Before diving into the business of communicating devotion to your sweetheart let’s start with making an important distinction between the romantic language and a Romance language. It is true that “romance” is the exciting warm feeling that we often associate with love.
Thus, affectionate expressions like gentle gestures and romantic phrases form part of the social tradition in every culture. However, the Romance languages are those which evolved from Vulgar Latin such as Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian, and they are also known as Romanic languages.
Now, which is the most romantic language in the world? You may wonder. Well, that depends who you are asking!
European languages tend to be thought of as romantic languages. Native speakers of these languages will of course agree — one who speaks Catalan or the French language will argue till the sun goes down that their’s is the most romantic.
Some may say that when it comes to flaming sensual love Spanish holds the sexiest accent, especially when the words are passionately voiced by Penélope Cruz or Antonio Banderas.
But many also refer to the British accent as the most gallant and charming.
Some others would claim that Persian resembles Rumi’s profound poetry and there are even those who think Korean is quite attractive, with its worldly pronunciation styles and exotic aesthetic. However, it seems to be that French generally ranks as the top romantic language on the planet.
But why do many people believe that French is the most romantic language? Is it because of its musicality?
French speech is regarded as euphonic, very pleasing to the ear. Or could it be that this widespread perception has more to do with the idea of romantic love that many people in the Western world have?
Some studies from Boston College on Language and the Perception of Emotion, suggest that language helps to form the emotional reality that we experience.
This means that words shape how we perceive the emotion in the other person and how we feel about that specific moment. Apparently, French speech enhances amorous sensations (and this helps creating a romantic mood!)
Paris is known as the City of Lights, which is frequently interpreted as a “glowing love hub”. The Eiffel Tower, its lively cafes, and picturesque cobbled streets are definitively good providers of romantic imagery!
In any instance, the most romantic phrase of all times is “I love you”, which is always said (whispering or roaring) in the defining moment of actually confessing one’s love for the other person. In the chart below you can see the similarities amongst some of the Romance languages.
|I LOVE YOU||English||I love you||Spanish||Te amo||Italian||Ti amo||French||Je t’aime||Portuguese||Eu te amo||German||Ich liebe dich||Russian||я люблю тебя||Arabic||أحبك||Japanese||大好きです||Korean||사랑해||Chinese||我爱你|
Languages may have their own effective words or sometimes they may have the same word but with dissimilar meanings. Federico Fellini, one of the greatest Italian filmmakers, once said that “a different language is a different vision of life”. Could it be that French words convey a more loving vision of our relationship?
Yep! Admittedly, deep inside we all fantasize with getting in on the French love act. Even marketers add French phrases to Valentine’s cards to boost their sales. Here are some French romantic words that you could learn to spark the passion. Once you’ve practiced these you just have to dress up for the part!
|ENGLISH||FRENCH||Love||L’amour||Beautiful||Belle||My love||Mon amour||My baby||Mon bébé||Love of my life||Amour de ma vie|
Nonetheless, please beware that if you are dating a foreign person you should really try to learn their native language to win their heart over. Scientific evidence from the Psycholinguistics Laboratory from Boston University shows that words spoken in our first language come with a stronger emotional charge.
This is because languages learned at an early age and habitually used have a distinctive emotional resonance in our memory and therefore have a sturdier influence on how we feel in the present moment. So despite French being the most romantic language in the world, humans respond better when they are charmed in their native language.
Now, founder and President of Day Translations Sean Hopwood breaks down why French is the most romantic language on Earth. Day Translations is an online localization and French translation services provider. By helping both corporations and the individual, Day Translations provides a necessary service at the same time as developing opportunities for greater sympathy and understanding worldwide
Whether you know a little or want to learn French, or just like to get lost in the sultry tones of the accent, you have to admit, it’s pretty darn sexy.
The land that’s lent the world a veritable box of goodies, from the baguette to the beret, continues to stamp its legacy.
The home of mouthwatering cheeses, fine wine, crème brûlée and Louis Vuitton might just be the sexiest place—and people—on earth. After all, there’s nothing quite as tantalizing as melted brie dripping down the chin… But I digress.
The French aren’t just sexy because they know their way around a kitchen. It’s not only their superior fashion sense or fiery people with a history of resistance to authority.
It’s actually all in the way that they speak, which you can do too if you learn French. Here are at least five reasons why French is the sexiest language on earth.
It’s hard to decide whether French people speaking French, or French people speaking English is sexier. The way they can’t pronounce the “th” sound, or the manner in which they roll their rs. Grrrrr! It’s enough to get a beaming grin out of the Mona Lisa!
Another of the US’s finest presidents famously said that the problem with the French was that they didn’t have a word for “entrepreneur.” Oh, the irony! The French can be blamed for many things.
A deficient vocabulary is not one of them. Ange, baleine, bisou, brindille… the list goes on and on.
On top of the endless dictionary of awesome, French words tend to make the speaker produce O-shaped and somewhat pouting lips. And who doesn’t find pouting lips sexy? Pucker up!
Husky, breathiness and rhythmic. Ah, the sound of French is enough to lull you to sleep – or keep you up all night, depending on your mood – Mon Dieu! If you’ve ever been unable to console a crying baby, try singing them a French lullaby, it’s guaranteed to sooth their screams.
The subtle combination of breathiness, huskiness, seeming murmurs and guttural croaks help make French sound sexier than other languages. If you don’t believe me, just try saying “I love you” in German.
If you haven’t taken a stroll along the Champs-Élysées, or sipped a café on the steps of Montmartre, it’s about time you did. And if you can’t splash out for a ticket just yet, watch a video on YouTube. French people are sexy, end of story.
They are artists and merchants, fashionistas and filmmakers. In 2017, they still puff on a cigarette in an outdoor bar and make it look appealing. Just think of Paris Hilton for an example of sexy French architecture. Paris Hilton, you know, the hotel. The real one.
If sultry tones and a flowery vocabulary aren’t enough to whet your appetite, perhaps a romantic revolution of suppressed masses rising up to overthrow a monarchy will. Ever since the French revolution, they’ve been a nation known for not keeping quiet.
While in neighboring UK, an unpopular government measure might be met with a few grumbles, in France, expect trucks to be overturned and set on fire and women to burn their bras. Vive la resistance!
It’s hard to nail the sexiness of this awesome language in just five points. Anyone who’s ever experimented with its vowel conjugations or watched a subtitled movie will know how much French has to offer. So, get out your headset, start practicing your verbs today and watch your love life thrive!
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