Three little words: how to say ‘I love you’ in dozens of languages


Three little words: how to say 'I love you' in dozens of languages
I love you. They’re three very little English words capable of creating some very big emotion. But the effect of being told someone loves you is no less emotional in any of the world’s 6500 languages. So, from Esperanto to Elvish and Hindi to Hungarian, here’s how to tell someone you love them in dozens of languages, both real and imagined:

Afrikaans: Ek het jou lief
Arabic: Ana behibak (when said to a male)
Arabic: Ana behibek (when said to female)
Armenian: Yes kez sirumem
Bengali: Ami tomake bhalobashi
Bulgarian: Obicham te
Cambodian: Soro lahn nhee ah
Catalan: T’estimo
Cherokee: Tsi ge yu i
Cheyenne: Ne mohotatse
Chinese
Cantonese: Ngo oiy ney a
Mandarin: Wo ai ni
Creole: Mi aime jou
Croatian: Volim te
Czech: Miluji te
Danish: Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch: Ik hou van jou
Elvish: Amin mela lle
Esperanto: Mi amas vin
Estonian: Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian: Afgreki
Farsi: Doset daram
Filipino: Mahal kita
Finnish: Mina rakastan sinua
French: Je t’aime or Je t’adore
Gaelic: Ta gra agam ort
German: Ich liebe dich
Greek: S’agapo
Gujarati: Hoo thunay prem karoo choo
Hawaiian: Aloha Au Ia`oe
Hebrew
To female: “ani ohev otach” (when said by male) “ohevet Otach” (when said by female)
To male: “ani ohev otcha” (when said by male) “Ohevet ot’cha” (when said by female)
Hindi: Hum tumhe pyar karte hae
Hungarian: Szeretlek

Icelandic: Eg elska tig
Indonesian: Saya cinta padamu
Inuit: Negligevapse
Irish: Taim i’ ngra leat
Italian: Ti amo
Japanese: Aishiteru or Anata ga daisuki desu
Klingon: qamuSHa’
Konkani: Tu magel moga cho
Korean: Sarang heyo or Nanun tangshinul sarang hamnida
Latin: Te amo
Latvian: Es tevi miilu
Lebanese: Bahibak
Lithuanian: Tave myliu
Luxembourgeois: Ech hun dech gaer
Macedonian: Te Sakam
Malayalam: Njan ninne premikunnu
Maltese: Inhobbok
Marathi: Me tula prem karto
Moroccan: Ana moajaba bik
Navaho: Ayor anosh’ni
Ndebele: Niyakutanda
Norwegian: Jeg elsker deg
Persian: Doo-set daaram
Pig latin: Iay ovlay ouyay
Polish: Kocham Ciebie
Portuguese: Eu te amo
Romanian: Te iubesc
Russian: Ya tebya liubliu
Serbian: Volim te
Sindhi: Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
Sioux: Techihhila
Slovak: Lu`bim ta
Slovenian: Ljubim te
Spanish: Te quiero or Te amo
Swahili: Ninapenda wewe
Swedish: Jag alskar dig
Swiss-German: Ich lieb di
Surinam: Mi lobi joe
Tagalog: Mahal kita
Taiwanese: Wa ga ei li
Tahitian: Ua here vau Ia oe
Tamil: Nan unnai kathalikaraen
Telugu: Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai: Phom rak khun
Tunisian: Ha eh bak
Turkish: Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian: Ya tebe kahayu
Urdu: mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
Vietnamese: To female: Anh ye^u em
Welsh: ‘Rwy’n dy garu di
Wookie: huuguughghg uughghhhgh
Yiddish: Ikh hob dikh

 


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