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How to Say “I Love You” in 50 Different Languages

Henry Mcdowell 18 Jan 2021
How to Say “I Love You” in 50 Different Languages

Love is a universal feeling but the phrase “I love you” in different languages can sound drastically different. People are not very likely to declare their affection every day. However, on the most romantic day of the year – St. Valentine’s Day celebrated on 14th February the words of tenderness can be heard at every corner. Recently this holiday has gained huge popularity globally and heart-shaped cards on this day are sold in most countries. If you would like to sign your card in an unusual but romantic way, just write “I love you” in a different language.

How to Write “I Love You” in Different Languages

On St. Valentine’s day, people often want to make their loved ones feel special to them. There is a very romantic way in which it is possible to achieve it – to declare endearment in a different language. Even if one’s foreign language skills are not proficient enough to pronounce the phrase correctly, it is possible to sign a heart-shaped card in a different tongue. Learn how to write “I love you” in different languages and impress your Valentine. Below, find the list of translations of this phase into 50 tongues from all over the world completed by TheWordPoint linguists.

How to Say “I Love You” in Different Languages

Here is the list of the phases to declare one’s feelings in 50 different languages used across all the continents:

  1. Albanian: Te dua

  2. Arabic: Ana uhibbuka

  3. Basque: Maite zaitut

  4. Bengali: Ami tomake bhalobashi

  5. Bulgarian: Obicam te

  6. Catalan: T’estimo

  7. Chinese (Mandarin): Wo ai ni

  8. Croatian translation: Volim te

  9. Czech: Miluji tě

  10. Danish: Jeg elsker dig

  11. Dutch: Ik hou van jou

  12. Estonian: Ma armastan sind

  13. Finnish: Mina rakastan sinua

  14. French: Je t'aime

  15. Frisian: Ik hâld fan dy

  16. German: Ich liebe dich

  17. Greek: S'agapo

  18. Hawaiian: Aloha wau ia 'oe

  19. Hebrew: Ani ohev otach

  20. Hindi: Main tumse pyar karta/i hoon

  21. Hungarian translation: Szeretlek

  22. Icelandic: Ég elska þig

  23. Indonesian: Saya cinta kamu

  24. Irish: Gráim thú

  25. Italian: Ti amo

  26. Japanese: Aishiteru

  27. Korean: Sarang hae

  28. Latvian: Es tevi milu

  29. Macedonian: Te sakam

  30. Maltese: Inhobbok

  31. Norwegian: Jeg elsker deg

  32. Persian: Duset daram

  33. Polish: Kocham cie

  34. Portuguese: Eu te amo

  35. Punjabi: Maiṁ tuhānū pi'āra karadā hāṁ

  36. Romanian-Te lubesc

  37. Russian: Ya tebya lyublyu

  38. Samoan: Oute alofa ia oe

  39. Slovak: Lubim ta

  40. Spanish: Te amo

  41. Swahili: Naku penda

  42. Swedish: Jag älskar dig

  43. Thai: Phom rak khun

  44. Turkish: Seni seviyorum

  45. Ukrainian: Ya tebe kohayu

  46. Vietnamese: Tôi mến bạn

  47. Welsh: Rwy’n dy garu di

  48. Yiddish: Ikh hab dir lib

  49. Yoruba: Mo nifẹ rẹ

  50. Zulu: Ngiyakuthanda

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Express Love With Movie Dialects

For those who find this list not enough for declaring their sentimental words, there are some more rather unusual options. Here is translation of “I love you” in different languages that are artificial. Some of them were created for universal communication or were specifically designed for books and movies:

  • Esperanto: Mi amas vin

  • Klingon (Star Trek): qamuSHa’

  • Elvish Sindarin (Lord of the Rings): Gi melin

  • Dothraki (Game of Thrones): Anha zhilak yera norethaan

  • Valyrian (GOT): Avy jorrāelan

  • Huttese (Star Wars): Uma ji muna

So, there is plenty to choose from. No matter what language a person uses for saying “I love you” love in different languages means the same. Your beloved one will surely understand that you are declaring your heart feelings in any of the real or artificial tongues as long as you do it from your heart.

How and When to Declare Love?

The best way is to tell your beloved ones how you feel about them as often as possible. However, there are some special occasions such as St. Valentine’s Day to help people express their true feelings towards others. 

St. Valentine’s Day

This holiday was established in Medieval times to honor Saint Valentine, who, as claimed by different sources, might be one or two Christian martyrs. Sometime later, this holiday started being associated with romance because of several legends. Nowadays it is widely celebrated as the day of love. On this day one can often find the phrase “I love you” in different languages written in shops and malls. There are also many theme parties organized on this day. Heart-shaped cards sometimes called “valentines”, flowers, and chocolate are among the most popular gifts to beloved on this day.

When to Say “I Love You” in Other Languages

Expressing one’s feelings is often a very delicate topic. This may not always be easy to say those important three words even to someone very dear. A good idea would be to say “you are my love” in other languages when:

  • You want your crush to feel special
    By declaring your love in another language you can emphasize how big and pure your affection is.

  • Feeling too shy
    If you cannot even imagine saying these three words to the person, saying them in another language might help to build some confidence (just like in one of popular songs by Rihanna)

  • You want to express feelings in some unusual way
    Do not worry that your beloved will not understand. Phrase “I love you” in every language may sound different but it has a certain vibe recognized on emotional level. Whatever tongue picked, it will be perceived as some sweet and original way to declare love.

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Show Your Love by Using Sign Language

In fact, one might not always need words to show how he/she feels about someone. There are many elegant ways to say “I love you” in different languages. One of them is Sign language – a language specifically designed for the communication of deaf people. It is actually one of the sweetest ways to show one’s feelings. To say “I love you” in American Sign language, follow these steps:

  1. Lift your hand

  2. Spread fingers wide

  3. Bend your middle and ring fingers down

It might require a little practice but in this way, you can express your feelings to someone across the room. Just look at this person and make gestures speak for you.

Read also: Choose a professional SDS translation service.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Love is always the most universal language. Localization company TheWordPoint wishes a happy St. Valentine’s Day to everyone! Be warm and safe on this very special day and celebrate it with the dear ones. Let your love speak from your heart and we will be happy to translate it for you into any language! 


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