Literally means "I want you" in spanish, but doesn't always mean that one wants you. While in English one can change from "I like you" to "I love you", Spanish speakers usually has three transitions:
1. "Me gustas" (I like you)
2. "Te quiero!" (I love you in a soft and general way like "Luv ya")
3. "Te amo" (I love you, very strong and intimate)
1. During class, Tom whispered "Me gusta esta nina" to his best friend while glancing at the girl in front of the class. (I like that girl)
2. Ligia shrieked "Julia! Gracias! Te quierooo!" hugging her friend hard. Julia gave her a CD of her favorite artist.
3. John nervously looked deeply into Alicia's eyes, who he was dating for one year already, and said "Alicia... Te amo..." and then kissed her tenderly after seeing her shocked but happy face.
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