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"I Love You" Translated And When You Should Say "I Love You"

Updated on January 15, 2017

"I love you" translated from English. How to say "I love you" in many different languages!

Use these translations to learn to tell your international friends you love them! Or simply to be romantic and tell your partner you love them - in every language! Afterall, the simple phrase "I love you" holds the most romantic and loving words in the world!


English - I love you
Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief
Albanian - Te dua
Arabic: Ana behibak (to male)
Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian - Yes kez sirumem
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Cambodian - Soro lahn nhee ah
Cantonese - Ngo oiy ney a
Mandarin - Wo ai ni
Croatian - Volim te
Czech - Miluji te
Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
Estonian - Ma armastan sind
Filipino - Mahal kita
Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua
French - Je t'aime
German - Ich liebe dich
Greek - S'agapo
Hawaiian - Aloha Au Ia`oe
Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae
Hungarian - Szeretlek
Icelandic - Eg elska tig
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Italian - Ti amo
Japanese - Aishiteru
Korean - Sarang Heyo
Latin - Te amo
Latvian - Es tevi miilu
Lebanese - Bahibak
Lithuanian - Tave myliu
Luxembourgeois - Ech hun dech gaer
Macedonian - Te Sakam
Malay - Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
Maltese - Inhobbok
Polish - Kocham Ciebie
Portuguese - Eu te amo
Romanian - Te iubesc
Russian - Ya tebya liubliu
Serbian - Volim te
Slovenian - Ljubim te
Spanish - Te quiero / Te amo
Swedish - Jag alskar dig
Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
Tahitian - Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
To female - Phom rak khun
To male - Chan rak khun
Tunisian - Ha eh bak
Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian: Ya tebe kahayu
Anh ye^u em (To female)
Em ye^u anh (To male)

When should you say "I love you"?

Are you wondering what the right time is to say "I love you"?

Almost any time is the right time to tell someone your true feelings of love by saying "I love you". But of course it holds more meaning to the receiver if you don't tell them this the minute you meet them (Even if it is love at first sight for you!) so hold back until you learn more about the person and get to really know them a litte... Then go for it!

Another bad time to tell someone you love them is if you are still involved with someone else. It will only cause you relationship complications if you are telling someone you love them but staying with someone else. No excuse!

You should definitely be telling the person you are in a committed relationship with that you love them. Even if you do everything to actually show them your feelings, you are still required to tell your other half that you love them by saying "I love you" and aim to say it regularly to ensure they can hear your true feelings and take joy from hearing this romantic phrase!

If you are the only one in your relationship that is saying "I love you!" you really need to find a way to fight off any fears and have a conversation with your partner to find out their feelings, and why they cannot, or will not say "I love you". You deserve to be in a romantically equal relationship where you love the person you are with, and where they love you in return. Anything less is bound to cause you to find yourself in a complicated, unhappy relationship, because it will be lop-sited. You don't want to find yourself caught in a relationship where it's like a non-relationship! It will only lead to heart-ache when you invest your emotions, your time and your life trying to be with someone who is not coming through to you. So, in order to avoid this, stand firm on your feelings and tell the other person that you love them, and that you want to be loved in return and allow them to tell you exactly where you stand too. That way you can find a way to move forward, and gain the opportunity to feel loved, even if it needs to be by someone else.

When you love someone and you are in a relationship with them saying "I love you" every day is not too much! It is music to your lovers ears and always appreciated.

An Alternative way to say "I love you"

One dozen red roses! Or even a single red rose. Women know that red roses symbolize love. If in all seriously you have not found a way to say "I love you" to the one you desire, it is possible that you could get away with sending red roses with a card declaring your love... If you get a good response to them, it's definitely your queue then to say out loud "I love you!"

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      StricktlyDating 3 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Tanya :)

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      tanya 3 years ago

      ndino kuda( shona for i love u) its african from zimbabwe

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      StricktlyDating 4 years ago from Australia

      Thank you all for sharing the love! :)

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      Miranda 5 years ago

      Te amo! I love all of your hubs thanks for sharing(:

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      big dog 5 years ago

      zimbabwe shona is called Ndokuda i love u

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      arta 5 years ago

      behari ku je hahahah

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      Ron 6 years ago

      Moi 2mak val pao in Assamese

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      katrinasui 7 years ago

      What a useful list. Thanks for sharing.

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      StricktlyDating 7 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Janices7 & nagarajnow!

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      nagarajnow 7 years ago from Tamilnadu

      thanks for sharing such a nice love list with us..

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      Janice S 7 years ago

      Nice comprehensive list!

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      StricktlyDating 7 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Hote maps!

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      Hote maps 7 years ago from L'viv, Ukraine

      Ukrainian: Ya tebe kokhayu! not kakhayu) It means different thing)

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      StricktlyDating 8 years ago from Australia

      Hi 2uesday, that's fine, thankyou!

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      2uesday 8 years ago

      Hi striclydating hope it is Ok with you if I link this to my Romantic hub.... the one you left a comment on. I think it is a good link if you are not happy with it let me know. Thank you from 2uesday

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      StricktlyDating 8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks, glad to be able to help!

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      William "eL-NinO" 8 years ago

      wow.. great help to me! Thanks a lot!! ^_^

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      carolina muscle 8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Great list!

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      EllenGraeger 8 years ago from Madrid

      One never knows ... thanks for sharing.

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      shamelabboush 8 years ago

      Very nice :)