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How To Say I Love You in Different Languages

Updated on November 6, 2015

Simple yet timeless, "I love you" will never fail when you try to express your love to that special someone.

You may like to surprise your husband, wife, girlfriend / boyfriend and say those three words of endearment in their native tongue. Here is a compilation on how to say "I love you " in different languages.


1. Arabic - Ohiboke / Nohiboka

2. Burmese - Chit pa de

3. Bulgarian - Obicham te!

4. Chinese - : Ngo oi nei (Cantonese)

5. Croatian - Volim te!

6. Danish - Jeg elsker dig!

7. Dutch- Ik hou van je!

8. Filipino - Mahal Kita / Iniibig kita!

9. Finnish - (Mä) rakastan sua!

10. French - Je t'aime!

11. German - Ich liebe dich!

12. Greek - S'ayapo!

13. Hawaiian - Aloha wau ia 'oe!

14. Hindi - Mai tumase pyar karata hun

15. Hungarian - Szeretlek!

16. Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu!

17. Irish - t'a gr'a agam dhuit!

18. Italian - Ti amo!

19. Japanese - Kimi o ai shiteru!

20. Korean - Saranghamnida!

21. Latin - Te amo!

22. Lebanese - Bahibak

23. Malaysian - Saya cintamu!

24. Mandarin - Wo ai ni!

25. Norwegian - Jeg elsker deg!

26. Polish - Kocham ciebie!

27. Portuguese - Eu te amo!

28. Romanian - Te iubesc!

29. Russian - Ya tyebya lyublyu!

30. Serbian - Volim te

I LOVE YOU for the part of me that you bring out.

31. Spanish - Te amo!

32. Swedish - Jag älskar dig!

33. Thai - Phom rug khun / Chan rug khun

34. Tongan - 'Ofa 'atu

35. Turkish - Seni seviyorum!

36. Ukrainian - Ya tebe kokhayu!

37. Urdu - Main tumse muhabbat karta hoon!

38. Vietnamese - Anh yeu em / Em yeu an

39. Welsh - Rwy'n dy garu di!

40. Yiddish - Kh'hob dikh lib!

I hope you enjoy the list.

If you want to add/ correct the translation or if you know other languages or dialects, please feel free to leave a message on the comment box and I will update the list.

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      ose 6 years ago

      thank for that know i can say i love you in my launge

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      Janina1996 6 years ago

      In finnish it is: Minä rakastan sinua.

      Swedish: Jag älskar dig.

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      corazonyalma 6 years ago

      Latin should be: Amo tu, not te amo.

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      Danni Boo'♥ 6 years ago

      i can only speak spanish, and a lil of chinese. Ti Amo and Te Amo!

      Spanish= Te Amo?

      Chinese= Ti Amo?

      Emglish= I Love You ?

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      Prajwal Ratna Rajbhandari 6 years ago

      Ma timi lai maya garchu.... Nepali

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      T CHOCOLATE 7 years ago


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      Yeahnush 7 years ago

      In Persian it is " Ma tura dust doram"

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      bob marley 7 years ago

      i always thought "i love you" in tongan was "oku ou ofa atu kia koe"

      *will check with Tongan friend on that one tho.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      this isnt what i was really looking for but it helped im trying to learn how to say i love you in many different langauges for my boyfriend and family...

      icelandic- eg elska pig pronounced jeg elska thig


      africaans-ek is lief vir jou

      ek het jou lief

      albanian-te dua

      czech-miluji te

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      the language it's not ilonggo i is infact called HILIGAYNON.. ilonggo is referring to the people living in iloilo..

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      aLexis29 7 years ago

      in (illonggo)gna plangga ta ka....

      love it...

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      Bebe 8 years ago

      How about Samoan....

      Somoan-Alofa Ia te Oe

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      Amber 8 years ago

      Wo lw Ni Chinese

      IkHou Van Jou Dutch

      Mina" Rakastan Finnish

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      prime 8 years ago

      cebuano (filipino dialect): gihigugma ko ikaw

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      CARL WANG 8 years ago

      CHINESE : wo ai ni ( mandarin?

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      dye4mahsohle 8 years ago

      hello..nice one..thanks to you :D

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      . . .hI. . . 8 years ago

      . . .hehehehe. .

      In bsaya ginahegugma kita. .

      8 wAs aWESome

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      Anonymous 8 years ago

      i love you in Bengali is 'Ami Tomaye Bhalobashi'

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      yaniv 8 years ago

      "Ani ohev otach" (when boy says to girl)

      and "ani ohevet otcha (girl say to boy :))

      thats the when you say it in hebrew :D

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      Chia 8 years ago


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      grazielle 8 years ago

      ummmm.. is it saranghaeyo, saranghamnida or saranghae?

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      jeia 8 years ago

      I think the sweetest way to say this is in Tagalog

      MAHAL KITA .. ^^,

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      none 9 years ago

      i can speak in 3 diff. lang. german french and latin. as far as those go, they're all right.

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      Kev 9 years ago

      I love you in Igbo, Nigeria goes this way "A huru m gi n'anya".

      Thanks a million times.

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      kalini 9 years ago

      Tongan: Ofa Lahi Atu

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      conan girl 9 years ago

      how about "I love you, too"? Is it still the same or there is/are word/s to be added? tenchu!

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      Keity 9 years ago

      I Love you in Estonian is - Ma armastan sind!

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      Peter Mifsud 9 years ago

      I Love You in MALTESE is "Inhobbok"

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      alexis 9 years ago

      thnx 4 the info

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      Jess 9 years ago

      The freak who said the French is "Je aimer tu" is so wrong. It -is- "Je t'aime."

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      Owolabi Adeola 9 years ago

      In Yoruba Language- that's in Nigeria- I love you goes: mo nife e.

      Nice site. Didn't find what I wanted, though!

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      zylla3philippines 9 years ago from Anaheim, CA

      I second Rig--I'm from the island of Negros (Occ) side.

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      rig 10 years ago

      its great!!!!

      in ilongo, "ginahigugma ko ikaw"...

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      Elizabeth 10 years ago

      very close with the french but its je amier tu lol

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      Daryush 10 years ago

      Persian: duset daaram

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      Raquel 10 years ago

      Actually, in correct portuguese is "Eu amo-te!".

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      EL 10 years ago

      Papiamento - Mi ta stimabo.

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      10 years ago

      In farsi or Persian: Man dooset daram

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      Matin 10 years ago

      in Marathi you say "Mi tujhyawar prem karto"

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      John 10 years ago

      Yes but how do you pronounce them all?

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      Lu 10 years ago

      Esperanto- mi amas vin!

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      Kiz 10 years ago from Antioch, TN

      Tá grá agam duit!

      That's how you say I love you in Irish Gaelic. :)

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      Eileen Hughes 10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thanks for sharing that with us. I have to take your word because I only know english. I will have to learn some of them.

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      Wehzo 10 years ago

      I like it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      Peter M. Lopez 10 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

      Excellent Hub. Thanks for the info.

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      Abhinaya 10 years ago

      Great hub.Will need some to grasp all the languages.Thanks

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      Ricardo Nunes 10 years ago from Portugal

      I loved it! :-)

      Just a little correction: "Eu te amo!" it´s the brazilian way of saying "Eu amo-te!", it´s very close but still sounds different ;)

      Great idea for a hub!

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      MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney

      It is very good

      thank you

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      Rudra 10 years ago

      Wow, this is a good one.