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How to Say "I Love You" in 165+ Languages

Updated on April 21, 2015
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Daisy Mariposa, a travel agent for several years, has occupational certificates in Travel Management and International Business.

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The poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning asked an important question in her Sonnet 43 ("How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..."). I've counted more than 165 ways to say I love you in different languages and I present them below. Scroll down to find out how to express yourself to the world.

A cautionary note: I have not included a pronunciation guide. Before you express your love to your loved one in a language that is not yours, be certain you know the correct pronunciation. If you speak the words using the incorrect inflection in your voice, you might be saying something entirely different, and may create a lot of trouble for yourself.


A

Afghani: Dos-tit Darome

Afrikaans:
Ek is lief vir jou [to friends]
Ek het jou lief [to a lover or family member, but especially to a lover]*

Albanian: Te dua

Aleut: Txin Yaktakuq

Amharic: Afekrishalehou

Arabic:
Ana Behibak [to a male]
Ana Behibek [to a female]

Armenian:
kezi chat ge sirem [western Armenian]
yes kez sirum em [eastern Armenian]
yes kez shat em siroom

Aromanian: Ti voi

Avallaen: vüväloiek dü quuo

Azerbaijanian: Men seni severam

B

Bambara: M'bi fe

Bangla: Aamee tuma ke bhalo baashi

Basque: Maite zaitut

Belarusian: Ya tabe kahayu

Berber: Lakh tirikh

Bhojpuri: ham tahara se pyar karila

Bicol: Namumutan ta ka

Bisaya: Nahigugma ko nimo

Bosnian: volim te; ja te volim

Breton: Karout a ran ac'hanout / Da garout a ran / Me az kar

Bulgarian: Obicham te

Burmese: Nga nint ko chit dae; Nga nint go chit tel

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Cambodian:
kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah
Bon sro lanh oon

Cantonese: Ngo oi ney

Catalan: T'estimo

Cebuano: Gi Gugma Kita

Chamorro: Hu Guiya Hao

Chanchal: main Tere bina main ji nahi pauga

Cherokee: Tsi ge yu i

Cheyenne: Ne mohotatse

ChiBemba: Nalikutemwa

Chichewa: Ndimakukonda

Chinese: Wo ai ni

Cimbrian: Ich liibe-dich

Corsican: Ti tengu caru [to male]

Cornish: My a’th kar

Croatian: Volim te; Ja te volim

Czech: miluji te

Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross | My Endless Love

D

Danish: Jeg elsker dig

Dhivehi: Aharen Kalaa Dhekeh Loabivey

Dothraki: Yer jalan atthirari anni ("You are the moon of my life.")**

Dutch: Ik hou van jou

E

Efik: Mmema fi

Elvish: Amin mela lle

English: I love you

Esperanto: Mi amas vin

Estonian: Ma armastan sind

Ethiopian: Afgreki'

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Faroese: Eg elski teg

Fijian: Au domoni iko / Au lomani iko

Finnish: Mina rakastan sinua

Flemish: ik zie je graag; ik hou van je

French: Je t'aime

Frisian: Ik bin fereale op dy; Ik hâld fan dy

Friulian: Ti vuei ben

G

Galician: Ámote

Georgian: Me shen mikvarkhar

German: Ich liebe dich

Greek: S'agapo

Greenlandic: Asavakkit

Guarani: Rojhayhû

Gujurati: Tane Prem Karoo Choo

Bruno Mars | Just the Way You Are

H

Haitian Creole: Mwen renmen w

Haoussa: Ina sonki

Hawaiian: aloha wau i'a o'e

Hebrew:
ani ohev otach [male to female]
ani ohevet otcha [female to male]

Hiligaynon:
Palangga ko ikaw
Guina higugma ko ikaw

Hindi: Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae

Hmong: Kuv Hlub Koj

Hungarian: Szeretlek (I love you.)
Én is szeretlek téged (I love you, too.)

Hokkien: Gwa ai di

Hopi: Nu' umi unangwa'ta

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I

Iban: Aku sayau nuan?

