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“Chouchou” is Carla Bruni’s term for her husband, the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Samantha Cameron was heard on microphone saying “I love canada goose factory sale you babe” to her man, Prime Minister David Cameron and Michelle Obama described the most tweeted picture ever (above) with the canada goose uk shop words, “That’s my honey giving me a hug.”

Canada Goose Outlet Some terms of endearment can be used in many languages “baby”, “angel” and “sweetheart” for Canada Goose Outlet example. But some don’t travel as well as you might think. If you call a French person “honey” (“miel”) he or she may take it as a unflattering comparison with a sticky mess. Canada Goose Outlet

buy canada goose jacket cheap And how would you react if someone called canada goose store you a cauliflower, a flea, or a baby elephant? Here is a quick guide to the language of love around the world dominated by metaphors from canada goose outlet cookery and the animal kingdom with contributions by language coach Paul Noble. buy canada goose jacket cheap

canada goose deals 1. Little cabbage (French)Petit chou canada goose deals

Canada Goose Parka “Chou” (cabbage) is the French equivalent of “sweetheart”. “Chou” conveys the idea of being small and round and is used to describe French puff pastry, often enjoyed as “chou a la creme”. “Chou” is said to resemble a baby’s or child’s canada goose black friday sale head too. Over the years, canada goose uk outlet many French children have been told buy canada goose jacket that boys were born in cabbages canada goose coats on sale and girls in roses. You can double it too “chouchou” is a standard translation for “darling”. Canada Goose Parka

Canada Goose sale 3. Egg with eyes (Japanese)Tamago gata no kao Canada Goose sale

canada goose coats In Japan, women are frequently called “an egg with eyes” by those uk canada goose who love Canada Goose online them. This is a great compliment, as having an oval, egg shaped face is considered very attractive in Japanese cheap canada goose uk culture you can see this in Japanese paintings through the ages. canada goose coats

canada goose 4. Lump of sugar (Spanish)Terron de azucar canada goose

buy canada goose jacket Like “honey” in English, sweet foodstuffs of one kind or another make popular terms of endearment in numerous languages. This popular one in Spanish, “terron de azucar” also means “sugar cube”. Apparently, it rates highly on the “tweeness” scale, so use sparingly. buy canada goose jacket

canada goose black friday sale 5. Fruit of my heart (Indonesian)Buah hatiku canada goose black friday sale

Although the term can be used romantically, featuring in love songs and poems, today it is most often used to express affection for children. Advertisers use the term to appeal to family oriented customers, especially young middle class couples: “The best gift/food/product for ‘the fruit of your heart'”. You will also find the term in almost all books and articles on parenting, and it frequently appears as the name of organisations focusing on children, including a hospital near Jakarta.

6. My flea (French)Ma puce

Canada Goose Jackets “Ma puce” is roughly equivalent to “sweetie” in English. There are numerous references to the “lethal spears” of a beautiful woman’s gaze. If you believe the poets, hunters (ie men) can Canada Goose Online die of love sickness after a single glance from a gazelle. Today too, a man may say to a woman, “You have the eyes of a gazelle” (“Laki uyounul ghazal”). This may imply that he has fallen under her spell sooner than she has his. Canada Goose Jackets

8. Little elephant (Thai)Chang noi

canadian goose jacket Elephants are the dearest of Canada Goose Parka animals to Thai people. They are supposed to bring good luck, white elephants especially. The buy canada goose jacket cheap elephant symbol might derive from the Hindu God Ganesh reflecting the great influence that Indian culture exerted across this region. Elephants so captured the nation’s canada goose clearance heart that they once became an emblem on the country’s flag. “Little elephant” can be used affectionately by an adult Canada Goose Coats On Sale to a child used between adults it would have a different connotation. canadian goose jacket

9. Diving fish swooping geese (Chinese)Chen yu luo yan

cheap Canada Goose There is a story surrounding the greatest beauty in Chinese history, a woman named Xi Shi. It’s said that she was so beautiful that when she looked at fish in a pond, the fish were so dazzled by her beauty that they forgot to swim and gradually dived to the bottom. Likewise, it was canada goose said that when geese flew over a woman called Wang Zhaojun, they were so struck by her beauty that they would forget to flap their wings and would end up swooping to the ground. Because of this, to this day, when a young Chinese man is in love with a Chinese woman, he may indicate that, to canada goose coats him, she is Canada Goose sale as beautiful as Xi Shi or Wang Zhaojun. To do this, he will say just four words: canada goose uk black friday “Diving fish, swooping geese”. cheap Canada Goose

canada goose clearance 10. Little dove (Russian)Golubchik (masc) / golubushka (fem) canada goose clearance

canada goose store Pushkin used the cheap Canada Goose word “little dove” to refer affectionately to his elderly nanny in the lines of one canada goose clearance sale of his best known poems, but she could equally have used it to refer to him, when he was a child (and probably did). As a term Canada Goose Jackets of endearment it dates back at least to the Song of Songs, in the Old Testament (“O my dove. let me see thy countenance”), originally uk canada goose outlet written in Hebrew. The Slavonic translation of the Bible had a profound influence on shaping canadian goose jacket the Russian language, so the Russian usage could have Biblical roots. canada goose store

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