More information can be found by viewing the following announcement. Details here. What's the difference? For the longest time I thought they meant the same in English, "I love you". But now I've heard "te amo" means more than "te quiero" and that there isn't really an English version of "te quiero" I like you? Or is "te amo" more sexual? Like you would say "te quiero" to your mother, but never "te amo"?
You're right OP, I might say "te quiero" to my parent,but I wouldn't say 'te amo'. I might say 'te amo' to my husband, if he's lucky :. Never heard of anyone saying te amo to a relative; although strictly speaking that usage might be correct according to the dictionary, it would sound way too weird. It would be over affectionate if you said so to a relative. Although, it is commonly used between mothers and their children. I think the main difference is the degree of affection involved in the relationship of both parts of conversation. Except it seems to be the opposite.
You'd never say "I want you" to your relatives. It has a sexual connotation. Really, in English, unless you're talking about sex, you say "I love you" to either relatives or lovers.
I'm not sure they would ever say 'te amo' in Spain, though correct me if I'm wrong. Te quiero in Latin America still means I love you, but only in as much as you would say it to a friend or relative.
What's the difference between "te amo" and "te quiero"?
I have lots of Argentine and Chilean friends who constantly deride the Spanish for only saying 'te quiero' when they really mean 'te amo. They will, however, often say 'te quiero' to me, or call me querido, even though there is nothing romantic between us at all.
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It don' matter ta me, sugar. Copy and paste the url below to share the link. Permalink to this post. I want you, I love you Quite the same like in English. Like 4 said. I want you, I love you.
Quite the same like in English Except it seems to be the opposite. Te amo Thorn Tree.
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