Let these I Love You quotes give you words to express your feelings for that someone special in your life. There are many ways to show your love.
When you're learning English, you can find a lot of phrases that seem to mean the same thing, but are a little bit different. It can be really hard to know which phrase you should use. A good example is phrases that you use to tell someone that you love them. There are so many different ways; which one should you use?
Here's how I suggest learning similar phrases:
So... let's try it with these phrases for telling someone that you love them. Learn a few, then bookmark this page and come back to it again later.
These are things that you can say seriously to the person that you love to let them know how you feel.
Use the phrases to make the person you love feel good about themselves.
If you're trying to convince someone to love you back, you can use these phrases.
These are the kinds of things that characters in romance novels might say. They can either sound very serious and romantic, or a little silly if you use them in the wrong way.
If you're revealing your love to someone for the first time, you might use one of these phrases:
These phrases express your feelings without being too serious:
You can use these phrases if you're feeling a bit sexy:
These expressions are too strong to use seriously in most situations. But you can say them as a joke, or maybe write them in a love letter.
Are you a poet or a writer? Then these phrases might add some variety to your writing:
People who have been together for a long time use language that is sweet but less passionate.
These phrases are useful for describing the current state of your relationship, or where you want it to go.
Here are some slang expressions. Not everyone uses these phrases, but some do.
These don't sound very emotional at all. If you have trouble expressing your emotions, you might say something like this:
These phrases are even less emotional. They're ways to describe your feelings objectively.
These expressions are out of fashion now, but you still might hear them from time to time.
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You don't have to be a poet laureate to come up with romantic texts to send your partner, but finding the right words to properly appreciate them.
“El amor no tiene edad.” (“Love has no age.”)
Love is ageless, timeless and priceless.
Luckily, there are many terms of endearment that can be used to express affection—especially in Spanish.
But Spanish has a tiny surprise where love is concerned: There are only a few ways to actually say “I love you.”
We’ll get to that in a minute.
Before you despair over the lack of choices for saying those important words, consider the fact that there are several ways to express love to friends and family of all ages, as well as to lovers.
Some are silly and playful while others are meaningful and serious.
Let’s look at the options for expressing love in Spanish.
Then be prepared to spread some love!
We’ve mentioned that there’s a limited number of ways to say “I love you.”
If you’re considering using one of them, there are a few important things to keep in mind.
The most important fact to remember is that the terms are not interchangeable. That is, they’re not suitable for everyone on your love list!
And although there are only two main ways to say “I love you,” there are many other ways to express your love. Which expression should you use? In Spanish culture, the degree of familiarity or affection determines how you express your fondness for another.
If you’re with family? Use one term.
Dating? There’s an expression to show love to your novia (girlfriend) or novio (boyfriend).
In a committed, serious relationship? There’s a romantic phrase to declare your love in that case, too.
How close you are to someone will determine how you express your love for them. We cover some of the most common expressions of love below.
If you’re interested in how Spanish speakers express affection for one another, we recommend watching Spanish shows for an extra dramatic way to learn expressions of love (and hatred and whatever feeling you reserve for the long-lost twin who you thought was dead but was really living a secret life with your ex).
Another excellent way to observe real Spanish interactions is through FluentU’s collection of authentic videos.
FluentU takes real-world videos—like music videos, movie trailers, news and inspiring talks—and turns them into personalized language learning lessons. It’s an entertaining way to immerse yourself in Spanish the way native speakers really use it, while actively building your vocabulary.
Armed with all this information, let’s get cozy and exchange declarations of love!
Okay, so here’s the unvarnished truth: There are basically two ways to say “I love you” in Spanish.
Te amo (I love you) is one.
Te quiero (I love you) is the other. (This one literally means “I want you” but it’s used to say “I love you.”)
With only two ways to say the Three Big Words, the choice should be simple, right?
You’d think it would be—but it’s not as easy as you’d imagine.
