Valentine’s Day is a day where people like to demonstrate their love for each other, usually for couples. People give each other cards, flowers and gifts to celebrate the day. It is a popular holiday all over the world and is widely celebrated in the USA, UK, Canada, and other English-speaking countries.
Here are some important words in English to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day:
- St Valentine (n. person) – The Christian saint whom the holiday is named for.
- Cupid (n. person) – The Roman god of love, usually depicted as a baby with wings and a bow and arrow, who has become a symbol for the holiday.
- Valentine (n.)
- The person you ask to spend the holiday with you. (Usually a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, or significant person)
- The card you give a person on Valentine’s Day
- Carnation (n.) – A type of flower that is popular to give on Valentine’s Day. (Roses are also popular)
- Bouquet (n.) – A group or bunch of flowers you give someone.
- Romance (n.) – The feeling of excitement and mystery connected to love.
- (adj) – Romantic
- (verb) – to romance
- Date (n.) – An arrangement to meet someone to go somewhere together with romantic intentions.
- Love hearts (n.) – a type of candy popular on Valentine’s Day that has nice messages written on them.
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