With Valentine’s days away, why not learn how to say I Love You around the world?
This tip is invaluable if you find the love of your life in a foreign country and feel the need to blurt the words before thinking.  Love can happen anywhere if you let it.  But, what if you can’t say I love you in the right language?  Your love at first sight moment could turn into the one that got away.

Years ago I wanted to tell my housekeeper I appreciated the job she did and I wanted to give her some time off to reward her.  The housekeeper spoke only Spanish and I only knew a few choice Spanish words.  Read into this, I could not complete a coherent sentence in the housekeeper’s language.  So, I used a free translation website so I could tell her just what I shared with you.  How clever, right?

I wrote the words down on a clean sheet of paper, then shuffled across the house to tell her she’s done a great job and she deserved a holiday.  After the words came out of my mouth in what I thought was a symphony of Spanish, she burst into tears, flung the dust cleaner across the room, then forcibly shoved the sofa against the wall with a crushing and deadly blow to my cat.  Moments later she burst out the front door and I never saw her again.

Needless to say, the free translation website was wrong, which then meant I was wrong in what I said.  I lost my cat.  I lost the housekeeper.  She was a bit moody on a normal day but had I known the language, or enough of it, the horrific day wouldn’t have happened.  My example is a bit off the wall but explains the need to know the language when you’re trying to say something important.  By the way, I miss my cat more.

To help you celebrate a successful Valentine’s Day, here are 49 ways to say I Love You in a foreign language.  Whether you’re travelling or you simply want to impress your lover, you can now express your love and desire in a variety of ways.

 

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English ::  I Love You

French ::  Je T’aime

Spanish ::  Te Amo

Irish :: Gráim thú

Portugese ::  Eu Te Amo

Dutch  ::  Ik Hou Van Jou

German ::  Ich Liebe Dich

Italian :: Ti Amo

Maltese ::  Inhobbok

Czech ::  Miluji te

Slovenia ::  Ljubim Te

Slovak ::  Lúbim Ta

Croatian ::  Volim Te

Hungarian ::  Szeretlek

Romanian ::  Te Uubesc

Bulgarian ::  Obicam Te

Serbian ::  Volim Te

Albanian ::  Te Dua

Greek ::  S’agapo

Turkish ::  Seni Seviyorum

Estonian ::  Ma Armastan Sind

Belursian ::  Ja Ciabe Kakhaju

Ukranian ::  Ya Tebe Kohayu

Polish ::  Kocham Cię

Lithuanian ::  As Tave Myliu

Latvian ::  Es Tevi Milu

Norweigan ::  Jeg Esker Deg

Danish ::  Jeg Elsker Dig

Swedish ::  Jak Älskar Dig

Icelandic ::  Ég Elska Pig

Georgian ::  Mikvarhar

Inuit ::  Nagligivagit

Russian ::  Ya Tebya Liubliu

Mandarin ::  Wo Ai Ni

Japanese ::  Aishiteru

Thai ::  Pho Rak Khun

Indonesian ::  Saya Cinta Kamu

Korean ::  Sarang Hae

Vietnamese ::  Anh Yêu Em

Bengali ::  Ami Tomake Bhatobashi

Hindi ::  Main Tumse Pyar Karta/i Hoon

Hebrew ::  Ani Ohev Otach

Persian ::  Duset Daram

Brazilian (Portugese) ::  Amo Te

Afrikaans ::  Ek Het Jou Lief

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