i feel a mighty need to make a “german grrr” post about “liebe” and “lieb” bc tHE E IS VITAL
ok i’ll just rant i feel like it
So like the word with “e” at the end means love in a romantic way, the kind you’d say “in love” for: Ich liebe dich.
The one without the “e” at the end is platonic, something you’d tell your friend, a mixture between “I like you, I care for you, I love you”: Ich habe dich lieb.
First also has “love” as the acting verb, making the sentence “I love you”, in the second it’s “have” so basically it’d read “I have love for you”, love being an entity of its own and not acting itself!
-This has been a psa (you guys really lack a ‘lieb’ in your vocabulary)
ALSO this is only for one meaning of the word!! “lieb” as an adjective on its own means “nice, lovely, kind”! REMEMBER