Icelandic: Ég elska þig

Ilocano: Ayayatenka / Ipatpategka / Ikarkarayoka

Ilonggo: Palangga ko ikaw

Indonesian: Saya cinta padamu

Inuit: Negligevapse

Iranian (Persian): Tora dust midaram

Irish Gaelic: Ta gra agam ort

Italian: Ti amo

J

Japanese: o ai shiteru

Javanese: kulo tresno panjenengan

Brandy Rose
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K

Kannada: Nanu nimmege preti maditi idini

Kapampangan: Kaluguran daka

Kazakh: Men seny jaksy kuremyn

Khmer:
bong sralun on [male to female]
on sralun bong [female to male]

Kirundi: Ndagukunda

Kiswahili: Nakupenda

Klingon: qamuSHa***

Konkani: Tu magel moga cho

Korean: Tangsinul sarang ha yo

Kurdish: Ji te hez dikîm

L

Latin: Te amo

Latvian: Es tevi miilu

Lebanese: Bahibak

Lithuanian: Tave myliu

Low Saxon: Ik hou van di

Luxembourgeois: Ech hunn dech gär; Ech si frou mat dir

M

Malay: Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu

Malayalam:Njan Ninne Premikunnu

Maltese: Inħobbok / Inħobbok hafna / Jien inħobbek

Maori: Kei te aroha au ki a koe

Marathi: Me tula prem karto

Mohawk: Kanbhik

Mongolian: Bi chamd khairtai

Moroccan: Ana moajaba bik

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Nahuatl: Ni mits neki

Navajo:Ayor anosh'ni

Ndebele: Ngiyakuthanda

Nepali: Ma timlai maya/prem garchu

Norwegian:
Jeg elsker deg [Bokmaal]
Eg elskar deg [Nynorsk)]

O

Occitan:
T’aimi
T’estimi

P

Palauan: A Kultoir er Kau

Pangasinan: Inaru Taka

Papiamento: Mi ta stimabo

Pashto: za la ta sara meena kawom

Persian (Iranian): Doo-set daaram

Polish: Kocham Ciebie

Portuguese: Amo-te, Eu te amo, Eu gosto de você, Eu amo você

Portuguese (Brazilian): eu te amo

Punjabi: mẽ tenū̃ piār kardā hā̃

Q

Quechua: canda munani (love to you)****

R

Romanian: Te iubesc

Russian: Ya tebya liubliu

Iceburg Rosebuds
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S

Samoan: Ou te alofa ia te oe

Sardinian: Deo t'amo / Deu t'amu

Scottish Gaelic: Tha gra\dh agam ort

Serbo-Croatian: Volim te

Sesotho: Ke a o rata

Setswana: Ke a go rata

Shona: Ndinokuda

Sindhi: Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan

Sioux: Techihhila

Slovak: Lu`bim ta

Slovenian: Ljubim te

Somali: Waan ku jecelahay

Spanish: Te quiero; Te amo

Swahili: Ninapenda wewe

Swedish: Jag alskar dig

Swiss-German: Ich lieb Di

Iceburg Rosebuds
Iceburg Rosebuds | Source

T

Tagalog (Filipino): Mahal kita

Tahitian: Ua Here Vau Ia Oe

Taiwanese: Wa ga ei li

Tamil: Nan unnai kathalikaraen

Tatar: Min sini yaratam

Telegu: Nenu ninnu premistunnanu

Tetum: Hau hadomi O

Thai:
Chan rak khun [to male]
Phom rak khun [to female]

Timorese: Hau hadomi

Tongan: u ou 'ofa 'ia koe

Tswana: Ke a go rata

Turkish: Seni Seviyorum

U

Ukrainian: Ya tebe kahayu

Urdu: mai aap say pyaar karta hoo

Uzbek: Men seni sevaman

V

Vietnamese:
Anh ye^u em [to female]
Em ye^u anh [to male]

The Doors | Hello, I LoveYou

W

Walloon: Dji t'veû vol'tî

Welsh: Rwy'n dy garu di

X

Xhosa: Ndiya kuthanda

Xitsonga: Ndza ku rhandza

Y

Yiddish: Ikh hob dikh

Yoruba: Mo ni fe

Z

Zulu: Ngiyakuthanda

Sonnet 43 — How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

By Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(3/6/1806 – 6/29/1861)

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.


