How To Say I Love You In 70 Different Languages

Love is a beautiful thing, it is even made more beautiful because it transcends all languages, cultures and countries. The L-word is a heavy, serious and meaningful for some local language users and 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. In fact, our method of communicating using language and our ability to love, remain special to every human being. 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. If you are wondering how you can relate how important people express their feelings from around the world using diverse cultures express love and affection, then you’re in the right place. Here are 70 translations of the phrase – I love you.

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The Usual Suspects In Saying I Love You

These are everyone’s immediate go to languages and the languages you’d expect to start off this list. If you are an enthusiastic linguist looking to add more diverse phrases to your multilingual arsenal, then these linguistic mascots of love will help you get there.

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 ye^u em (to female), Em ye^u anh (to male)

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

31. China – Wǒ ài nǐ

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32. Cambodian – Bung Srorlagn Oun (to female), Oun Srorlagn Bung (to male)

33. Catalan – T’estimo

34. Chichewa (Bantu) – Ndimakukonda

35.  Bengali

36.  Bulgarian – Obicham te

37. Bangla – Aamee tuma ke bhalo baashi

38. Korean – 사랑해 (Saranghae)

39. Czech – Miluji te

40.  Danish – Jeg Elsker Dig

41. Dutch –  Ik hou van jou

42. Esperanto – Mi amas vin

43. Ethiopian – Ewedishalehu

44.  Filipino – Mahal kita

45. Persian – Doo…set daaram

Love, as we know, is pure, sweet and most importantly, painful. True love, no doubt, is overwhelming.Every living thing, including animals, depend on it and it often seems like our planet would stop spinning if love didn’t exist. Love is something we strive for and something we mourn the loss of.

46.  Portuguese –  Eu te amo

47. Romanian – Te iubesc

48.  Scot Gaelic – Tha gradh agam ort

49. Serbian … Volim te

50. Slovak – Lu`bim ta

51. Hebrew – Ani ohev otakh

52. Slovenian – Ljubim te

53. Surinam – Mi lobi joe

54. Thai – P̄hm rạk khuṇ

55. Swiss-German – Ich lieb Di

56. Basque – maite zaitut

57. Pashto – za la ta sara meena kawom

58.  Indonesian– Saya cinta padamu

59. Lithuanian – Tave myliu

60. Moroccan – Ana moajaba bik

61. Cheyenne – Nemehotatse

62. Swedish – Jag alskar dig

63. Tagalog – Mahal kita

64. Taiwanese – Wa ga ei li

65. Ukrainian – Ya tebe kahayu

66. Yiddish – Ikh hob dikh

67. Papiamento – Mi ta stimabo

68. Nepali – Ma Timilai Maya Garchhu

69. Navaho – Ayor anosh’ni

70. Sundanese – Abdi bogoh ka anjeun

While we try to learn how to use this phrase in different languages of the world, there are a few facts about love we need to remind ourselves of:

  • That it takes less than five minutes for us to decide whether we like someone or not and we also have the same minutes to create a good impression on such a person.
  • Being in love with someone has some neurological effects similar to those of cocaine. Research has proven that our hormones, interests, and upbringing all play a role in determining who we love — and who falls for you.
  • Psychologists also say that human beings are not capable of being “just friends” with members of the opposite sex because the act of falling in love is known to have a calming effect on a person’s body and mind.  This, in turn, will raise levels of nerve growth for about a year.
  • That love is sweet but at most times, very painful. Research has proven that intense, traumatizing events, such as a break-up, loss of a loved one or betrayal can cause real physical pains in one’s heart. It leads to what scientists call the Broken Heart Syndrome. The condition is often misdiagnosed as heart attack and tends to affect women more often.
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Eddy Valerii
Eddy Valerii
Eddy is known to look a challenge dead in the eye and wink at it. A storyteller, movie enthusiast, and TV nerd who can always be found on Netflix. she's always up to argue about comic book movies. Getting to write and edit for a living is definitely the dream and it is always exciting to be afforded the opportunity to learn new things every day.


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