How to Say I Love You in 57 Languages

If there were ever a perfect time to spread love throughout the entire world, now would be precisely that time. But what do you do when the traditional “I love you” just isn’t enough? Or maybe the way you say “I love you” doesn’t translate? 

Well, you could try writing a sonnet or renting a skywriting plane—but if you’re looking for something in between this extravagance and the dull, traditional, three words, try saying “I love you” in different languages!

Here are 57 ways to say I love you, in different languages, one for each week of the year (and some extras, because we couldn’t help ourselves). 

(Pro tip: Wanna kick it up a notch? Write “I love you” on the back of every playing card in a deck, each in a different language!)

Word clous showing how to say I love you in different languages

How to say “I love you” in:

  1. Albanian — Unë të dua
  2. Arabic (to male) — ana behibak (أحبك)
  3. Arabic (to female) — ana behibek (أحبك)
  4. Armenian — Yes k’ez sirum yem (Ես քեզ սիրում եմ)
  5. Bengali — Āmi tōmāẏa bhālōbāsi
  6. Bosnian — volim te
  7. Bulgarian — obicham te (обичам те)
  8. Burmese — mainnkohkyittaal
  9. Catalna — T’estimo
  10. Chinese — Wǒ ài nǐ (我愛你)
  11. Creol — Mwen renmen ou
  12. Croatian — Volim te
  13. Czech — Miluji tě
  14. Danish — Jeg elsker dig
  15. Dutch — Ik hou van jou
  16. Ethiopia – Amharic (to female) —Afekirishalehu
  17. Ethiopia – Amharic (to male) — Afekirahalehu
  18. Farsi/Persian — Ashegh et am (دوستت دارم)
  19. Finnish — Minä rakastan sinua
  20. French — Je t’aime
  21. Galician — Quérote
  22. Georgian — miq’varkhar (მიყვარხარ)
  23. German — ich liebe dich
  24. Greek — Se agapó (Σε αγαπώ)
  25. Hawaiian — aloha wau iā ‘oe
  26. Hebrew (to female) — Ani ohev otach
  27. Hebrew (to male) — Ani ohevet otcha
  28. Hindi — main tumase pyaar karata hoon (मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ)
  29. Hungarian — Szeretlek
  30. Icelandic — ég elska þig
  31. Indonesian — Aku cinta kamu
  32. Irish — Is breá liom tú
  33. Italian — Ti amo
  34. Japanese — Watashi wa, anata o aishiteimasu (わたしは、あなたを愛しています)
  35. Korean — Salanghae (사랑해)
  36. Lebanese — ana bahibak
  37. Lithuanian — Aš tave myliu
  38. Mandarin — Wǒ ài nǐ
  39. Old English — Iċ lufie þē
  40. Polish — kocham Cię
  41. Portuguese — Eu te amo
  42. Punjabi — maiṁ tuhānū pi’āra karadā hāṁ
  43. Romanian — Te iubesc
  44. Russian — YA lyublyu tebya (Я люблю тебя)
  45. Spanish — Te amo
  46. Swahili — nakupenda
  47. Swedish — jag älskar dig
  48. Tajik — Man turo dūst medoram
  49. Thai — P̄hm rạk khuṇ (ผมรักคุณ)
  50. Telugu — Nēnu ninnu prēmistunnānu (నేను నిన్ను ప్రేమిస్తున్నాను)
  51. Turkish — Seni Seviyorum
  52. Ukrainian — ya tebe lyublyu (я тебе люблю)
  53. Vietnamese (to female) — Anh yêu em
  54. Vietnamese (to male) — Em yêu anh
  55. Welsh — Rwy’n dy garu di
  56. Yiddish — ikh hab dir lib
  57. Zimbabwe — Ndinokuda

Bonus!

  1. Millennial — I want to go Facebook official 
  2. Dothraki (Game of Thrones) — Anha zhilak yera
  3. High Valyrian (Game of Thrones) — Avy jorrāelan
  4. Orcish (World of Warcraft) — go as sd d a p
  5. Potterverse (Harry Potter) — Always

Never forget, no matter where you are in the world, love can be found, and love will overcome all hatred.

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