How To Say I Love You In Over One Hundred Languages

How to say I Love You in 130 Languages

Is your partner in another part of the world?

Write them a Romantic Love Letter to let them know you are missing holding them but also use some of their local language to tell them.  I have  provided a number of translations of the phrase I love you to help you get started.

Be wary of using some of the automatic translations you find on the web they are not always 100% accurate and could give your loving carefully written love letter a totally wrong slant by incorporating some translation mistakes.

I read of one person who used google translator to tell his girl that “the smell of her perfume was still lingering in his memory” but it came out that “he could not get rid of her stink”.  Not quite the most romantic thing you can say to a girl, is it?

EnglishI love you

Afrikaans – Ek het jou lief
Albanian – Te dua
Arabic – Ana behibak (to male)
Arabic – Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian – Yes kez sirumem

Bambara – M’bi fe
Bengali – Ami tomake bhalobashi (pronounced: Amee toe-ma-kee bhalo-bashee)
Belarusian – Ya tabe kahayu
Bisaya – Nahigugma ako kanimo
Bulgarian – Obicham te

Cambodian – Soro lahn nhee ah
Catalan – T’estimo
Cherokee – Tsi ge yu i
Cheyenne – Ne mohotatse
Chichewa – Ndimakukonda
Chinese

  • Cantonese – Ngo oiy ney a
  • Mandarin – Wo ai ni

Comanche – U kamakutu nu
(pronounced oo—-ka-ma-koo-too—–nu)
Corsican – Ti tengu caru (to male)
Cree – Kisakihitin
Creol – Mi aime jou
Croatian – Volim te
Czech – Miluji te

Danish – Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch – Ik hou van jou

Elvish – Amin mela lle (from The Lord of The Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien)
Esperanto – Mi amas vin
Estonian – Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian – Afgreki’

Faroese – Eg elski teg
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

Hiligaynon – Palangga ko ikaw
Hawaiian – Aloha Au Ia`oe
Hebrew

  • To female – “ani ohev otach” (said by male) “ohevet Otach” (said by female)
  • To male – “ani ohev otcha” (said by male) “Ohevet ot’cha” (said by female)

Hiligaynon – Guina higugma ko ikaw
Hindi – Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae
Hmong – Kuv hlub koj
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

Kannada – Naanu ninna preetisuttene
Kapampangan – Kaluguran daka
Kiswahili – Nakupenda
Konkani – Tu magel moga cho
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
Malayalam – Njan Ninne Premikunnu
Maltese – Inhobbok
Marathi – Me tula prem karto
Mohawk – Kanbhik
Moroccan – Ana moajaba bik

Nahuatl – Ni mits neki
Navaho – Ayor anosh’ni
Ndebele – Niyakutanda
Norwegian

  • Bokmaal – Jeg elsker deg
  • Nyonrsk – Eg elskar deg

Pandacan – Syota na kita!!
Pangasinan – Inaru Taka
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 gradh agam ort
Serbian – Volim te
Setswana – Ke a go rata
Sign Language – ,,,/ (represents position of fingers 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
Telugu – Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai

  • To female – Phom rak khun
  • To male – Chan rak khun
  • Informal – Rak te

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
  • To male – Em ye^u anh

Welsh – ‘Rwy’n dy garu di

Yiddish – Ikh hob dikh
Yoruba – Mo ni fe

Zazi – Ezhele hezdege
Zuni – Tom ho’ ichema

Even if you get the pronunciation wrong you are bound to earn some great points for even taking the time to try to learn it. Use it in your next love letter and make them smile at your effort to communicate your love. If there any languages I have missed please let me know by using the comment box below and I will add them for you.

Carol