What is the most romantic language? – Amelia G

With valentines day looming, some of you may wish to express yourselves through more than a school rose, and what better way to show you care than an agonisingly and awkwardly translated poem? Here are some of the most romantic languages, and some to potentially avoid.

What is the most romantic language?

French is generally considered the most romantic language because it is one of the most euphonic, it’s vowels and consonants are organised in a beautiful way, which is apparently why it sounds so nice. But this isn’t the only reason, after all Irish is a very euphonic language but not considered romantic. French is also known for its accuracy, elegance and rhythmic quality, giving it an almost musical sound. There are also many terms of endearment and expressions to help you out, (some adorable, others gross.) For example, common ones are: ‘mon cheri’ – my dear, and ‘mon amour’ – my love. France itself is also considered a very romantic country, with places like Paris, Champagne and Lyon being the muse for many artists and writers due to their beauty and history, so it is no surprise that their language is equally romantic.

However if like me, French seems like the most confusing language ever, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian are also among the most romantic languages so you may wish to give these a go. Another contender is Arabic, known for it’s use in poetry and many different dialects. However it may be a little too late to learn a new alphabet, no matter how beautiful it looks and is anyone really worth spending that much time on Duolingo? You decide …

What languages should you avoid?

According to the Daily Mail, the least romantic languages are Dutch, German and Japanese but this source isn’t generally considered the font of all knowledge, so it’s best taken with a pinch of salt. Although, with terms of endearment like Mausebär (mouse bear) and Schnecke (snail), I can understand their judgement on German. (Sorry!)

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