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#EngVocab: Other ways to say ‘Love’

Valentine’s Day is coming! It is very closely related to love. Unfortunately, sometimes, the word love is banal, overused, and mainstream.

Well, today is special session for those of you who want to profess your love in a different way: I will give you some other ways to say “Love”! Before I start, I want you to know some things about the words I will share to you.

  1. This word is probably the most similar to love because it means “love or respect someone deeply.”
  2. It means “a gentle feeling of fondness or liking.”
  3. An intense but temporary and short-lived feeling for someone.
  4. A love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for something or someone.
  5. Respect and warm approval to someone or something.
  6. This one is for you, poets. It means the state of being under a spell. A love spell, for this occasion.

So instead of using the very overused “I love you,” you could switch to:

  • “I adore you,”
  • “I feel affection for you,”
  • “I’m devoted to you,”
  • “I’m infatuated by you,”
  • “I admire you or,”
  • “I’m enchanted by you.”

Of course, there are so many ways to say I love you to someone. But words mean nothing without actions.

Compiled and written by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, February 12, 2016

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#EngVocab: Different kinds of love

Forgive me for asking such a personal question, but did somebody by any chance realise they were in love today?

Victor Hugo (the author of Les Misérables) once said,

To love another person is to see the face of God.

Perhaps he’d like to describe that loving somebody gives you a feeling of beyond happiness. It can make someone feel ecstatic. However, the kind of ‘love’ we are feeling can vary, mostly because it depends on what kind of relationship we have.

In this article, I would like to share some words that can describe various kinds of love. Let’s do it in alphabetical order.

  1. Admiration is a combination of liking and appreciating. This goes to somebody with certain skill or someone you look up to.
  2. Crushing on or having a crush on somebody is secretly liking or loving someone who is more worldly than oneself.
    • Worldly here can be more sophisticated, more experienced, or more talented. For example, liking the guitarist of the school’s band.
  3. Devotion means profound dedication. Therefore, the word is best used to describe someone’s love to God.
    • But, ‘devotion’ can also be used to describe a dedication to a cause or another human being, if somebody is that deeply attached.
  4. Fanatical love means loving to the extreme point where one is unable to receive criticism towards someone or something he loves.
    • This usually occurs on rabid fan of a public figure (musician, actress/actor, etc.) or even devotees of a religion.
  5. Filial love which is a child’s love towards his parents.
  6. Infatuation is perfect to define a condition where somebody having difficulty to eat, sleep, or act in normal way when he is in love.
    • A word describing chemical reaction in your body which makes you feel euphoria, happiness, excitement, nervousness, and other emotion, mixed all at once. If somebody around you is showing the signs, he’s probably ‘infatuated’.
  7. Like which means showing interests towards something or someone.
  8. Obsession means a state in which someone thinks about someone or something constantly.
  9. Passion means a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something, e.g., a certain liking or dedication towards your job.
  10. Platonic loveI means two people having a close relationship without any desire towards one another.
    • “This mostly happens in friendship I guess, Unconditional love is a kind of love given without any limitation, completely and absolutely, and expecting nothing in return. We are lucky to be loved unconditionally.” – Saif+ Anwar 
  11. Unrequited love is a love that is not reciprocated or returned by the other person
    • “‘I know there’s nothing worse/than unrequited love.’ – Love to Love You, The Corrs” – Anggie 

The last point is what we all face at some points in our lives. The kind of love that leaves us feeling lost or severely disappointed.

My wise words of the day, even though unrequited love is painful, don’t spend too much time dwelling on sadness. You can always try again.

Compiled written by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, October 19, 2015

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#EngVocab: Love – Book Of Words (2)

So today is a short session of #EngVocab the word “Love”

Yet, its meaning that I will discuss here is not from an ordinary dictionary…

It is from the Book of Words by Ivon Brown :)



“English has softened this simple and inclusive word which covers all yearning from strongest passion to tenderest affection, and then wanders off to mean a game of cards or ’no score’ at lawn-tennis. It is sometimes claimed that the Tudor poets, who so enchantingly used it, pronounced it as north-country folk do still, luv. Either way, it does well.”

“To fall in love is a fair phrase, as simple as the actual process and as pleasant”


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on May 31, 2014



#EngVocab: Other ways of saying ‘Laugh’

Do you know that there are some other words to express ‘laugh’? I want to share some other ways of saying ‘laugh’ according to each type of laughters.

  1. Chuckle. Meaning: to laugh directly.
    • Example:
      • “My mother was chuckling as she read my first love letter from my boyfriend.”
  2. Giggle. Meaning: to laugh repeatedly in a quiet but uncontrolled way, often at something silly or rude or when you’re nervous.
    • Example:
      • “The girls were giggling as Gerard walk in front of them.”
  3. Snigger. Meaning: to laugh at someone or something in a silly and often unkind way.
    • Example:
      • “The boys sniggered at what Mikey was wearing.”
  4. Chortle. Meaning: to laugh, showing pleasure and satisfaction, often at someone else’s bad luck.
    • Example:
      • “Frank chortled as Ray trip in front of class.”
  5. Crack up. Meaning: to suddenly laugh a lot to make someone suddenly laugh a lot.
    •  Example:
      • “There’s something about Bob’s hair style that just crack us up.”
  6. Burst out laughing. Meaning: to suddenly start laughing.
    • Example:
      • “Tyson fell over the chair and everyone burst out laughing.”
  7. Laugh your head off. Meaning: to laugh a lot, loudly.
    • Example:
      • “My sister laughed her head off when I tripped on floor.”


Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Monday, January 28, 2013

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