I’m not naive – I won’t sit here and claim that love makes the world go round, because I know that it doesn’t. I know economics and politics and science step in there somewhere and do a lot of the dirty work to keep things moving… But I will claim that love is the reason the world goes round. It is the reason we get out of bed every morning, and bust our asses each day. Love is, really, above everything.
It’s the most intuitive, natural, and powerful emotion we’re programmed to feel. And I think that’s pretty fucking cool.
The other crazy thing about love is, it’s a universal language. And I was thinking about this concept the other day as I was sitting in a cafe in Paris, and it just got me thinking about all these different ways you can express it: ‘there’s like a million ways to say “I love you”…”put your seatbelt on”, “watch your step”, “get some sleep”. You just got to listen’.
You don’t even need words to tell someone you love them. A hug, a helping hand, a touch of their cheek to wipe a tear… love is infinite.
But as I was musing, I became curious about other ways to say ‘I Love You’… So I went ahead and learnt how to say it in 31 of my fave languages. And because I love you, I thought I’d share them with you too.
English: I love you ♡
French: je t’aime
Italian: ti amo
Spanish: te amo
Hawaiian: aloha wau iā ʻoe
German: ich liebe dich
Greek: Se agapó
Portugese: eu te amo
Dutch: ik hou van je
Russian: a lyublyu tebya
Croatian: Volim te
Polish: kocham Cię
Romanian: te iubesc
Bosnian: volim te
Thai: P̄hm rạk khuṇ
Japanese: Watashi wa, anata o aishiteimasu
Chinese: Wǒ ài nǐ
Hindi: main tumase pyaar karata hoon
Ukranian: ya tebe lyublyu
Turkish: seni seviyorum
Vietnamese: tôi yêu bạn
Telugu: Nēnu ninnu prēmistunnānu
Marathi: Mī tujhyāvara prēma karatō
Tamil: Nāṉ uṉṉai kātalikkiṟēṉ
Gujarati: Huṁ tanē prēma karuṁ chu
Malayalam: ñān ninne snēhikkunnu
Yoruba: mo nifẹ rẹ
Make sure to share this article with someone you love! ♡
And now over to you guys… What’s your favourite language to say I love you in?! I personally love ‘te amo’!