We “Yêu” somebody, but what is it about them that makes the story so “Tình” ?
In part I, we discussed how to define “Tình” through a touch of a kiss. Part II, I will tell you why this word is not entirely love but is more than love. A loyal follower of Vietwordly has consistently requested a second part to this word, and dare I say, it is one of the most challenging and fascinating words thus far.
Simply put, when you love somebody, you adore the way they look at you, their features, the way they make you feel, the way you make them feel…we label it #love, or “Yêu.” And at that very sheer moment, when everything becomes a story, the way your kisses narrate their courses, we call it “Tình.” In other words, “Yêu” is a title, and “Tình” is the content of that story. We “Yêu” somebody, but what is it about them that makes the story so “Tình” ? Perhaps it will take more than a lifetime to define this word entirely, but at this very moment, I hope my simplicity and honesty can give you a glimpse into the “what is” and “what could be” of love. It is ambiguous by nature, so let’s try to feel more and understand less, nhé?