*My thanks to Martie Coetser Pozyn for the Afrikaans translations

**and to Mohan Kumar (Docmo) for the Dothraki and

***Klingon translations,

****and thanks to Joseph De Cross for the Quechua translation.

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      Daisy Mariposa 20 months ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Authenticz,

      It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment.

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      Authenticz HubPage 21 months ago from North America

      Nice read. Numerous ways of expressing love! Great one.

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Ease Feeds,

      Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I hope you have an opportunity to read some of my other linguistics Hubs.

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Linda (Sunshine625),

      Thanks for the Valentine wishes.

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      Ease Feeds 2 years ago from Cyperspace

      Awesome. I LOVE this hub!

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Valentine's Day 2015! :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Saddam.

      Thank you for reading my article and posting your comment. I'm glad you like my flower photos. All the flowers are from my front garden.

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      saddam ansari 3 years ago

      I love this post. I always enjoy your flower photo inclusions. The iceberg rose is stunning.

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      John (Jodah),

      Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I'm very happy that more than 48,800 people have visited my Hub.

      I'm glad you liked my flower photographs. All the flowers were in my front garden.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Well done Daisy. You sure did a lot of research on this one. Congratulations on the popularity of this hub. Everyone needs to know hoe to say "I love you". Great pictures too.

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dianna (teaches12345),

      Thanks for visiting again. I'm glad you like my flower photos. I pruned my rose bushes and rose tree in January. My Just Joey roses will be blooming in a few days. My Iceberg roses look they'll begin blooming in a few weeks.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I love this post. I always enjoy your flower photo inclusions. The iceberg rose is stunning.

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Linda (Sunshine625),

      Thanks for visiting again. This is a great Hub for Valentine's Day, but it can also be considered an "evergreen Hub."

      My article has been viewed more than 41,500 times throughout the year. "I love you" should be spoken or written on a daily basis.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Great hub for Valentine's Day! :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Chitrangada,

      Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. When I published this Hub, I didn't think about page views. I'm so pleased my article has been viewed more than 37,000 times.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Amazing hub! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing this lovely hub!

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Rasma (Gypsy Rose Lee),

      Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I appreciate your support of my writing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      If the language of love can be universal set it to music and play on... Fantastic post and passing this on

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Ruchi (passionate77),

      It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my Hub and adding your comment to my article.

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Audrey (vocalcoach),

      Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.

      I have published two other "translation" Hubs, one for "Merry Christmas" and one for "Happy New Year." I hope you will have a chance to read them.

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      thank you sooo much and million billion blessings for sharing such a nice and wonderful post daisy, liked it soo much and also bookmarked the hub for further referring, enjoyed reading about all the different languages including mine own mother language urdu, you did a brilliant job daisy, stay blessed dear!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I'd love to hear this in any language:) An exceptional hub and I will pass it on. I think your 'nick name' is "creative." ~ Audrey

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mike,

      Thanks for reading my translations and sharing my article. This was a fun Hub research. I also published Christmas and New Years linguistics Hubs, but this one is the most popular.

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      Awesome hub, Daisy! Voted and shared!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Christy (ChristyWrites),

      Thanks for reading my list of translations and adding your comment. I appreciate your very kind words about my page views. As of this writing, my article has been viewed nearly 20,200 times.

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Congrats on so many page reads on your quality hub!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mary (tillsontitan),

      Thanks for reading my list of translations and posting your comment. I became interested in languages when I took a philology course in college.

