How to Say ‘I Love You’ in 150 Languages

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you’re planning to say ‘I love you’ to someone today, then why not try it in more than one language?

Check out our infographic to find out how to say ‘I love you’ in 99 languages (click to enlarge), or keep scrolling to learn how to say it in every language featured on our app.

How do you say ‘I love you’ in…

Afrikaans

Ek is lief vir jou.

Albanian

Të dua.

Amharic

አፈቅርሻለሁ(አፈቅርሃለሁ)

In case you can’t read fidäl, that’s: afekershalehu (afekerehalehu).

Ancient Greek

φιλῶ σε.

Pronounced like: philō̂se.

Did you know that Ancient Greek philosophy differentiated between many different types of love? These included: agápe (brotherly love, charity; the love of God for man and of man for God), éros (love, mostly of sexual passion), philía (affectionate regard or friendship, usually between equals), philautia (self-love), storgē (love and affection, especially for parents or children), and xenia (an ancient Greek concept of hospitality, sometimes translated as ‘guest-friendship’ or ‘ritualised friendship’).

Argentinian Spanish

Te amo.

Armenian

Ես քեզ սիրում եմ։

Sounds like: yes k’ez sirum em.

Assamese

মই তোমাক ভাল পাওঁ।

That’s in the Assamese script, but you pronounce it like this: moi tumak bhal pau.

Azerbaijani

Mən səni sevirəm.

Basque

Maite zaitut.

Belarusian

Я цябе кахаю.

Belarusian uses the Cyrillic script; pronounce it like: ya tsyabye kakhayu.

Bemba

Nalikutemwa.

Bengali

আমি তোমাকে ভালোবাসি।

Sounds like: ami tomake bhalobashi.

Bosnian

Volim te.

Brazilian Portuguese

Eu te amo.

Breton

Karout a ran ac’hanout.

Learn more about Breton, one of the newest languages on our app, here.

Bulgarian

Обичам те.

Pronounced like: obicham te.

Burmese

ချစ်တယ်။

If you can’t read the Burmese alphabet, you just need to say: chit te.

Canadian French

Je t’aime.

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Cantonese

我愛你。

These characters are pronounced: ngo ngoi nei.

Catalan

T’estimo.

Cebuano

Gihigugma ko ikaw.

Chichewa

Ndimakukonda.

Cornish

My a’th kar.

Croatian

Volim te.

Czech

Miluji tě.

Danish

Jeg elsker dig.

Dari

من دوستت دارم

Pronounced like: man dostat dāram.

Dutch

Ik hou van je.

Dzongkha

ང་ ཁྱོད་ལུ་དགའཝ་མས།

Sounds like: nga kho lu gaw may.

Egyptian Arabic

بحبك

Can’t read Arabic script yet? No worries; this sounds like: bahebak.

English

I love you.

Okay, so you probably knew this one, but we’ve got seven varieties of English on our app, which means even different accents for you to try. How Cockney do you think you can sound?

Esperanto

Mi amas vin.

Estonian

Ma armastan sind.

Fijian

Au domoni iko.

Filipino

Mahal kita.

Finnish

Minä rakastan sinua.

Flemish

Ik hou van jou.

French

Je t’aime.

Galician

Quérote.

Georgian

მიყვარხარ.

The standard script used to write modern Georgian is called Mkhedruli, though there are two other scripts – Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri – that are used by the Georgian Orthodox Church. If you can’t read Mkhedruli, then to say ‘I love you’ in Georgian, you say: mikvarkhar.

German

Ich liebe dich.

Greek

Σ’ αγαπώ.

Sounds like: s’ agapó.

Greenlandic

Asavakkit.

Gujarati

હું તને પ્રેમ કરું છું.

Pronounced like: hun tane prem karu chhu.

Gulf Arabic

أنا أحبكِ. (أنا أحبك.)

Sounds like: ana uhibuki (ana uhibak).

Haitian Creole

Mwen renmen-w.

Hakka

我爱你。

ngai2 oi4 ngi2

Hausa

Ina son ka (ki).

Hebrew

אני אוהב אותך (אוהבת אותך)

Like Arabic, Hebrew is written from right to left. To pronounce this, you say: ani ohev otakh.

Hindi

मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ (मैं तुमसे प्यार करती हूँ)।

Pronounced like: mein tumse pyaar karta hoon.

Hungarian

Szeretlek.

Icelandic

Ég elska þig.

Igbo

Ahụrụ m gị n’anya.

Ilocano

Ay-ayaten ka.

Indian Punjabi

ਮੈਨੂੰ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਪਿਆਰ ਕਰਦਾ (ਕਰਦੀ) ਹਾਂ।

Sounds like: main tuhanoon payar karadaa (karadi) haan.

Indonesian

Aku cinta kamu.

Irish

Tá mé i ngrá leat.

Italian

Ti amo.

Japanese

君を愛している。(あなたを愛しています。)

Pronounced like: kimiwo aishiteiru (anatawo aishiteimasu).

Javanese

Kulo tresno kaliyan njenengan.

Jèrriais

J’t’aime.

Kannada

ನಾನು ನಿಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಪ್ರೀತಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ.

Sounds like: naanu nimmannu preetisuttene.

Kazakh

Мен сені сүйемін.

Kazakh can be written with a variety of different scripts and until 1929 was written using the Arabic script. In 1940, Soviet authorities introduced the Cyrillic alphabet, which is still commonly used today. However, there is a move toward using the Latin alphabet for Kazakh, and this is scheduled to be phased in from 2023-2031.

For now, though, the Cyrillic above is pronounced: men seni süĩemin.

