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Σεβιγιορουμ, Για 'Σενα Λιώνω
(Seviyorum, Gia 'Sena Liono)

(Love You, For You I Melt)

 

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the popular Greek song "Seviyorum, Gia 'Sena Liono" (Σεβιγιορουμ, Για 'Σενα Λιώνω), which was sung as a duet by Angela Dimitriou and Tolga Futaci. This is a great wedding song, particularly for mixed marriages of Greeks and Turks.

Also included is a pronunciation guide for the Greek lyrics so you can sing along if you like.

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

About Angela Dimitriou

Angela Dimitriou (Άντζελα Δημητρίου) is the stage name for Angeliki Kiourtsaki, the Greek singer who sang this song as a duet with Turkish artist Tolga Futaci.

Dimitriou began her professional career as a singer in 1970, and has collaborated with many highly successful Greek musicians over the years. In particular, the legendary Rebetiko composer and lyricist Vasilis Tsitsanis believed in her potential and worked with her on some projects. Her big break came in 1980 with the commercial success of her third album.

The name "Angela" is sometimes spelled as "Antzela".

Song: Seviyorum, Gia 'Sena Liono (Love You, For You I Melt), 2007

Lyrics: Nektarios Bitros

Music: Nektarios Bitros

Original Artists: Angela Dimitriou duet with Tolga Futaci

Album: Ta 'da Ola

Dance Style: Belly Dance

Τραγούδι: Σεβιγιορουμ, Για 'Σενα Λιώνω, 2007

Στίχοι: Νεκτάριος Μπήτρος

Μουσική: Νεκτάριος Μπήτρος

Πρώτη Εκτέλεση: Άντζελα Δημητρίου Ντουετο Τολγα Φουτατζι

Άλμπουμ: Τα 'δα Ολα

Χορός:  Οριεντάλ, Χορό Της Κοιλιάς, Ανατολίτικος Χορός, Τσιφτετέλι, Χανούμικο, Κελικός Χορός

 

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Lyrics

Numbers in parentheses refer to footnotes that appear at the bottom of the translation.

Greek Lyrics

Pronunciation

English Translation

In Greek In Greek In Greek
Aν η αγάπη είναι μεγάλη an ee agapi ine megali If love is big,
μοιάζει η απόσταση μικρή miazi ee apostasy mikri the distance seems small.
σύνορα ο έρωτας δεν έχει sinora o erotas den ehi Love has no borders,
γι' αυτό θα ζήσουμε μαζί ya' afto tha zisoume mazi and that's why we will live together.
     
In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
Eger sevgi buyukse Eger sevgi buyukse If love is big,
mesafeler kisalir mesafeler kisalir distances get shorter.
askin siniri yoktur askin siniri yoktur Love has no borders,
beraber yasayacagiz beraber yasayacagiz we will live together.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
In Greek In Greek In Greek
για 'σένα λιώνω ya 'sena liono for you I melt
Που σ' αγαπώ δε' μετανιώνω pou s' agapo de' metaniono I don't regret loving you
In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
In Greek In Greek In Greek
τι μου 'χεις κάνει ti mou 'his kani What have you done to me?
Αχ bebeğim, μ' έχεις τρελάνει ah bebeyim, m' ehis trelani Oh my baby, you've made me crazy!
In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
     
In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
Dudaklarin fisildarken dudaklarin fisildarken When your lips whisper,
ah seni seviyorum ah seni seviyorum "Oh, I love you,"
o zaman gozlerim doluyor o zaman gozlerim doluyor then my eyes fill with tears
ve sana soyluyorum ve sana soyluyorum and I tell you [something].
     
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Όταν τα χείλη σου μου λένε otan ta hili sou mou lene When your lips tell me
ψυθιριστά το σ' αγαπώ psithirista to s' agapo in whispers, "I love you,"
τότε τα μάτια μου δακρύζουν tote ta matia mou dakrizoun then my eyes tear up
και θέλω κάτι να σου πω ke thelo kati na sou po and I want to tell you something.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
In Greek In Greek In Greek
για 'σένα λιώνω ya 'sena liono for you I melt
Που σ' αγαπώ δε' μετανιώνω pou s' agapo de' metaniono I don't regret loving you
In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
In Greek In Greek In Greek
τι μου 'χεις κάνει ti mou 'his kani What have you done to me?
Αχ bebeğim, μ' έχεις τρελάνει ah bebeyim, m' ehis trelani Oh my baby, you've made me crazy!
In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
     
In Greek In Greek In Greek
κλαίει κλαίει κλαίει κλαίει klei klei klei klei Crying, crying, crying, crying,
κλαίει μια καρδιά klei mia kardia one heart is crying.
In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
ağla ağla ağla ağla ala ala ala ala Crying, crying, crying, crying,
ağla kalbim ala kahlbim my heart is crying.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
In Greek In Greek In Greek
για 'σένα λιώνω ya 'sena liono for you I melt
Που σ' αγαπώ δε' μετανιώνω pou s' agapo de' metaniono I don't regret loving you
In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
In Greek In Greek In Greek
τι μου 'χεις κάνει ti mou 'his kani What have you done to me?
Αχ bebeğim, μ' έχεις τρελάνει ah bebeyim, m' ehis trelani Oh my baby, you've made me crazy!
In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
Seviyorum seviyorum Love you, (1)
     
In Greek In Greek In Greek
κλαίει κλαίει κλαίει κλαίει klei klei klei klei Crying, crying, crying, crying,
κλαίει μια καρδιά klei mia kardia one heart is crying.
In Turkish In Turkish In Turkish
ağla ağla ağla ağla ala ala ala ala Crying, crying, crying, crying,
ağla kalbim ala kahlbim my heart is crying.
  1. The word "seviyorum" means just "Love you" without the word "I" in front. In order for it to mean "I love you," it would need the word "seni" in front, such as "seni seviyorum".

 

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Translation of
Angela Dimitriou's Songs On This Site

  • Ana Bahebak Aktar (I Love You More). The Greek title for the song is "Spasta". Duet with Amr Diab.
  • Ela Ela (Come Come).
  • Elleos (Mercy). Appears on one of Amr Diab's albums as "Elyos". Has also been referred to as "Habibi Ya Habib Albi Yadoob". Duet with Amr Diab.

 

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About the Translator

This page was contributed by Panayiota Bakis Mohieddin, who is happy to share her culture and music she grew up with! Here's how Panayiota describes her background:

I always love engaging with intelligent like-minded people, especially artists. I love sharing anything and everything about my Hellenic culture and upbringing, especially music and dance. A conversation with me will bring you back to America's favorite Greek-American movie by Nia Vardalos called My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

I love investigating Greek culture, history, music, and dance. Speaking of investigating, I think I missed my calling, I probably should have been an investigator. Instead, I use those skills to dig and dig and dig tirelessly, often times falling asleep on my laptop... just to find the truth. But, most importantly, accurate truth. For me personally, and other respectable folklorists, my culture and accuracy are very important. Each generation of ethnic born artists has a duty to do the best it can to pass down our traditions as was taught to us. We have been given this artistic gift to be the gatekeepers of our heritage and culture.

Panayiota

 

 

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