Posted by Baceseras on April 30, 2011 at 19:04
In Reply to: Every fiber of my being posted by CC on April 29, 2011 at 19:07:
: Does anyone know the meaning/origin of:
: "To love someone with every fiber of my being"
: I'm trying to translate this into another language, but need to understand it and simplify it first. I'm thinking of saying something like: With all my heart, Everything I have is yours, Head over heels in love.
: Something like that. Just wondering what y'all think.
[Figures of speech translated word-for-word into a foreign language usually sound bizarre, even ridiculous. You’d be well advised to think of the simple meaning of your message, without figures of speech (for example, “completely in love,” or something like that); then find out the natural way of saying the same thing in the other language. You may learn some foreign figures of speech that can be used appropriately. Best of luck to you. - Baceseras.]