Learn How To Say I Love You In 100 Languages

Learn How To Say I Love You In 100 Languages

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In the spirit of bringing our human family closer together by what unites us — that we are all born to love and be loved —, we thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of how to say “I love you” in 100 different languages from all four corners of the world.

This post is a courtesy of Product of Love.

By Dee Boshoff

The language of love is universal and one that is understood through our kindness, compassion, and selflessness towards our fellow human beings. When it comes to spoken words of love, learning how to say “I love you” in different languages is just another beautiful way that we can connect with people from different cultures and spread more love out into this world.

In the spirit of bringing our human family closer together by what unites us — that we are all born to love and be loved —, we thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of 100 different ways of saying “I love you” in 100 different languages from all four corners of the world; we bet there are some you didn't even know existed!

Whether you’re looking to impress a foreign love interest with your sweet nothings, traveling to a new country and looking for an ice-breaker other than “Hello,” or simply interested in learning new languages, you are in the right place!

How To Say I Love You In 100 Languages

Start speaking the language of your love by selecting one of the languages below (in alphabetical order):

1. "I love you" in Afrikaans

Ek is lief vir jou.

Afrikaans is spoken in South Africa, which has multi-ethnic society that is extremely diverse when it comes to languages. Apart from English, Afrikaans is another one of the 11 official languages that are spoken in our country (they don’t call South Africa the ‘Rainbow Nation’ for nothing). The 11 South African languages include: 

  1. Zulu
  2. Xhosa
  3. Afrikaans
  4. English
  5. Northern Sotho
  6. Tswana
  7. Sotho
  8. Tsonga
  9. Swati (SiSwati)
  10. Venda
  11. Ndebele

2. “I love you” in Akan 

Me dor wo.

Akan is spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. 

3. “I love you” in Amharic 

እወድሃለሁ - Iwedihalehu

Amharic is spoken in Ethiopia/Egypt/Eritrea. Unlike English (where “I love you” is gender neutral), saying “I love you” in Amharic to a woman is pronounced Ewdeshalehu.

4. “I love you” in Arabic

أحبك - Ana uhibuk

Arabic is spoken in Egypt/Algeria/Iraq and many other countries around the world. The written script for “I love you” in Arabic stays the same for both genders, but the pronunciation is a little different. If you’re looking to impress a lucky lady then saying Ana uhibuky is likely to strike a chord in her heart.

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5. “I love you” in Armenian

Ես քեզ սիրում եմ - Yes k’ez sirum yem

Armenian is spoken in Armenia.

6. “I love you” in Azerbaijani

Mən səni sevirəm

Azerbaijani is spoken in Azerbaijan/Iran.

7. “I love you” in Bambara

M’bi fe

Bambara is spoken in Mali.

8. “I love you” in Belarusian

І люблю цябе - Ja ciabie kachaju

Belarusian is spoken in Belarus.

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9. “I love you” in Bengali

আমি তোমায় ভালোবাসি - Āmi tōmāẏa bhālōbāsi

Bengali is spoken in Bangladesh/India.

10. “I love you” in Bosnian

Volim te

Bosnian is spoken in Bosnia/Serbia/Slovenia.

11. “I love you” in Brazilian Portuguese

Eu te amo

Brazilian Portuguese is spoken in Brazil.

12. “I love you” in Bulgarian

обичам те - Obicham te

Bulgarian is spoken in Bulgaria/Serbia/Albania and other countries

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13. “I love you” in Burmese

မင်းကိုချစ်တယ်  - Mainnkohkyittaal

Burmese is spoken in Myanmar (Burma).

14. “I love you” in Cantonese

我愛你 - Ngóh oi néih

Cantonese is spoken in Hong Kong/Macau.

15. “I love you” in Chamorro

Hu guaiya hao

Chamorro is spoken in Guam.

16. “I love you” in Chewa

Ndimakukondani

Chewa is spoken in Malawi/Mozambique/Zambia/Zimbabwe.

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17. “I love you” in Chinese (Mandarin)

我爱你 - Wǒ ài nǐ

Chinese is spoken in China/Singapore/Malaysia and many other countries.

18. “I love you” in Comorian

Ngamhwandzo

Comorian is spoken in Comoros.

19. “I love you” in Crioulo

Mi mistiu

Crioulo is spoken in Guinea-Bissau/Cape Verde.

20. “I love you” in Czech

Miluji tě

Czech is spoken in the Czech Republic.

21. “I love you” in Danish

Jeg elsker dig

Danish is spoken in Denmark.

22. “I love you” in Dutch

Ik hou van jou

Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands/Belgium.

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23. “I love you” in English

I love you

English is spoken in England/USA/Australia/South Africa and many other countries worldwide.

24. “I love you” in Estonian

Ma armastan sind

Estonian is spoken in Estonia.

25. “I love you” in Filipino

Mahal kita

Filipino is spoken in the Philippines.

26. “I love you” in Finnish

Minä rakastan sinua

Finnish is spoken in Finland/Sweden/Norway.

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27. “I love you” in Flemish

Ik hou van je

Flemish is spoken in Belgium/The Netherlands/France.

28. “I love you” in French

Je t’aime

French is spoken in France/Canada/Ivory Coast/Gabon and many other countries.

29. “I love you” in German

Ich liebe dich

German is spoken in Germany/Switzerland/Austria.

30. "I love you” in Greek

Σε αγαπώ  - Se agapó

Greek is spoken in Greece.

31. “I love you” in Haitian Creole

Mwen renmen ou

Haitian Creole is spoken in Haiti.

32. “I love you” in Hassaniya

Kanebgheek

Hassaniya is spoken in Mauritania.

33. “I love you” in Hausa

Ina son ku

Hausa is spoken in Nigeria/Benin/Togo/Niger.

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34. “I love you” in Hebrew

Ani ohev otach - אני אוהב אותך

Hebrew is spoken in Israel. Looking to confess your love in Hebrew? There are a few ways to express this according to your gender role and who you’re speaking to. If you’re a woman and you want to say “I love you” in Hebrew to a man you should say Ani Ohevet Otcha. For a woman to another woman it’s Ani Ohevet Otach. For a man to another man it’s Ani Ohev Otcha.

35. “I love you” in Hindi

मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ - Main tumase pyaar karata hoon

Hindi is spoken in India.

36. “I love you” in Hungarian

Szeretlek

Hungarian is spoken in Hungary/Poland/Slovakia.

37. “I love you” in Icelandic

ég elska þig

Icelandic is spoken in Iceland.

38. “I love you” in Indonesian

Aku cinta kamu

Indonesian is spoken in Indonesia.

39. “I love you” in Irish Gaelic

Tá mé i ngrá leat

Irish Gaelic is spoken in Ireland/The United Kingdom.

40. “I love you” in Italian

Ti amo

Italian is spoken in Italy/Switzerland/Vatican City.

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41. “I love you” in Japanese

わたしは、あなたを愛しています  - Watashi wa, anata o aishiteimasu

Japanese is spoken in Japan.

42. “I love you” in Javanese

Aku tresna sampeyan

Javanese is spoken in Java (Indonesia).

43. “I love you” in Kazakh

мен сені жақсы көремін - Men seni jaqsı köremin

Kazakh is spoken in Kazakhstan/China/Mongolia.

44. “I love you” in Khmer

ខ្ញុំស្រលាញ់អ្នក - Khnhom sralanh anak

Khmer is spoken in Cambodia/Vietnam/Thailand.

45. “I love you” in Kinyarwanda

Ndagukunda

Kinyarwanda is spoken in Rwanda/Uganda.

46. “I love you” in Kirundi

Ndagukunda

Kirundi is spoken in Burundi/Uganda.

47. “I love you” in Korean

사랑해 - Salanghae

Korean is spoken in South Korea/North Korea.

48. “I love you” in Krio

Ar lek you

Krio is spoken in Sierra Leone.

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49. “I love you” in Lao

Khoi huk jao

Lao is spoken in Laos/Thailand.

50. “I love you” in Latvian

Es mīlu Tevi

Latvian is spoken in Latvia.

51. “I love you” in Lingala

Nalingi bino

Lingala is spoken in the Democratic Republic of The Congo/Angola.

52. “I love you” in Lithuanian

Aš tave myliu.

Lithuanian is spoken in Lithuania.

53. “I love you” in Luganda

Nkwagala

Luganda is spoken in Uganda.

54. “I love you” in Luxembourgish

Ech hunn dech gär.

Luxembourgish is spoken in Luxembourg/Germany/Belgium.

55. “I love you” in Macedonian

Те сакам - Te sakam

Macedonian is spoken in Macedonia/Albania/Bulgaria.

56. “I love you” in Malagasy

Tiako ianao

Malagasy is spoken in Madagascar.

57. “I love you” in Malay

Saya cinta kamu

Malay is spoken in Malaysia/Indonesia/Singapore.

58. “I love you” in Maltese

Inħobbok

Maltese is spoken in Malta.

59. “I love you” in Mandinka

Nye kanu laye

Mandinka is spoken in The Gambia/Senegal/Guinea.

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60. “I love you” in Maori

Aroha ahau ki a koe

Maori is spoken in New Zealand.

61. “I love you” in Mauritian Creole

Mo kontan twa

Mauritian Creole is spoken in Mauritius.

62. “I love you” in Mongolian

Би чамд хайртай - Bi chamd khairtai

Mongolian is spoken in Mongolia/China.

63. “I love you” in Mossi

Mam nong-a fo

Mossi is spoken in Burkina Faso/Benin/Ivory Coast.

