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    I love animals

    А как вы в английском говорите "я люблю животных"? I love animals? Или I like animals?
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: I love animals

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    А как вы в английском говорите "я люблю животных"? I love animals? Или I like animals?
    Generally, "I love animals." But if someone wants to specify that they like rather than love animals he'll say, "I like animals." If you say "I like animals there's usually some sort of negative conotation:
    I like animals, as long as they're outside.
    I like animals, it's just that they're so dirty.
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    Re: I love animals

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    А как вы в английском говорите "я люблю животных"? I love animals? Или I like animals?
    Generally, "I love animals." But if someone wants to specify that they like rather than love animals he'll say, "I like animals." If you say "I like animals there's usually some sort of negative conotation:
    I like animals, as long as they're outside.
    I like animals, it's just that they're so dirty.
    I disagree. To me "I like animals" sounds like a perfectly normal way to say it, whereas "I love animals" sounds childishly over-enthusiastic (or creepy ).

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    Re: I love animals

    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    To me "I like animals" sounds like a perfectly normal way to say it
    To me it sounds like I like cooking and eating animals.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: I love animals

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    To me it sounds like I like cooking and eating animals.
    Don't you?
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    Re: I love animals

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    А как вы в английском говорите "я люблю животных"? I love animals? Или I like animals?
    Both are fine. If someone wants, the two can be contrasted: "I like animals, but my sister just loves them." "Я люблю животных, а моя сестра их просто обожает." In other words "love" is more enthusiastic than "like".

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    Re: I love animals

    Christian The Lion - Reunited - From "The View"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiGKWoJi5qM
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    Re: I love animals

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    To me it sounds like I like cooking and eating animals.
    По-русски тоже путают. (Как в анекдоте: "Вы кошек любите? Это просто вы их готовить не умеете.")

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    Re: I love animals

    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Christian The Lion - Reunited - From "The View"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiGKWoJi5qM
    Lions should live in nature!
    In the 1980s, the family of the talented Baku architect Lev Berberov got a lion cub called King. He was given the best care and he grew into a mature lion. He starred in the popular Soviet movie The Adventures of Italians in Russia, but his career was cut short when he was shot by a militia officer, who thought the animal was aggressive. Berberov died six months after his pet and never finished a book on his experiment to tame the animal. Shortly afterward his widow Nina and children Roman and Eve got another lion cub. The domesticated lion fatally mauled Roman and seriously injured the mother. The lion was later shot by the militia.
    Архитектор Лев Берберов пытался одомашнивать диких животных. Держал у себя льва и пуму. Лев Кинг снимался в фильме «Невероятные приключения итальянцев в России». Во время съемок он вырвался на улицу и бросился к случайному прохожему. Зверя застрелил милиционер. Берберовы утверждали, что зверь просто хотел поиграть, и завели Кинга II. Вскоре глава семьи Лев Львович Берберов умер, и 24 ноября 1980 года Кинг II разорвал его сына Рому и серьезно ранил жену Нину.

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