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Tu Me Manques

wordsofcourseThe French have a way with words that the English and other languages lack. As a Romance language which derives from Vulgar Latin of the conquered during the time of the Roman Empire, there is a certain degree of disparity between written and spoken French. Despite this when the French speak from the heart, the heart has no choice but to listen. The French phrase “Tu me manques” translates to English as “You are missing from me” which sounds and feels much more powerful than a “I miss you.”