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 A

Afrikaans               : Ek is lief vir jou
                        : Ek het jou lief

Albanian                : Te dua
                        : Te dashuroj
                        : Ti je zemra ime

Alsacien (Elsass)       : Ich hoan dich gear

Amharic (Aethio.)       : Afekrishalehou
                        : Afekrischalehou
 

Amharic (Ethiopian)     : Ewedishalehu (male/female to
                          female)

                        : Ewedihalehu  (male/female to male)
American Sign Language  : (signed with right hand)
                                                                              __
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                        : |__| __  __ |  |
                        : |  |(  )(  )|__|   __
                        : |__||__||__||  |  /  )
                        : |   (__)(__)   | /  /
                        : |              |/  /
                        : |              /  /
                        : \               /
 

Apache                  : Sheth she~n zho~n (nasalized
                          vowels like French, '~n' as in
                          French  'salon')

Arabic (formal)         : Ohiboke   (male to female)
                        : Ohiboki   (male to female)
                        : Ohibokoma  (male or female to two
                          males   or two females)
                        : Nohiboke  (more than one male or
                          females  to female)
                        : Nohiboka   (male to male or
                          female to male)
                        : Nohibokoma   (male to male or
                          female to two males or two
                          females)
                        : Nohibokom  (male to male or
                          female more than two males)
                        : Nohibokon (male to male or female
                          to more   than two females)

Arabic (proper)         : Ooheboki  (male to female)
                        : Ooheboka  (female to male)
Arabic                  : Ana behibak  (female to male)
                        : Ana behibek  (male to female)
                        : Ahebich  (male to female)
                        : Ahebik   (female to male)
                        : Ana ahebik
                        : Ib'n hebbak
                        : Ana ba-heb-bak
                        : Bahibak   (female to male)
                        : Bahibik   (male to female)
                        : Benhibak (more than one male or
                          female to male)
                        : Benhibik  (male to male or female
                          to female)
                        : Benhibkom  (male to male or
                          female to more than one male)
                        : Nhebuk  (spoken to someone of
                          importance)

Arabic (Umggs.)         : Ana hebbek

Armenian                : Yes kez si'rumem

Ashanti/Akan/Twi        : Me dor wo

Assamese                : Moi tomak bhal pau
 
 


B
 

Bangladeschi            : Ami tomake walobashi

Basque                  : Maite zaitut
                        : Nere maitea ("My love/My darling")

Bassa                   : Mengweswe

Batak                   : Holong rohangku di ho

Bemba                   : Ndikufuna

Bengali                 : Aami tomaake bhaalo baashi
                        : Ami tomay bhalobashi
                        : Ami tomake bahlobashi

Berber                  : Lakh tirikh

Bicol                   : Namumutan ta ka

Bolivian Quechua        : Qanta munani

Bosnian                 : Volim te

Braille                 : :..:| ..:| |..-.. .::":.., :.:;

Brazilian/Portuguese    : Eu te amo

         /Galician      : Querote
                        : Amo-te (pronounced "Amu'-tee")

Bulgarian               : Obicham te
                        : As te obeicham
                        : As te obicham
                        : Obozhavam te ("I love you very
                          much")

Burmese                 : Chit pa de
 
 



 

C
 

Cajun                   : Mi aime jou

Cambodian               : Kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah
                        : Bon sro lanh oon

Canadian French         : Sh'teme  (spoken, sounds like
                          this)
                        : Je t'aime   ("I like you")
                        : Je t'adore  ("I love you")

Catalan                 : T'estimo  (Catalonian)
                        : T'estim   (Mallorcan)
                        : T'estime  (Valencian)
                        : T'estim molt ("I love you a lot")

Cebuano                 : Gihigugma ko ikaw

Central Yup'ik          : Assiramken ('r' is a voiced uvular
                                                   fricative, kind of like a German
                         'ch', except voiced and pronounced
                          a little farther back in the
                          mouth, nearer  to the throat)

