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"I love you" in various languages

Love is an universal word that is known in spite of ones' geographical location, race, culture
and language. In other words, love has no boundaries. The word love can have several different
meanings which will depend on the culture that one is from. In the English language for
example, love has many meanings which leads to us having different types of love. You can
have love for; family members, neighbors, co-workers, friends, spouses, significant others,
country (patriotism), pets, sports, books, movies, food, God, principle, blog, music, etc. All of

these forms of love can be categorized into different types of love. Thus, love is
different depending on who or what we love and each of us searches for love in our own special
way. However, the love that we are going to look at can be defined as: a strong positive
emotion of regard and affection for someone or a profoundly tender, passionate affection for
another person. Love is one of the most beautiful feelings a human can experience in one life
time and as such, it plays a prominent role in many movies story line, songs, poems, quotes,
literature and art.

In this article you will see a list of translation of how to say I Love You for
several different languages around the world. You will therefore be able to learn to say or
write the word “I Love You” in several of these languages depending on your choosing. This can

be very useful if you want to impress a special friend especially, if he/she is from
another country of a different spoken language. Also, if you want to write and/or whisper that
sweet “I Love You” word to that special someone in a foreign language you’re choosing then
search no more. Whether it is Valentine's Day, Christmas, wedding anniversaries, birthdays, and
a romantic day or any other day of the year, you have come to the right place.

