I love or I like swimming?

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by MiSiena, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. MiSiena Member

    Siena
    Italian/Italy
    I would like to know if there's any difference in saying I like or I love doing something or they're both the same..
    Thanks for helping.
     
  2. Siberia

    Siberia Senior Member

    UK-Wales - English
    I would use "love" if I was extremely enthusiastic about it.
     
  3. 'sya

    'sya Senior Member

    Italy - Italian
    I like is a little less and I love is something you really like a lot. Same with italian ;)
     
  4. TimLA

    TimLA Member Emeritus

    Los Angeles
    English - US
    Yes, just that "love" usually means that the feeling is more intense.

    For example, I might say "I really like going to the Modern Art Museum, but I LOVE the Getty".

    If I had to guess, it would be similar to
    "Mi piace il vino chianti, ma adoro brunello"
    Just a matter of intensity.
     
  5. MiSiena Member

    Siena
    Italian/Italy
     

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