vocabulary and lexicon of love

concepts of love, words of love, lexical expressions of love

What Is the Brazilian Lexicon of Love?

Victor Karandashev

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

How Brazilians Distinguish Between Passionate Love and True Love

Victor Karandashev

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” […]

Proxemics and Immediacy in Interpersonal Communication

Victor Karandashev

In this article, I define what proxemics and immediacy in interpersonal communication are. I also explain what the proxemic zones and immediacy of communication tell us about relationships. Cultural variations in the use of proxemics and immediacy still exist. What Is Proxemic […]

Three Other Things That Make Mangaian Love “Romantic”

Victor Karandashev

As noted elsewhere, Polynesian sex and love are more complex emotional phenomena than people in Western culture previously thought. Mangaian love presents an example of this. Early anthropological research distorted the nature of Polynesian heterosexual relationships. They portrayed men and women as […]