Many people study English for their own education or out of curiosity, for a job or because they wish to move abroad i.e. rational reasons.
Others learn for love, a crush or passion. If you’re one of them, or are simply curious, here are 14 useful words and expressions related to love!
1. To have a crush on someone
To be infatuated with someone; to have secret romantic feelings towards someone
My sister has a crush on a friend of hers who lives far away.
2. To hit it off (with someone)
To get on well with someone, to have a good relationship with someone
They hit it off immediately.
3. To fall in love (with someone)
To begin to experience feelings of love
Many songs talk about falling in love.
4. To love someone to pieces (informal)
To love someone very much
Parents love their kids to pieces.
5. To be head over heels (in love) with someone
To be completely in love with someone
From the look on her face you can definitely say she is head over heels with that guy.
6. To pop the question (informal)
To propose; to ask someone to marry you
He popped the question during their flight to New York.
7. To tie the knot/To get hitched
Both are informal expressions and mean to get married.
They are tying the knot/getting hitched in a few months.
8. To have an affair
Two people have an affair when they are involved romantically even though at least one of them is married
She found out her husband was having an affair and left him.
9. Puppy love
Adolescent love or infatuation
They’re too young to be serious; it’s just puppy love.
10. To date
To go out with another person romantically
Years after the divorce, she started dating again.
11. A blind date
A meeting between two people who have not previously met, usually arranged by a mutual friend
They met on a blind date and they’re now living together.
12. To be on the rocks
If a marriage or other romantic relationship is on the rocks, it has problems and is likely to end soon
Be nice to him; his marriage to Vera is on the rocks.
13. To dump someone
To end a romantic relationship with someone
It shouldn’t matter who dumped who.
14. To patch up (a marriage or relationship)
To save a marriage or relationship
They’re constantly trying to patch up their marriage.
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