How to say I love you in 50 languages

What are the three (or four or five or seven) most powerful words in the world?  I Love You.  As a little primer for those of you 1000 Fighters headed abroad this summer, we put together the best list we could find of telling another person I love you.  There is something truly magical about being in a beautiful setting with the person you love, then telling them in a foreign tongue, I Love You.  Happy Travels! (Keep fighting though!)

1. Bulgarian – Obicham te

2.  Belarusian – Ya tabe kahayu

Holding hands3.  Bangla – Aamee tuma ke bhalo aashi

3.5 Basque –Maite zaitut

4.  Cantonese Chese – Ngo oiy ney a

5.  Catala – T`estimo

6.  Cheyenne – Ne mohotatse

7.  Chichewa – Ndimakukonda

8.  Creole – Mi aime jou

9.  Croatian – Volim te

10. Czech – Miluji te

11.  Danish – Jeg elsker dig

12.  Dutch – Ik hou van jou

13.  Esperanto – Mi amas v

14.  Estonian – Ma armastan sd

15. Ethiopian – Afgreki`

16.  Farsi – Doset daram

17.  Filipo – Mahal kita

18.  Finnish –Minä rakastan sinua

19.  French – Je t`aime/ Je t`adore

20. German – Ich liebe dich

21.  Greek – S`agapau

22.  Gujarati – Hoo thunay prem karoo choo

23.  Hawaiian – Aloha wau ia oi

24.  Hebrew – Ani ohev otah (to female) and Ani ohev et otha (to male)

25. Hindi – Hum tumhe pyar karte hae

26.  Hmong – Kuv hlub koj

Kissing couple in cafe27.  Hopi – Nu` umi unangwa`ta

28.  Hungarian – Szeretlek

29.  Icelandic – Eg elska tig

30.  Indonesian – Saya cta padamu

31.  Irish – Taim i`ngra leat

32.  Italian – Ti amo

33. Japanese – Aishiteru

34.  Kannada – Naanu nna preetisuttene

35.  Korean – Sarang heyo

36.  Latin – Te amo

37.  Latvian – Es tevi miilu

37.5  Lithuanian–As tave myliu

38.  Malay – Saya ctakan mu / Aku cta padamu

39.  Mandarin Chinese – Wo ai ni

40.  Navajo – Ayor anosh`ni

41.  Norwegian – Jeg elsker deg

42.  Persian – Doo-set daaram

43.  Pig Latin – Lay ovlay ouyay

44.  Polish – Kocham Ciebie

45.  Portuguese – Eu amo-te

46.  Romanian – Te iubesc

47.  Russian – Ya tebya liubliu

48. Serbian – Volim te

49.  Slovenian – Ljubim te

50.  Spanish – Te quiero / Te amo

 

We know that a number of you speak these languages, so if we spelled them wrong, or you have hints on how to pronounce them, shoot us a quick email below.  Thanks!  Now go find someone and tell them, “Ich liebe dich”!

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