Remember, familiarity and affection determine when to use each expression. Let’s get to the nitty-gritty of each so you’ll be able to splash some love around like a true Spaniard!
Lots of Spanish things are hot and spicy.Sizzling food, intimate dancing and enthralling sights are all hot Latin points of interest.
Think tamales, flamenco, salsa (both the food and dance!) and the seaside clubs so prevalent in South American cities. Totally hot, right?
Love can heat up, too—and with minimal effort!
Power up “I love you” to “I love you lots” by adding mucho (very or a lot) to either phrase.
But remember Spanish sentence structure if you’re heating up and keep mucho at the end of the sentence. That applies to both phrases and to both singular and plural forms.
Te amo → Te amo mucho (I love you → I love you very much)
Los amo → Los amo mucho (I love them → I love them very much)
Te quiero → Te quiero mucho (I love you → I love you very much)
Los quiero → Los quiero mucho (I love them → I love them very much)
Globally, Spanish culture is recognized as being wildly romantic.
Sure, there are only two “I love you” statements in the language but, hey, they cover every situation.
Fortunately, Spanish provides an assortment of other expressions used to declare love. Actually, there are a lot of them—and some are super sweet!
So how do you go beyond the basic declaration? Consider these:
This is super romantic, isn’t it? I mean, wouldn’t you just melt if someone special murmured this expression to you?
The literal translation on this one doesn’t seem especially romantic, does it? Calling someone a fruit section just doesn’t sizzle… unless you look at the figurative meaning.
When someone says, Eres mi media naranja they’re saying “You’re my other half.”
In other words, this expression says that the other person completes you or that together you make a whole.
I’ve heard this one all my life. No, I’m not anyone’s other half but my tía y tío (aunt and uncle) say this to each other every single day. So sweet!
This is a variation of Te quiero mucho (I love you very much) that’s tender and loving.
A fabulously popular song by Carlos Vives and Shakira called “La bicicleta”(“The Bicycle”) makes good use of the expression.
Consider this bit of the song to see just how beautiful Te quiero tanto (I love you so) can be:
“Que te sueño y que te quiero tanto
Que hace rato está mi corazón
Latiendo por ti, latiendo por ti…”
(“That I dream of you and that I love you so much
That for a while my heart has been
Beating for you, beating for you…”)
Oh, the depth of feeling in this declaration! Who doesn’t want to be adored by the person they love?
This declaration of love is used not only by lovers but by parents toward their children as well. I’ve seen many madres (mothers) pull their babies onto their laps and croon, “Te adoro.”
“Te necesito” is a popular song by Mexican singer Luis Miguel. It’s hot and steamy—exactly the way you’d expect this declaration to be portrayed.
There are lots of beautifully romantic Spanish songs, not just this one. Check some out for even more learning opportunities!
Spanish expressions of love can be heart-stoppingly tender. Sometimes, though, they can be much more lighthearted.
Me vuelves loco is one of less serious Spanish love phrases!
Have you ever seen someone driven to distraction by another person’s quirky ways or their silly antics? This is the expression that covers that kind of relationship!
This phrase has another meaning that’s, ah, a bit steamier…
When whispered behind closed doors, the expression is a declaration that’s beautifully intimate.
The idea of being someone’s soul mate?
¡Muy romántico! (Very romantic!)
The heart keeps us alive. If it ceases beating, we stop living.
This is one of the ultimate Spanish declarations of love, an admission that the reason one person is alive is that their heart beats from loving another so much. (Just like in those lyrics from “La bicicleta.”)
Another declaration of undying love.
Definitely don’t expect to hear this one on a first—or even a 10th!—date.
This may be one of the most definitive expressions of love, not only in Spanish but in any language.
Professing that an entire life would be devoid of meaning and purpose without another person? Wow! Spanish really does go big on sincere declarations of love!
Spanish is a beautifully romantic language with lots of ways to express almost any degree of love for nearly any person.
Use that versatility to your advantage and appreciate your family, friends or romantic partner.
