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    What does 'lose one's love' mean?

    Do you ever say ‘I’m sad because I’ve just lost my love.’ when you want to say ‘I’m sad because I’ve just got broken hearted.’?

    I just found the first one in pattern exercises in an English text book, but I can’t find the phrase ‘lose one’s love’ in any dictionaries.
    I don’t know if the expression means either ‘somebody’s beloved person die’ or ‘get broken hearted.’ Please help me out.

    Which is more common expression for ‘get broken hearted’ when you speak?

    Thanks.
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    Re: What does 'lose one's love' mean?

    Well, it could mean either but out of context I'd say the first interpretation is probably more likely. If I'm heartbroken, I 'd say "She's walked out on me", or "I've lost my love to an idiot" or something like that! However, you can also get heartbroken by your love's death!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Jul-2016 at 17:48. Reason: Fixing minor typo.

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    Re: What does 'lose one's love' mean?

    Thank you for teaching me.
    By the way, do you say "love" for your girlfriend/boyfriend in everyday conversation?
    I found the sentence "I’m sad because I’ve just lost my love" in an English book for middle school students.
    I wonder if native kids would use the word for them.

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    #4

    Re: What does 'lose one's love' mean?

    It could also mean that you've lost your love for someone else.
    "I've lost my love for my wife. That's why I'm dating Chantelle."

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    Re: What does 'lose one's love' mean?

    What an example! But thank you for answering my question.
    I hope somebody could answer my second question if native kids (say junior high students) would say ‘love’ for their boyfriends and girlgriends.

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    Re: What does 'lose one's love' mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by popri View Post
    What an example! But thank you for answering my question.
    I hope somebody could answer my second question if native kids (say junior high students) would say ‘love’ for their boyfriends and girlgriends.
    American kids certainly wouldn't.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What does 'lose one's love' mean?

    Nor would British high school students.

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    Re: What does 'lose one's love' mean?

    Thank you for asnwering.
    I should have asked you with the earlier question, but do adults ever say "love" for your girlfriends and boyfriends?
    Do you say "I just broke up with my love." in daily conversation?
    I have an impression that the word "love" for girlfriend/boyfriend is more used in such written language as poetry.
    What do you think?

    Thanks.

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    Re: What does 'lose one's love' mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by popri View Post
    Thank you for asnwering.
    I should have asked you with the earlier question, but do adults ever say "love" for your girlfriends and boyfriends?
    Do you say "I just broke up with my love." in daily conversation?
    I have an impression that the word "love" for girlfriend/boyfriend is more used in such written language as poetry.
    What do you think?

    Thanks.
    People say all sorts of things when they are or have recently been in love, so it would not sound terribly odd to hear that from an adult. It's not common though.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What does 'lose one's love' mean?

    Thank for information.
    I don't know why, but I just want to be able to speak like native speakers. That's why I've been so picky about everything.

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