From Russia with Love

Love the Russian way.

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Since the beginning of this year I have learned with my children how to say ‘I love you’ in several different languages. This was the first time we had tried a language where the written version included symbols/letters I had no idea how to pronounce. We watched a you tube video so we could hear the sounds in each word.  I enjoyed trying to perfect the Russian way of expressing love.

The Russian language fills each syllable with richness and heartfelt meaning. It’s almost as if I can hear Sean Connery speaking them himself to Tatiana Romanova. Er, come to think of it I don’t think any Bond ever whispered those words to his love interest.

Я тебя люблю.

pronounced yah tee-BYAH lyoo-BLYOO

I love you.

From Australia with love.

Image from: here.

I Love You In German

 Ich Liebe Dich Teaching kids new languagesToday I taught my eldest to say ‘I Love You’ in German.

He started learning German this year at school and knows numbers, colours and some songs in German already. I thought it would be great if he could return to school and show his German teacher that he has learnt something new over the school holidays.

I also thought that because he hears the words ‘I love you’ so frequently it might make a nice change to be able to say it so it means the same but sounds different. After he learnt how to say it he asked how it was spelt so that he could write it down. After that we made a poster together that he wants to take to school to show his teacher when he goes back.

I really enjoyed this simple but fun activity that we did together. Now we can say ‘I love you’ to each other in a new way. I might teach him how to say ‘I love you’ in some other languages and that way we can learn some new things together.