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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.

99 English Phrases to say 'I love you'

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:

  1. First, try to figure out which version is the most common or most basic. Learn that one.
  2. Next, just learn other phrases that have similar meanings. Don't worry too much about the differences between them. And don't try to learn too many at a time.
  3. Wait for a while. Use English out in the real world. See which phrases you encounter.
  4. Finally, refine your understanding. Figure out how the phrases are different from each other.

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.





English "love" phrases







  1. "I love you."
  2. "I adore you."
  3. "I'm totally into you."
  4. "I love you from the bottom of my heart."
  5. "You mean so much to me."
  6. "I'm yours."
  7. "You complete me."
  8. "I'm in love with you."
  9. "There is no other."
  10. "You're my ideal woman."
  11. "You're my Prince Charming."
  12. "You're my angel."
  13. "You're my princess."
  14. "You're incredible."
  15. "You're my baby."
  16. "You're my king."
  17. "You're mine."
  18. "You're amazing."
  19. "We're perfect for each other."
  20. "We're a good match."
  21. "You can't deny what's between us."
  22. "We're meant for each other."
  23. "We complete each other."
  24. "I'm infatuated with you."
  25. "You're my lover."
  26. "You're captivating."
  27. "I'm addicted to you."
  28. "You're perfect."
  29. "I've totally fallen for you."
  30. "I've got a thing for you."
  31. "I have feelings for you."
  32. "I feel something for you."
  33. "I'm drawn to you."
  34. "I think of you as more than a friend."
  35. "I've got a crush on you."
  36. "I've had a crush on you for a long time."
  37. "I think I'm in love with you."
  38. "I think you're the one."
  39. "Love ya!"
  40. "We make a good team."
  41. "You're so awesome."
  42. "I'd like for us to get together."
  43. "You've got what I need."
  44. "I want you."
  45. "Let's get it on."
  46. "I must have you."
  47. "You make me burn with desire."
  48. "I'm burning for you."
  49. "I need you."
  50. "I worship you."
  51. "I'm crazy about you."
  52. "We're soul mates."
  53. "You make me want to be a better man."
  54. "We were meant to be together."
  55. "I can't live without you."
  56. "You're my goddess."
  57. "I can't bear to be apart from you."
  58. "I idolize you."
  59. "You're my everything."
  60. "I'm smitten with you."
  61. "I yearn for you."
  62. "You turn me inside out."
  63. "You've put a spell on me."
  64. "I'm under your spell."
  65. "My heart calls out for you."
  66. "You make me feel young again."
  67. "You're my sweetie."
  68. "You're my sunshine."
  69. "You're my other half."
  70. "You're my darling."
  71. "I'm devoted to you."
  72. "I want to take this slow."
  73. "This is more than a crush."
  74. "I can't get over you."
  75. "I'm ready to take it to the next level."
  76. "I think I wanna have your baby!"
  77. "I'm hooked on you."
  78. "I'm all about you."
  79. "I'm down with you."
  80. "You're my man."
  81. "You're my girl."
  82. "I'm rather partial to you."
  83. "You're not bad."
  84. "I kinda like you."
  85. "I'm fond of you."
  86. "I have a soft spot for you."
  87. "I'm physically attracted to you."
  88. "You are the object of my affection."
  89. "We have a good chemistry."
  90. "I feel affectionate toward you."
  91. "I care for you deeply."
  92. "You're my best girl."
  93. "I'm sweet on you."
  94. "Do you want to go steady?"
  95. "Will you go with me?"
  96. "Roses are red; violets are blue; sugar is sweet, and so are you."
  97. "I'm enamored with you."
  98. "I'm mad about you."
  99. "I hereby declare my love and affection toward you."



Honest and heartfelt

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.

Check out 50 Most Important English Idioms!

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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.

Love messages and love words

i love you in words

“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.”

Like, two.

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!

Saying “I Love You” in Spanish: Degrees of Affection Matter

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!

Say “I Love You” in Spanish Like a True Latin Lover!