Khmer

បងស្រលាញ់អូន (អូនស្រលាញ់បង)។

Sounds like: bong sralanh aun (aun sralanh bong).

Kinyarwanda

Ndagukunda.

Kirundi

Ndagukunda.

Korean

사랑해.

Pronounced like: saranghae.

Kurmanji Kurdish

Ez ji te hez dikim.

Kutchi

આંઉ તોકે પ્રેમ કંઈયા તો. (આંઉ તોકે પ્રેમ કંઈયા તી.)

Sounds like: aau to-ke prem kaiya to (aau to-ke prem kaiya ti).

Kyrgyz

Мен сени сүйөм.

Pronounced like: men seni süĩȯm.

Ladino

Te amo.

Never heard of this language before? Find out more about Ladino here.

Lao

ຂ້ອຍຮັກເຈົ້າ.

Sounds like: koy-hug-jao.

Latin

Te amo.

Latin American Spanish

Te amo.

Latvian

Es tevi mīlu.

Lebanese Arabic

بحبّك

Pronounced like: bhebik.

Lingala

Na lingi yo.

Lithuanian

Aš tave myliu.

Luganda

Nkwagala.

Luxembourgish

Ech hunn dech gär.

Macedonian

Те сакам.

Malagasy

Sounds like: te sakam.

Tiako ianao.

Malay

Saya cintakan kamu.

Malayalam

ഐ ലവ് യൂ.

Pronounced like: I love you. (No, really!)

Maltese

Inħobbok.

Mandarin Chinese

我爱你。

This is pronounced: wǒ ài nǐ.

Manx

Ta graih aym ort.

Māori

Aroha ana au ki a koe.

Marathi

माझं तुझ्यावर प्रेम आहे.

Pronounced like: maza tuzyavar prem aahe.

Modern Standard Arabic

أنا أحبك

Sounds like: ana ohebk.

Mongolian

Би чамд хайртай.

This is pronounced: bi chamd khajrtaj.

Moroccan Arabic

كنبغيك

Pronounced like: kanbghik.

Neapolitan

Te voglio bene assaie.

Nepali

म तिमीलाई माया गर्छु ।

This sounds like: ma timilai maya garchu.

Nigerian Pidgin

I love you.

Norwegian

Jeg elsker deg.

Odia

ମୁଁ ତୁମକୁ ଭଲ ପାଏ.

Pronounced like: mun tumaku bhala pae.

Oromo

Sin jaalladha.

Pakistani Punjabi

میں تانوں پیار کرنا(کرنی) آں

Sounds like: mai tanu piyar karna (karni) aa.

Pashto

تا سره مینه لرم

To pronounce this, you say: taa sara mena larom.

Persian

دوستت دارم

Pronounced like: dustat dāram.

Polish

Kocham cię.

Portuguese

Eu amo-te.

Romanian

Te iubesc.

Russian

Я тебя люблю.

Sounds like: ya tebyá lyublyú.

Samoan

Ou te alofa ia te oe.

Sardinian

Deo ti amo.

Scots

I loe ye.

Scottish Gaelic

Tha gaol agam ort.

Serbian

Волим те.

Pronounced like: volim te.

Shanghainese

吾爱侬。

These characters are pronounced: wú ǎi nóng.

Shona

Ndinokuda.

Sicilian

Ti amu.

Sindhi

مونکي توسان پيار آهي

Pronounced like: mookhe tosaan pyar ahe.

Sinhala

මම ඔයාට ආදරෙයි.

Sounds like: mama oyaata aadarei.

Slovak

Milujem ťa.

Slovenian

Ljubim te.

Somali

Waan ku jecelahay.

Sorani Kurdish

خۆشم ئه‌وێیت

Pronounced like: khoshm aweyt.

Southern Saami

Manne datnem eahtsam.

Spanish

Te quiero.

Swahili

Ninakupenda.

Swedish

Jag älskar dig.

Swiss German

Ich liebe di.

Tajiki

Шуморо дӯст медорам.

Sounds like: shumoro dŭst medoram.

Tamil

நான் உங்களைக் காதலிக்கிறேன்.

Pronounced like: naan vungalaik kaadhalikkiraen.

Telugu

నేను నిన్ను ప్రేమిస్తున్నాను.

This sounds like: nenu ninnu premisthunnanu.

Thai

(ผม/ฉัน)รักคุณ

To pronounce this, you say: (phom/chan) rahk-khun.

Tibetan

ང་ཁྱེད་ལ་དགའ།

Sounds like: nga khey la gha.

Tigrinya

የፍቕረኪ እየ። (የፍቕረካ እየ።)

Pronounced like: yefekereki eye.

Tok Pisin

Mi laikim yu.

Tswana

Ke a go rata.

Tumbuka

Nkhukutemwa.

Turkish

Seni seviyorum.

Turkmen

Men seni söýýän.

Ukrainian

Ya tebe kokhayu.

Urdu

مجھے تم سے محبت ہے۔

Pronounced like: mujhey tum say muhabbat hay.

Uzbek

Мен сени севаман.

Sounds like: men seni sevaman.

Vietnamese

Anh yêu em. (Em yêu anh.)

Welsh

Dw i’n dy garu di.

Wolof

Damaa laa bëgg.

Xhosa

Ndiyakuthanda.

Yoruba

Mo ní fẹ̀ẹ́ rẹ.

Zulu

Ngiyakuthanda.

6 thoughts on “How to Say ‘I Love You’ in 150 Languages”

  1. Falta la frase en el Idioma Internacional Neutral ESPERANTO. En este idioma se dice así: MI AMAS VIN que en chino es así: WO AI NI.

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