To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d explore some English love idioms that you could use with the person you love.
If your partner is a native-speaker of English, you will certainly impress them with these expressions.
We might not have Cyrano de Bergerac in English Literature but I would staunchly defend the English Language’s right to be considered one of the Romantic Languages.
After all, we had Lord Byron who left a trail of love-sick ladies behind him.
Here are 10 romantic English love phrases you could use this Valentine’s Day:
1. A match made in heaven – two people who are extremely compatible and will have a great life together
Ex: We are a match made in heaven. Let’s get married.
2. To fall head over heels in love – to fall completely in love
Ex. He has fallen head over heels in love with Jane.
3. To be smitten with someone – to be completely captivated by someone and feel immense joy
Ex. Sally is smitten with this Gary chap she met the other day. She can’t stop talking about him.
4. To be the apple of someone’s eye – to be loved and treasured by someone, normally a parent
Ex. Yasmin can do no wrong. She is the apple of her father’s eye.
5. To be a soul mate – to be someone who understands and accepts the other person completely
Ex. My husband is my best friend and my soul mate.
6. To take one’s breath away – when you are so in love with that person that you find it difficult to breathe
Ex. You are so beautiful that you take my breath away (To be extra romantic you could play “Take my Breath Away” by Berlin!)
7. To be someone’s one and only – to be unique to the other person
Ex You will always be my one and only love
8. To have a crush on someone – an informal idiomatic expression that describes young romantic infatuation
Ex. Sally has had a crush on James since they were at university together. He doesn’t realise this.
9. To fancy someone (British English) – to find someone very attractivE
Ex. My friend really fancies you.
10. To love someone with all of one’s heart and soul – to love someone completely
Ex. John loves Leslie with all his heart and soul.
These are just a few English love expressions. There are plenty more. Do you know any others? Have you ever used them? Which one will you be using this Valentine’s Day?
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Ciao for now.
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