Chamoru (or Chamorro)   : Hu guaiya hao

Cherokee                : Aya gvgeyu'i nihi

Cheyenne                : Ne mohotatse

Chichewa                : Ndimakukonda

Chickasaw               : Chiholloli (first 'i' nasalized)
Chinese                 : Gwa ai li     (Amoy)
                        : Ngo oi nei    (Cantonese)
                        : Wo oi nei        ( " )
                        : Ngai oi gnee  (Hakka)
                        : Ngai on ni     ( " )
                        : Ai oi ngee     ( " )
                        : Wa ai lu      (Hokkien)
                        : Wo ai ni      (Mandarin/Putonghua)

                        : Ngo ai nong   (Wu)
Corsican                : Ti tengu cara (male to female)
                        : Ti tengu caru (female to male)

Creol                   : Mi aime jou

Croatian (familiar)     : Ja te volim (used in proper
                          speech)
                                                : Volim te       (used in common
                          speech)

Croatian (formal)       : Ja vas volim   (used in proper
                         speech)
                        : Volim vas      (used in common
                         speech)
                        : Ljubim te  (in todays useage, "I
                         kiss you", 'lj' pronounced like
                         'll' in Spanish, one sound,'ly'ish)

Croatian (old)          : Ljubim te  (may still be found in
                          poetry)

Czech                   : Miluji te  (a downwards pointing
                          arrowhead on top of the 'e' in te,
                          which is  pronounced 'ye')
                        : Miluju te! (colloquial form)
                        : Ma'm te (velmi) ra'd (male
                          speaker,"I you very very much)"
                         often used and prefered)
                        : Ma'm te (velmi) ra'da (female
                          speaker)
 



 

 D

Danish                  : Jeg elsker dig

Dusun                   : Siuhang oku dia

Dutch                   : Ik hou van je
                        : Ik hou van jou
                        : Ik bemin je   (old fashioned)
                        : Ik bemin jou      ( " )
                        : Ik heb je lief    ( " )
                        : Ik ben verliefd op je ("I am in
                          love with you")
                        : Ik ben verliefd op jou( " )
                        : Ik houd erg veel van jou ("I love
                          you very
                        : Ik houd erg veel van jech")
                        : Ik vind je leuk    ("I like you")
                        : Ik vind je aardig       ( " )
                        : Ik vind je heel erg leuk ("I like
                          you very
                        : Ik vind je heel aardig much")
                        : Ik zie je graag
                        : Ik mag jou wel  ("I like you")
                        : Ik mag jou heel graag ("I like
                          you very much") (the last two are
                          more superficial, thus more
                          suitable for male to male)
 



 

E

Ecuador Quechua         : Canda munani

English                 : I love you
                        : I adore you
                        : I love thee   (used only in
                         Christian context)

Esperanto               : Mi amas vin

Estonian                : Mina armastan sind
                        : Ma armastan sind

Ethiopian               : Afgreki'
 


F

Farsi (old)             : Tora dust mi daram

Farsi                   : Tora dost daram  ("I love you")
                        : Asheghetam
                        : Doostat daram    ("I'm in love
                          with you")
                        : Man asheghetam   ("I'm in love
                          with you")
 

Filipino                : Mahal ka ta
                        : Iniibig kita
                        : Mahal kita

Finnish (formal)        : Mina" rakastan sinua
                        : Rakastan sinua
                        : Mina" pida"n sinusta ("I like
                          you")

Finnish                 : (Ma") rakastan sua
                        : (Ma") tykka"a"n susta  ("I like
                           you")

French                  : Je t'aime   ("I love you")
                        : Je t'adore  ("I love you",
                          stronger meaning
                          between lovers)
                        : J' t'aime bien ("I like you",
                          meant for friends and family
                          not for lovers)

French (formal)         : Je vous aime
 



 

G

Gaelic                  : Ta gra agam ort
                        : Moo graugh hoo

Galician/Portuguese     : Eu te amo

         /Brazilian     : Querote

Georgian                : Miqvarhar (familiar)
                        : Me shen miqvarhar [MEh SHEN MI-(q
                          pronounced  between k and
                          g)-VURR-HURR]
                        : Miqvarharth (more respectful)
                        : Me thkven miqvarharth [MEh (t in
                          breathing out)-  KVEN
                         MI-(k/g)-VURR-HURR-(the same)]

German (formal)         : Ich liebe Sie  (rarely used)

German                  : Ich liebe dich
                        : Ich hab' dich lieb
                        : Ich hab dich lieb (not so classic
                          and  conservative)

German dialects:
Bavarian (Bayrisch)     : I moag di gern

(Bavaria/Bayern)        : I mog di  (right answer: "I di a")
                        : I lieb di
 Berlin dialect         : Ick liebe dir  (Old, very old)

(Berlinerisch)          : Ick liebe Dich

 Berner-Deutsch         : Ig liebe di

 Bochumer               : Ich lieb Dich!

