How many times have you fallen in love while traveling? Solo travelers know how important it is to be able to say I love you in the language of their local date.

Expressing love and affection to someone special in their own language can be profoundly meaningful, just like being able to say thank you, please, and hello in the language of the country you’re currently visiting.

This article provides translations for the phrase “I love you” in 100 different languages from around the world. Share these romantic words with your loved one on a special occasion or just because.

If you’re interested in connecting to other people during your travels, you may want to check out my other articles about saying thank you in Portuguese, please in Italian, or thank you in Turkish.

I love you many languages

Romantic Translations of Love in 100 Languages & Dialects

1. English – I love you (ai luv yoo) – Spoken in the United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

2. Spanish – Te amo (te ah-moh) – Spoken in Spain, most of South America

3. French – Je t’aime (zhuh tuh-meh) – Spoken in France, Canada, parts of Africa, Vietnam

4. German – Ich liebe dich (ish lee-buh dikh) – Spoken in Germany, Austria, Switzerland

5. Italian – Ti amo (tee ah-moh) – Spoken in Italy, Switzerland

6. Portuguese – Eu te amo (eh-ooh che ah-moo) – Spoken in Portugal, Brazil

7. Russian – Ya tebya lyublyu (ya tee-bya lyoo-blyoo) – Spoken in Russia, countries of the former Soviet Union

8. Japanese – Aishiteru (ah-eesh-teh-roo) – Spoken in Japan

9. Mandarin Chinese – Wo ai ni (wuh eye knee) – Spoken in China, Taiwan

10. Cantonese Chinese – Ngo oi nei (noi oi nay) – Spoken in Hong Kong, parts of Southern China

11. Korean – Saranghae (sa-rahn-ghae) – Spoken in Korea

12. Vietnamese – Anh ye^u em (anh yeah oo em) – Spoken in Vietnam

13. Thai – Chan rak ther (chaan rahk tehr) – Spoken in Thailand

14. Hindi – Mai̱n tumse pyār kartā hÅ«Ì„n (muhn toom-seh pyaar kur-taa hoon) – Spoken in India

15. Arabic – Ana behibak (ana beh-ee-bak) – Spoken in the Middle East, North Africa

16. Irish – Tá grá agam duit (taw grah ah-gum dit) – Spoken in Ireland

17. Greek – S’agapo (sah-gah-poh) – Spoken in Greece, Cyprus

18. Swedish – Jag älskar dig (yahg el-skar deh) – Spoken in Sweden, Finland

19. Norwegian – Jeg elsker deg (yay el-skeh deh) – Spoken in Norway

20. Danish – Jeg elsker dig (yay el-ska dee) – Spoken in Denmark

21. Finnish – Mä rakastan sinua (mah rah-kahs-tan see-noo-ah) – Spoken in Finland

22. Turkish – Seni seviyorum (seh-nee seh-vee-yo-room) – Spoken in Turkey

23. Indonesian – Saya cinta padamu (sa-ya chin-ta pa-da-moo) – Spoken in Indonesia

24. Malay – Saya sayang awak (sa-ya sa-yang a-wak) – Spoken in Malaysia, Brunei

25. Swahili – Ninapenda wewe (nee-na-pen-da weh-weh) – Spoken in East Africa

26. Yoruba – Mo ni fe si o (moh nee fay see oh) – Spoken in West Africa

27. Hausa – Ina son ki (eenah sohn kee) – Spoken in West Africa

28. Lithuanian – Tave myliu (tah-veh mee-lyoo) – Spoken in Lithuania

29. Latvian – Es tevi mÄ«lu (es teh-vee mee-loo) – Spoken in Latvia

30. Icelandic – Ég elska þig (yehg els-ka thig) – Spoken in Iceland

31. Dutch – Ik hou van jou (ik how van yoh) – Spoken in The Netherlands, Belgium

