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    #1

    Seeing you is an enjoyment for/to my eyes.

    Seeing you is an enjoyment for/to my eyes.


    I want to use this statement when I meet one of my beloved ones to express my thoughts and feelings toward them.

    Is it natural to be used, please? If it is not, what is the alternative?


    A non-native English speaker asked me to write him the equivalent in English. He is in desperate need to see how native speakers express that in their language.

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    #2

    Re: Seeing you is an enjoyment for/to my eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Seeing you is an enjoyment for/to my eyes.


    I want to use this statement when I meet one of my beloved ones to express my thoughts and feelings toward them.

    Is it natural to be used, please? If it is not, what is the alternative?


    A non-native English speaker asked me to write him the equivalent in English. He is in desperate need to see how native speakers express that in their language.
    Your statement is not natural.

    We have an idiom in English that expresses your meaning "You are a sight for sore eyes."

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    #3

    Re: Seeing you is an enjoyment for/to my eyes.

    "I enjoy feasting my eyes on you."
    Is it natural?

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    #4

    Re: Seeing you is an enjoyment for/to my eyes.

    Not to me.

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    #5

    Re: Seeing you is an enjoyment for/to my eyes.

    I'd stick with "It's great to see you". It might not be as poetic and flowery as your expressions, but I'm not sure why it needs to be. When you say "one of my beloved ones", to whom are you referring?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Seeing you is an enjoyment for/to my eyes.

    I like "A sight for sore eyes" as a common expression (in the US).
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: Seeing you is an enjoyment for/to my eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    When you say "one of my beloved ones", to whom are you referring?
    Those I have a good relationship with. Besides, enjoying their company. However, its definition in the dictionary is different. I wish the underlined part would not be icluded.
    Please see:

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    #8

    Re: Seeing you is an enjoyment for/to my eyes.

    In BrE, we usually use "beloved" to refer to our spouse (husband, wife, civil partner). We might say "My beloved children are coming to stay" or "I saw my beloved aunt last weekend" but it's not a common word. I definitely wouldn't use it simply to refer to people I have a good relationship with or simply whose company I enjoy.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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