 Franconian (Fra"nkisch): Du gfa"llsd mer fai

(Franconia/Franken)     : Bisd scho mai gouds freggerla
                         (already in a relationship)
                        : Mid dier ma"cherd ich a amol
                         (sexually touched, meant as a
                         compliment, not litterally) (the
                         above 3 entries really mean "I
                         like you", a Franke would never
                         say "I love you")

Friesian (Friesisch)    : Ik hou fan dei (sp?)
                        : Ik hald fan dei

Hessian (Hessisch)      : Isch habb disch libb

Ostfriesisch            : Ick heb di leev

Saarla"ndisch           : Isch hann disch lieb

Saxon (Sa"chsisch)      : Isch liebdsch

Swabian (Schwa"bisch)   : I mog di fei sauma"ssich
                        (Literally "I like  you like a
                         pig.")
                        : I mog di ganz arg (More formal,
                         literally  "I like you very much!")

Swiss German           : Ch'ha di ga"rn
(Schweizerdeutsch)

Vorarlberg dialect     : I stand total uf di
(Vorarlbergerisch)

Greek                   : S'ayapo  (spoken "s'agapo", 3rd
                          letter is lower case 'gamma')
                        : Eime eroteumenos mazi sou ("I'm
                          in love with)
                        : Eime eroteumenos me 'sena(you",
                          male to female)
                        : Eime eroteumeni mazi sou ("I'm in
                          love with)
                        : Eime eroteumeni me 'sena (you",
                          female to male)
                        : Se latrevo      ("I adore you")
                        : Se thelo  ("I want you", denotes
                          sexual desire)

Greek (Arhea/Ancient)   : Philo se

Greenlandic             : Asavakit

Gronings                : Ik hol van die

Guarani'                : Rohiyu (ro-hai'-hyu)

Gujrati                 : Hoon tane pyar karoochhoon.
                        : Hoon tuney chaoon chhoon ('n' is
                          nasal, not pronounced)
 
 



 
 

H

Hausa                   : Ina sonki

Hawaiian                : Aloha wau ia 'oe
                        : Aloha wau ia 'oe nui loa  ("I
                          love  you  very much")

Hebrew                  : Anee ohev otakh (male to female)
                        : Anee ohevet otkha (female to
                          male)
                        : Anee ohev otkha     (male to male)
                        : Anee ohevet otakh   (female to
                          female) ('kh' pronounced like
                          Spanish 'j', Dutch 'g', or
                          similiar to  French 'r')

Hindi                   : Mai tumase pyar karata hun  (male
                          to female)
                        : Mai tumase pyar karati hun
                          female to male)
                        : Mai tumse pyar karta hoon
                        : Mai tumse peyar karta hnu
                        : Mai tumse pyar karta hoo
                        : Mai tujhe pyaar kartha hoo
                        : Mae tumko peyar kia
                        : Main tumse pyar karta hoon
                        : Main tumse prem karta hoon
                        : Main tuze pyar karta hoon ('n' is
                          nasal, not pronounced)

Hopi                    : Nu' umi unangwa'ta

Hungarian               : Szeretlek

                        : Te'gedet szeretlek  ("It's you I
                          love and no one else")
                                               : Szeretlek te'ged   ("It's you I
                          love, you know,  you", a
                          reinforcement)
                          (The above two entries are never
                          heard in a normal context.)
 


