Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J ~ Jag älskar dig!

Remember my first Postcards from Sweden post where I warned you that the words might not be useful? Well these words today are very useful. Three little words, very powerful message. Can you guess what they mean?

Jag älskar dig

I'm going to teach you how to say “I love you.” I think that the more languages you can speak your love with, the better.

So let's handle pronunciation first:
dog – d + y= yog
el(k) + scar

Jag = I  
älskar = love
dig = you

Pretty simple, yet a message we never get tired of hearing. Our family is very verbal. We tell each other “I love you!” multiple times of day. I don't think you can ever over-say it.

There are, however, other ways of showing our love than “just” saying it, and I wrote about it in the post called “What's Your Love Language?” If you're interested in better communicating how you feel to your loved ones, head over there. I describe the languages of: touch, acts of service, quality time, words of affirmation, and giving of gifts. I also give you the reference to the book I studied that taught me about this.

Ok klass, that will be all for today.  You've learned THREE new words, so go tell some you älskar them!  Dismissed.


Laurita said...

A wonderful lesson. I'm going to use this one.

Unknown said...

A wonderful post and a gorgeous blog! I can tell you've put so much love into it...

If you've the chance, pop over to mine. I'm the published author of the Bella and Britt series for kids. Love to see what you think!

Karen Adair said...

So cute!! We gave my daughter a swedish spelling of her name, so I know she'll especially love this!!! Thanks for helping host such a great A to Z Challenge. What a fun April this is! See you again. :)


ediFanoB said...

Believe me or not when I opened your post and read jag älskar dig it looked familiar to me because I know jeg elsker dig and the meaning of it.

Jeg elsker dig is means the same as jag älskar dig. It is Danish.
I have been several times to Denmark (only business trips) and my colleagues teached me these words.

By the way in German we also use only three words: Ich liebe Dich

Unknown said...

So sweet :) I'm going to use this.

Lynn Proctor said...

can't wait to try it out :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm going to confuse my wife with that phrase tonight! And I know about the five love languages. I'm quality time and touch.

Brian Miller said...

nice...these are perfect words to spread the love you know...smiles...

any idea why you are no longer in my reader?

Nancy Thompson said...

I used to say this to my Norwegian Mother-in-law all the time before she passed. I never knew how to spell it though. Thanks for sharing that!!

I'm a new follower via the A to Z. It's nice to meet you! Come on by and say hi sometime!

Life@Cee said...

Yog el(k)scar day!

Jenny said...

I'm going to go tell my family right now!

klahanie said...

Hey Tina,
Do you realise I'm sacrificing my own time and not submitting one of my um must-read postings in order to go around and support all you dandy folks doing the alphabet challenge? Altruism at its finest :)
Nothing like saying,"I love you", no matter what the language and thanks for the lesson, teacher. Can I really go, or do I have a detention?
I note yet another one of my 'adoring fans', Nancy has linked into your blog. "Hi Nancy!" Life just got even gooder :)

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Aw I love it :) Definitely agree. The more ways you can say it the better! Thanks for today's lesson!

Anna@ Herding Cats & Burning Soup

Heather Murphy said...

You were right, this is the best lesson of all! I think I might use this one tonight :)

Rosanna said...

A very creative post in a very creative blog! great job, let's keep blogging from a-z!

Marcie said...

Wonderful post again. I also read the Love Language post - another great one :)

Unknown said...

Tre viktiga ord! Du har så rätt. Man kan aldrig säga dess ord för mycket.

(Synd att min f.d. man inte förstod det här. Jag tror att det var en av anledningarna till att vi gick isär.)


Three important words! You are so right, Tina

Kramar/Best wishes,
Anna's A-Z, the letter K

Jolie du Pre said...

The French like their coffee too. When I visit France, there's lots of smoking and lots of coffee drinking. And yet, the French are healthier than Americans. Americans are stressed out, while the French know how to enjoy life.