Common Definition

to have a strong emotional bond with, e.g. affection, appreciation; platonic, romantic, or familial relationships

ku definitions

appreciation¹, attraction², beloved², care¹, compassion³, crush¹, darling¹, dear¹, faithful¹, intimate², love⁵, loving⁵, loyal¹, loyalty², mercy¹, passion², passionate¹, respect¹, romance⁴, romantic³

pu definition

  • VERB to love, have compassion for, respect, show affection to


sitelen pona

olin0 olin1 olin2

two heart symbols (♡), perhaps to distinguish from pilin

sitelen sitelen

olin in sitelen sitelen format

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In english, "love" can be used to mean "like a lot", but in toki pona, "olin" doesn't work that way. It indicates an emotional connection or bond, not preference


  • Serbo-Croatian: волим (volim); I love
  • Created by: jan Sonja
  • Coined in: pre-pu

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