What Does JTM Mean in a Text?

Expressing Love in a Text

There are over 100 novel ways to express love in a text message. Some of them were invented by the iKids (i.e., Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation A), making them just a few decades old, but many of them have been around for centuries. Here's the one that matters to you: JTM means "Je t'aime, which is a French phrase meaning "I love you" in English.

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Whilst saying "I love you" in English is usually indicative of very strong romantic affection, the use of the abbreviation JTM between English speakers should not always be taken literally. In French, the abbreviation JTM may be used between lovers, but can also be used in a playful way to show affection rather than actual love.

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When I write JTM, I mean this:

meaning of JTM

"Je t'aime ("I Love You)"

Summary of Key Points

"Je t'aime (French for "I love you")" is, by far, the most common meaning for JTM when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Je t'aime (French for "I love you")
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of JTM in Sentences

Here are examples of JTM in conversations:
  • David: Goodnight darling. I love you.
  • Helen: Goodnight my love. JTM.
  • Mike: Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.
  • Claire: See you there.JTM!

An Academic Look at JTM

JTM is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Jay Tee Emm). However, it is not often uttered using its letters, as it is used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech. Between native French speakers, the abbreviation JTM is likewise only used in writing. . The abbreviation JTM is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "Je t'aime" ("I love you"). JTM is not often used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I love you" instead of using the abbreviation JTM.

Example of JTM Used in a Text

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