Je t'aime beaucoup.

a French expression



“Je t'aime.” is a French expression that means I love you as you know. Adding “beaucoup”, it means that I love you a lot. You may think that the love is deeper because of  not “love” but “love a lot”, but it is actually the opposite. A contemporary French philosopher, J.L.Nancy explains that it is because a love for someone is born beyond quantity, degree, comparison, etc. in her book “About love.”


October 1, 2015

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun