Learn how to say “I love you” in different languages
Panic! You want to impress someone by expressing your love for them in a language that isn’t English. Maybe it’s their native language, or maybe it just sounds more romantic - either way, you want to learn how to say “I love you” in a different language, and you’ve come to the right place!
We’ve put together a long list of ‘I love you’ translations, so whoever you’re trying to impress, you’ll be armed with the exact phrase you need to let them know. And if you’re here because you’ve got a special someone you want to say “I love you” to this Valentine’s Day, well, you couldn’t be in a better place.
Read on to find out how to share your feelings in a whole host of different languages, and fulfil your goal of being a truly bilingual lover…
Top 6 different languages to say “I love you” in...
According to our 60 million (and growing) users, the following are the top 6 most popular languages that they would want to learn to say “I love you” in:
If you need any extra help with this one, or just to get into the swing of things, have a listen to literally any album by classic Spanish crooner, Enrique Iglesias. The phrase you’re listening out for? “Te quiero”. Sleek and sophisticated, just like Enrique himself.
Alternatively, watch how a native speaker would “I love you” in Spanish on this video from our app:
One of the oldest love languages, the way to say “I love you” in French is “je t'aime”. For more on this one, and to find out all the different ways the French put their feelings into words, check out our round-up of the different ways to express love in French.
It’s not always considered one of the more romantic sounding languages, but they’ve never heard how our native speaker says it on the Memrise app:
Yeaaaaah, he’s developed a bit of a fan club:
Ahem. Anyway. FOCUS. The words you’re looking for “I love you” in German is “Ich liebe dich”.
If there’s one language you should know how to say “I love you” in, it’s the language of love itself! And luckily, it’s super simple to remember and say. It’s just two short words: “ti amo”. But there are absolutely no judgements here if you end up saying it to a quattro formaggi pizza. We’ve all been there. Right?
The way of saying “I love you” in Chinese is “我爱你” (wǒ ài nǐ), but thanks to the language’s many similar words and tones, some quirky cultural gems have developed over the years. For example, saying the number 520 in Chinese sounds extremely similar to the phrase “I love you”. So much so, the country even honours May 20th as a second Valentine’s Day (the real one is August 4th).
There’s an art to saying “I love you” in Japanese, and it goes much deeper than simply the translation. Which is “愛してる” (aishiteru), by the way. To learn more about this one, click this way for how to say I love you in Japanese.
“I love you” in 100 languages
We can’t cover how to say “I love you” in *every* language on this blog post (or we’d be here for a while), but we’ve still got you covered. Memrise’s founder, Ed Cooke, has created a course helpfully called I love you in 100 languages. So whether you’re looking for “I love you” in Korean, Turkish, Danish or something else completely, you should find it there.
But in case you’ve ever wondered what “I love you” sounds like in 100 languages (or you’re after some extra inspiration to really get you in the groove) here’s a quick video of it:
Happy, even after Valentine’s Day
If you found this page because you’re looking for different ways to say “I Love You” for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got some bad news for you. Thing is, you’ll need more phrases up your sleeve than just “I love you” if you’re going to be successful on the international dating scene. If you *really* want to impress someone, try learning the actual language and not just one phrase!
Learning your love’s language will take you places. Just look at how happy this couple is:
That’s where Memrise comes in. Sign up is free and quick, and you’ll join the millions of people who are already learning languages for free on the Memrise app in no time! We’ll teach you using game-like tests, video clips of real locals, and courses designed by native speakers. Just choose your language, and get going - we’re with you every step of the way.