Valentine’s Day is officially behind us for another year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t find new ways to express your love for partners, pets, friends, and/or family members on a daily basis. Whether you’re single, dating, married, or somewhere in between, everyone hopefully has someone they love in their life — and it’s important to let them know how you feel. Luckily, Expedia UK released their “Language of Love” illustrations — so it looks like we all have 10 “new” words for expressing how love makes us feel.
To be clear: none of the words featured below are actually new. The words depicted in Expedia’s “The Language of Love” illustrations have actually been around for a really long time — they’re just new to most of us native English speakers. Personally, I couldn’t be more stoked to learn about all of them. After all, English isn’t exactly well-known for being the most romantic of languages. Plus, as far as I know, there’s no English equivalent to “ya’aburne” — the Arabic word used to describe “the hope that your loved one outlives you, so you don’t have to endure the pain of living without them.” Awww!