Translation of love in Spanish:


amor, n.

Pronunciation /ləv/ /lʌv/

See Spanish definition of amor


  • 1

    • 1.1(affection, emotional attachment)

      amor masculine
      (poem/song/letter) (before noun) de amor
      (triangle/poetry) amoroso
      love for sb amor por algn

      • their love for each other
      • to feel love for sb
      • to fall/be in love with sb/sth
      • he's in love with the sound of his own voice
      • she did it for / out of love
      God is love Dios es amor

    • 1.2(enthusiasm, interest)

      love of sth amora / por algo

      • her love of reading

  • 2

    • 2.1(greetings, regards)

      give my love to your parents (dale) recuerdos a tus padres (de mi parte)
      • mother sends her love mamá te manda recuerdos

    • 2.2(in letters)

      love from John orlove, John un abrazo, John
      • lots of love, John un apretado abrazo, John
      • all my love, John con todo mi cariño, John

  • 3

    • 3.1(person loved)

      amor masculine
      he was my first love él fue mi primer amor
      • he sent some roses to his love le envió rosas a su amor

    • 3.2(thing loved)

      pasión feminine
      the theater remained her first love el teatro siguió siendo su gran pasión

  • 4 informal

    • 4.1(to loved one)

      don't cry, my love no llores, mi vida / mi amor

    • 4.2British

      (to older woman) señora
      (to younger woman) señorita
      (to younger woman) guapa Spain
      (to older man) señor
      (to younger man) joven
      (to younger man) guapo Spain

  • 5 informal

    (lovable person)
    she's/he's such a love es un encanto / un cielo
    • be a love and fetch my book anda, cielo, tráeme el libro
  • 6

    (in tennis)
    cero masculine
    15-love 15-cero
    • she won six games to love ganó por seis juegos a cero
    • love game juego en blanco / a cero
    • love set set en blanco / a cero

transitive verb

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    (care for)
    amar literary
    of course I love you! ¡claro que te quiero!
    • children need to be loved los niños necesitan cariño
    • love thy neighbor (as thyself) ama al prójimo (como a ti mismo)
    • everyone loves a winner a todo el mundo le gustan los triunfadores
    • she loves me, she loves me not me quiere mucho, poquito, nada
    • He truly did love her, and deep down he knew his family would too, but he was still nervous.
    • Though you tried to deny it, you must trust your heart that deep inside you love him.
    • A part of me hoped that deep down he really did love me for that.
    • That's why if I could have one wish, it would be for you to never stop loving me.
    • His love wasn't true and you will find someone who loves you and really respects you.
    • Your daughter may already know that this man is taking advantage of her but, as she loves him, she may be unable to resist his charm.
    • Of course he loves you, and he always will.
    • To find someone you are compatible with and who loves you is enough.
    • But after this, I'll do whatever I have to do to keep him because he's shown he loves me.
    • He replies talking about having a wife he loves and who loves him, a wonderful daughter and a good life.
    • I have hinted that this is a bad thing but she says that she loves him.
    • I believe her when she says she loves me and I know I mean it when I say I love her.
    • The sense of disappointment left me empty inside, obviously nobody loves me.
    • Many a woman's mother has suggested that it is a good idea to marry a man who loves you more than you love him.
    • She's rung me and told me she loves him, he loves her and they want to be together but I can't accept that.
    • There are hot croissants downstairs, and a man who loves me despite and because of everything.
    • "I love you baby, " Kelly says, hugging her.
    • I love you baby, and that's all that matters.
    • Maybe then, and only then, could I truly be loved in return?
    • He loves his wife, enjoys her world, shares her clothes, goes shopping with her.
  • 2

    to love sth/-ing/to + inf
    • Sarah loves the outdoors and enjoys swimming, surfing, gardening, cooking and camping.
    • But thousands of ordinary people would love the chance to enjoy opera more fully.
    • What we do is for people who really love his music.
    • Pete is not able to say that the crowds have always loved watching him play.
    • We contemplated going in several directions, but we've always loved what we've done.
    • But something slowly began to dawn on me - I still loved what I did.
    • Some of the local children absolutely loved the idea of finding bugs and learning more about their native environment.
    • The children have really loved the whole idea of it.
    • I'd absolutely love to hear what you have to say!
    • I would absolutely love to hear about it.
    • "Our fans love to see quality homegrown talent.
    • How could our kid not love the great outdoors?
    • The rustic cottage, constructed with pine slats, was the home of a man who loved the outdoors.
    • "I thought all girls love to dance.
    • The many teenagers in the audience loved the music and seemed to know every number.
    • The guy loves music, and this was apparent every single time he was onstage.
    • He loved working in his garage and being in the bush, cutting wood.
    • During his free time, my husband loves working on computers and audiovisual systems.
    • After that I'd get out and do lots of gardening; I love gardening.
    • She loved gardening and flowers and spent many happy and contented days in the garden.

intransitive verb

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    amar literary