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I LOVE YOU!

in 118 languages


Almost from the beginning of this web site, I've had a section which carries the greeting "Good morning" in lots of languages. This was my gesture towards the global nature of the Internet.

The section has proved remarkably popular and I regularly receive e-mails from around the world complimenting me on it and often asking for other phrases in multiple languages - but this is not a language site.

Neverthless, I decied to mark one Valentine's Day by creating this section with the phrase "I love you" in many languages. After all, there can be few short collections of words that are so powerful and meaningful. So, as you travel round the world or meet people from various countries in your own nation, try out these translations and someone somewhere might respond in kind. However, I accept no liabilty for the reaction.

I hope that below you will find the greeting “I love you” in all the languages you are seeking. If you can add to the compilation, please e-mail me, advise me how to say “I love you” in another language, and I’ll add it to this page.

Afrikaans Ek is lief vir jou
Albanian Te dua
Arabic Ah’bika [to a man]
Ah’bik [to a woman]
Armenian Yes qez sirum em
Assyrian Kedamtookh brikhta
Azerbaijani Men seni sevirem
Bamougoum Guo me ye te
Bangladeshi Ami tomake valobashi
Basque Maite zaitut
Belarussian Ya tabe kahayu
Bemba Nalikutemwa
Bengali Aami tomaake bhaalo baashi
Bosnia Volim te
Bulgarian Obicham te
Cambodian Soro lahn nhee ah
Cantonese Ngo oi ney
Catalan T'estimo
Cheyenne Ne mohotatse
Cornish My a'th kar
Corsican Ti tengu caru [to a man]
Ti tengu cara [to a woman]
Creole Mwen renmen w
Croatian Ja te volim
Czech Miluji tě
Danish Jeg elsker dig
Dutch Ik hou van jou
English I love you
Esperanto Mi amas vin
Estonian Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian Afgreki'
Faroese Eg elski teg
Farsi Tora dost daram
Filipino Mahal kita
Finnish Minä rakastan sinua
Flemish Ik zie oe geerne
French Je t'aime
Frisian Ik hâld fan dy
Gaelic Ta gra agam ort
Georgian Mikvarkhar
German Ich liebe Dich
Greek S'agapo
Greenlandic Asavakit
Gujarati Hoo thunay prem karoo choo
Hawaiian Aloha wau ia oi
Hebrew Ani ohevet otcha [woman to a man]
Ani ohev otach [man to a woman]
Ani ohev otcha [man to a man]
Ani ohevet otach [woman to a woman]
Hindi Hum tumhe pyar karte hae
Hopi Nu'umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian Szeretlek te'ged
Icelandic ég elska þig
Indonesian Aku Cinta Kamu
Irish Taim i' ngra leat
Inuit Negligevapse
Italian Ti amo
Japanese Ai shiteru
Kannada Naanu ninna preetisuuttene
Khmer Oun Srorlanh Borng [to a man]
Borng Srorlanh Oun [to a woman]
Kimeru Ninkwendete
Konkani Hanv Tuzo Mog Kortam
Korean Tangsinul sarang ha yo
Kurdish Ez te hezdikhem
Lao Koi hak jao
Latin Te amo
Latvian Es tevi milu
Lebanese Bahibak
Lithuanian Aš tave myliu
Luxembourgish Ech hun dëch gaer
Macedonian Te sakam
Malayalam Njan ninne premikkunnu
Malaysian Saya cintakan mu
Maltese Inhobbok
Mandarin Wo ai ni
Mohawk Kanbhik
Maori Kei te aroha au i a koe
Marathi Maaze tuzhyavar prem ahe
Moroccan Kanhebek
Navaho Ayor anosh'ni
Norwegian Jeg elsker deg
Pashto Za stha sara meena kawoma
Persian Man ashegheto hastam
Pilipino Mahal kita
Polish Kocham Cie
Portuguese Amo-te
Punjabi Mai taunu pyar karda
Romanian Te iubesc
Russian Ya tyebya lyublyu
Samoan Ou te alofa ia te oe
Sardinian Ti kerio meta
Serbian Volim te
Setswana Ke a go rata
Sindhi Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
Singhala Mama oya'ta a'darei
Sioux Techihhila
Slovak Milujem Ťa
Slovenian Ljubim te
Somalian Waan ku gealahay
Sotho Ke a o rata
Spanish Te amo
Swahili Nakupenda
Swedish Jag älskar dig
Swiss German Ich lieb Di
Tagalog Mahal kita
Tahitian Ua here vau ia oe
Taiwanese Wa ga ei li
Tamil Naan unnai kadhalikiraen
Telugu Nenu ninnu premisthunnanu
Thai Chan rak khun [to a man]
Phom rak khun [to a woman]
Tonga Ndakuyanda
Tunisian Ha eh bak
Turkish Seni seviyorum
Turkmen Men seni söýýan
Ukrainian Ja tebe kokhaju
Urdu May ap se pyar kerthy ho [to a man]
May ap se pyar kertha ho [to a woman]
Uzbek Men sizni sevaman
Vietnamese Aim ew ang [to a man]
Ang ew aim [to a woman]
Welsh Rwy'n dy garu di
Xhosa Ndiyakuthanda
Yiddish Ikh hob dikh lib
Yoruba Mo ni fe
Zulu Ngiyakuthanda

As with the section on "Good morning" in various languages, I refuse to treat Glingon as a real language but, just in case you want to chat up someone at a "Star Trek" convention, "I love you" in Klingon is Qabang.

Last modified on 20 June 2010


Some Language Sites

"Good morning": Greeting in 250 languages
Hello to World: Basic instruction in 30 languages
Ethnologue: Top 100 languages by population

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