So, take the time to say or write "I Love You" in English or in a foreign
language to some one who you want to let know of your affection. This list might not be
comprehensive thus, if you don't find your native tongue, please let me know by emailing me
with the info. So that I can verify it.
Language Translation
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Afrikaans Ek het jou lief
Afrikaans Ek is lief vir jou
Albanian te dua
Albanian te dashuroj
Alentejano(Portugal) Gosto De Ti, Porra!
Alsacien Ich hoan dich gear
Amharic Afekrishalehou
Arabic Ana Behibak (to a male)
Arabic Ana Behibek (to a female)
Arabic Ib'n hebbak.
Arabic Ana Ba-heb-bak
Arabic nhebuk
Arabic Ohiboke (male to female)
Arabic Ohiboka (female to male)
Arabic Ohibokoma (male or female to two males or two females)
Arabic Nohiboke (more than one male or female to female)
Arabic Nohiboka (male to male or female to male)
Arabic Nohibokoma (m. to m. or f. to two males or two females)
Arabic Nohibokom (m. to m. or f. to more than two males)
Arabic Nohibokon (m. to m. or f. to more than two females)
Arabic (not standard) Bahibak (female to male)
Arabic (not standard) Bahibik (male to female)
Arabic (not standard) Benhibak (more than one male or female to male)
Arabic (not standard) Benhibik (male to male or female to female)
Arabic (not standard) Benhibkom (m. to m. or female to more than one male)
Assamese Moi tomak bhal pau
Basque Maitea haut
Batak Holong rohangku di ho
Bavarian I mog di narrisch gern
Bengali Ami tomAy bhAlobAshi
Bengali Ami tomake bhalobashi.
Berber Lakh tirikh
Bicol Namumutan ta ka
Bolivian Quechua Qanta munani
Bulgarian Obicham te
Burmese Chit pa de
Cambodian Bon sro lanh oon
Cambodian Kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah
Canadian French Sh'teme (spoken, sounds like this)
Cantonese Moi oiy neya
Cantonese Ngo oi ney
Catalan T'estim (mallorcan)
Catalan T'estim molt (I love you a lot)
Catalan T'estime (valencian)
Catalan T'estimo (catalonian)
Cebuano Gihigugma ko ikaw
Ceqli Go pyar zi
Chickasaw Chiholloli (first "i" nasalized)
Chinese (see the entries for mandarin or cantonese!)
Corsican Ti tengu cara (to female)
Corsican Ti tengu caru (to male)
Croatian Ja volim tebe
Czech Miluji te
Czech MILUJU TE! (colloquial form)
Danish Jeg elsker dig
Dutch Ik hou van jou
Dutch Ik ben verliefd op je
Ecuador Quechua Canda munani
English I love you
English I adore you
Esperanto Mi amas vin
Estonian Mina armastan sind
Estonian Ma armastan sind
Farsi Tora dust midaram
Farsi Asheghetam
Farsi (Persian) Doostat dAram
Filipino Mahal ka ta
Filipino Iniibig Kita
Finnish Mina" rakastan sinua
Flemish Ik zie oe geerne
French Je t'aime
French Je t'adore
Friesian Ik hald fan dei
Gaelic Ta gra agam ort
German Ich liebe Dich
Greek S'ayapo (spoken S' agapo, stressed on the "po" 3rd letter is
lower case 'gamma')
Greek (old) Se latrevo
Greenlandic Asavakit
Gujrati Hoon tane pyar karoochhoon.
Haitian Creole Mwen renmen'w
Hausa Ina sonki
Hawaiian Aloha au ia 'oe
Hebrew Ani ohev otach (male to female)
Hebrew Ani ohev otcha (male to male)
Hebrew Ani ohevet otach (female to female)
Hebrew Ani ohevet otcha (female to male)
Hindi Main Tumse Prem Karta Hoon
Hindi Mai Tumhe Pyar Karta Hoon
Hindi Main Tumse Pyar Karta Hoon
Hindi Mai Tumse Peyar Karta Hnu
Hindi Mai tumse pyar karta hoo
Hokkien Wa ai lu
Hopi Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian Szeretlek
Hungarian Szeretlek te'ged
Icelandic Eg elska thig
Indonesian Saya cinta padamu (Saya, commonly used)
Indonesian Saya cinta kamu (")
Indonesian Saya kasih saudari (")
Indonesian Aku tjinta padamu (Aku, not often used)
Indonesian Aku cinta padamu (")
Indonesian Aku cinta kamu (")
Iranian Mahn doostaht doh-rahm
Irish Taim i' ngra leat
Italian Ti amo (if it's a relationship/lover/spouse)
Italian Ti voglio bene (if it's a friend, or relative)
Japanese Kimi o ai shiteru
Japanese Aishiteru
Japanese Chuu shiteyo
Japanese Ora omee no koto ga suki da
Japanese Ore wa omae ga suki da
Japanese Suitonnen
Japanese Sukiyanen
Japanese Sukiyo
Japanese Watashi wa anata ga suki desu
Japanese Watashi wa anata o aishite-imasu
Japanese Watakushi-wa anata-wo ai shimasu
Japanese Suki desu (used at 1st time, like for a start,
when you are not yet real lovers)
Javanese Kulo tresno
Kannada Naanu Ninnanu Preethisuthene
Kannada Naanu Ninnanu Mohisuthene
Kiswahili Nakupenda
Klingon bangwI' SoH
Klingon qamuSHa'
Klingon qaparHa'
Korean No-rul sarang hae (man to woman in casual relation)
Korean Tangsinul sarang ha yo
Korean Tangshin-ul sarang hae-yo
Korean Tangsinul Sarang Ha Yo
Korean Tangshin-i cho-a-yo (i like you, in a romantic way)
Korean Nanun tangshinul sarang hamnida
Korean Nanun Dangsineul Mucheog Joahapnida
Korean Nanun Dangsineul Saranghapnida
Korean Nanun Gdaega Joa
Korean Nanun Gdaereul Saranghapnida
Korean Nanun Neoreul Saranghanda
Korean Gdaereul Hjanghan Naemaeum Alji
Korean Joahaeyo
Korean Saranghae
Korean Saranghaeyo
Korean Saranghapanida
Kurdish Ez te hezdikhem (?)
Lao Koi muk jao
Lao Khoi huk chau
Latin Te amo
Latin Vos amo
Latin (old) (Ego) amo te (ego, for emphasis)
Latvian Es milu tevi (Pronounced "Ess tevy meeloo")
Lebanese Bahibak
Lëtzebuergesch Ech hunn dech gär
Lingala Nalingi yo
Lisbon lingo gramo-te bue', chavalinha
Lithuanian TAVE MYLIU (ta-ve mee-lyu)
Lojban mi do prami
Luo Aheri
Macedonian SAKAM TE!
Madrid lingo Me molas, tronca
Malay Saya cintakan mu
Malay Saya sayangkan mu
Malay/Indonesian Saya sayangkan engkau
Malay/Indonesian Saya cintakan awak
Malayalam Njyaan Ninne' Preetikyunnu
Malayalam Njyaan Ninne' Mohikyunnu.
Malayalam Ngan Ninne Snaehikkunnu
Malaysian Saya Cintamu
Malaysian Saya Sayangmu
Malaysian Saya Cinta Kamu
Mandarin Wo ai ni (Wo3 ai4 ni3 in tonal notation)
Marathi me tujhashi prem karto (male to female)
Marathi me tujhashi prem karte (female to male)
Marathi Mi tuzya var prem karato
Mohawk Konoronhkwa
Navaho Ayor anosh'ni
Ndebele Niyakutanda
Norwegian Eg elskar deg (Nynorsk)
Norwegian Jeg elsker deg (Bokmaal) (pronouncedyai elske dai)
Op Op Lopveop Yopuop
Oriya (India-Orissa) Mun tumaku bhala pae
Osetian Aez dae warzyn
Pakistani Mujhe Tumse Muhabbat Hai
Persian Tora dost daram
Pig Latin Ie Ovele Ouye
Polish Kocham Cie
Polish Ja cie kocham
Polish Yacha kocham
Polish Kocham Ciebie
Portuguese Amo-te
Portuguese (Brazilian) Eu te amo
Punjabi Mai taunu pyar karda
Punjabi Main Tainu Pyar Karna
Quenya Tye-mela'ne
Romanian Te iubesc
Romanian Te Ador
Russian Ya vas liubliu
Russian Ya lyublyu tebya
Russian Ya polubeel s'tebya
Russian (malincaya) Ya Tibieh Lublue
Sanskrit tvayi snihyaami
Scot Gaelic Tha gra\dh agam ort
Serbian ljubim te (I kiss you/love you,
'lj' pronounced like 'll' in Spanish, one sound, 'ly'ish)
Serbocroatian Volim te
Serbocroatian Ljubim te
Shona Ndinokuda
Sinhalese Mama oyata adarei
Sioux Techihhila
Slovak lubim ta
Slovene ljubim te
Spanish Te quiero
Spanish Te amo
Srilankan Mama Oyata Arderyi
Swahili Nakupenda (followed by the person's name)
Swedish Jag a"lskar dig
Swiss-German Ch'ha di ga"rn
Syrian/Lebanese BHEBBEK (to a female)
Syrian/Lebanese BHEBBAK (to a male)
Tagalog Mahal kita
Tahitian Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
Tamil Ni yaanai kaadli karen (You love me)
Tamil n^An unnaik kAthalikkinREn (I love you)
Tamil Naan Unnai Kadalikiren
Tcheque MILUJI TE^
Telugu Neenu ninnu pra'mistu'nnanu
Telugu/india Nenu Ninnu Premistunnanu
Thai Phom Rak Khun (formal, male to female)
Thai Ch'an Rak Khun (formal, female to male)
Thai Khao Raak Thoe (affectionate, sweet, loving)
Thai Phom Rak Khun
Tunisian Ha eh bak *
Turkish Seni seviyo*rum (o* means o)
Turkish Seni Seviyurum
Turkish Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian ja tebe koKHAju (real true love)
Ukrainian ja vas koKHAju
Ukrainian ja pokoKHAv tebe
Ukrainian ja pokoKHAv vas
Vietnamese Em ye^u anh (woman to man)
Vietnamese Toi yeu em
Vietnamese Anh ye^u em (man to woman)
Vlaams Ik hou van je
Vulcan Wani ra yana ro aisha
Volapük Löfob oli.
Welsh 'Rwy'n dy garu di.
Welsh Yr wyf i yn dy garu di.
Welsh Yr wyf i yn eich caru chwi.
Yiddish Ich libe dich
Yiddish Ich han dich lib
Yiddish Ikh Hob Dikh Lib
Yugoslavian Ya te volim
Zazi Ezhele hezdege (sp?)
Zulu Mena Tanda Wena
Zulu Ngiyakuthanda!
Zuni Tom ho' ichema

