Phillia, Au Pairs!

According to Wikipedia, Philia (pronounced /ˈfɪljə/ or /ˈfɪliə/), also called brotherly love, is one of the four ancient Greek words for love.

Philia (Greek: φιλíα) in Aristotle‘s Nicomachean Ethics is usually translated as ‘friendship‘,[1] though in fact his use of the term is much broader.

Philia (φιλία philía), means friendship in modern Greek, a dispassionate virtuous love, was a concept developed by Aristotle. It includes loyalty to friends, family, and community, and requires virtue, equality and familiarity. In ancient texts, philia denoted a general type of love, used for love between family, between friends……………..

Phillia,  Au Pairs from goAUPAIR from Philadelphia and NJ area!

Happy Valentine’s Day, my warm and special wishes for a bright and delightful Valentine’s Day.  I love you girls!  Here is for you!

Afrikaans – Ek het jou lief

Chinese: Cantonese – Ngo oiy ney a, Mandarin – Wo ai ni

Portuguese – Eu te amo

Russian – Ya tebya liubliu

Spanish – Te quiero / Te amo

Ukrainian – Ya tebe kahayu

Since today is Valentine’s Day,  many people say I love you. If you don’t know how to say it to your Au Pair or significant others, here is help. How to say I Love You in 100 Languages

I am originally  from Ukraine. Ukrainian language has a special word  for love only between people, mostly family members, Kokhannia.  Ukrainians say I love drinking or smoking, but I kokhayu my woman or my daughter. Kokhayu is very special word that describes deep feelings of love.

Today  my new Au Pair from China Ying tought her Host Family’s kids how to make ribbon Hershey kiss roses for their mom on Valentine’s Day. Kids made a lot of beautiful roses for their special mom.  There are some extra roses for you too.

Enjoy the movie!

I wish you many new friends with  Philia and real love with Kokhannia.

Don’t forget say Happy Valentine’s Day to your Host Family and I love you.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Irina Kopylova
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 21:02:48

    Happy Valentine’s Day!


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