heart, term of affection
caramelito: literally little sweet/candy but used like dear, honey, etc.
amorcito: (little) love…Spanish-speakers love their diminutives!
te amo/te quiero: I love you te adoro: I adore you
quererse con locura: to love madly, to love to death
te echo de menos (Spain) te extraño (L Am.): I miss you
el amor es ciego: love is blind
Check back tomorrow for a 3-post Valentine’s Day special featuring Andi of MyBeautifulAdventures.com, Alexis of AlexisinSverige.com and Annie of WaywardTraveller.com! Then, I promise I’ll cut out the cursi (corniness!)