VOCABULARY 25: Love is in the air

VOCABULARY 25: Love is in the air

Hello, dear readers! And Happy Valentine´s Day!

Do you consider this flowery-chocolate day as another commercial trick? Or do you take it as an opportunity to show your affection to the nearest and dearest?

In any case, you might be surprised to learn that this holiday actually has been celebrated for more than 500 years already!


Formal messages, or valentines, appeared in the 1500s, and by the late 1700s commercially printed cards were being used. The first commercial valentines in the United States were printed in the mid-1800s. Valentines commonly depict Cupid, the Roman god of love, along with hearts, traditionally the seat of emotion. Because it was thought that the avian mating season begins in mid-February, birds also became a symbol of the day. Traditional gifts include candy and flowers, particularly red roses, a symbol of beauty and love.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Valentines-Day

Today we brought you several idioms about
love

Here they are:

And here´s what they mean

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  • Falling head over heels en love.Literalmente, enamorarse de forma de un salto mortale

Digamos, enamorarse perdidamente.

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  • To be the apple of someone’s eye.Querer a alguien profundamente, como por ejemplo los padres pueden querer a sus hijos.
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  • You are the peanut butter to my jelly.Graciosa forma de decir que la compatibilidad es absoluta.
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  • Love me, love my dog.Con esa frase pedimos aceptar nuestras imperfecciones en nombre de amor.
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