When you host an au pair, language learning can be fun and interactive! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked our au pairs across the United States to record a video of them teaching their host children how to say “I love you” in their native language. Some also submitted artwork that they did together to highlight how to say I love you in these different languages. Needless to say, we got some pretty adorable results!
Watch the video above and take a look at the sentiments below about how to say I love you in different languages:
German: Ich liebe dich!
Au pair Amanda from Germany, hosted in Massachusetts:
“My little monkey is four years old and is saying ‘Ich liebe dich!’ which means ‘I love you’ in German.”
Check out 0:30 in the video above to see Amanda’s host daughter!
Au pair Wiktoria from Germany, hosted in Maryland:
“My younger host [child], Jase, and I thought about doing something funny for the Valentine’s Day. Jase likes small monsters but they are not really welcome that day, are they? 😀 So we made cute, pink and nice Valentine’s monsters who sweeten the day a little bit extra and teach you the German ‘I love you,’ which is ‘ich liebe dich.’ We wish everyone HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!”
Check out 3:41 in the video above to see Wiktoria’s host son say I love you in German!
Au pair Luna from Germany, hosted in Illinois:
Check out 1:31 in the video above to see Luna’s host son, Audie, say I love you in German!
Au pair Fiona from Germany, hosted in Connecticut:
Look at this incredible Valentine’s Day artwork from Fiona and her host children that showcases their language learning capabilities!
Portuguese: Eu te amo!
Au pair Au pair Cintia from Brazil, hosted in Virginia:
Check out 0:09 in the video above to see Cintia’s host son, Hunter, say I love you in Portuguese!
Au pair Larissa Sarah from Brazil, hosted in Pennsylvania:
“I’m in Pennsylvania for 4 months at the end of February. I have three most beautiful girls in the world, they look like a princess. Kateri, the oldest, teaches me English every day! With her I learned a lot and today I can communicate better here. I love them and I will share some of this beauty.”
Check out 1:03 in the video above to see Larissa Sarah’s host children learn how to say I love you in Portuguese!
Au pair Munick from Brazil, hosted in Washington State:
Check out 2:25 in the video above to see Munick’s host child say I love you in Portuguese!
Au pair Nathalia from Brazil, hosted in New York:
Check out 1:45 in the video above watch Nathalia teach all three of her host children to say I love you in Portuguese, and to see the special picture they drew as a family!
Au pair Stefani from Brazil, hosted in Washington State:
“Quinn and I have shared so many moments together and we created a cute relationship since I’ve seen her growing up. She is my lil’ sister and I am her big one! I’ve started talking to her in Portuguese since she was 1 year-old so now that she is almost 2 she comprehends every word I say in Portuguese and she is learning the words too!! Some times she responds in English and some times in Portuguese. It’s so nice seeing thistle development of this Bilingual 2 year-old baby. :)”
Check out 3:17 in the video above to watch Stefani teach her host child, Quinn, to say I love you in Portuguese!
Spanish: Te amo!
Au pair Elda from Panama, hosted in Massachusetts:
Check out 0:17 in the video above to see Elda’s host child say I love you in Spanish! Here is some adorable artwork they did together to celebrate.
Au pair Sofia from Mexico, hosted in New York:
“Brayden and me made a poster that it says ‘te amo,’ which means I love you in Spanish. We had fun decorating the poster.”
Check out 3:09 in the video above to see Sofia teaching her host children how to say I love you in Spanish!
Swedish: Jag älskar dig!
Au pair Frida from Sweden, hosted in New York:
“My name is Frida and I am these amazing kids’ au pair. For this Valentine we decorated the window in our playroom with hearts and wrote down things we was grateful [for] and people we want to give love to. The boys’ names [are] Alex (4 years old) and Travis (2 years old).”
Check out 0:35 in the video above to see Frida teaching her host children how to say I love you in Swedish in quite a festive environment!
Slovakian: Ľúbim ťa!
Au pair Zuzana from Slovakia, hosted in Texas:
“I love my host kids and we always try have fun and I try teach them many funny words in slovak language. They love it!”
Look at this sweet poster she made with her host children to celebrate Valentine’s Day:
Au pair Sherice from South Africa, hosted in Maryland:
Sherice from South Africa taught her host daughter, Rebecca, how to say I love you in her native language of Xhosa! She says, “[Rebecca’s] really good at speaking Afrikaans as well as now when she’s learning Xhosa.” Check out 3:55 in the video above to watch her give it a go!
French: Je t’aime!
Hebrew: אני אוהב אותך (ani ohevet otcha)
Au pair Saar from France and Israel, hosted in Georgia:
“I was born and raised in Paris , France and moved to Israel a few years ago. I still feel like I am a mix, thing the kids love, especially when I’m making mistakes when I talk :)! Happy Valentine’s and much love from all of us!”
Check out 3:03 in the video above to see Saar teaching her host children how to say I love you in two different languages: French AND Hebrew!
Italian: Ti amo!
Au pair Siria from Italy, hosted in Maryland:
Take a look at this adorable piece of artwork that Siria did with her host child!
Polish: Kocham cię!
Au pair Weronika from Poland, hosted in New York:
“Emilia is only 2 years old but she can repeat everything in polish, that’s amazing kid.”
Check out 3:23 in the video above to watch Emilia do her very best to say I love you in Polish — so cute!
Inspired by all of these ways to say I love you in different languages? Want your child(ren) to experience a cultural exchange experience? Host an au pair and start their language-learning journey today!