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List of Entry Words and Phrases for the Section "Love and Liking."
In the book entries also appear in Japanese script, but we give them here only in romanization (without the original macrons) for those who computers are not Japanese friendly. All entries have full-fledged sample sentences in the book, often with literal translations of the entries.
suki = like, to fond of, love (can be used in an extremely wide range of situations)
ki ga aru = to be interested in
tokimeku / mune [kokoro] o tokimekasu = to be thrilled, to be excited, to feel one's heart leap with joy or anticipation
dokidoki suru = to feel one's pulse race with anxiety, fear, anticipation, etc.
omou / omoi o yoseru = to feel something for, to have [someone] on one's mind, to be hung up on, to have feelings for
akogareru = to be infatuated with, to be attracted to, to dream of, to aspire to shitau = to long for, to idolize, to adore
kataomoi = unrequited love, one-sided love
misomeru = to feel, on first meeting, that someone is just the person you've been looking for
horeru = to fall in love
hitome-bore = love at first sight
hatsukoi = first love, puppy love
koi = love (with a least a slight sexual nuance)
koigokoro = feelings of love
koi no yokan = a sense, on first meeting, that something is going to evolve into love
koi ni ochiru = to fall in love
koi kogareru = to go crazy [with love] over, to like [someone] so much it drives you nuts
ren'ai = romantic and sexual love, a love affair
koibito = a lover, lovers
ryo-omoi = equal fondness [for each other], love that is reciprocated
ayashii / kusai = suspicious / smelly (terms used to tease or gossip about a pair who seem to be just a bit more intimate than other people, implying that they've secretly got something going)
oyasukunai = another way of teasing or gossiping about someone one suspects of romantic envolvement
oiraku no koi = a love that comes along when one is old
ai suru = to love
aijo = love, warmth, affection
ai wa oshimi naku ataeru = to love without restraint or bounds, to give everything for love
jun'ai = true love, pure, romantic love
ai ga areba toshi no sa nante = "If there's love, what's a little age difference?" (Often used to play down an age difference that one actually considers embarrassing.)
soshi-soai = to love and be loved back, to be in love [with one another]
kon'yaku suru = to become engaged [to be married]
kekkon suru = to marry, to wed
aisai-ka = a husband who really loves his wife
koi nyobo = a woman one married for love, and whom one still loves
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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MAMIKO MURAKAMI is a teacher and editor of Japanese. She works as an editor in the foreign language section of the company Jalex, producing mainly foreign-language dictionaries.