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    Lov ya

    Hi guys!
    Could you please Tell me the meaning of lov ya? I have an easy relashionship with a guy that txt mr "lov ya" .
    Thank you

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    Re: Lov ya

    Welcome to the forum, Paola.

    It means 'I love you' in texting language (ti amo).

    (Note: relationship)

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    Re: Lov ya

    I don't think it's strictly limited to texting, however. I hear it used colloquially as a term of endearment, usually as a farewell remark. I'm sure I've probably used it myself in that manner.

    I'm taking off, see you later.
    Ok, love ya, babe!

    It seems more common in spoken AmE for women. It can be used with friends, family, children, or spouses. With men, it's usually reserved for spouses and children.
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    Re: Lov ya

    It's used in spoken BrE by some speakers.

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    Re: Lov ya

    Thank you! But...about the meaning? Is it used for love ?

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    Re: Lov ya

    Yes, or just general affection.

    There is brotherly love as well as romantic love. I wouldn't be concerned that he is telling you he is gay and wants a different kind of relationship.

    If I'm talking about person A to person B, I might say "Oh my God, I just love her!" without meaning that we are soul mates.
    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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    Re: Lov ya

    It can also be used between friends where I love you might sound over the top.

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