      I've created three purely lingustics Hubs...I Love You, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. My other articles are more culturally-oriented...gift giving, greeting people, etc.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I always love your hubs on how to say things in other languages and cannot believe I missed this one! I love you, of all things to miss. The one we should know the best.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      parkavithai,

      It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I'm glad you found your first language of Tamil in my translation list.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Julie (DIYmommy),

      Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

      Congratulations on celebrating your third anniversary! I'm glad your US Army husband is home for this year's anniversary.

      Please convey to your husband my thanks for his service to our country.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Danson (dwachira),

      Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I'm glad you found your first language of Kiswahili in my translation list.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Tirralan (Careermommy),

      It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading the translations and adding your comment. As long as my readers pronounce the translations correctly, they won't have any problems. Sometimes, if the wrong tone of voice or inflection is used, a phrase can mean something different. The same spelling can have different a meaning, according to the way the phrase is pronounced.

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      parkavithai 4 years ago

      Happy to see my mother tongue Tamil (South Indians language) is also featured in this list. Tamil is one of the ancient language in the world that has a very long history, for that we have to traverse 3000 years ago. Thank you Daisy for the great list on eternal thing Love.

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      Julie 4 years ago

      Very timely hub, considering it is my husband and my 3rd anniversary today. Because of his military service, we have been apart for most of that time. This anniversary is particularly special because this is the first we actually get to spend together! I will have to write a few of these down, and give them a try over dinner tonight.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Mariposa,

      Seeing "Kiswahili: Nakupenda" here is like seeing my home on Hubpages. Great write up and i enjoyed reading all the way. Voted up and interesting.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      What a cool idea, Daisy. I can see why this gots so many hits. This will help a lot of people.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Suzanne (SuzieHQ),

      It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading the translations and posting your comment.

      I have also published "Merry Christmas" and "Happy New Year" translation articles. You might have commented in one of those.

      My total page views passed 100,000 yesterday. This Hub accounted for more than 18,000 of those views.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Daisy,

      I was sure I commented on this before but did not see it after scrolling through your incredible comments list!! Great to see Irish in there and what a compilation you have!! i thought i knew quite alot but this is amazing, Congrats on great research!!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Audrey,

      Thanks for reading my article. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm pleased that I was able to include "Sonnet 43 — How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. " in my Hub.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      India (K9keystrokes),

      Thanks for your congratulations regarding my having reached 100,000 page views. I've only published 126 Hubs. I'm very pleased that so many people have been reading my articles.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Lovely Daisy!

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      India Arnold 4 years ago from Northern, California

      Congratulations on hitting 100,000 views, Daisy! That is a huge milestone and one worthy of high praise!

      Hubhugs~

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Eddy,

      Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. My page views passed 100,018 earlier this morning. This article has been viewed 18,200 times. I'm thrilled that so many peole want to know how to say "I love you."

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Art (rasta1),

      Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I hope you get to visit Southern California during your travels. There are two great vegan restaurants to which we would like to take you. One serves Thai food, and the other serves American food. My boyfriend can relax while eating there, and not have to question the restaurant staff about the food being vegan.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Wow what an amazing hub and together with Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross priceless !!!!

      Loved it.

      Eddy.

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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      This article is a very nice guide to have when I start traveling the world. I may seem a bit strange walking around telling people I love you but I'll do it.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Carrie (carrie Lee Night),

      It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my translations and adding your comment. I appreciate it.

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      Kept private 4 years ago from Northeast United States

      Daisy Mariposa: VERY INTERESTING!!! :) loved it! There were languages in here that I never heard of...and its cool you included some Native American too :) I knew how to say I love you in french,spainish,Italian and Taglog but the others clueless!! Another one I wanted to add was if you just wanted to say the word love in Hebrew I think it is just Ahava...like the dead sea salt products. Thank you for such a fun and comprehensive list!! Happy Valentine's Day.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Joseph (josephbarrett),

      It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your support of my writing.

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      Joseph Barrett 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Another amazing hub Daisy. You really did the great work. There are lots of hubs, who catch my attraction but I will read them one by one later :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Sushmita (se.sush23),

      Thanks for reading my list of translations and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for the Bangla correction. I have edited my article accordingly.

