No way says a survey conducted by London based Today Translations, which polled over 320 of its linguists. So what was the most romantic word, you ask..?
LONDON (Reuters) – “Amour,” the French word for love, has been voted the most romantic word in the world in a pre-Valentine’s Day survey of language experts.It narrowly beat “amore,” the Italian word for love, although Italian was named the world’s most romantic language.
In the same poll, the firm asked its linguists to pick the least romantic-sounding way to say, “I love you” in any language.The winner was Japan’s “watakushi-wa anata-wo ai shimasu,” ahead of the Welsh “rydw i’n dy garu di” and “qaparha,” which, the firm noted, is Klingon, as spoken in the Star Trek universe.
The same survey also found Italian as world’s most romantic language. After Italian, they found the second-most romantic language was French, which was way ahead of Spanish and English in joint third place.
Other romantic words like “ Bellissima”, which is both Spanish and Italian for beautiful, won the thrid place. “Tesoro”‘ which is also both Italian and Spanish for treasure won the fourth place. (all emphasis mine)