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British English: /lʌv/
American English: /ləv/

Translation of love in Italian:


  • 1 (affection, devotion) to do something for love
    fare qualcosa per amore
    of somebody di qualcuno
    to do something for the love of it
    fare qualcosa per il gusto di farlo
    for the love of God o Mike! [informal] to be, fall in love
    essere innamorato, innamorarsi
    with di
    he's in love with the sound of his own voice
    gli piace sentirsi parlare
    to fall out of love
    with di
    to make love (have sex)
    fare l'amore
    with to con
    to make love to somebody [archaic] (court)
    fare all'amore con qualcuno [rare], corteggiare
    before n (letter, scene, song, story, token)

transitive verb

  • 1 (feel affection for)
    (lover, spouse)
    voler bene a, amare
    voler bene a
    (pet, friend)
    to love somebody very much, madly, tenderly
    amare tantissimo, follemente, teneramente qualcuno
    to love somebody for something
    amare qualcuno per qualcosa
    I love him for saving my life, making me laugh
    lo amo perché mi ha salvato la vita, perché sa farmi ridere
    to love each other
    “he loves me, he loves me not”
    “m'ama, non m'ama”
    I must love you and leave you [humorous]
    = formula scherzosa di commiato
  • 2
    (be fond of, appreciate) (activity, place, thing)
    I love the scene where
    adoro la scena in cui
    I loved the way you said that
    mi è piaciuto tantissimo il modo in cui l'hai detto
    I love it when
    mi piace molto quando
    to love doing o to love to do
    amare fare
    I would love to see them
    mi piacerebbe tantissimo vederli
    I'd love to help him but I can't
    mi piacerebbe aiutarlo, ma non posso
    “dance?” - “I'd love to!” “can she help?” - “she'd love to”
    “può darmi una mano?” - “ne sarebbe felice”
    she'll love that! [ironic]

intransitive verb



love at first sight

there's no love lost between them

non si possono vedere

not for love nor money

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