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.

Expressing love is an important matter in any language. Sorry to get 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 different languages — at least 10 of them, but maybe 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 their affection runs strong. Below, you can see the various ways to say I love you in different languages. Press the play button next to each term to hear how it’s pronounced!

And by the way, the love referred to in each of these translations is only one possibility of many. In English, the word “love” can be used for friends, family, lovers, pets and slices of pizza, but other languages tend to be more specific about how they express their feelings. Saying te quiero in Spanish, for example, is less intense than saying te amo. If you want to make sure your amorous expression lands how you intend it to, 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 Different 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

Start a love affair with a new language.
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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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