Thursday, 7 April 2011

101+different ways of saying 'I love you'



The English dictionary describes love as deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness. 

Here 'I love you' as defined in relationships between people, with translations from many different languages and dialects.


  1. Afrikaans - Ek is lief vir jou
  2. Albanian - te dua
  3. Alentejano (Portugal) - Gosto De Ti, Porra!
  4. Alsacien (Elsass) - Ich hoan dich gear
  5. Amharic (Aethio.) - Afekrishalehou
  6. Arabic - Ana Ahebak / Ana Bahibak
  7. Armenian - yes kez shat em siroom
  8. Assamese - Moi tomak bhal pau
  9. Assyr - Az tha hijthmekem
  10. Bahasa Malayu (Malaysia) - Saya cinta mu
  11. Bambara - M'bi fe
  12. Bangla - Ami tomakay bala basi
  13. Bangladeschi - Ami tomake walobashi
  14. Basque - Nere maitea
  15. Batak - Holong rohangku di ho
  16. Bavarian - tuI mog di
  17. Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu
  18. Bengali - Ami tomake bhalobashi
  19. Berber - Lakh tirikh
  20. Bicol - Namumutan ta ka
  21. Bisaya - Nahigugma ako kanimo
  22. Bolivian Quechua - Qanta munani
  23. Bosnian - Ja te volim (formally) or volim-te Turkish seni seviyorum
  24. Bulgarian - As te obicham
  25. Bulgarian - Obicham te
  26. Burmese - chit pa de
  27. Cambodian (to the female) - bon saleng oun
  28. Cambodian (to the male) - oun saleng bon
  29. Canadian French - Je t'adore ("I love you")
  30. Canadian French - Je t'aime ("I like you")
  31. Catalan - T'estim (mallorcan)
  32. Cebuano - Gihigugma ko ikaw
  33. Chamoru (or Chamorro) - Hu guaiya hao
  34. Cherokee - Tsi ge yu i
  35. Cheyenne - Ne mohotatse
  36. Chichewa - Ndimakukonda
  37. Chickasaw - Chiholloli (first 'i' nasalized)
  38. Chinese - Ngo oi ney a (Cantonese)
  39. Chinese - Wuo ai nee (Mandarin)
  40. Corsican - Ti tengu cara (to female)
  41. Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)
  42. Creol - Mi aime jou
  43. Croatian - Volim te (used in common speech)
  44. Czech - Miluji Te
  45. Danish - Jeg elsker dig
  46. Dutch - Ik hou van jou
  47. Dutch - Jeg elsker dig
  48. Ecuador Quechua - Canda munani
  49. English - I love thee (used only in Christian context)
  50. English - I love you
  51. Eskimo - Nagligivaget
  52. Esperanto - Mi amas vim
  53. Estonian - Ma armastan sind / Mina armastan sind (formal)
  54. Ethiopia - afekereshe alhu
  55. Faroese - Eg elski teg
  56. Farsi - Tora dost daram
  57. Filipino - Mahal ka ta
  58. Finnish (Minä) rakastan sinua
  59. Flemish (Ghent) - 'k'ou van ui
  60. French (formal) - Je vous aime
  61. Friesian - Ik hald fan dei
  62. Gaelic - Tá mé i ngrá leat
  63. Galician - Querote (or) Amote
  64. Georgian - Miquar shen
  65. German - Ich liebe Dich
  66. Ghanaian - Me dor wo
  67. Greek - agapo se
  68. Greek - S'agapo
  69. Greenlandic - Asavakit
  70. Gronings - Ik hol van die
  71. Gujarati - oo tane prem karu chu
  72. Hausa - Ina sonki
  73. Hawaiian - Aloha au ia`oe
  74. Hebrew - Ani ohevet ota
  75. Hiligaynon - Guina higugma ko ikaw
  76. Hindi - Main tumsey pyaar karta hoon / Maine Pyar Kiya
  77. Hmong - Kuv hlub koj
  78. Hokkien - Wa ai lu
  79. Hopi - Nu' umi unangwa'ta
  80. Hungarian - Szeretlek te'ged
  81. Icelandic - Eg elska thig
  82. Ilocano - Ay ayating ka
  83. Indi - Mai Tujhe Pyaar Kartha Ho
  84. Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu ('Saya', commonly used)
  85. Inuit - Negligevapse
  86. Iranian - Mahn doostaht doh-rahm
  87. Irish - taim i' ngra leat
  88. Italian - Ti amo/Ti voglio bene
  89. Japanese - Anata wa, dai suki desu
  90. Javanese (formal) - Kulo tresno marang panjenengan
  91. Javanese (informal) - aku terno kowe
  92. Kannada - Naanu ninna preetisuttene
  93. Kapampangan - Kaluguran daka
  94. Kenya (Kalenjin) - Achamin
  95. Kenya (Kiswahili) - Ninakupenda
  96. Kikongo - Mono ke zola nge (mono ke' zola nge')
  97. Kiswahili - Nakupenda
  98. Konkani - Tu magel moga cho
  99. Korean - SA LANG HAE / Na No Sa Lan H
  1. Kurdish - Khoshtm Auyt
  2. Laos - Chanrackkun
  3. Latin - Te amo
  4. Latvian - Es mîlu Tevi
  5. Lebanese - Bahibak
  6. Lingala - Nalingi yo
  7. Lithuanian - As Myliu Tave
  8. Lojban - mi do prami
  9. Luo - Aheri
  10. Luxembourgeois - Ech hun dech gäer
  11. Macedonian - Jas Te Sakam
  12. Madrid - lingo Me molas, tronca
  13. Maiese - Wa wa
  14. Malay - Saya cintakan mu / Saya cinta mu
  15. Maltese - Inhobbok hafna
  16. Marathi - Me tula prem karto
  17. Mohawk - Kanbhik
  18. Moroccan - Ana moajaba bik
  19. Nahuatl - Ni mits neki
  20. Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
  21. Ndebele - Niyakutanda
  22. Nigeria (Hausa) - Ina sonki
  23. Nigeria (Yoruba langauge) - Mo fe ran re
  24. Norwegian - Jeg elsker deg
  25. Osetian - Aez dae warzyn
  26. Pakistan (Urdu) - May tum say pyar karta hun
  27. Pandacan - Syota na kita!!
  28. Pangasinan - Inaru Taka
  29. Papiamento - Mi ta stimabo
  30. Persian - Tora Doost Darem
  31. Pig Latin - I-yea Ove-lea Ou-yea
  32. Polish - Kocham Cie
  33. Portuguese (Brazilian) - Eu te amo
  34. Punjabi - me tumse pyar ker ta hu'
  35. Quenya - Tye-mela'ne
  36. Romanian - Te ador (stronger)
  37. Romanian - Te iubesc
  38. Russian - Ya tyebya lyublyu
  39. Samoan - Ou te alofa outou
  40. Sanskrit - tvayi snihyaami
  41. Scottish Gaelic - Tha gra\dh agam ort

