Love is in the air! ♥
I thought I would tell you some love-related vocabulary, what do you think about that?
First of all, I would like to write an intro to this post telling something about the history of Valentine’s Day. Who was St. Valentine? Not much is known about him, the only thing we know about him is that he died on the 14th of February in Rome (on Via Flaminia, in the northern part of the city). He is a widely recognized Roman saint and many churches dedicated to him are to be found in the city of Rome.
The legend says that Saint Valentine was imprisoned because he performed weddings for people who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who at that time were persecuted (under the Roman Empire).
The 14th of February has always been associated with love, from the high Middle Ages to our days, where this celebration has become highly commercial.
FRIENDSHIP = AMICIZIA
FRIEND = AMICO (male) / AMICA (female)
TO BE FRIEND WITH SOMEONE = ESSERE AMICO/A DI QUALCUNO
TO LOVE = AMARE
HEART = CUORE
MY LOVE = IL MIO AMORE/ AMORE MIO
MY GIRLFRIEND = LA MIA RAGAZZA
MY BOYFRIEND = IL MIO RAGAZZO
FIANCé = FIDANZATO / FIDANZATA
TO MARRY = SPOSARE
WEDDING = MATRIMONO
I LOVE YOU = TI VOGLIO BENE
I LOVE YOU = TI AMO
CHOCOLATE HEARTS = CUORI DI CIOCCOLATO
VALENTINE’S PRESENT = REGALO DI SAN VALENTINO
VALENTINE’S CARD = BIGLIETTO DI SAN VALENTINO
CUPID’S ARROW = FRECCIA DI CUPIDO
HUSBAND = MARITO
WIFE = MOGLIE
VALENTINE’S DAY = GIORNO DI SAN VALENTINO
KISS = BACIO