Australians can now send their loved ones McDonald's for Valentine's day with the store's limited edition McNugget box in Greek
The franchise is releasing a 10-piece box of nuggets in a red box stamped with 'I love you' written in 10 languages taken from the top 10 languages spoken in Australia, based on ABS Census Data 2021.
However, customers will have to get in quickly as the box is only available until February 14.
The limited edition box is solely for those buying a 10-pack of the chicken treat.
The box launches on Wednesday, February 8th and features common languages spoken in Australia: English, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Greek, Italian, Filipino/Tagalog, Hindi and Spanish.
McDonald's Senior Brand Manager Maxine Netrayana said the different backgrounds of the Maccas customers and crew members inspired the languages.
'Because everyone has their own way of saying 'I love you,' we've said it in 10 different languages on the box to reflect the many different backgrounds.
How to Say I Love You in Greek
No matter which language you’re thinking of, there is inevitably going to be a word or phrase that expresses the idea of “love”. When two people care for one another, they usually say the equivalent of “I Love You” in the corresponding language. The Greek language is no different, but love is looked at as a bit more complex of emotion than we might realize. Here’s a look at how to tell someone that you love them in the Greek language, as well as some of the different ways that love is expressed.
Saying I Love You in the Greek Language
There are different situations where you might wish to tell someone that you love them. Here’s a look at the possible scenarios:
- You’re in a romantic relationship, and you want to express your feelings of love towards your partner.
- You want to tell friends or family members that you love them.
- You’re feeling a general love towards someone or something and want to express that idea.
In the Greek language, several different verbs express love. Each of these verbs has a slightly different connotation:
αγάπη – agapi – unconditional love
This verb is used most often when expressing your love for someone, especially in a romantic sense. However, the love felt when using this verb doesn’t need to be considered romantic. However, it most often refers to love that is considered to be unconditional. If you want to tell someone you love them in this context, you would say, ”
- Σε αγαπώ (σ’ αγαπώ) – se agapo (s’agape) – I love you
ἔρως – eros – romantic love
If you want to express a feeling of pure, romantic love, you will use the verb ἔρως – eros. Although people in a romantic relationship could feel unconditional love, that isn’t necessarily the case. If you want to express the romantic nature of your feelings, this is the verb you would use.
φιλία – filia – brotherly love
Although you can also love your friends unconditionally (αγάπη), there is also a particular verb that expresses the type of love that you feel for them. φιλία (filia), which means brotherly love, is the verb that is used in this situation. Philadelphia, known as the City of Brotherly Love, is named after this verb.
Even though some common verbs are used to express love, most people just say Σε αγαπώ (σ’ αγαπώ) – sa agapo (s’agape) to tell someone directly that they love them.