100 Ways to Say “I Love you” in Different Languages

Why limit yourself to saying “I love you” in English when the world offers more than 6,500 spoken languages to choose from!

In Mexico alone, you can select from a variety of ways to say “I love you,” the most common being in Spanish where you can choose between saying “te amo” and “te quiero” with the latter’s literal translation being “I want you!” Mexico is also home to a number of different native languages such as Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, Mayan and Tarahumara, which all have their own version of “I love you”:

Mayan – In k’áatech

Nahuatl – Ni mits neki

Tarahumara – Ni nígare


So, it’s time to get into the mood for love with our list of 100 different ways to say “I love you” in the most commonly spoken languages worldwide:

  • Afrikaans – Ek het jou lief
  • Albanian – Te dua
  • Arabic – Ana behibak (to male)
  • Arabic – Ana behibek (to female)
  • Armenian – Yes kez sirumem
  • Belarusian – Ya tabe kahayu
  • Bengali – Ami tomake bhalobashi
  • Bulgarian – Obicham te
  • Cambodian – Soro lahn nhee ah
  • Catalan – T’estimo
  • Cherokee – Tsi ge yu i
  • Cheyenne – Ne mohotatse
  • Chichewa – Ndimakukonda
  • Cantonese Chinese – Ngo oiy ney a
  • Mandarin  Chinese- Wo ai ni
  • Comanche – U kamakutu nu
  • Corsican – Ti tengu caru (to male)
  • Creole – Mi aime jou
  • Croatian – Volim te
  • Czech – Miluji te
  • Danish – Jeg Elsker Dig
  • Dutch – Ik hou van jou
  • Elvish – Amin mela lle (The Lord of The Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien)

 

  • English – I love you
  • Esperanto – Mi amas vin
  • Estonian – Ma armastan sind
  • Ethiopian – Afgreki’
  • Farsi – Doset daram
  • Filipino – Mahal kita
  • Finnish – Mina rakastan sinua
  • French – Je t’aime, Je t’adore
  • Frisian – Ik hald fan dy
  • Gaelic – Ta gra agam ort
  • Georgian – Mikvarhar
  • German – Ich liebe dich
  • Greek – S’agapo
  • Gujarati – Hoo thunay prem karoo choo
  • Hawaiian – Aloha Au Ia`oe
  • Hebrew – “ani ohev otach” (said by male to a female), ohevet Otach” (said to a female by a female) “ani ohev otcha” (said by male to a male) “Ohevet ot’cha” (said by female to a male)
  • Hindi – Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae
  • Hopi – Nu’ umi unangwa’ta
  • Hungarian – Szeretlek
  • Icelandic – Eg elska tig
  • Ilonggo – Palangga ko ikaw
  • Indonesian – Saya cinta padamu
  • Inuit – Negligevapse
  • Irish – Taim i’ ngra leat
  • Italian – Ti amo
  • Japanese – Aishiteru or Anata ga daisuki desu
  • Korean – Sarang Heyo or Nanun tangshinul sarang hamnida
  • 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
  • Mayan In k’áatech
  • Mohawk – Kanbhik
  • Moroccan – Ana moajaba bik
  • Nahuatl – Ni mits neki
  • Navaho – Ayor anosh’ni
  • Norwegian  – Jeg elsker deg
  • Papiamento – Mi ta stimabo
  • Persian – Doo-set daaram
  • Pig Latin – Iay ovlay ouyay
  • Polish – Kocham Ciebie
  • Portuguese – Eu te amo
  • Romanian – Te iubesc
  • Russian – Ya tebya liubliu
  • Scot Gaelic – Tha gra\dh agam ort
  • Serbian – Volim te
  • Setswana – Ke a go rata
  • Sign Language –  „,/  (representation of the finger positions when signing ‘I Love You’)

 

 

  • Sindhi – Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
  • Sioux – Techihhila
  • Slovak – Lu`bim ta
  • Slovenian – Ljubim te
  • Spanish – Te quiero / Te amo
  • Swahili – Ninapenda wewe
  • Swedish – Jag alskar dig
  • Swiss-German – Ich lieb Di
  • Surinam – Mi lobi joe
  • Tagalog – Mahal kita
  • Taiwanese – Wa ga ei li
  • Tahitian – Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
  • Tamil – Nan unnai kathalikaraen
  • Tarahumara (central) Ni nígare
  • Telugu – Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
  • Thai – Phom rak khun
  • Tunisian – Ha eh bak
  • Turkish – Seni Seviyorum
  • Ukrainian – Ya tebe kahayu
  • Urdu – mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
  • Vietnamese – To female – Anh ye^u em
  • Welsh – ‘Rwy’n dy garu di
  • Yiddish – Ikh hob dikh
  • Yoruba – Mo ni fe
  • Tom ho’ ichema

 

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