 

I

Ibaloi                  : Pip-piyan tana
                        : Pipiyan ta han shili ("I like/love
                          youvery much")

Ibo (Igbo)              : A hurum gi nanya

Icelandic               : Eg elska thig (pronounced 'yeg
                          l-ska thig')

Ilocano                 : Ay ayating ka

Indonesian              : Saya cinta padamu    ('Saya',
                          commonly used)
                        : Saya cinta kamu             ( " )
                        : Saya kasih saudari          ( " )
                        : Saja kasih saudari          ( " )
                        : Aku tjinta padamu    ('Aku', not
                          often used)
                        : Aku cinta padamu            ( " )
                        : Aku cinta kamu              ( " )

Interglossa             : Mi esthe philo tu

Italian                 : Ti amo
(relationship/lover/spouse)
                        : Ti voglio bene  (between friends)
                        : Ti voglio  (strong sexual meaning,
                          "I want  you", refering to other
                          person's body)

Irish                   : Taim i' ngra leat

Irish/Gaelic            : t'a gr'a agam dhuit
 
 



 

J
 

Japanese                : Kimi o aishiteiru (mostly male to
                          female but  can be used female to
                           male)
                        : Aishiteiru (both male and female
                          use this)
                        : Chuu shiteyo (literally "Please
                          give me a kiss"  mostly female to
                          male)
                        : Ora, omee no koto ga suki da
                         (very informal,  male to female)
                        : Ore wa omae ga suki da (informal,
                          male to  female)
                        : Sukiyo ("I like you.",
                          informal,female to male)
                        : Watashi wa anata ga suki desu
                          (literally "I like YOU.", female
                          to male)
                        : Watashi wa anata o hontooni
                          aishite imasu  (formal meaning "I
                          REALLY love you.", female to male)
                        : A-i-shi-te ma-su(both male and
                          female use this)
                        : Watakushi-wa anata-o aishimasu
                          (very formal meaning "I will love
                          you.", future tense, female to
                          male)
                        : Suki desu (used at the first
                          time, like for a start, when you
                          are not yet real lovers,  both
                          male and female use this)

Javanese                : Kulo tresno
 
 



 

K

Kadazan                 : Guminavo zou diau

Kankana                 : Laylaydek sik a

Kannada                 : Naanu ninnanu preethisuthene
                        : Naanu ninnanu mohisuthene

Kapampangang            : Kaluguran daka
                          (or Pampangang)

Kekchi                  : Nactinra

Kikongo                 : Mono ke zola nge (mono ke' zola
                          nge')

Kiswahili               : Nakupenda
                        : Nakupenda wewe
                        : Nakupenda malaika ("I love you,
                          my) angel")

Klingon                 : bangwI' SoH     ("You are my
                          beloved")
                        : qamuSHa'        ("I love you")
                        : qamuSHa'qu'     ("I love you very
                          much")
                        : qaparHa'        ("I like you")
                        : qaparHa'qu'     ("I like you very
                          much!") (words are often
                          unnecessary as the thought is most
                          often conveyed nonverbally with
                          special growlings)

Korean                  : (Tangsinul) Saranghae ("I love
                           you")
                        : (Tangsinul) Saranghaeyo (with a
                           little respect)
                        : (Tangsinul) Saranghamnida ( " )
                        : Nanun dangsineul saranghamnida( ")
                        : Tangsinul
                        : Tangsinul sarang ha yo ("I love
                          you, dear")
                        : Dangsinul saranghee yo
                        : Saranghee
                        : Nanun dangsineul joahamnida ("I
                          like you")
                        : Nanun dangsineul mucheok
                          joahamnida
                         ("I like you very much")
                        : Nanun dangsineul mucheok
                          saranghamnida ("I love you very
                          much")
                        : Nanun geudae joa ("I like him" or
                          "I like her")
                        : Nanun geudae saranghamnida ("I
                          love him" or  "I love her")
                        : Gdaereul hjanghan naemaeum alji
                          ("You know how  much I love
                          him/her")
                        : Nanun neoreul saranghanda
                        : Joahaeyo ("I like you")
                        : Saranghaeyo     (more formal)
                        : Saranghapanida  (more respectful)
                        : Norul sarang hae (male to female
                          in casual relationship)
                        : Tangshini choayo ("I like you, in
                          a romantic way")

Kpele                   : I walikana

Kurdish                 : Ez te hezdikhem
 
 



 

L

Lao                     : Khoi hak jao
                        : Khoi mak jao lai ("I love you
                          very much")
                        : Khoi hak jao lai ("I like you
                          very much")
                        : Khoi mak jao   (This means "I
                          prefer you", but is used for "I
                          love you".)