Show the love like a true Latin lover—and watch it come back to you!
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Hey, Baby Girl, I was just sitting here thinking about how much I love you. I love you so much that if I tried to really write how much I love you, I would be constantly writing for the rest of my life.
You bring out so much in me that I'm just beginning to see. It's like when we are together, the rest of the world disappears, and nothing else matters but us. I hope I feel this way forever. I want to spend the rest of my life loving you with everything I have to give. Sometimes I feel like I don't deserve someone as loving as you are. Do you know how long I have waited to have someone like you in my life?
It wasn't luck that brought us together. You are a blessing to me and I wouldn't trade the way I feel about you for anything in this world. You are the reason why I smile. You are the first thing on my mind when I wake up every morning, and you are the last thing I think about every night before I close my eyes, but our time together doesn't end there because you are the only thing I dream about. I really do want to spend the rest of my life with you if you will allow me to. Nothing is too much to give you. I feel that if you're not happy, then the world needs to stop until you are!
Baby, I just want to thank you for loving me like you do, and I am forever in your debt, just for you being good to me. You know, it is strange how I had to go through so many bad situations before you came into my life. I guess it really is true when they say good things come to those who wait because I've waited for someone like you all my life, and you really are the best thing that has ever happened to me.
I just want you to know that I love you so much, and I want to be with you till death do us part! I love you, Baby Girl!
I Will Keep Waiting For You
I sometimes wonder what you're doing, or whether you are thinking of me, like I'm thinking of you. I have been thinking of you for 20 years, since the day I was born, really.
You have been elusive to me in so many ways but, because none of my objects of infatuation turned out to be you, I feel as if life sometimes may have fooled me, yet I know you are out there. I mean, how could I have seen your face and still overlooked you? Or how could I have heard your voice utter words and not have found anyone that sounded like you? Are you in the stars every time I look up? Of course you are. You are the clouds in the skies, the songs the bird sing every morning. You are everywhere, really. I know you are real. I just constantly wonder why I have not found you yet.
Why haven't I been able to say all that I want, show you all that I am, and give you all I have now? Why is time making us wait so long? We don't know, because this is a factor beyond our control. I will always love you, Darling, and when we finally find each other, it will be God's greatest reward.
So, wherever you are, know that I love you and you will be the one that lurked passionately in my dreams. Know that I am always longing for you and your presence. Know that you will always be everything to me. Even though I have not yet met you yet, I love you, my spirit lover.
Too many days go by without my saying how incredibly fortunate I feel to be with you--but it's true. When we're together, my life takes on new meaning and new freshness. Each morning, each night, and each moment beside you contains all the beauty and vibrancy I could ever hope for.
Thank you for filling my days with love, and for making my toes squirm and my heart flutter. Thank you for always listening to me, for sharing your thoughts with me, for supporting me, and for giving me the chance to support you. Thank you for enriching every aspect of my life, and for continually inspiring me to do better and to be a better person.
I love you more than words can say.
When I try to describe your beauty, your smile, your kind heart, I find that my words only begin to scratch the surface of my love for you. You are too amazing, too much of a wonder for language to describe. When we are together, and with each gesture you make, and each word that you utter, I realize, more and more, how special and caring you are, and how lucky I am to be with you. When we are not together, the very thought of you brings me more fully to life.
Thank you for being there for me. Thank you for loving me and letting me love you. You are a blessing to me!
How can I express my feelings when those feelings take my breath away? How can I measure my love for you when that love compares to nothing else, and when that love exceeds all categories and all expectations? No words can express these realities. No words can express my love for you because you are indescribable, and my love for you is immeasurable.
Simply looking into your eyes sends me through a whirlwind of intense emotions. Just one brief smile from you fills my life with radiance and joy. Until the day I met you, I had never before felt so full of hope and passion. I want you to know, I am forever grateful to be with you. You have given me a heart full of love and days full of laughter, and I will give myself to you always.
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