32. Afrikaans – Ek is lief vir jou (ehk iss leef feer yoh) – Spoken in South Africa, Namibia

33. Albanian – Te dua (teh doo-ah) – Spoken in Albania

34. Basque – Maite zaitut (mah-ee-teh zah-ee-toot) – Spoken in Northern Spain, Southwest France

35. Belarusian – Ya kahayu cябе (ya ka-ha-yu ts-yah-be) – Spoken in Belarus

36. Bulgarian – Obicham te (o-bee-cham teh) – Spoken in Bulgaria

37. Catalan – T’estimo (tehs-tee-moh) – Spoken in Spain

38. Croatian – Volim te (vo-leem teh) – Spoken in Croatia

39. Czech – Miluji tÄ› (mee-loo-yee tyeh) – Spoken in Czech Republic

40. Estonian – Ma armastan sind (mah ahr-mah-stan seen) – Spoken in Estonia

41. Filipino – Mahal kita (ma-hahl kee-tah) – Spoken in the Philippines

42. Georgian – Me var var (meh vahr vahr) – Spoken in Georgia

43. Welsh – ‘Rwy’n dy garu di (Roo-un deh gar-ee dee) – Spoken in Wales

44. Haitian Creole – Mwen renmen ou (mwehn rehn-mehn oo) – Spoken in Haiti

45. Hebrew – Ani ohev otach (ah-nee oh-hev oh-tahkh) – Spoken in Israel

46. Hindi – मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ (main tumse pyaar karta hoon) – Spoken in India

47. Hmong – Kuv hlub koj (koov hloob koy) – Spoken in China, Southeast Asia

48. Hungarian – Szeretlek (seh-reht-lehk) – Spoken in Hungary

49. Igbo – Ị na-adọrọ gị (ee nah-ah-doh-roh gee) – Spoken in Nigeria

50. Samoan – ‘Ua’u ia oe (oo-ah-oo ee-ah oh-eh) – Spoken in Samoa

51. Kazakh – Мен сізді жақсы көремін (men sizdi zhaksy koryomin) – Spoken in Kazakhstan

52. Khmer – Bong somlanh knhom (bong sohm-lahn knohm) – Spoken in Cambodia

53. Kyrgyz – Мен сени сүйөм (men seni syuyom) – Spoken in Kyrgyzstan

54. Lao – Koi hak sid nyee (koy hahk sid nyee) – Spoken in Laos

55. Malagasy – Tiako ianao (tee-ah-koh ee-ah-now) – Spoken in Madagascar

56. Maltese – Inħobbok (een-hohb-ohk) – Spoken in Malta

57. Maori – E aroha ana au i a koe (eh ah-roh-hah ah-nah ah-ooh ee ah koe) – Spoken in New Zealand

58. Mongolian – Би хайртай (bee khair-tay) – Spoken in Mongolia

59. Burmese – Chein phyu yay phu nge (chain phyu yay phoo ngeh) – Spoken in Myanmar

60. Nepali – Ma tapā’Ä«lā’Ä« premagaram (mah ta-paa-ee-laa-ee preh-mah-ga-ruhm) – Spoken in Nepal

61. Punjabi – MaiÍ‚ taiÍ‚nu pyāra karadā haÍ‚ (main tainu pyaara kurdaa han) – Spoken in India, Pakistan

62. Romanian – Te iubesc (te yoo-besk) – Spoken in Romania

63. Serbian – Volim te (vo-leem teh) – Spoken in Serbia, Montenegro

64. Slovak – Ľúbim Å¥a (lyoo-beem tya) – Spoken in Slovakia

65. Slovenian – Ljubim te (lyoobim teh) – Spoken in Slovenia

66. Somali – Waan ku jeclahay (waan koo jec-la-hay) – Spoken in Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia

67. Sundanese – Urang cinta maraneh (oo-rang chin-tah mah-rah-neh) – Spoken in Indonesia

68. Ukrainian – Ya tebe kokhayu (ya teh-beh koh-khah-yoo) – Spoken in Ukraine

69. Urdu – میں آپ سے محبت کرتا ہوں (main aap se muhabbat karta hoon) – Spoken in Pakistan, India

70. Xhosa – Ndiyakuthanda (in-dee-ya-koo-than-da) – Spoken in Southern Africa

71. Yiddish – איך ליב דיך (ikh lib dikh) – Spoken by Jewish communities globally

72. Zulu – Ngiyakuthanda (in-jee-yah-kooth-an-dah) – Spoken in Southern Africa

73. Amharic – Afeker alehu (ah-feh-ker ah-leh-hoo) – Spoken in Ethiopia

