How to say ‘I love you’ in different languages


Roses are red, violets are blue… Yes, it’s that time of year again! Think roses, chocolates, cards, teddy bears… It’s Valentine’s Day!

We want to make sure you’re ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day properly wherever you are in the world. So, we’ve decided to get as cheesy as possible this year and teach you a few ways of expressing your love in six different languages – English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Turkish. Are you ready to dive in? 


  • I’m in love with you.
  • You mean the world to me.
  • I love you to bits.


  • Te amo. (Latin America) / Te quiero. (Spain) – I love you.
  • Me encantas. – I really like you.
  • Me vuelves loco / loca. – I’m crazy about you.


  • J’aime être à tes côtés. – I love being by your side.
  • Je t’aime. – I love you.
  • Je veux passer plus de temps avec toi. – I want to spend more time with you.


  • Ich liebe dich. – I love you.
  • Ich hab dich lieb. – I really like you.
  • Ich steh auf dich. – I’m into you.


  • Я люблю тебя. (Ya lyublyu tyebya.) – I love you.
  • Male speaker: Я влюбился в тебя с первого взгляда. (Ya vlyubilsya v tyebya s pyervava vsglyada.) – I fell in love with you at first sight.
  • Female speaker: Я влюбилась в тебя с первого взгляда. (Ya vlyubilas v tyebya s pyervava vsglyada.) – I fell in love with you at first sight.
  • Ты – моя любовь на всю жизнь. (Ty maya lyubov’ na vsyu zhizn.) – You are the love of my life.


  • Seni seviyorum. – I love you.
  • Senden çok hoşlanıyorum. – I really like you.
  • Sana aşığım. – I’m in love with you.

So go on, we dare you! Use one of these expressions with your Valentine today. We guarantee they’ll be impressed!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Emma is one of the French Language Experts at busuu. Originally from London, U.K, Emma moved to Brighton to study Anthropology and Languages (French and Spanish) and later spent time living on the French overseas department, La Réunion. In her spare time she loves travel and culture, crochet, cooking and singing!



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