Calla Jones Corner

Is French still the language of love?

A Valentine's Day vignette

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An illustration of romantic life in France, circa 1927 [Alamy]

There are so many ways to express love in French that it’s easy to make faux pas. My faux pas over the five decades I’ve been speaking French are legend – at least in the family. Best to keep them there.

Most people know that ‘Je vous aime’ means ‘I love you’ and covers one or more people.

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