language of Love

Emoji Love and Other Emotions in the Virtual World

In modern culture, it seems easy to guess what “heart” and especially “red heart” mean. Guess what? Love! So, the corresponding symbols are common in modern virtual world. The emoji ❤️ adopted the same meaning social media messages. The red heart emoji is […]

What is interesting for us in the Brazilian lexicon of love?

Love and marriage in Brazil have a fascinating history that has been influenced by conquest and slavery during the early European settlements.The following European connections had a substantial impact on the development of Brazilian society, communities, and families. Being a former Portuguese […]

The Brazilian views on passionate love and true love

The Brazilian Portuguese word “amor,” which means “love,” refers to a wide range of beliefs, feelings, emotions, attitudes, and behaviors that characterize gender relationships, sexual encounters, and emotional connections. The challenges, however, arise when people distinguish between the “paixao” and the “amor” […]

What is “romantic” in romantic love fiction across cultures?

Once, Western historians and literary scholars believed that “romantic love” was invented by West-European civilizations during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. Beginning with the “courtly love” (amour courtois) of the 12th and 13th centuries in France, Spain, and Germany, the presence […]