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

3.  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

27.  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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24 Responses to How to say I love you in 50 languages

  1. guest March 11, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    the romanian one is spelled ‘te iubesc’

  2. Ffoxtail March 11, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    In portuguese is spelled: Eu amo-te
    You can also write in brazillian portuguese: Eu te amo

  3. 1000 Fights March 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    Thanks!

  4. Bradleyjai March 11, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    “Maite zaitut” ~Basque

  5. 1000 Fights March 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Just added thanks! How could we forget Basque?

  6. Heather March 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    Counting English, that’s one for each week of the year!

  7. Mikelskaite March 13, 2012 at 7:28 am #

    “as tave myliu”-lithuanian

  8. 1000 Fights March 13, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    We added Lithuanian! Ačiū!

    Mike

  9. San jose limo April 15, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Wao Really outstanding Ow-some, Great and fantastic Dear

  10. Nomadic Samuel April 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    Now that’s something worth bookmarking – especially for those with itchy feet and a wandering eye :P

  11. Sunil Tamang April 19, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    “Ma timilai maya garchu” Nepali

  12. Kathy June 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    “Ek is Lief vir jou” – Afrikaans
    “Ma timilai maya garchu” – Nepali

  13. Anita June 24, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    “Eg elsker deg” in nyNorwegian…

  14. Sandy Allain August 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Love is indeed a universal language. There is nothing more romantic than
    saying it from the heart. Thanks for this wonderful list. Its amazing one to
    have on hand

  15. Mats May 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    in Norwegian it’s “Jeg elsker deg” not “Jeg elsker dek” :)

  16. admin May 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    Takk skal du ha!

  17. Audun September 28, 2013 at 5:09 am #

    Yeah. Norway also have a “side-language” where the original “Jeg elsker deg” is “Eg elsker deg”. Worth noticing.

  18. The Fighting Couple September 28, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    takk!
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  19. Kris October 4, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    In Filipino, it’s “Mahal kita.” :) For a more formal/oldie vibe, it’s “Iniirog kita.”

  20. The Fighting Couple October 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    Thanks Kris.
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  21. mohamed asfar February 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    in arabic : ohiboki (f) ohiboka (m)
    in amazighe -morocco- : arktirih
    ;)

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