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  • So, I'm pretty excited today

  • because it's finally snowing here in Canada

  • and I love snow.

  • I love it when it starts to snow outside.

  • As an English learner, though,

  • you might be wondering,

  • why do native English speakers sometimes use the word love

  • and sometimes use the word like?

  • Well, in this English lesson,

  • I will help you learn when to choose the word love

  • and when to choose the word like,

  • and at the end, we'll also look at some English phrases

  • that have the word love.

  • (bright music)

  • Well, hey, welcome to this English lesson

  • where I'm going to help you learn when to use the word love

  • and when to use the word like.

  • I love it that you are learning English.

  • You can hear, there, that I used the word love

  • to express something that gives me joy,

  • to express something that I enjoy

  • about the fact that you are watching these videos.

  • So I love it that you're here,

  • but if you are new,

  • don't forget to click that red subscribe button below

  • and give me a thumbs up

  • if this video is helping you learn a little bit of English.

  • Or I could say,

  • "Give me a thumbs up if you like this video."

  • So the main difference between like and love

  • is that there is a difference in the degree

  • to which the thing or person brings you joy, okay?

  • So when we say that we like something or love something,

  • it's a difference in how much that thing brings us joy.

  • But there is also a little bit of a difference

  • between how we use like and love

  • when we're talking about things or activities

  • and when we're talking about people.

  • So here's a good example of using like versus love

  • when you're talking about a thing.

  • I like this tree.

  • I like this tree a lot

  • because it is a tree that Jen and I planted

  • when we first moved to the farm, but I love this tree.

  • I love this tree a lot

  • because this tree has been across the river

  • and I have been looking at this tree ever since I was a kid.

  • This tree is super old, and I love it.

  • So that would mean that I like this tree,

  • but this tree brings me more joy

  • and I enjoy looking at this tree a lot more than this tree.

  • So I like this tree, but I love this tree.

  • And I can use the same example when talking about weather.

  • I like rain.

  • I actually like rainy days.

  • Rainy days are nice

  • because there's just the beautiful sound of rain outside

  • and rain makes things grow.

  • But for some reason, I love snow,

  • so snow brings me more joy than rain.

  • Rain does bring me joy, and I do like it,

  • but snow brings me a lot more joy,

  • even when it's landing on my face

  • while I'm trying to make a video.

  • So I love snow, and I like rain.

  • So, things are a little different, though,

  • when you are using like or love

  • when you are talking about people,

  • and you need to be careful here.

  • We use the word like

  • to express the fact that certain people bring us joy,

  • that it's nice to be around them.

  • It's nice to hang out with them.

  • I like the people I work with.

  • I like the students that I have in my class.

  • But in English, we tend to reserve the word love

  • when talking about people for close family members

  • or people that we are romantically attached to.

  • So for instance, I love my kids, I love my mom,

  • and I obviously love Jen.

  • So you need to be careful in English

  • when using the word love to talk about people

  • because it wouldn't be appropriate

  • to tell someone who's in a class with you learning English

  • that you love them.

  • But here's how you can use the word love safely

  • to talk about another person.

  • You can say, "I love working with you."

  • You could say, "I love taking this class with you."

  • Those sentences would be totally appropriate,

  • and you could say them in English

  • and no one would look at you funny.

  • So, because we use the word love

  • to talk about romantic love between two people,

  • we have a few English phrases that we use

  • when we talk about love.

  • We say that two people fall in love.

  • When you fall in love with someone,

  • it means that you are romantically attracted to them

  • and that they're a person

  • that you just think about all the time.

  • They're a person that you want to be with, maybe for life,

  • so when you fall in love,

  • it means that you only think about that person

  • and you want to be with them forever.

  • In fact, if you're really in love with someone,

  • we use the phrase "head over heels in love."

  • When you are head over heels in love with someone,

  • it means that you really, really love them a lot.

  • Sometimes when people meet for the first time,

  • it is love at first sight.

  • Love at first sight refers to a situation

  • where two people see each other for the first time

  • and they're so attracted to each other

  • that they think they're in love.

  • Maybe they actually are in love,

  • but I usually think they think they're in love,

  • or at least they're starting to fall in love.

  • When two people love each other a lot,

  • we also sometimes say that they are madly in love.

  • When you are madly in love with someone,

  • you are really in love with them.

  • And we sometimes say that people are blinded by love.

  • When you are blinded by love,

  • it means that no matter what the person does who you love,

  • you will always believe them.

  • I think I might be blinded by my love of snow.

  • It really was just a little bit too snowy out here today

  • to make a video, but I think I got it done.

  • So I'm not quite sure how to describe this one to you,

  • so I'm going to ask you to look it up,

  • but we also have the English phrase "to make love."

  • When two people make love...

  • I'll let you look it up and figure it out.

  • There, that's a bit better.

  • I went inside and switched cameras

  • because there was so much snow coming down

  • that I was getting covered

  • and my camera was getting a lot of snow on it.

  • So I've switched to my other camera,

  • and let's finish this video.

  • So this one is kind of awkward to explain,

  • and it's the English phrase "love handles."

  • Love handles are when you start

  • to get a little bit of fat right here.

  • When you start to put weight on

  • and you have little spots on your stomach

  • where there is a lot of body fat,

  • we call those love handles.

  • It's kind of an awkward thing,

  • but that's what they're called.

  • So you can fall in love, but you can also fall out of love.

  • When two people fall out of love,

  • it means that they don't love each other anymore.

  • Sometimes when you watch a romantic movie,

  • you'll notice that the person is looking for true love

  • or they're looking for their true love.

  • True love would be

  • when you find the person that you are meant to be with,

  • and you can refer to that person as your true love.

  • When we talk about our families,

  • when we talk about our spouses, our kids,

  • and our brothers and sisters and mom and dad,

  • we use the English phrase "loved ones."

  • We refer to them as our loved ones.

  • So Jen and my kids are my loved ones.

  • It's a really cool English phrase

  • to talk about the people who you love most in your life.

  • So you've heard me a number of times in this video say,

  • "I love it," and this is an expression or phrase in English

  • that you will hear quite often

  • when people talk about things that they love,

  • things that they just love or things that they love doing.

  • I really love snow.

  • I love it.

  • I think maybe I've mentioned that

  • too many times in this video,

  • but yes, I definitely love it.

  • There's another English phrase, "a labour of love."

  • When something is a labour of love,

  • it is a job that you do for someone

  • because you love them.

  • When you do a lot of laundry,

  • like Jen and I do, we do a lot of laundry,

  • it is definitely a labour of love.

  • We don't wash all of our kids' clothes

  • because we love doing laundry.

  • We wash all of our children's clothes

  • because we love our children, so it is a labour of love.

  • It is a job we do

  • because we love the people who that job helps.

  • In English, when you send someone a letter who you love,

  • maybe to your mum or dad, you can end that letter or email

  • by saying, "Lots of love."

  • So at the end of the letter, you could say,

  • "I hope things are going well for you.

  • "Lots of love from your son, Bob."

  • I should write my mom a letter sometime.

  • She lives really close by,

  • but she would probably appreciate a letter from me.

  • Well, hey, that was just a little English lesson

  • about the difference between like and love.

  • I'm Bob the Canadian,

  • and you are learning English with me here on this channel.

  • I love snow, but you can see it landing on my face here

  • while I'm making this video,

  • and it's just making me laugh a little bit.

  • Anyways, where was I?

  • Please subscribe if you are new here,

  • and give me a thumbs up if this video helped you learn

  • just a little bit more English.

  • And while you're here,

  • why don't you stick around and watch another video?

  • (bright music)

So, I'm pretty excited today

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