Friday, February 12, 2010


As St Valentine’s Day fast approaches Today Translations in London spoke to some 320 linguists to see what was the most highly rated way to "talk the romantic talk".

“Amour” was voted the most romantic word in the world.

It won easily over “Amore” its Italian equivalent – but Italian was deemed the most romantic language.

The Italian word “Belissima” came in third in the romantic word chart followed by “Tesoro” in fourth – a word that is also Spanish and means treasure.

French was deemed the second most romantic language followed by English then Spanish.
So what are the most romantic phrases? The experts chose "watakushi-wa anata-wo ai shimasu" – which apparently is Japanese, followed by "rydw i'n dy garu di" – yes, it’s Welsh and in third place is “qaparha” – klingon - the language used in movie Star Trek.

Needless to say I don’t know what any of them mean!

But just remember next time you are confronted by Chewbacca on a dark night, romantic or otherwise, the word is – “qaparha” – or at least I hope it is!

1 comment:

Simon said...

But would Chewbacca understand Klingon?