A Valentine’s Special
Valentine’s day is the perfect time to fall in love all over again with your significant other. And what better way to embrace the romance of the season than by learning one of the languages of love?
This blog looks at some of the world’s most romantic languages and explains what makes them so charming.
French – the most romantic language in the world?
French is the language most used to translate romantic phrases, ahead of other European languages. It is also a language that originates from Latin and is often considered the most romantic language in the world.
The colonial history of France has helped spread this language throughout the world, which has led to a wide variety of charming and unique accents and dialects. French is the official language of over 29 countries throughout the world and the French language also builds upon a long cultural history of music, poetry, and art. This connection contributes to its romance.
But why is French so romantic? What makes it the most charming amongst all other 7000 languages? Well, French can be considered a musical language whose pronunciation contributes to its melody. Vowels and consonants are also well-distributed in French and this helps the words flow better together. The French language conjugates verbs, which is another contributing factor for the language being perfect for poetry and music. French is music to the ears, literally!
What about Italian?
Similar to French, Italian is another Romance language that evolved from Latin. It has a long history of beautifully written poetry, prose, and opera. Italian is widely considered as one of the world’s most romantic languages because of the history and culture of the Italian language, combined with its easily recognisable rhythm.
Italian is attractive to the ear because of melody (once again, music to our ears). It benefits from a very high number of words that end in vowels, and few words with many consonants in a row, creating an open sound that makes it perfect for singing.
And finally… Spanish?
The Spanish language originates from Latin, the language of the Romans, along with French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian. Because of this, Spanish is classified as a Romance language. Romance languages are various modern languages that evolved from Vulgar Latin between the 3rd and 8th centuries.
With Latin at its core, Romance languages share a lot of the same vocabulary and grammar. So, if you know one, you are likely to be able to pick up another one very easily!
The Spanish language requires verb conjugations. This means it’s easier to create rhymes in Spanish, with so many different sounds to use. This makes it an ideal language for poetry and music.
These are just a few of the world’s most romantic languages. Our list is based on the linguistic features of the languages, but the fact is that any language can be romantic with the right words.
Foreign languages are a beautiful way to learn new words to express our love. They can also teach us how love is expressed in different cultures. Learning another language opens our minds to new forms of expression and thinking.
At Dialogue we ‘choo-choo-choose’ you – will you choose us to teach you a new language this Valentine’s?