      I'm glad you were intoduced to Elizabeth Barrett Browning via my Hub. I hope you get to read more of her work.

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      Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Daisy. Thanks for the work put into this extensive list of 'I love you'. Ms. Browning's sonnet was also such a refreshing read. I do not know why they do not inclyude her in the school books in India. We are not given much scope to get to know the expressions and feelings of the women romantics. Unfortunate. I want to share the sonnet with my friends too.

      Just a little word- I think in collecting there might be slight mistakes - as you have indicated, in pronunciation. Everyone reading this if he/she knows a language should make the necessary corrections. I am a Bengalee..and so must say, there is only one alphabet wrong here..in Bangla we say..: ""Aamee tuma ke bhalo baashi"..

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Andrew (chef-de-jour),

      Thanks for reading my list of translations and posting your comment. There are similarities among several of the languages. With some, the languages are probably from the same linguistic families.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Sue (Sueswan),

      Thanks for reading my list of translations and adding your comment.

      Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I had no idea when I first published my article how popular it would become.

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      Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      It would be a lovely ambition to learn all of these by heart and rattle them off in any order to your partner one romantic evening - after a few glasses of red wine perhaps.

      The Yiddish i love you is quite close to the dutch I notice. My fave is the Telegu, which is beautiful natural tongue-twister.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Daisy,

      Love it. :)

      Sharing

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Rui,

      Thanks for visiting again. I appreciate it.

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      Rui Carreira 4 years ago from Torres Novas

      Yeah... well, of course I add a little twist on my romancing other than just say these words, but this Hub is so useful to get one or two out from time to time.

      It shows I'm thoughtful of her, and I am - after all I keep coming here to fetch them eh... :D

      I don't like Bruno Mars though... but it was well thought...

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Rui,

      It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my list of translations and adding your comment. I take it you're going to be speaking other than Portuguese to your girlfriend today...

      Have a look at the Bruno Mars video I just added to my article. It's been viewed more than 274,000,000 times.

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      Rui Carreira 4 years ago from Torres Novas

      You, my friend, just helped me make my girlfriend's day haha

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Rey (Wilbart26),

      It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading the translations and adding your comment. I appreicate your very kind words.

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      Wilbart26 4 years ago

      A hub that's removing the language barrier in love, that may bring peace to our world in it's own little way... Thank you!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Celeste,

      Welcome to HubPages! It's nice to meet you.

      Thanks for reading my list of translations and adding your comment. I have published two other articles similar to this one, and some other linguistics Hubs as well. I hope you'll have an opportunity to read some of my other articles.

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      Celeste Wilson 4 years ago

      Oh my goodness, that is amazing. I could read the English of course, Afrikaans (my second language), Dutch and German. What a wonderful way to spread the love! Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Gel Castro,

      It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading and commenting in my article.

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      Gel Castro 4 years ago

      Congratulation dear Daisy for this very usuful hub!

      Greetings from Brazil!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Alice (alicetom),

      Welcome to HubPages! It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Anya,

      It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

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      Alice 4 years ago from India

      love it!!!......should practice it with my husband..hehe.. thanx..voted up!!

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      Anya_Marcot 4 years ago from NY

      Voted up with a smile! =)

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      CoffeeandJazz,

      Thanks for visiting again. I'm glad my article has received such a positive reaction from so many people.

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      CoffeeandJazz 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I enjoyed your article. I see hate and anger in the world all the time. It is nice to see a little love every now and then.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      CoffeeandJazz,

      Welcome to HubPages. It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Riviera Rose,

      It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my list of translations and adding your comment. I hope you have a chance to read some of my other lingustics articles.

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      CoffeeandJazz 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      It makes me so happy to see Hungarian and Romanian included in the list. It is very important to be polite in Hungarian and Romanian. So to say thank you in Romanian it would be "Mulţumesc" pronounced as mool-tzoo-MESK. To say thank you in Hungarian it would be köszönöm pronunced as kur-sur-nurm.

