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Spanish translation of “love”

love

noun /lav/
a feeling of great fondness or enthusiasm for a person or thing She has a great love of music Her love for her children was clear for all to see. strong attachment with sexual attraction They are in love with one another. a person or thing that is thought of with (great) fondness (used also as a term of affection) Ballet is the love of her life Goodbye, love! a score of nothing in tennis The present score is fifteen love (written 15–0). lovable adjective (negative unlovable) easy to love or like; attractive a lovable child. lovely adjective (negative unlovely) beautiful; attractive She is a lovely girl She looked lovely in that dress. delightful What a lovely surprise! a lovely meal. loveliness noun lover noun a person who enjoys or admires or has a special affection for something an art lover an animal lover. a person who is having a love affair with another The two lovers embraced each other passionately. loving adjective lovingly adverb
con cariño
love affair a (temporary and often sexual) relationship between two people who are in love but not married She has had many love affairs. love letter noun a letter expressing love Emma kept all of Charles’ love letters. lovesick adjective sad because of being in love
mal de amores
a lovesick youth lovesick glances.
fall in love (with) to develop feelings of love and sexual attraction (for) He fell in love with her straightaway. for love or money in any way at all
por nada del mundo
We couldn’t get a taxi for love or money.
make love to have sexual intercourse.
hacer el amor
there’s no love lost between them they dislike one another
no se pueden ni ver, son como el perro y el gato, no se tienen ningún aprecio
There’s no love lost between the two brothers – they can’t stand each other.
(Definition of love from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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