How Do You Say ‘I Love You’ in Different Languages?

By Karyn Markwell | 02-Mar-09 in Love
Karyn Markwell

Love is universal! Here’s how to say ‘I love you’ in many of the world’s languages:

  • Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief
  • Albanian - Te dua
  • Arabic - Ana behibak (to male) / Ana behibek (to female)
  • Armenian - Yes kez sirumem
  • Bengali - Ami tomake bhalobashi
  • Bulgarian - Obicham te
  • Cambodian - Soro lahn nhee ah
  • Cherokee - Tsi ge yu i
  • Chinese - Ngo oiy ney a (Cantonese) / Wo ai ni (Mandarin)
  • Creol - Mi aime jou
  • Croatian - Volim te
  • Czech - Miluji te
  • Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig
  • Dutch - Ik hou van jou
  • Estonian - Ma armastan sind
  • Ethiopian - Afgreki
  • Farsi - Doset daram
  • Filipino - Mahal kita
  • Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua
  • French - Je taime, Je tadore
  • Frisian - Ik hald fan dy
  • Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
  • Georgian - Mikvarhar
  • German - Ich liebe dich
  • Greek - Sagapo
  • Hawaiian - Aloha Au Iaoe
  • Hebrew - Ani ohev otach (to female) / Ohevet otcha (to male)
  • Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae
  • Hopi - Nu umi unangwata
  • Hungarian - Szeretlek
  • Icelandic - Eg elska tig
  • Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
  • Inuit - Negligevapse
  • Irish - Taim i ngra leat
  • Italian - Ti amo
  • Japanese - Aishiteru
  • Kiswahili - Nakupenda
  • Korean - Sarang Heyo
  • Lebanese - Bahibak
  • Lithuanian - Tave myliu
  • Luxembourgeois - Ech hun dech gaer
  • Macedonian - Te Sakam
  • Maltese - Inhobbok
  • Mohawk - Kanbhik
  • Moroccan - Ana moajaba bik
  • Navaho - Ayor anoshni
  • Norwegian - Jeg elsker deg (Bokmaal) / Eg elskar deg (Nyonrsk)
  • Persian - Dooset daaram
  • Polish - Kocham Ciebie
  • Portuguese - Eu te amo
  • Romanian - Te iubesc
  • Russian - Ya tebya liubliu
  • Serbian - Volim te
  • Sioux - Techihhila
  • Slovak - Lubim ta
  • Slovenian - Ljubim te
  • Spanish - Te quiero / Te amo
  • Swahili - Ninapenda wewe
  • Swedish - Jag alskar dig
  • Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
  • Tahitian - Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
  • Thai - Phom rak khun (to female) / Chan rak khun (to male)
  • Tunisian - Ha eh bak
  • Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
  • Ukrainian - Ya tebe kahayu
  • Urdu - mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
  • Vietnamese - Anh yeu em (to female) / Em yeu anh (to male)
  • Welsh - Rwyn dy garu di
Yiddish - Ikh hob dikh
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