Latin                   : Te amo
                        : Vos amo

Latin  (old)            : (Ego) Amo te   ('Ego', for
                           emphasis)

Latvian                 : Es tevi milu (pronounced 'es tevy
                          meelu') ('i in 'milu' has a line
                          over it,  a 'long i')
                        : Es milu tevi (less common)

Lebanese                : Bahibak

Lingala                 : Nalingi yo

Lisbon lingo            : Gramo-te bue', chavalinha!

Lithuanian              : Tave myliu (Ta-ve mee-lyu)
                        : Ash mir lutavah

Lojban                  : Mi do prami

Luo                     : Aheri

Luxembourgish           : Ech hun dech ga"r
 



 
 

M

Maa                     : Ilolenge

Macedonian              : Te sakam  (a little stronger than
                          "I like you")
                        : Te ljubam  ("I really love you")
                        : Jas te sakam ('j' sounds like 'y'
                          in May)
                        : Pozdrav ("Greetings")

Madrid lingo            : Me molas, Tronca!

Maiese                  : Wa wa

Malay/Indonesian        : Saya cintakan kamu (grammatically
                          correct)
                        : Saya cinta akan kamu(expanded
                          version of above)
                        : Saya sayangkan kamu
                          (grammatically correct)
                        : Saya sayang akan kamu (expanded
                          version)
                        : Aku cinta pada mu (most direct
                          translation)
                        : Saya cintakan awak
                        : Aku cinta pada kau
                        : Saya cinta pada mu (best, most
                          commonly used)
                        : Saya sayangkan engkau ('engkau'
                          often shortened
                          to 'kau', 'engkau' is informal
                          form and should
                          only be used if you know the
                          person _really_ well)
                        : Saya sayang pada mu
                        : Aku sayangkan engkau
                        : Saya sayang pada mu
                        : Aku menyintai mu
                        : Aku menyayangi mu
                        : Aku kasih pada mu
                        : Aku jatuh cinta pada mu

Malayalam               : Ngan ninne snaehikkunnu
                        : Njyaan ninne' preetikyunnu
                        : Njyaan ninne' mohikyunnu

Maltese                 : Jien inhobbok

Marathi                 : Mi tuzya var prem karato
                        : Me tujhashi prem karto (male to
                          female)
                        : Me tujhashi prem karte (female to
                          male)

Marshallese             : Yokwe yuk (sort of multi-purpose,
                          like Aloha, literally "Love to
                          you, my friend")

Mohawk                  : Konoronhkwa

Mokilese                : Ngoah mweoku kaua

Moroccan                : Kanbhik  (both mean the same, but
                          spoken)
                        : Kanhebek (in different cities)

Morse Code              : ..  ._.. ___ ..._ .  _.__ ___ .._
                        : ___.. ___.. (Literally "88", a
                          Morse Code shorthand meaning
                         "Love, hugs & kisses to you.")
                        : __... ...__ (Literally "73", a
                          Morse Code  shorthand for non
                          romantic friends meaning "Best
                          regards.")
 



 

N

Nahuatl                 : Ni mitz tla-zo-tla (the 'a's are
                          "schwa"s)

Navaho                  : Ayor anosh'ni

Ndebele                 : Niyakutanda

Norwegian               : Jeg elsker deg  (Bokmaal)
                        : Eg elskar deg   (Nynorsk)

Nyanja                  : Ninatemba
 

O
 

Op                      : Op lopveop yopuop

Osetian                 : Aez dae warzyn
 



 

P
 

Pakistani               : Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai
                        : Muje se mu habbat hai

Pampangang              : Kaluguran daka
(or Kapampangang)

