How Do You Say I Love You in French? ~ (Audio)


FRENCH is a romance language, and what is more romantic than those three little words: I love you? So how do you say I love you in French? The short answer is: Je t’aime.

Je (pronounced zhe, like the letter ‘s’ in the word ‘pleasure’ put together with the vowel sound in the word ‘wood’) stands for the first person pronoun I.

T’aime (pronounced tem) is actually two words. Te (pronounced on its own as tuh) means you. Aime (pronounced em) means I love.

Aime is the first person indicative of the infinitive verb aimer, which is a regular -er verb in the French language. It means to love but it also means to like. Therefore it is used much the way English speakers use the word love to reflect affection towards all sorts of things — I love ice cream, I love skiing, I love the Twilight movies, I love my little sister, I love my husband.

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Now that you have learned how to say I love you in French, there is a little more to it. While you can say J’aime Londres, which translates into I love London, and also j’aime mon frere, meaning I love my brother, to use aimer to mean that you like someone, have affection for, are fond of, and other such less-than-romantic feelings, you have to tack on another word that will lessen the love, so to speak, of the verb on its own.Au Parfait du Present

The word assez (pronounced ah-say) literally means enough and rather. But in J’aime assez Antoine, it makes the phrase mean I kind of like Antoine, or I like Antoine well enough. Another word you can use is bien (pronounced byan), which means good. J’aime bien Monique simply says that you like Monique.

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How To Say I Love You in Different Languages

Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Other, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Welsh

WHO doesn’t love to hear those three little words, I love you? So few words can express so much. As much as they can make your heart flutter, it can be even more magical – or just plain fun – to share your feelings by saying I love you in a foreign tongue. To that end, here is a list of ways how to say I love you in different languages.

I love you in Afrikaans – ek is lief vir jou

I love you in Arabic – ana behibak (to a man); ana behibek (to a woman)

I love you in Catalan – t’estimo

I love you in Chinese (Mandarin) – Wo ai ni

I love you in Croatian – volim te

I love you in Czech – miluji tě

I love you in Danish – jeg elsker dig

I love you in Dutch – ik hou van jou

I love you in Filipino – mahal kita

I love you in Finnish – Minä rakastan sinua

I love you in Frenchje t’aime
High On Love
I love you in Germanich liebe dich

I love you in GreekS’agapo

I love you in Hebrew – Ohevet ot’cha (to a man); ani oheve otach (to a woman)

I love you in Irish – tá grá agam duit

I love you in Italianti amo

I love you in Japaneseaishiteru

I love you in Norwegian – jeg elsker deg

I love you in Polish – kocham cię

I love you in Portuguese – eu te amo

I love you in Russian – ya tebya lyublyu

I love you in Spanishte amo

I love you in Swahili – ninakupenda

I love you in Swedishjag älskar dig

I love you in Turkish – seni seviyorum

I love you in Vietnamese – Tôi yêu bạn

I love you in Welsh – Rwy’n dy garu di