How to Use the Universal Language of Love!

I love you no matter what

After all my articles of Love on Valentine’s day, a friend sent me a wonderful list of saying “I Love You” in a number of different languages.

Such a list can of course never be complete to encompass all the languages in the world but hopefully you will now just what to say to your loved ones in whatever major language you choose 🙂

I am sure there are a few errors in this list, both spelling and phrasing, but at the end of the day the essence of the message is the same – love is all that matters.

Afrikaans – Ek het jou lief
Afrikaans – Ek is lief vir jou
Albanian – te dua
Albanian – te dashuroj
Alentejano (Portugal) – Gosto De Ti, Porra!
Alsacien – Ich hoan dich gear
Amharic – Afekrishalehou
Arabic – Ana Behibak (to a male)
Arabic – Ana Behibek (to a female)
Arabic (not standard) – Bahibak (female to male)
Arabic (not standard) – Bahibik (male to female)
Assamese – Moi tomak bhal pau
Basque – Maitea haut
Batak – Holong rohangku di ho
Bavarian – I mog di narrisch gern
Bengali – Ami tomAy bhAlobAshi
Bengali – Ami tomake bhalobashi.
Berber – Lakh tirikh
Bicol – Namumutan ta ka
Bolivian Quechua – Qanta munani
Bulgarian – Obicham te
Burmese – Chit pa de
Cambodian – Bon sro lanh oon
Cambodian – Kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah
Canadian French – Sh’teme (spoken, sounds like this)
Cantonese – Moi oiy neya
Cantonese – Ngo oi ney
Catalan – T’estim molt (I love you a lot)
Cebuano – Gihigugma ko ikaw
Ceqli – Go pyar zi
Corsican – Ti tengu cara (to female)
Corsican – Ti tengu caru (to male)
Croatian – Ja volim tebe
Czech – Miluji te
Danish – Jeg elsker dig
Dutch – Ik hou van jou
Ecuador – Quechua Canda munani
English – I love you
Esperanto – Mi amas vin
Estonian – Mina armastan sind
Estonian – Ma armastan sind
Farsi – Tora dust midaram
Farsi (Persian) – Doostat dAram
Filipino – Mahal ka ta
Finnish – Mina” rakastan sinua
Flemish – Ik zie oe geerne
French – Je t’aime
French – Je t’adore
Friesian – Ik hald fan dei
Gaelic – Ta gra agam ort
German – Ich liebe Dich
Greek – S’ayapo
Greek (old) – Se latrevo
Greenlandic – Asavakit
Gujarati – Hoon tane prem karoo chhoon.
Haitian Creole – Mwen renmen’w
Hausa – Ina sonki
Hawaiian – Aloha au ia ‘oe
Hebrew – Ani ohev otach (male to female)
Hebrew – Ani ohevet otcha (female to male)
Hindi – Main Tumse Pyar Karta Hoon
Hokkien – Wa ai lu
Hopi – Nu’ umi unangwa’ta
Hungarian – Szeretlek
Hungarian – Szeretlek te’ged
Icelandic – Eg elska thig
Indonesian – Saya cinta padamu
Iranian – Mahn doostaht doh-rahm
Irish – Taim i’ ngra leat
Italian – Ti amo (if it’s a relationship/lover/spouse)
Italian – Ti voglio bene (if it’s a friend, or relative)
Japanese – Aishiteru
Javanese – Kulo tresno
Kannada – Naanu Ninnanu Preethisuthene
Kannada – Naanu Ninnanu Mohisuthene
Kiswahili – Nakupenda
Klingon – bangwI’ SoH
Korean – Tangsinul sarang ha yo
Kurdish – Ez te hezdikhem (?)
Lao – Koi muk jao
Latin – Te amo
Latvian – Es milu tevi (Pronounced “Ess tevy meeloo”)
Lebanese – Bahibak
LĂ«tzebuergesch – Ech hunn dech gär
Lingala – Nalingi yo
Lithuanian – ta-ve mee-lyu
Lojban – mi do prami
Luo – Aheri
Macedonian – Sakam Te!
Madrid lingo – Me molas, tronca
Malay – Saya cintakan mu
Malay – Saya sayangkan mu
Malay/Indonesian – Saya sayangkan engkau
Malay/Indonesian – Saya cintakan awak
Malayalam – Njyaan Ninne’ Preetikyunnu
Malayalam – Njyaan Ninne’ Mohikyunnu.
Malayalam – Ngan Ninne Snaehikkunnu
Malaysian – Saya Cintamu
Mandarin – Wo ai ni
Marathi – me tujhashi prem karto (male to female)
Marathi – me tujhashi prem karte (female to male)
Mohawk – Konoronhkwa
Navaho – Ayor anosh’ni
Ndebele – Niyakutanda
Norwegian (Nynorsk) – Eg elskar deg
Norwegian (Bokmaal) – Jeg elsker deg
Oriya (India-Orissa) – Mun tumaku bhala pae
Osetian – Aez dae warzyn
Persian – Tora dost daram
Polish – Kocham Cie
Portuguese – Amo-te
Portuguese (Brazilian) – Eu te amo
Punjabi – Mai taunu pyar karda
Punjabi – Main Tainu Pyar Karna
Quenya – Tye-mela’ne
Romanian – Te iubesc
Romanian – Te Ador
Russian – Ya vas liubliu
Russian – Ya lyublyu tebya
Sanskrit – tvayi snihyaami
Serbian – ljubim te
Serbocroatian – Volim te
Serbocroatian – Ljubim te
Shona – Ndinokuda
Sinhalese – Mama oyata adarei
Sioux – Techihhila
Slovak – lubim ta
Slovene – ljubim te
Spanish – Te quiero
Spanish – Te amo
Swahili – Nakupenda (followed by the person’s name)
Swedish – Jag a”lskar dig
Swiss-German – Ch’ha di ga”rn
Syrian/Lebanese – Bhebbek (to a female)
Syrian/Lebanese – Bhebbak (to a male)
Tagalog – Mahal kita
Tahitian – Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
Tamiln – An unnaik kathalikkinren
Tamil – Naan Unnai Kadalikiren
Telugu (India) – Neenu ninnu pra’mistu’nnanu
Thai – Khao Raak Thoe (affectionate, sweet, loving)
Tunisian – Ha eh bak
Turkish – Seni Seviyurum
Ukrainian – ja tebe koKHAju (real true love)
Urdu – Mujhe Tumse Muhabbat Hai
Vietnamese – Em ye^u anh (woman to man)
Vietnamese – Anh ye^u em (man to woman)
Welsh – Rwy’n dy garu di.
Yiddish – Ich han dich lib
Yugoslavian – Ya te volim
Zulu – Mena Tanda Wena

From today onwards, you certainly have no excuse not to say “I love you” to anyone:-)

hands united in love

Comments

  1. Superb list! I’ll definitely have to learn a few of those! 🙂

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