Italian Voted Best Language for Romance, Klingon the Worst
February 13, 2010
(ChattahBox)—-With Valentines Day fast approaching, the top results from a survey seeking the most romantic languages and words around the world may come in handy. According to the survey, Italian is the number one language of romance. And if you decide to whisper a little something in your loved one’s ear, try “amore,” the Italian word for love, which was narrowly beat out by the French word for love “amour.” And if you decide to keep on going, the word “Bellissima,” is sure to send a tingle down to your partner’s toes, which was voted the third most romantic word. “Bellissima” means “very beautiful” in both Spanish and Italian.
Coming in fourth was the word “tesoro,” which means treasure in both Italian and Spanish. Try the phrase, “Mi tesoro” meaning “My treasure,” as you hold hands over a candlelit dinner.
And right behind Italian, French is the next best language of love.
And a word to the wise: If you are a Trekie, don’t try and go all SciFi on your date on Valentines Day and say “I love You” using the Klingon word “qaparha.” Klingon was found to be among the languages having the least romantic-sounding words to express love.
Considering that Klingon mating rituals typically involve violent combat that frequently results in broken bones, it makes sense that the language is not overly romantic.