Explanation of Languages
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Afrikaans People of Dutch heritage in south Africa.
Alsacien French/german dialect (live in france,but speak like german)
Assamese Language spoken in the state of Assam, India
Batak North Sumatra province of indonesia
Bavarian Southern state of Germany (actually a German dialect)
Bengali Language spoken in the state of West Bengal, India,
as well as almost all people of BANGLADESH
Bicol Philipin dialect
Cebuano Language spoken in philipino near the town of Cebu
Chickasaw Native American spoken in southeastern Oklahoma.
Friesian They speak the language in Northern Holland
in Northern Germany and in some parts of Denmark
mainly west coast
Gaelic Irish
Gujrati Language spoken in the state of Gujrat, India
Hindi Language spoken in the nothern states of India
Hopi North American Indian Tribe (Southwest maybe?)
Kannada Language of Karnataka a state in south India.
Klingon Spoken in Star Trek
Luo Kenya
Malayalam Language spoken in the state of Kerala, India
Marathi Language spoken in the state of Maharastra, India
Mohawk North American Indian tribe (New England, maybe one of
the Sven Nations/Iriquois)
Navaho North american Indian tribe (southwest)
Ndebele Zimbabwe
Oriya India spoken in a state of India called Orissa, famous as the land
of Lord Jagannath.
Punjabi Northern India

Quechua Quecha is an Inca language


Quenya Elvish language invented by J. R. R. Tolkien for his
books, notably _The Lord of the Rings_
Shona Zimbabwe
Sinhalese Language of the non-Tamil (majority) people of Sri Lanka
Sioux North American Indian tribe from the upper Midwest.
Tagalog Filipino language
Tamil Language spoken in the state of Tamil Nadu, India
and in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritus ....
Telugu Southeastern state of India.
(eleventh most spoken language in the world.)
Urdu The language spoken in pakistan
Vlaams Belgian Dutch
Vulcan Spoken in Star Trek
Zazi Kurdic dialect

a" a with umlaut


e^ ^ above e
a' a with the acute accent (') over it