“I love you”
我爱你。(Wǒ ài nǐ)
Americans say it fairly frequently, some say it more than others. Some just throw it around, almost like an empty compliment. The Chinese rarely say it because, according to my uncle, they’re too shy to say it. According to my dad, they don’t say it because it’s just not part of their culture to say it. ((By the way, happy Father’s Day!))
Chinese seem to show their love more with service than anything else. This “service” includes cooking, cleaning, giving gifts (very important), etc.
I’ve noticed that Chinese couples are really cuddly, and PDA-y. And they like to match.
Also interesting note: I recently learned the word 心 (xīn). Its meaning is “heart; mind.” Synonymous?