  1. Serbo-Croatian - Volim te
  2. Setswana - Ke a go rata
  3. Shona - Ndinokuda
  4. Sign language - Spread hand out so no fingers are touching. Bring in middle & ring fingers and touch then to the palm of your hand.
  5. Sindhi - Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
  6. Singhalese - Mama oyaata aadareyi
  7. Slovenian - ljubim te
  8. South Sotho - Ke o Rata
  9. Spanish - Te quiero / te amo / yo amor
  10. Sri Lanka - mame adhare
  11. Surinam - Mi lobi joe
  12. Swahili - Naku penda
  13. Swedish - Jag älskar dig
  14. Swiss-German - Ch-ha di gärn
  15. Tagalong - Mahal Kita / Iniibig kita
  16. Tahitian - Ua here au ia oe
  17. Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
  18. Tamil - Naan Unnai Khadalikkeren
  19. Telugu - Nenu Ninnu Premisthunnanu
  20. Thailand - Khao Raak Thoe / chun raak ter
  21. Tunisian - Ha eh bak
  22. Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
  23. Ukrainian - Yalleh blutebeh / ya tebe kohayu
  24. Urdu - Mea tum se pyaar karta hu (to a girl)
  25. Urdu - Mea tum se pyar karti hu (to a boy)
  26. Vietnamese (Females) - Em yeu Anh
  27. Vietnamese (Males) - Anh yeu Em
  28. Vlaams - Ik hue van ye
  29. Vulcan - Wani ra yana ro aisha
  30. Welsh - Rwy'n dy garu di
  31. Wolof - Da ma la nope
  32. Yiddish - Ich han dich lib
  33. Yoruba - Mo ni fe
  34. Yucatec Maya - 'in k'aatech (the love of lovers)
  35. Yugoslavian - Ya te volim
  36. Zambia (Chibemba) - Nali ku temwa
  37. Zazi - Ezhele hezdege (sp?)
  38. Zimbabwe - Ndinokuda
  39. Zulu - Mina funani wena

LOVE ALWAYS...

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