How to say “I love you”

Nelson Mandela once said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” 

It is a distinct possibility that while traveling, you will meet someone and fall in love. That is one of the joys of traveling. This person that has captured your heart might not speak English as a first language. That can definitely add to the excitement and attraction that you feel. When the time comes and you would like to profess your love to this person, wouldn’t you like it to go to his or her heart? Learn how to say “I love you” in these helpful languages. 

 

Language

I love you

French

Je t’aime

Spanish

Te quiero

German

Ich Liebe dich

Norwegian

Jeg elsker deg

Portuguese

Te amo

Italian

Ti amo

Chinese (Mandarin)

我爱你  (wo ai ni)

Indonesian

Saya cinta kamu

Dutch

Ik hou van je

Afrikaans

Ek het jou lief

Russian

Я тебя люблю! (ya tebya loobloo)

Polish

Kocham cię

Hungarian

Szeretlek

Icelandic

Ég elska þig

Swedish

Jag älskar dig

Danish

Jeg elsker deg

Finnish

Mä rakastan sua

Greek

Σ΄αγαπώ (S’agapo)

Turkish

Seni seviyorum

Hebrew

(Ani Ohev Otach – to woman) אני אוהב אותך

(Ani Ohevet Otcha – to man) אני אוהבת אותך

Arabic

(uḥibbuk) أحبك

Swahili

Ninakupenda

Zulu

Ngiyakuthanda

Yoruba

Mo nifẹẹ rẹ

Vietnamese

Em yêu anh (>m) Anh yêu em (>f)

Korean

사랑해 (sarang hae)

Japanese

愛してるよ

Tagalog

Mahal Kita

Tahitian

Ua here vau ia oe

Hawaiian

Aloha Au Ia ʻOe

 

Written by Joseph Ramsey for TheEssentialDestination.com 

photo courtesy of tiramisustudio/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net 

 

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