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English - I love you
Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief
Albanian - Te dua
Arabic - Ana behibak (to male)
Arabic - Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian - Yes kez sirumen
Bambara - M'bi fe
Bengali - Ami tomake bhalobashi (pronounced: Amee toe-ma-kee bhalo-bashee)
Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu
Bisaya - Nahigugma ako kanimo
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Cambodian - Soro lahn nhee ah
Cantonese Chinese - Ngo oiy ney a
Catalan - T'estimo
Cherokee - Tsi ge yu i (Thanks Nancy!)
Cheyenne - Ne mohotatse
Chichewa - Ndimakukonda
Chinese - 我爱你 (wo ai ni)
Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)
Creol - Mi aime jou
Croatian - Volim te
Czech - Miluji te
Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
Elvish - Amin mela lle (from The Lord of The Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien)
Esperanto - Mi amas vin
Estonian - Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian - Afgreki'
Faroese - Eg elski teg
Farsi - Doset daram
I LOVE YOU - in different languages bracelet Filipino - Mahal kita
Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua
French - Je t'aime, Je t'adore
Frisian - Ik h�ld fan dy
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
Georgian - Mikvarhar
German - Ich liebe dich
Greek - S'agapo
Gujarati - Hoo thunay prem karoo choo
Hiligaynon - Palangga ko ikaw
Hawaiian - Aloha Au Ia`oe
Hebrew (Thanks Lilach)
Hebrew to male: "ani ohev otcha" (said by male) "Ohevet ot'cha" (said by female)
Hebrew to female: "ani ohev otach" (said by male) "ohevet Otach" (said by female) Hiligaynon - Guina higugma ko ikaw
Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae
Hmong - Kuv hlub koj
Hopi - Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian - Szeretlek(Thanks D�ra!)
Icelandic - Eg elska tig
Ilonggo - Palangga ko ikaw
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Inuit - Negligevapse
Irish - Taim i' ngra leat
Italian - Ti amo
Japanese - Aishiteru
anata ga daisuki desu
Kannada - Naanu ninna preetisuttene
Kapampangan - Kaluguran daka
Kiswahili - Nakupenda
Konkani - Tu magel moga cho
Korean - Sarang Heyo
Nanun tangshinul sarang hamnida
Latin - Te amo
Latvian - Es tevi miilu
Lebanese - Bahibak
Lithuanian - Tave myliu
Luxembourgeois - Ech hun dech g�er
Macedonian - Te Sakam
Malay - Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
Malayalam - Njan Ninne Premikunnu
Maltese - Inhobbok
Mandarin Chinese - 我爱你 (wo ai ni)
Marathi - Me tula prem karto
Mohawk - Kanbhik
Moroccan - Ana moajaba bik
Nahuatl - Ni mits neki
Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
Norwegian - Jeg Elsker Deg
Pandacan - Syota na kita!!
Pangasinan - Inaru Taka
Papiamento - Mi ta stimabo
Persian - Doo-set daaram
Pig Latin - Iay ovlay ouyay
Polish - Kocham Ciebie
Portuguese - Eu te amo
Romanian - Te iubesc
Russian - Ya tebya liubliu
Scot Gaelic - Tha gra\dh agam ort
Serbian - Volim te
Setswana - Ke a go rata
Sign Language - ,\,,/ (represents position of fingers when signing'I Love You')
Sindhi - Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
Sioux - Techihhila
Slovak - Lu`bim ta
Slovenian - Ljubim te
Spanish - Te quiero / Te amo
Swahili - Ninapenda wewe
Swedish - Jag alskar dig
Swiss-German - Ich lieb Di
Surinam - Mi lobi joe
Tagalog - Mahal kita
Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
Tahitian - Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
Tamil - Nan unnai kathalikaraen
Telugu - Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai - Chan rak khun (to male)
Thai - Phom rak khun (to female)
Thai (informal) Rak te (thx CAF!)
Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian - Ya tebe kahayu
Urdu - mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
Vietnamese - Anh ye^u em (to female)
Vietnamese - Em ye^u anh (to male)
Welsh - 'Rwy'n dy garu di
Yiddish - Ikh hob dikh
Yoruba - Mo ni fe

I was interested in finding out which languages are the most commonly used on the Internet. My search led me to the following resource:

Internet World Stats for the 10 Most Used Languages on the Web

I was interested in finding out about what languages are the most widely spoken in the world. By this I am referring to the number of native speakers. I found a few of links that are quite useful in determining this using different factors.

Turner's List of The World's Most Widely Spoken Languages
The 30 Most Spoken Languages in the World
So You Wanna Know? List of 10 Most Widely Spoken Languages

I wanted to give a little bit of web love out to a great site that has loads and loads of links to online resources for learning world languages. It is called I Love Languages.

Updates have been less frequent over the last few days because I have been in transit to Sao Paulo from the US. I am still moving around a bit and will be back up and running with some regularity by the end of this week.

For the time being, I wanted to let folks know that I added another podcast for learning English, more specifically business English:

Business English Pod Podcast

I just added a couple of resources.

The first is a unique site that lets you create your own flashcards called The Flashcard Exchange.

The other is a fabulous Italian language resource called The Italian Online Classroom.

