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How People Around the World Talk About Crushes

Admitting you have a crush on someone is no easy task, but at least it's comforting to know you're not alone in the struggle. Here's how lovestruck people all over the world profess their affection.

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In French:

Tu me plais
(I like you)

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In Italian:

Ho una cotta per te
(I have a boiling on you, i.e. I have the hots for you)

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In German:

Ich bin bis über beide ohren verliebt
(I’m in love until over both ears—the German equivalent of “head over heels”)

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In Spanish:

Te quiero mucho
(I like you very much)

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In Australian slang:

I have the hots for you

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In Tagalog (the language of the Philippines):

May gusto ako sa iyo
(I have a crush on you)

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In Swahili:

Ninakupenda
(I like you)

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In British slang:

I fancy you

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In Irish:

I have a glad eye for you; They’re giving each other the glad eye

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In Dutch:

Ik ben voor je gevallen
(I’ve fallen for you)

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In Norwegian:

Jeg lengter etter deg
(I long for you)

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In Polish:

Czuję miętę do ciebie
(I feel the mint for you—Apparently in Poland, if you’re attracted to someone, you smell mint coming from them)