I asked some of D.C.’s international athletes to offer a Valentine’s Day message in their native language. There were no rules, so they could say anything they wanted. Some chose to simply say “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Others took the opportunity to send out messages to their special someone, which is both sweet and awesome.

(Special thanks to Clinton Yates, Petula Dvorak, Gabriella Boston and Emily Rauber for help with the translations.)