How To Say ‘I Love You’ In 10 Different Languages

Have you ever wanted to say “I love you” in French? Or maybe in Italian? Or Spanish? Impress your special someone by professing your love in 10 different languages.
February 8, 2020

In any language, expressing love is an important matter. Sorry to get very sappy here, but love is something that transcends linguistic and cultural boundaries. Of course, the actual words “I love you” do have some linguistic lines drawn around them. You can’t just say them to anyone and expect the person to understand what you mean. Therefore, you’ll want to learn how to say “I love you” in 10 languages (and maybe even more!).

In the video above, you can watch 10 people from all around the world expressing their love for another person, including special reasons why. Below, you can see the various ways to say I love you in 10 languages. Press the play button next to each term to hear how it’s pronounced!

The love mentioned in each of these translations is only one possibility of many. While in English, “love” can be used for friends, family, lovers, pets and slices of pizza, other languages might divide up how they express their feelings. Saying te quiero in Spanish, for example, is less intense than saying te amo. If you’re doing your best to really express your feelings, you might want to do some research so you don’t accidentally tell your crush “I love you like a sibling.”

How To Say “I Love You” In 10 Languages

FrenchJe t’aime

SpanishTe quiero

Hebrew — אני אוהבת אותך

German — Ich liebe dich

CroatianVolim te

ItalianTi amo

PortugueseEu te amo

SwedishJag älskar dig

Romanian — Te iubesc

EnglishI love you

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Katrin Sperling
Katrin (Kat) Sperling was born and raised in Potsdam, Germany and moved to Toronto, Canada after high school. Since her Hogwarts letter still hadn't arrived by her 20th birthday in 2011, she finally had to face reality and went to study English and German linguistics in Berlin. Luckily, linguistics turned out to be just as magical, and Kat is now very happy to write about learning languages for the Babbel Magazine.
Katrin (Kat) Sperling was born and raised in Potsdam, Germany and moved to Toronto, Canada after high school. Since her Hogwarts letter still hadn't arrived by her 20th birthday in 2011, she finally had to face reality and went to study English and German linguistics in Berlin. Luckily, linguistics turned out to be just as magical, and Kat is now very happy to write about learning languages for the Babbel Magazine.

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