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14 Expressions – Love is in the Air! – Part 1

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

Example:

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

Example:

They hit it off immediately.

3. To fall in love (with someone)

To begin to experience feelings of love

Example:

Many songs talk about falling in love.

4. To love someone to pieces (informal)

To love someone very much

Example:

Parents love their kids to pieces.

5. To be head over heels (in love) with someone

To be completely in love with someone

Example:

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

Example:

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.

Example:

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

Example:

She found out her husband was having an affair and left him.

9. Puppy love

Adolescent love or infatuation

Example:

They’re too young to be serious; it’s just puppy love.

10. To date

To go out with another person romantically

Example:

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

Example:

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

Example:

Be nice to him; his marriage to Vera is on the rocks.

13. To dump someone

To end a romantic relationship with someone

Example:

It shouldn’t matter who dumped who.

14. To patch up (a marriage or relationship)

To save a marriage or relationship

Example:

They’re constantly trying to patch up their marriage.

Keep on reading our blog for Part 2! 

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5 comments

  1. Rosalba garcoa fernandez

    MUY UTIL E INTERESANTE

  2. I went study English free like the last year. Now I can´t take acess to the lessons.

  3. Darcinei Vieira Martins

    Thanks Kate…

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