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Last Updated on 2nd February 2017 by Sophie Nadeau

Love is a universal human emotion. It’s a language we all speak and it’s something we could always do with a little more of in the world. So with Valentine’s day just around the corner (*gulp*, um what?), and the world as it is today, everyone could do with a little more love in their lives. So, whether you’re planning to spend time with a partner, or planning an anti-Valentine’s evening with your best friends, here’s how to say I love you in 50 different languages:

  1. Afrikaans: Ek het jou lief

  2. Albanian: Unë të dua

  3. Alsacien: Ichhoan dich gear

  4. Amharic: እወድሃለሁ (iwedihalehu)

  5. Arabic: أحبك (‘ahabak)

  6. Armenian: Ես սիրում եմ քեզ (Yes sirum yem k’yez)

  7. Binary: 01001001 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101

  8. Bosnian: volim te

  9. Breton: Me az kar (informal use). More Breton Words and Phrases.

  10. Bulgarian: Обичам те (Obicham te)

  11. Czech: miluji tě

  12. Dutch: ik hou van jou More Dutch Words and Phrases.

  13. English: I love you.

  14. Finnish: rakastan sinua

  15. French: Je t’aime (informal use) More French Words and Phrases.

  16. Georgian: მიყვარხარ (miqvarkhar)

  17. German: ich liebe dich

  18. Hawaiian: aloha oe

  19. Icelandic: ég elska þig

  20. Irish: Is breá liom tú

  21. Nepali: म तिमीलाई माया (Ma timīlā’ī māyā)

  22. Italian: Ti amo(informal use)

  23. Latin: Te amo (informal use). More Latin Words and Phrases.

  24. Luxembourgish: Ech hun dech gaer

  25. Malay: I love you

  26. Maori: aroha i a koutou

  27. Slovak: milujem ťa

  28. Southern Sotho: kea u rata

  29. Spanish: Te amo (informal use)

  30. Swahili: Ninapenda wewe

  31. Swiss German: Ich lieb Di

  32. Thai: ผมรักคุณ (P̄hm rạk khuṇ)

  33. Turkish: seni seviyorum

  34. Ukranian: я тебе люблю (ya tebe lyublyu)

  35. Uzbek: Men seni sevaman

  36. Vietnamese: Tôi yêu bạn

  37. Welsh: fi cariad i chi

  38. Xhosa: ndiyakuthanda

  39. Yiddish: איך ליבע איר (ikh libe ir)

  40. Zulu: Ngiyakuthanda

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Sophie Nadeau loves dogs, books, Paris, pizza, and history, though not necessarily in that order. A fan of all things France related, she runs when she's not chasing after the next sunset shot or consuming her weight in sweet food. Currently based in Paris after studies in London, she's spent most of her life living in the beautiful Devonian countryside in South West England!


  • Samantha Elisabeth
    3rd February 2017 at 12:35 am

    Aw, this is too cute! Going to be saying I Love You to my dog and my imaginary cats on Valentine’s Day in multiple languages now :p.

    Also the neat freak in me is completely in love with the fact that you alphabetized this list.

  • Stella Asteria
    2nd February 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Great post dear! I would love to know them all by heart 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    2nd February 2017 at 10:32 am

    sorry but the Yugoslavian language does not exist and never did! it was referred to as Serbo-Croatian before, but those are two languages actually so the people in former Yugoslavia spoke several languages: Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Bosnian, Macedonian 🙂 and in Croatian I love you is Volim te , you don’t need to add Ja (I).


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