Papiamento              : Mi ta stima'bo

Pig Latin               : Ie ovele ouye

Pilipino                : Mahal kita
                        : Iniibig kita

Polish                  : Kocham cie
                        : Kocham ciebie
                        : Ja cie kocham (slang, not
                          commonly used)

Portuguese              : Eu amo-te (pronounced "Eu
                          amu'-tee")
                        : Estou apaixonado por ti (male to
                          female, "I'm in love with you",
                          pronounced "Esto^ hapa'isho^na'duu
                          puur ti'")
                        : Estou apaixonada por ti (female
                          to male, "I'm in love with you",
                          pronounced "Esto^ hapa'isho^na'daa
                          puur ti'")
                        : Eu adoro-te ("I adore you.")
                        : Tu e's o meu amor ("You are my
                          love.")
                        : Eu gosto de ti ("I like you.")
                        : Quero-te ("I want you",
                          understood as romantic feelings
                          but may have sexual tones)
                        : Eu desejo-te ("I desire you", may
                          have sexual tones)
                        : Eu preciso de ti ("I need you.")
                        : Eu quero fazer amor contigo ("I
                          want to make  love with you.")

Portuguese lingo        : Gramo-te `a brava! ("I love you
                          very much",  literally "I love you
                          wildly")

Pulaar                  : Mbe de yid ma (mbe: d: yidh ma)
                         (Pronounced as two words, "Mbe
                          deyidma".  'b' and second 'd' have
                          bars through the stems indicating
                          affrication, the ':'  indicate
                          minute pauses)
Punjabi                 : Main tainu pyar karna
                        : Mai taunu pyar karda
                        : Mein nu terey na^l piyaar ay
                          (pronounced:
                          "meinu therei naal piya'rei",
                           th  as in bath)
                          ' = stressed syllable

Pushto                  : Mung jane' (pronounced: "puxto:
                          mu'ng jane'")
 


Q

Quenya                  : Tye-mela'ne
 

Raetoromanisch          : Te amo

Romanian                : Te iubesc
                        : Te ador    (stronger)

Russian                 : Ya vas lyublyu(old fashioned)
                        : Ya tyebya lyublyu         (best)
                        : Ya lyublyu vas (old fashioned)
                        : Ya lyublyu tyebya
 
 


S
 

Saami                   : Mun ra'hkistan du
Samoan                  : Ou te alofa outou
                        : Ou te alofa ia te oe
                        : Talo'fa ia te oe ("Hello, from me
                          to you")

Sanskrit                : Anurag (a higher love, like the
                          love of music  or art)

Scot-Gaelic             : Tha gradh agam ort
Serbian (formal)        : Ja vas volim   (used in proper
                          speech)
                        : Volim vas      (used in common
                          speech)
                        : Ljubim te  (in todays useage, "I
                          kiss you", 'lj' pronounced like
                          'll' in Spanish, one sound,
                          'ly'ish)

Serbian (familiar)      : Ja te volim    (used in proper
                          speech)
                        : Volim te       (used in common
                          speech)

Serbian (old)           : Ljubim te  (may still be found in
                          poetry)

Serbocroatian           : Volim te
                        : Ljubim te
                        : Ja te volim ('j' sounds like 'y'
                          in May)

Sesotho(Southern Sotho) : Ke a mo rata

Shona                   : Ndinokuda

Sinhala                 : Mama oya'ta a'darei

Sioux                   : Techihhila

Slovak                  : Lubim ta

Slovene                 : Ljubim te

Solresol                : do-re mi-la-si do-mi

Spanish                 : Te amo
                        : Te quiero
                        : Te adoro    ("I adore you")
                        : Te deseo    ("I desire you")
                        : Me antojis  ("I crave you")

Srilankan               : Mama oyata arderyi

Swahili                 : Nakupenda
                        : Naku penda (followed by the
                          person's name)
                        : Ninikupenda
                        : Dholu'o

Swedish                 : Jag a"lskar dig ('dig' pronounced
                          like 'day')

Syrian/Lebanese         : Bhebbek (male to female)
                        : Bhebbak (female to male)


T
 

Tagalog                 : Mahal kita

Tahitian                : Ua here au ia oe
                        : Ua here vau ia oe

