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

MaryA1

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

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

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).

MaryA1
Thanks very much 
MaryA1
Thanks very much 
Mary asked:View original

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

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level >>
Ask a question
I'll be right with you...