Four new resources were added today for Japanese, English and Spanish learners:

Machigai Podcast
Spanish Survival Guide Podcast
The Rob and Bob Show English Lessons Podcast
English Feed English Listening Practice Podcast

For a full list of the current feeds available on this site, please visit the web feeds section.

I wanted to inform everyone about the latest updates over the last day on the site.

We have added the following resources for English, Russian and Mandarin Chinese:

RussianLanguage.net Free Online Lessons
MandarinTools.com Online Chinese Learning Tools
Zhongwen.com Chinese Characters and Culture
ESLPod.com English and a Second Language Podcast

I have been steadily adding news feeds to the site today. A total of 10 feeds have already been added:

Radio Free Asia News in Cantonese
BBC World News in English
BBC Afrique News in French
Deutsche Welle News in German
Corriere della Sera Italy News in Italian
Deutsche Welle News in Chinese
Xinhuanet News in Chinese
BBC Brasil News in Portuguese
BBC News in Russian
BBC Mundo News in Spanish

The idea is that people will be exposed to the idea that they can read news to help learn a language once at a given level of comprehension.

There are thousands of languages living on Earth. It will be quite some time until I am able to list all of these here! However, I am adding this page in case people are interested in finding out more information about some of the world's more widely-spoken languages, and are not yet aware of the wonders of Wikipedia.

For each language listed below, there are either two or three links.

- The first link is to the Wikipedia page in English about the language.
- The second is a link to the Wikipedia home page for content in the language (e.g., all the existing content written in the language itself).
- The third is a link to the Wikibook in English about the language.

If you are interested specifically in how to learn a language, have a look at How to Learn a Language. If you want to see all the language resources available on Wikibooks, check out the Wikibooks Languages Bookshelf. And quickly, for those who might be interested, navigate over to the Wikipedia List of Languages!


Arabic Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - العربية
Wikibook about Arabic

Chinese (Mandarin)

Mandarin Chinese Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - 中文
Learn Mandarin Chinese with Wikibooks


Czech Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - Česky
Wikibook about Czech


Dutch Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - Nederlands
Wikibook about Dutch


English Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - English
Wikibook about English


French Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - français
Wikibook about French


German Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - Deutsch
Wikibook about German


Hebrew Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - עברית
Wikibook about Hebrew


Hungarian Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - Magyar
Wikibook about Hungarian


Italian Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - italiano
Wikibook about Italian


Japanese Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - 日本語
Wikibook about Japanese


Korean Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - 한국어
Wikibook about Korean


Polish Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - Polski
Wikibook about Polish


Portuguese Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - português
Wikibook about Portuguese


Russian Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - Русский
Wikibook about Russian


Slovakian Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - Slovenčina
Wikibook about Slovakian


Spanish Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - español
Wikibook about Spanish


Swedish Language on Wikipedia
Wikipedia - Svenska
Wikibook about Swedish

I hope this page feeds Free Language users' understanding of languages, as well as spreading the word about Wikipedia and Wikibooks, as well as Wikimedia in general.

These links will eventually be sorted into the language-learning resources for all languages on the site.

The Linguist on Language Logo

I just came across this article, which has some interesting ideas on a general manifesto for all language learners. It is written with English as the language being learned, but it can be applied to any language:

I can be FLUENT in English. My goal is to be FLUENT. My goal is not to be perfect. My goal is just to be FLUENT. I can be FLUENT and still make mistakes.

F:First I must forget what I learned in school. I will make a fresh start. I will forget the rules of grammar. I will forget the quizzes and tests. I will forget all the times I made mistakes. I will forget what my teachers taught me. I will forget my native language. I will forget who I am. I am a new person. I am an English speaker. I will make a fresh start. I will have fun! I will focus on things that are fun and interesting. I will learn.

L:I will learn how to learn. I will listen a lot. I will let myself go. I will listen and let the English language enter my mind. I will listen often. I will listen every day. I will listen to the same content many times. I will listen to the meaning. I will listen to hear the words and phrases. I will listen early in the morning. I will listen late at night.

U: I will understand the language. I will understand what I hear and read. If I can understand what I hear and read I will be able to speak and write. Until I can understand what I hear and read, I will not be able to speak and write well. But there is no hurry. I will work on understanding. I will read a lot and especially, listen a lot. I want to understand the meaning of English. I do not want to understand the rules of grammar.

E: Every day is a learning day. Every day the language is entering my brain. I enjoy reading and listening every day. I study with energy and enthusiasm. I study interesting things and enjoy the language. If I enjoy the language I will improve. Let the language enter my mind. There is no need to push myself. I am getting better every day.

N: I will never say that I am no good. When I read and listen I will tell myself “nice going”! I will learn naturally and easily. I will be nice to myself. I will not be nervous. If I make a mistake I will say “never mind”. If I cannot understand something I will say “never mind.” If I forget a word I will say “never mind.” If I have trouble saying what I want to say , “no problem”. I will continue.

T: I will Trust myself. I will be confident. Confident learners improve quickly. I will treat myself with respect. I will tell myself that I am doing well. I just need to keep going, no matter what. The more I listen and read using The Linguist, the more I will understand. The more words and phrases I save the more I will know. Soon I will be ready to speak and write well. I will take it easy. I know I will succeed. I will trust myself and trust The Linguist.

Have a look at the website.

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