Love in many languages

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Placeholder for the answer.” If you guessed amore (ah-MOR-ay)—the Italian word for "love"—you’re right! And with Valentine’s Day upon us, amore, or “love,” is probably on your mind. But do you know how to say the word for “love” in any of the many other languages we can hear spoken in Canada?

In the following questions, see if you can match the word for “love” with the language. (An approximate pronunciation is given in the answers; the capital letters show the syllables that are stressed, or pronounced more strongly.)

Date modified: 2020-08-25

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