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      Riviera Rose 4 years ago from South of France

      Well, that's certainly handy! Better brush up next time I go travelling, just in case! ;)

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Rumana (rumanasaiyed),

      Welcome to HubPages! It's nice to meet you. Thank you for reading my lists of translations and adding your comment. I appreciate it.

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Interesting Hub Daisy Mariposa. Voted UP!!!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Sasha (Mama Kim),

      It's nice to "see" you again. I'm glad you enjoyed reading the translations and watching the video. I appreciate your commenting in my article and sharing it.

      Merci beaucoup, mon ami!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      J'aime ton hub!! C'est tres fantastique! ^_^ It took me a little longer to read because I got caught up in the music video.. lol that was a nice touch ^_^ I'll be voting a bunch and sharing!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Saloca,

      It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my translations and adding your comment. When I first published this Hub, I never imagined it would be viewed by more than 11,800 readers.

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      Saloca 4 years ago from Liverpool, UK

      Saving this for future use! Great article and what a brilliant idea!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      jayneedoe,

      Welcome to HubPages. It's nice to meet you.

      As I mentioned at the beginning of my article, "A cautionary note: I have not included a pronunciation guide. Before you utter I love you to your loved one in a language that is not your primary language, be certain you know the correct pronunciation. If you speak the words using the incorrect inflection in your voice, you might be saying something entirely different, and will create a lot of trouble for yourself."

      If there is any language for which you are interested in learning the correct pronunciation, inflection, and tone, you can search the Internet and will probably find the relevant audio file. It's beyond the scope of my article to include upwards of 165 audio files.

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      jayneedoe 4 years ago

      I want to follow and would if your could some how add audible pronunciation.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Tim (timtalkstech),

      It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for taking the time to read the translations in my article. I'm glad you liked this Hub. I hope you get a chance to read some of my others.

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      timtalkstech 4 years ago

      Daisy, another awesome hub! Thanks for the suggesting it!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      aziza786,

      Thanks for reading my article and adding your insightful comment I appreciate it.

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      Zia Uddin 4 years ago

      Good stuff to read and wonderful hub too. I just want to correct you on something - Bangla and Bengali is practically the same official language spoken in Bangladesh. It's just the two terms is used differently in many countries of the world. So the correct translation is 'ami tumake bhalo bhashi' as you've already stated in one of them above. That phrase is also understood in Calcutta, India where Bengali is also spoken but in another dialect. Hope that helps and thanks for sharing the article.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Linda (lrc7815),

      Thanks for reading and commenting in my article. I appreciate very kind words. This Hub has received the most comments and most page views of any of my Hubs.

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Wow Daisy, I am so late and the comment section is loaded. What an interesting hub. You did so much work. I am truly impressed.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      oceanuniverse,

      It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

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      oceanuniverse 4 years ago from California

      I really really do love this, its amazing and beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Elena (Lady E),

      Thanks for reading, commenting in, and sharing my article. I've thought about creating a *thank you* Hub. I just might one day.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Absolutely Amazing - I will definitely be sharing this.

      Thanks, Merci, Gratia, Danke, Shukriya, showing off now. lol.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Paul,

      Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      This is a very interesting hub. In the standard Thai language both males and females will say "chan rak te" if they know each other well. "Khun" is a formal "you" and "te" is an informal you. In Taiwanese people will say, "Gwa ai li." Voted up as interesting and sharing.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Shasta (Millionaire Tips),

      It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my list of translations and adding your comment. I've published a few linguistics articles, but this one seems to be the most popular. Many of the "unfamiliar" languages are either dialects from India or African languages.

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      This is incredible Daisy! I didn't even know some of these languages existed, much less how to say "I love you" in them. Voted up.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      amyxal (tattuwurn),

      It's nice to meet you. Welcome to HubPages. Thanks for reading and commenting in my article.

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      tattuwurn 4 years ago

      Oh, it's nice to know the other Philippine dialects' translation of "I love you" other than Tagalog. And also the Latin version is "Te amo" as well. Lovely hub. :)