Tamil                   : Naan unnai kadalikiren
                        : Nan unnai kathalikaren
                        : Ni yaanai kaadli karen ("You love
                          me")
                        : N^an unnaki kathalikkinren ("I
                          love you")
                        : Nam vi'rmberem

Telugu                  : Ninnu premistunnanu
                        : Neenu ninnu pra'mistu'nnanu
                        : Nenu ninnu premistunnanu

Thai (formal)           : Phom rak khun   (male to female)
                        : Phom ruk koon       ( " )
                        : Ch'an rak khun  (female to male)
                        : Chun ruk koon       ( " )

Thai                    : Khao raak thoe  (affectionate,
                           sweet, loving)

Timerio                 : 1-80-17

Tswana                  : Dumela

Tunisian                : Ha eh bak

Turkish (formal)        : Sizi seviyorum

Turkish                 : Seni seviyorum

                        : Seni begeniyorum  ("I adore you")
                          (g has a bar on it)
                        : Senden ho$laniyorum (Sound of '$'
                          is like 'sh' in English.  Must be
                          a point under 'S'. The 'i' must be
                          without a point.)

Twi                     : Me dowapaa
 


U
 

Ukrainian               : Ya tebe kokhayu
                        : Ja tebe kokhaju (real true love)
                        : Ja vas kokhaju
                        : Ja pokokhav tebe
                        : Ja pokokhav vas

Urdu                    : Main tumse muhabbat karta hoon
                        : Mujhe tumse mohabbat hai
                        : Mujge tumae mahabbat hai
                        : Kam prem kartahai
                        : Mujhe tum se piyaar hai
                         (pronounced:
                          "mujhei' Oo'm se' piya'r ha'e")
                        : Mujhe tum se muhabbat hai
                         (pronounced:
                          "mujhe'i Oo'm se' mohub:u'th
                          ha'e",  th  as in bath) ' =
                          stressed syllable, Oo' =  o  like
                          in bold
 


V
 

Vai                     : Na lia

Vdrmldndska             : Du dr gvrgo te mdg

Vietnamese              : Toi yeu em

                        : Anh ye^u em (male to female, or
                          older  to younger, romantic)
                        : Em ye^u anh (female to male, or
                          younger to older, romantic)
                        : Con thu+o+ng ba (kid to father)
                        : Ba thu+o+ng con (father to kid)
                        : Con thu+o+ng ma' (kid to mother)
                        : Ma' thu+o+ng con (mother to kid)
                        : Cha'u thu+o+ng o^ng (grandkid to
                          grandpa)
                        : O^ng thu+o+ng cha'u (grandpa to
                          grandkid)
                        : Ba` thu+o+ng cha'u (grandkid to
                          grandma)
                        : Cha'u thu+o+ng ba` (grandma to
                          grandkid)
                        : Anh thu+o+ng em (big brother to
                          younger sister or brother)
                        : Chi. thu+o+ng em (big sister to
                          younger  sister or brother)
                        : Em thu+o+ng anh (younger
                          sister/brother  to big brother)
                        : Em thu+o+ng chi. (younger
                          sister/brother  to big sister)

Volapu"k                : La"fob oli

Vulcan                  : Wani ra yana ro aisha
 


W
 

Welsh                   : Rwy'n dy garu di
                        : Yr wyf i yn dy garu di (chwi)

Wolof                   : Da ma la nope
                        : Da ma la nop (da ma'lanop)


Y
 

Yiddish                 : Ikh hob dikh lib
                        : Ich libe dich
                        : Ich han dich lib
                        : Kh'hob dikh lib
                        : Kh'ob dikh holt
                        : Ikh bin in dir farlibt

Yucatec Maya            : 'in k'aatech  (the love of lovers)
                        : In yakumech
                        : 'in yabitmech  (the love of
                          family, which  lovers can also
                          feel; it indicates more a desire
                          to spoil and protect the other
                          person)

Yugoslavian             : Ja te volim
 
 


Z
 

Zazi                    : Ezhele hezdege (sp?)

Zulu                    : Mena tanda wena
                        : Ngiyakuthanda!

Zuni                    : Tom ho' ichema
 
 



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