I Love You

Once upon a time there was a Turkish poet that met a Japanese painter somewhere in Paris – he fell in love with her at first sight. Then she left. So, he spent one week learning how to say and write “Aishiteru” (which means “I love you“) in Japanese.

Some years later, a Greek student met an Italian guy somewhere in Rome a week before Valentine’s Day. Until 14 of February she could clearly spell “Ti amo”.

Every love story is difficult. There are obstacles in every relationship. But when the two lovers speak different languages, things get a lot harder.
Fortunately there are some special days, like Valentine’s Day, when we all should put aside our bitterness, and show our love to our perfect half. And, is there a better way to show your love than saying “I love you”?
A single phrase, yet, so simple, so meaningful, so great.

So, did you meet your spouse on the Internet and he lives on another continent? Did you meet her during your summer vacation? Is he from a different country? Or do you just want to make a difference and tell him that you love him in a different, truly unprecedented language?

Find out how “I love you” is said in different languages.


• Afrikaans : Ek het jou life
• Albanian :Te dua
• Arabic : Ana behibak (to a man)
• Arabic : Ana behibek (to a woman)
• Armenian : Yes kez sirumem
• Belarusian : Ya tabe kahayu
• Bulgarian :Obicham te
• Cambodian : Soro lahn nhee ah
• Catalan : T’estimo
• Cherokee : Tsi ge yu i
• Cheyenne : Ne mohotatse
• Chichewa : Ndimakukonda
• Chinese :
Cantonese – Ngo oiy ney a /
Mandarin – Wo ai ni
• Corsican : Ti tengu caru (to a man)
• Croatian : Volim te
• Czech : Miluji te
• Danish : Jeg Elsker Dig
• Dutch : Ik hou van jou
• Elven: Amin mela lle
• English : I love you
• Esperanto : Mi amas vin
• Estonian : Ma armastan sind
• Ethiopian : Afgreki
• Farsi : Doset daram
• Filipino : Mahal kita
• Finnish : Mina rakastan sinua
• French : Je t’aime, Je t’adore

• FYROM : Te Sakam
• Gaelic : Ta gra agam ort
• Georgian : Mikvarhar
• German : Ich liebe dich
• Greek : S’agapo
• Hawaiian : Aloha Au Ia`oe
• Hebrew:
To a woman – “ani ohev otach” (said by a man) “ohevet Otach” (said by a woman)
To a man – “ani ohev otcha” (said by a man) “Ohevet ot’cha” (said by a woman)
• Hindi : Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae
• Hungarian : Szeretlek
• Icelandic : Eg elska tig
• Indonesian : Saya cinta padamu
• Irish : Taim i’ ngra leat
• Italian : Ti amo
• Japanese : Aishiteru / Anata ga daisuki desu
• Kannada : Naanu ninna preetisuttene
• Kiswahili : Nakupenda
• Konkani : Tu magel moga cho
• Korean : Sarang Heyo / Nanun tangshinul sarang hamnida
• Latin : Te amo
• Latvian : Es tevi miilu
• Lebanese : Bahibak
• Lithuanian : Tave myliu
• Malay : Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
• Malayalam : Njan Ninne Premikunnu
• Maltese : Inhobbok
• Moroccan : Ana moajaba bik
• Norwegian:
Bokmaal – Jeg elsker deg
Nyonrsk – Eg elskar deg
• Persian : Doo-set daaram
• Polish : Kocham Ciebie
• Portuguese : Eu te amo
• Romanian : Te iubesc
• Russian : Ya tebya liubliu
• Serbian : Volim te
• Sign Language : ,,,/ (represents position of fingers when signing ‘I Love You’)
• Sindhi : Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
• Sioux : Techihhila
• Slovak : Lu`bim ta
• Slovenian : Ljubim te
• Spanish : Te quiero / Te amo
• Swahili : Ninapenda wewe
• Swedish : Jag alskar dig
• Taiwanese : Wa ga ei li
• Tamil : Nan unnai kathalikaraen
• Thai:
To female – Phom rak khun
To male – Chan rak khun
• Tunisian : Ha eh bak
• Turkish : Seni Seviyorum
• Ukrainian : Ya tebe kahayu
• Vietnamese:
To a woman – Anh ye’u em
To a man – Em ye’u anh
• Welsh : ‘Rwy’n dy garu di
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Jan 8, 2013