74. Azerbaijani – MÉ™n sÉ™ni sevirÉ™m (muh-n suh-nee seh-vee-ruhm) – Spoken in Azerbaijan

75. Belarusian – Я цябе кахаю (ya tsya-be ka-ha-yu) – Spoken in Belarus

76. Bosnian – Volim te (vo-leem teh) – Spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina

77. Cebuano – Gihigugma ko ikaw (gi-hee-goog-mah koh ee-kou) – Spoken in the Philippines

78. Fijian – Au sa lomani iko (ah-oo sah loh-mah-nee ee-koh) – Spoken in Fiji

79. Galician РQu̩rote (keh-roh-teh) РSpoken in Galicia region of Spain

80. Ganda – Nkwagala (in-kwa-ga-la) – Spoken in Uganda

81. Gujarati – હું તમને પ્રેમ કરું છું (hoon tamne prem karoo choo) – Spoken in India

82. Hawaiian – Aloha au ia ‘oe (ah-loh-hah ah-oo ee-ah oh-eh) – Spoken in Hawaii

83. Ilocano – Ayayaten ka (ah-yah-yah-tehn kah) – Spoken in the Philippines

84. Javanese – Aku tresna sliramu (ah-koo trehs-nah slee-rah-moo) – Spoken in Indonesia

85. Kannada – ನಾನು ನಿನ್ನನ್ನು ಪ್ರೀತಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ (naanu ninnannu preethisuttene) – Spoken in India

86. Kazakh – Мен сізді жақсы көремін (men sizdi zhaksy koryomin) – Spoken in Kazakhstan

87. Luxembourgish – Ech hu dech gär (ehk hoo desh gar) – Spoken in Luxembourg

88. Macedonian – Te sakam (teh sah-kahm) – Spoken in North Macedonia

89. Maltese – Inħobbok (een-hohb-ohk) – Spoken in Malta

90. Marathi – मी तुझ्यावर प्रेम करतो (mee tujhyaavar prem karto) – Spoken in India

91. Oriya – ମୁଁ ତୁମକୁ ଭଲ ପାଉଛି (moin tumaku bhala pauchhi) – Spoken in India

92. Pashto – زه تاسو نه مینم (zÉ™ha tāsÅ« nÉ™ mÄ“nam) – Spoken in Afghanistan, Pakistan

93. Persian – من عاشق تو هستم (man aashegh-e to hastam) – Spoken in Iran, Afghanistan

94. Quechua – Qanta munani (kahn-tah moo-nah-nee) – Spoken in the Andes region of South America

95. Sesotho – Ke a o rata (keh ah oh rah-tah) – Spoken in Lesotho, South Africa

96. Sinhala – මම ඔබව ආදරය කරනවා (mama obawā ādaraya karanaṁvā) – Spoken in Sri Lanka

97. Sundanese – Kula nuhun panimbang (koo-lah noo-hoon pah-neem-bang) – Spoken in Indonesia

98. Swati – Ngiyakuthandaza (in-jee-yah-kooth-an-jah-zah) – Spoken in Eswatini, South Africa

99. Tamil – நான் உன்னை காதலிக்கிறேன் (naan unnai kaathalikiren) – Spoken in India, Sri Lanka

100. Telugu – నేను నిన్ను ప్రేమిస్తున్నాను (nenu ninnu premistunnanu) – Spoken in India

I love you in 100 languages

There are so many beautiful ways to express love in languages across the world.

Even if you won’t be able to remember the words for I love you in all of these 100 languages, you may only recall 10 languages, 20, languages, 50 languages, or as many as the countries and territories you intend to visit.

I checked my international romance skills and knowledge. I came up with the correct phrases for I love you in 15 languages or so.

I promise to improve before I get to travel to Japan and Indonesia, countries that are high on my priorities list. Also, I might need to return to Thailand, as I had no clue how to say I love you in their local languages by the time I’ve been to Bangkok and Pattaya.

As you travel, share these affectionate phrases with those who mean something to you, wherever you may roam.

 

 

Violeta Matei
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