64. “I love you” in Nepali

म तिमीलाई माया गर्छु - Ma timīlā’ī māyā garchu

Nepali is spoken in Nepal.

65. “I love you” in Norwegian

Jeg elsker deg

Norwegian is spoken in Norway.

66. “I love you” in Nyanja

Ndimakukondani

Nyanja is spoken in Zambia.

67. “I love you” in Oromo

Sin jaalladha

Oromo is spoken in Kenya/Ethiopia.

68. “I love you” in Pashto

Za ta sara meena laram - زه تاسو سره مینه لرم

Pashto is spoken in Afghanistan/Pakistan.

69. “I love you” in Persian

Dooset daram - من تو را دوست دارم

Persian is spoken in Iran/Iraq/Uzbekistan.

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70. “I love you” in Polish

Kocham Cię

Polish is spoken in Poland/Slovakia/Czech Republic.

71. “I love you” in Portuguese

Eu te amo

Portuguese is spoken in Portugal/Mozambique/Angola/Macau.

72. “I love you” in Punjabi

ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਪਿਆਰ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ Maiṁ tuhānū pi’āra karadā hāṁ

Punjabi is spoken in Pakistan/India.

73. “I love you” in Quechua

Kuyayki

Quechua is spoken in Peru/Ecuador.

74. “I love you” in Romanian

Te iubesc

Romanian is spoken in Romania/Moldova.

75. “I love you” in Russian

Я  люблю тебя - Ya lyublyu tebya

Russian is spoken in Russia/Ukraine/Belarus.

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76. “I love you” in Samoan

Oute alofa ia oe

Samoan is spoken in the Samoan Islands

77. “I love you” in Scottish Gaelic

Tha gaol agam ort

Scottish Gaelic is spoken in Scotland/The United Kingdom.

78. “I love you” in Serbian

Волим те - Volim te

Serbian is spoken in Serbia/Bosnia/Montenegro.

79. “I love you” in Shona

Ndokuda

Shona is spoken in Zimbabwe/Mozambique.

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80. “I love you” in SiSwati

Ngiyakutsandza

SiSwati is spoken in eSwatini(Swaziland)/South Africa.

81. “I love you” in Slovak

Ľúbim ťa

Slovak is spoken in Slovakia/Poland/The Czech Republic.

82. “I love you” in Somali

Waan ku jeclahay

83. “I love you” in Spanish

Te amo

Spanish is spoken in Spain, Mexico, Equatorial Guinea, and most of Latin America. 

84. “I love you” in Sudanese

Abdi bogoh ka anjeun

Sudanese is spoken in Sudan.

85. “I love you” in Swahili

Nakupenda

Swahili is spoken in Tanzania/Kenya/Somalia and many other countries.

86. “I love you” in Swedish

Jag älskar dig

Swedish is spoken in Sweden/Finland/Estonia.

87. “I love you” in Taiwanese

我愛你 - Góa ài lì

Taiwanese is spoken in Taiwan.

88. “I love you” in Tajik

Ман туро дӯст медорам  - Man turo dūst medoram

Tajik is spoken in Tajikistan/Uzbekistan.

89. “I love you” in Tamazight

Hemlaghk (for a man)

Hemlaghkem (for a woman)

Tamazight is spoken in Algeria.

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90. “I love you” in Tamil

நான் உன்னை நேசிக்கிறேன் - Nāṉ uṉṉai nēcikkiṟēṉ

Tamil is spoken in Sri Lanka/India.

91. “I love you” in Thai

ฉันรักคุณ - P̄hm rạk khuṇ

Thai is spoken in Thailand/Cambodia.

92. “I love you” in Tigrinya

Yefkrekaye (for a man)

Yfetwekiye (for a woman)

Tigrinya is spoken in Eritrea/Ethiopia.

93. “I love you” in Tswana

Ke a go rata

Tswana is spoken in Botswana/South Africa.

94. “I love you” in Turkish

Seni seviyorum

Turkish is spoken in Turkey/Cyprus/Bulgaria and many other countries.

95. “I love you” in Ukrainian

Я люблю тебе - Ya lyublyu tebe

Ukrainian is spoken in Ukraine.

96. “I love you” in Uzbek

Men seni sevaman

Uzbek is spoken in Uzbekistan/Tajikistan/Kyrgyzstan.

97. “I love you” in Vietnamese

Anh yêu em

Vietnamese is spoken in Vietnam.

98. “I love you” in Welsh

Rwy’n dy garu di

Welsh is spoken in Wales/The United Kingdom.

99. “I love you” in Wolof

Dama la bëgga, dama la nob, bëgga naa la

Wolof is spoken in Senegal/Mauritania/Gambia.

100. “I love you” in Yoruba

Mo nifẹ rẹ

Yoruba is spoken in Togo/Benin/Nigeria.

No matter what language/s you speak, now you know how to say “I love you” in different languages other than your own — and that is a beautiful thing — because LOVE connects us all!

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