There are so many ways to let someone know that you love them. One popular way is to say “I Love You” to your sweetheart. If you want to tell someone you love them in an interesting way try saying “I Love You” in a different language. Here are ten different ways to say “I Love You” to the one you love.
1. French: “Je t’aime”
Some say that French is the language of love. To tell your loved one “I Love You” in French simply say “Je t’aime”. To say “I Love You Very Much” you can say “Je t’aime beaucoup”.
To pronounce “Je t’aime” say it like this: Jah-tEM. The Jah sounds similar to the g in protégé.
2. Italian: “Ti Amo”
Saying “I Love You” in Italian to your sweetheart is as easy as saying “Ti Amo”. If you want to tell your parents or children “I Love You” in Italian it is actually translated differently as “Ti voglio bene”.
To pronounce “Ti Amo” say it like this: Tee-Ah-Mo. “Ti voglio bene” is pronounced as Tee-Voh-Lee-Oh-Ben-Ney.
3. German: “Ich Liebe Dich”
I spent almost four years living in Germany while serving in the U.S. Army. One of the first phrases in German that I learned was “Ich Liebe Dich” which translates to “I Love You”.
To pronounce “Ich Liebe Dich” say it like this: Ick-Lee-Bah-Dik. It is my understanding that in other areas of Germany it is actually pronounced Ish-Lee-Bah-Dish. The first pronunciation is the one that I had learned while living in a small town called Ansbach.
4. Korean: “Saranghayo”
This one I have had a lot of practice saying. My wonderful Mom is Korean and grew up in the countryside of Korea as a child. To say “I Love You” in Korean you would say “Saranghayo”. While there are websites that mention different ways of saying “I Love You” in Korean, this is the one and only version that my family uses.
To pronounce “Saranghayo” say it like this: Sah-Rong-Hay-Yo.
5. Japanese: “Aishiteru”
Apparently saying “I Love You” in Japanese is much more complicated. You will find many versions of a simple “I Love You” for the Japanese language. Oddly enough, the Japanese culture does not use this phrase frequently, some have never used the expression in their lifetime. One of the most common ways to say “I Love You” to someone in Japanese is “Aishiteru”.
To pronounce “Aishiteru” say it like this: Eye-Shee-Ter-U. One alternative way to say “I Love You” in Japanese is “Aishite Imasu” pronounced Eye-Shee-Tey-Mas.
6. Albanian: “Te Dua”
Having spent two weeks in Albania this one is a bit more personable to me as well. To say “I Love You” in Albanian simply tell your sweetheart “Te Dua”.
To pronounce “Te Dua” say it like this: Tay-Due-Ah.
7. Dutch: ” Ik Hou Van Jou”
The Dutch language can sometimes be difficult to pronounce. Saying “I Love You” to your sweetheart in Dutch is sure to impress him/her. To Say “I Love You” in Dutch you would say “Ik Hou Van Jou”.
To pronounce it say it as it appears: Ick-How-Van-Jow.
8. Chinese (Mandarin Version) “Wo Ie Ni”
If you wish to tell someone you love them in Chinese you can try this Mandarin version, “Wo Ie Ni”. There are also other versions of “I Love You” such as “Wo Oi Ney” which is the Cantonese version.
To pronounce “Wo Ie Ni” say it like this: woah-eye-nigh. To pronounce “Wo Oi Ney” you would say: woah-oi-neigh.
9. Greek “S’ Agapo”
In Greek the translation of “I Love You” becomes “S’ Agapo”. Apparently this form of saying “I Love You” is pronounced exactly as it appears, making it an easy one to pronounce to your sweetheart. If you’d rather tell someone “I Like You” in Greek you would instead say “Mou Aresis”.
10. English “I Love You”
It may seem silly that I include the English way of saying “I Love You”, but it seems that many people have a hard time saying it. If you love someone you should tell them. If you are thinking of telling your sweetheart that you love them for the first time then say it in plain English “I Love You”.
Now you know ten different ways for saying “I Love You”. It may be fun to include these different versions of “I Love You” in your Valentine’s Card, Anniversary Card, or in your proposal speech. Just make sure to say them often and say them with meaning.