December 17 – romance

December 17, 2018 =========

☆  romance  恋愛


In English, the word “romance” is used to mean a relationship between two people who are in love with each other but who are not married to each other! I had no idea!! So, you might say for example, “It was just a holiday romance.” Or, “We had a whirlwind romance that ended quickly.”

I checked my dictionary this morning, and it is true: “romance” is not used when talking about married people!! That could be the reason why divorce is becoming common! Everyone needs romance in their lives! But I suppose it’s important that the romance is with their partner and not a stranger!

How about the Japanese translation of romance, is that word used only for non-married relationships?