How To Say I Love You In 30 Different Languages


Love is a beautiful thing, it is even made more beautiful because it transcends all languages, cultures and countries. If you have ever uttered the words, I love you, and meant them then you know how powerful they are.

It’s an amazing thing to love and be loved whether by your family, by your friends or by your significant other. Love can heal. It is kind, forgiving, unbiased and always reliable.

Make it your goal today to let the people you love know much they mean to you. Make it even better by telling them you love them in several languages. Here are 30 translations of the phrase – I love you.

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The Usual Suspects

These are everyone’s immediate go to languages and the languages you’d expect to start off this list. The official linguistic mascots of love are:

1. English – I love you

2. French – Je t’aime

3. Spanish – Te amo

4. Italian  – Ti amo

5. German – Ich liebe dich

6. Russian – Ya lyublyu tebya

7. Latin – Te Amo

8. Greek – Se agapó

9. Arabic – ‘Inna ahbk

10. Swahili – Nakupenda

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The Unusual Suspects

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Love is beautiful in any language. While these might not be the first languages to pop up on your list when searching for translations of the phrase ‘I love you’, they, however, prove that the beauty of love is universal.

11. Japanese – Watashi wa, anata o aishiteimasu

12. Mandarin – Wo ai ni

13. Turkish – Seni seviyorum

14. Polish – Kocham Cię

15. Finnish – Minä rakastan sinua

16. Romanian – Te iubesc

17. Welsh – Rwy’n dy garu di

18. Vietnamese – Anh yêu em

19. Afrikaans – Ek het jou lief

20. Yoruba – Mo nifẹ rẹ

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21. Icelandic – Ég elska þig

22. Igbo – A hụrụ m gị n’anya

23. Hungarian – Szeretlek

24. Hindi – Main tumase pyaar karata hoon

25. Xhosa – Ndiyakuthanda

26. Norwegian – Jeg elsker deg

27. Belarusian – Ja ciabie kachaju

28. Bulgarian – Obicham te

29. Punjabi – Maiṁ tuhānū pi’āra karadā hāṁ

30. Zulu – Ngiyakuthanda