Undoubtedly, the words “I love you” are some of the most often uttered words across the globe. This means they are said in different languages. These sweet words are intended to demonstrate your feelings of affection or fondness for another individual, mostly with the expectation that this person is reciprocating the love.

You never know when the love bug may bite you, or when you will want to say the sweet words in a language that is not your own. Most likely, your intention will be to make that other person feel special by expressing your affection for them in a language that touches them, since using one’s original language sends any message directly to the heart. Being able to speak these words or even write them down in the maternal language of that special person will certainly earn you some bonus points.

The importance of saying “I love you” in another language

Since most people know English and use it as their language of communication, they can easily say “I love you,” even without putting much thought into it. This has made the words become so common that they may not have much effect on the one for whom they were intended.

The world is nowadays a global village, thanks to technology and the ease of traveling, and you may be interacting with people from any part of the world, whether it be one-on-one or even over the Internet or on the phone. You may fall in love with someone from another part of the world, and as you wish to win their heart, saying “I love you” in their language can make you appear more thoughtful.

Things to do to say “I love you” correctly in another language

The first thing would be to consider to whom you want to say the words and to identify the type of love you have for them. Next, learn these words in the language in which you need to express them. Visualize how you want to deliver them and possibly even the effect you anticipate them to produce. Practice how to pronounce them correctly, aiming to do it in the best way possible to impress the person you are targeting.

Perhaps you met through a dating site such as Happymatches, and have only been communicating from a distance; when you meet physically, you may tell your partner “I love you” in their language. You will come across as someone who cares about and puts a lot of effort into your relationship when you say it correctly, and when you mean it.

Saying “I love you” in less common languages

Below are some expressions of “I love you” in languages that are not as common as some of the world’s major languages—like French, Italian, Spanish, or even Russian:


To say “I love you” in Danish, you say "Jeg elsker dig,” which is pronounced "Yag elsker dai-g.”


To express affection in Bulgarian, the words you say are "Обичам те,” and you pronounce them as "Obicham te.”


You can express your affection in Estonian if you utter "Ma armastan sind,” which you should pronounce "Mah Ah-rmah-stahn sind.”


Do you want to say “I love you” in Korean? You can do so by saying "당신을 사랑합니다,” and its pronunciation is “Dangsin-eul salanghabnida.”


Greek’s equivalent for “I love you” is "Σ ‘αγαπώ," whose pronunciation is “Sig-MAHga-po"


To express affection in Hungarian, you need to say: “Szeretlek." Its pronunciation is “Seh-reh-t-leh-k."


Have you fallen in love with a Finn? Well, let them know by saying “Rakastan sinua,” pronouncing it as, "Rah-kah-stahn see-noo-ah.“ (If you can, roll the R.)


Make that special guy or girl know how you feel for them in Croatian by saying “Volim te,” and pronounce it "Vol-eem teh.”


Say “I love you" in Hindu by saying "मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ,” which you pronounce “Maiṁ tumasē pyāra karatā hūm̐-- Mahm-tuhmseh-pee-ah-rah-kah-rah-tah-hm.”


You can let them know how special they are to you in Norwegian by saying "Jeg elsker deg,” which you pronounce as “Yah-i El-skehr-Dah-ig.”


Love has been known to go above and beyond the boundaries of countries or even continents, and it is even more possible nowadays with the Internet connecting the whole world and people meeting in a variety of of activities. Learning to express love in other languages is a great thing that certainly shows your efforts to make others feel special and cherished.

Author's Bio: 

Kathy Mitchell is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of beauty, nutrition and general wellness. She likes to go out with her friends, travel, swim and practice yoga.