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Hi, everybody! Welcome back to Top Words.
My name is Alisha, and today we're going to be talking about the top 10 marriage proposal lines. Let's go!
The first proposal line is…
1. "Will you marry me?"
This is probably the most classic proposal line, will you marry me? The image of someone saying "will you marry me" is a a man down on one knee, giving a ring to the person, usually, the woman, classically, sorry, I know times have changed, but usually, giving a ring to someone as they ask this question. So “will you marry me” is the question; the answer should be simple, yes, or no. Oh! poor you, If you say no.
Okay, in a sentence, yeah, "will you marry me?"
"will you marry me?" This is the sentence. Here they have the example sentence, "I never thought I would say this, but will you marry me?"
The next proposal line is…
2. "Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?"
My goodness! So fancy! Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife? Quite polite. It sounds like the woman in the situation is somehow going to bring the man asking her to marry him honor; therefore, like, she is very valuable or she is very excellent. Very excellent?! That word choice was very excellent.
Okay, oh they have a different, they have a slight variation here, I'm going to read now,
"Will you do me the immense honor of becoming my wife and partner?"
Wow!
The next proposal question is…
3. "Will you make me the happiest man alive?"
The nuance here is that if she says yes, like, this is a marriage proposal, if she says yes, I will make you the happiest man alive by agreeing to marry him; he is so happy, he is the happiest man in the world. So in a sentence here,
"Will you make me the happiest man on earth and say yes?"
The next expression is…
4. "You are the one I've been waiting for my whole life."
It doesn't necessarily have to be for a proposal, this one; if you, maybe, you want to tell someone you love them for the first time… well, actually, maybe this is a little too heavy for the first time of that, but maybe it's just you've reached a really serious point in your relationship with someone, you could use this expression. I don't feel like this has to be for a proposal, I think you could use it in a couple of other situations. The sentence here is,
"It might sound cheesy, but you're the one I've been waiting for my whole life."
Wow, quite serious though. Quite serious expression, careful.
Okay, the next expression, I think it’s classic…
5. "I want to be with you forever."
So “be with you” means be in a relationship with that person; “forever,” until the end. You might hear this at a wedding, I suppose, too, like in a wedding vow. You could say this before the proposal, as well. I want to be with you forever, will you marry me? for example. In this sentence, "I want to be with you forever and grow old with you."
Aww, very nice things here today.
The next expression is…
6. "Let’s spend the rest of our lives together."
So from this day on, we should just be together always; it's the nuance here. Yeah, again, you might hear this on a wedding, in a wedding ceremony, too, I suppose. The sentence here is,
"Let's elope and spend the rest of our lives together."
“Elope” means like to come together, usually kind of quickly and a little bit mysteriously.
The next expression is…
7. "Having you by my side is what completes me."
Oh, also nice! So if this person, if there's a person next to you, a person with you by your side, this person, the person speaking feels complete. So it's a nice expression, like, with you, everything is okay, everything is finished, everything is complete here. So, in a sentence, "I love you, and having you by my side complete me."
Okay!
The next expression…
8. "I can't imagine my life without you in it."
So that person likes you, likes the other person so much, they can't imagine what would life be like without this person; they don't know, they can't imagine, or don't want to imagine it. Very positive. This sentence says, "I can't imagine my life without you in it, because it is too painful."
Oh, goodness! Okay, a little bit heavy, a little bit serious, a little bit heavy with that one. Okay, I have used a similar phrase like this with my friend, like, after we talk about how much we love burritos, I'm not gonna lie. The expression… I'm not, it is true.
The expression here is…
9. "I now know that you and I are truly meant to be together."
Yeah, so you can use this, I feel like you can use this in a less serious situation, like, with good friends. Or another variation, you can use with your friends, it's like “I knew we were supposed to be friends” or “I knew we were going to be friends from the moment we met.” But here “I now know that you and I are truly meant to be together,” if you share a really good experience together, or you can really connect well, you can use this expression. In this sentence,
"After these years together, I no know that you and I are truly meant to be together."
Alright, the last expression…
10. "We are meant to be together."
“We are meant to be together” meaning we are supposed to be together, we should be together. It's a nice expression, you can use this with your friends, too, I think, in less serious situations. In this sentence,
"We are meant to be together. We're perfect together."
Alright, that's the end! So those are 10 proposal phrases. I'm not sure how often you'll need to use these, but just in case! You can try them out if you really really need to, otherwise keep in mind the ones that are useful for communicating with your friends, and telling your friends how much you appreciate them.
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Which word or phrase do you like the most?

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Sergei
Wednesday at 03:15 AM
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Thanks for wishing. I think that some phrase with the words Stars or Heaven (or maybe The Sky) would also not hurt here (is there really no desire at all to thank someone for such a burrito). Best

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the phrase, "I can't imagine my life without you in it." 😄


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It seems to me, the phrase "I can't imagine my life without you in it" sounds most natural in this case, but I would add the word "longer". And, by the way, it's interesting, where Alisha and her friend found such burittos. I'd like to try it too

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Hello Cha,


Thank you for posting. "Immense" is a word that also means "great" or "extremely huge". It is simply an adjective to emphasize "honor" and express how much you care about the person.


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Will you do me the immense honor of becoming my wife and partner?


I don't understand what does this mean "Will you do me the immense honor of becoming my wife and partner?" I was confused with the word "immense"