Is aimer to like or to love?

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I always learned aimer was to like example:  J'aime jouer du piano - i like to play piano and adorer was to love: J'adore jouer du piano - i love to play piano. But when I found out how to say i love you, I was a little confused as it is - je t'aime. Why isn't it - je t'adore? 

Explain please, b gr8 help 

p.s soz if there are mistakes Im not doing gcse french - just curious.

Posted Fri 15th March, 2013 @ 15:49 by evie4learning

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correct me if im wrong.. but aimer means 'to like'  or 'to love' when followed by an infinitive or noun. 

J'aime Paris - I love Paris / I like Paris

j'aime faire - I love to make  /I like to make

again correct me if im wrong, but the literal meaning of je t'aime is I love you while the literal meaning of Je t'adore is I adore you


Answered Fri 15th March, 2013 @ 17:12 by ? Secret - Team GR
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Aimer = to like 
Adorer = to love

If you were to literally translate the phrase 'je t'aime', it would mean 'i like you'. But in French alot of phrases/words are not translated literally, so 'Je t'aime' is 'I love you'.
It can make things very confussing, but you just have to learn and remember them :)

Answered Sat 23rd March, 2013 @ 16:30 by Chelsea
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To like

Answered Fri 15th March, 2013 @ 16:57 by Momo.
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It is to like to love is adorer I think the phrase for i love you is just something you have to accept as yes it would be i like you if you were to literally translate it. In french sometimes things cant be translated literally.

Answered Mon 18th March, 2013 @ 15:43 by Darlene