Afrikaans Ek is lief vir jou

Albanian Te dua; Te dashuroj; Ti je zemra ime

American Indian (North American Native)

Apache Sheth she~n zho~n (nazalized vowel sounds)

Cheyenne Ne mohotatse

Chickasaw Chiholloli (first ‘i’ nasalized)

Hopi Nu’ umi unangw’ta

Mohawk Konoronhkwa

Navajo Ayor anosh’ni

Sioux Techihhila

Zuni Tom ho’ ichema

Arabic Ana behibak (female to male); Ana Behibek (male to female); Ana ahebik; Ib’n hebbak; Ana ba-heb-bak; Nhebuk (spoken to someone important)

Armenian Yes kez guh seerem (Western dialect); Yes kez si’rumem (Eastern dialect)

Bangladeschi Ami tomake valobashi

Basque Nere maitea

Bengali Aami tomaake bhaalo baashi

Bolivian Quechua Qanta munani

Bosnian Volim te

Brazilian (Portuguese) Eu te amo (pronounced “eiu chee amu”)

Bulgarian Obicham te; As te obeicham; As te obicham

Burmese Chit pa te

Cambodian Kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah

Canadian (French) Sh’teme (spoken)

Je t’aime (I like you)

Je t’adore (I love you)

Chinese Ngo oi ney (Cantonese); Wo oi ney (Cantonese); Wo ai ni (Mandarin); Wo ie ni (Mandarin); Wuo ai nee (Mandarin); Wo ay ni (Mandarin)

Creol Mi aime jou

Croation (familiar) Volim te (used in common speech)

Czech Miluji te

Danish Jeg elsker dig

Dutch Ik hou van je; Ik hou van jou

Equador Quechua Canda munani

English I love you; I adore you; I love thee (poetic)

Estonian Mina armastan sind; Ma armastan sind

Ethiopian ewedishalew (Male to Female); ewedihalew (Female to Male)

Farsi (Iran-dialects Tora dost daram in Afghanistan / Pakistan )

Filipino (Phillipino) Mahal ka ta; Iniibig kita; Mahal kita

Finnish Mina rakastan sinua; Rakaastan sinua; (“Ma”) tykka”a”n susta (I like you)

French Je t’aime (I love you); Je t’adore (I love you – stronger between lovers); J’ t’aime bien (I like you – meant for friends, family members – not for lovers)

Gaelic ( Ireland ) Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic):

Tá mé i ngrá leat (literally: Am I in love with-you / meaning: I’m in love with you) Pronounced: taa may ee ngraw lat

Tá grá agam ort (literally: Is love at-me on-you / meaning: I love you) Pronounced: taa graw aggam orret

Is grá liom thú (literally: Is love with-me you meaning: You are love in me) Pronounced: es graw lom who

(The Irish language is generally a very idiomatic and metaphorical one.)

Gàidhlig (Scots Gaelic)

Tha gaol agam ort (literally: Is love at-me on-you / meaning: I love you) Pronounced: ha gewl aggam orsht

German Ich liebe dich (classic & conservative); Ich hab dich lieb

Swiss (German) Ch’ha di ga”rn

Greek S’ayapo (spoken s’agapo)

Greenlandic Asavakit

Hawaiian Aloha wau ia oi; Aloha wau ia oi nui loa (I love you very much)

Hebrew Ani ohevet otcha (female to male); Ani ohev otach (male to female)

Hindi ( India ) Mai tumase pyar karata hun (male to female); Mai tumase pyar karati hun (female to male)

Hungarian Szeretlek

Icelandic Eg elska thig (pronounce “yeg l-ska thig”)

Indonesia Saya cinta padamu; Saya cinta kamu; Saya kasih saudari

Italian Ti amo (relationship – lover or spouse); Ti voglio bene (between friends); Ti voglio (strong sexual meaning of desire)

Irish (see also Gaelic) Taim i’ ngra leat

Japanese Kimi o ai shiteru; Aishiteru; Chuu shiteyo; Ore wa omae ga suki da; Watashi wa anata ga suki desu; Suki desu (used at the beginning of a relationship – no intimacy yet)

Korean Dangsinul saranghee yo; Saranghee; Joahaeyo; Norul sarang hae

Kurdish Ez te hezdikhem

Lao Khoi hak jao

Latin Te amo

Latvian Es tevi milu (pronounced “es tevy meelu”)

Lebanese Bahibak

Lithuanian Tave myliu (pronounced “ta-ve mee-lyu”)

Luganda ( Uganda ) Nkwagala Nyo

Luo ( Kenya ) Aheri

Luxembourgish Ech hun dech ga”r

Macedonian Te sakam (a bit stronger than “I like you”); Te ljubam (I really love you)

Malay (Indonesian) Saya cintakan kamu; Saya cinta pada mu (best and most commonly used)

Moroccan Kanbhik

Norwegian Jeg elsker deg (Bokmaal); Eg elskar deg (Nynorsk)

Pakistani Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai; Muje se mu habbat hai

Polish Kocham cie; Kocham ciebie; Ja cie kocham

Portuguese Eu amo te (pronounced “eiu amu chee”)

Punjabi ( India ) Main tainu pyar karna; Nai taunu pyar karda

Romanian Te iubesc; Te ador

Russian Ya tyebya lyublyu

Samoan Ou te alofa outou

Serbian (familiar) Volim te

Slovene Ljubim te

Slovak Lubim ta

Somali Waan ku gealahay

Spanish Te amo; Te quiero; Te adoro (I adore you); Te deseo (I desire you); Me antojis (I crave you)

Srilankan Mama oyata arderyi

Swahili Nakupenda; Naku penda (followed by the person’s name)

Swedish Jag a”lskar dig

Syrian/Lebanese Bhebbek (male to female); Bhebbak (female to male)

Tagalog ( Philippines ) Mahal kita

Tahitian Ua here au ia oe; Ua here vau ia oe

Thai Chan raak ther

Tunisian Ha eh bak

Turkish Seni seviyorum

Ukranian Ya tebe kokhayu; Ja pokokhav tebe

Urdu ( Pakistan and India ) Main tumse muhabbat karta hoon; Mujhe tumse mohabbat hai; Kam prem kartahai

Vietnamese Anh ye^u em (male to female); Em ye^u anh (female to male)

Welsh ( Wales , UK ) Rwy’n dy garu di

Yiddish Ikh hob dikh lib; Ich libe dich; Ich han dich lib

Yugoslavian Ja te volim

Zulu Mena tanda wena; Ngiyakuthanda

Although we have tried to be as accurate as possible please remember that this list is a guide only and Wolfestone Translation do not accept any responsibility for any errors and/or the use to which you might put this information.