愛してる

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

A phrase forming a complete sentence, consisting of (ai, love) + して (shite, conjunctive form of verb する suru, “to do”) + いる (iru, to be, to be doing something). The shite iru contracts in informal speech into shiteru.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [a̠i ɕi̥te̞ɾ̠ɯᵝ]

PhraseEdit

愛してる (hiragana あいしてる, romaji ai shiteru)

  1. (informal) I'm in love with you, I love you

Usage notesEdit

This literally just means “[someone] loves [someone]”, with the two “someones” (grammatical subject and object) understood from context.

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Last modified on 14 November 2013, at 19:59