French Love Words


Valentine’s Day is around the corner – why not sweep your sweetheart off his or her feet by whispering French love words?

The first thing you should learn is how to say I love you in French. It is je t’aime. It comes from the French verb aimer, which is similar to the French for love, amour.

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French Love Words

(Note: The pronunciation guide is approximate as French has many sounds that do not exist in English, but it will give you a good idea.)

I adore you.
Je t’adore.
zhuh tah door

You are the love of my life.
Tu es l’amour de ma vie.
too eh lah moor de mah vee

I cannot live without you.
Je ne peux pas vivre sans toi.
zhuhn puh pah veevr sahn twah

You are the woman of my dreams.
Tu es la femme de mes rêves.
too eh lah fahm de may rev

You are the man of my dreams.
Tu es l’homme de mes rêves.
too eh lohm de may rev

Will you marry me?
Veux-tu m’épouser?
Vuh too may poo zay

Now, don’t worry if your pronunciation isn’t perfect; you’ll get points for trying out some French love words! And, unless your honey speaks French, he or she will not really know how badly or not you mangled the language! After all, as they say in France, c’est la vie.

** Too tricky on the tongue? Try out some Spanish love words.