The Big Debate: Te Quiero or Te Amo

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!

  • Te quiero is used among family members and friends. It’s the less “serious” expression that’s also safe to say when you’re just dating someone. It’s perfect for uncommitted relationships!
  • Te quiero is also used between lovers sometimes—but in a private setting, if you catch my drift…
  • Te amo encompasses romantic love and is expressed between spouses and engaged couples. It’s the heavy-duty, no-holds-barred way to state your love for someone. Te amo is definitely not for friends or siblings! 

How to Turn Up the Heat on Your Spanish Love

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)

10 More Ways to Say “I Love You” in Spanish

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:

Te amo más hoy que ayer pero menos que mañana. (I love you more today than yesterday but less than tomorrow.)

This is super romantic, isn’t it? I mean, wouldn’t you just melt if someone special murmured this expression to you?

Eres mi media naranja. (You are my half orange.)

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!

Te quiero tanto. (I love you so.)

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…”)

Te adoro. (I adore 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. (I need you.)

“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!

Me vuelves loco. (You drive me crazy.)

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.

Eres mi alma gemela. (You are my soul mate.)

The idea of being someone’s soul mate?

¡Muy romántico! (Very romantic!)

Mi corazón late por ti. (My heart beats for you.)

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.”)


Este corazón es tuyo. (This heart is yours.)

Another declaration of undying love.

Definitely don’t expect to hear this one on a first—or even a 10th!—date.

La vida estaría vacía sin ti. (Life would be empty without you.)

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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'I Love You': How Much Do The Words Matter?

i love you in words

If you’ve found that special girl who makes your life complete, it’s important to express your love for her using words that come from the heart. Many women treasure a love message from their significant other even more than expensive gifts. If you want to find a unique romantic love message for the special lady in your life, choose one from this list of creative “I love you messages for her” options.

I Love You Messages for Her ~ I Love You so Much!

  • ♥ Darling, you fill my life with light. I’m so thankful to have you by my side. I love you so much!
  • ♥ From the moment I first laid eyes on you, I knew you were a perfect match for me. I love everything about you.
  • ♥ I will be always by your side in good and bad times, in happy and sad moments… because I love you!
  • ♥ Meeting you has been the highlight of my life. I want to spend all my tomorrows finding out more and more reasons to be in love with you.
  • ♥ Your beauty mesmerizes me. Your sense of humor puts a smile on my face. Your kindness and compassion fill me with awe. Thank you for being all that I could ask for in a woman and so much more.
  • ♥ There’s no other person on this earth that I’d love to spend my life with. I Love you girl!
  • ♥ Life is so much richer and more fulfilling since I met you. You fill a void in my heart that no one else could ever fill. I love you!
  • ♥ The love that we share is like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. Thank you for being my one and only true love!

  • ♥ Through all of life’s mountaintops and valleys, I’m so blessed to be able to share this roller coaster of life with you. Baby, you make my life more exciting than a thrill ride!
  • ♥ I never thought I would be able to have a relationship with someone as special as you. I love your charming smile, your warm embrace, and the sweet tenderness of the love we share.
  • ♥ A love like ours doesn’t happen every day. I feel so blessed to have found someone who is an ideal match for me. I love you so much!
  • ♥ When we have to spend time apart I miss everything about you. I miss all those intimate moments we’ve shared, and I can’t wait until we can be together again.

  • ♥ We’ve made so many amazing memories together. I can’t wait to see all that the future has in store for us.
  • ♥ I love you so much that I would be willing to lay down my life for you. You’ve brought me more joy than I ever thought was possible. I will love you forever.
  • ♥ Your kisses and cuddles make me warm from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. I’m so in love with you!
  • ♥ You’re the kind of strong, capable, and beautiful woman that impresses everyone you meet. I’m so proud to be able to call you my love!
  • ♥ Before I met you, I didn’t truly understand what it meant to love someone. Now that we’re together I can’t imagine what life would be like without you. I love you so much!
  • ♥ You and I were made for one another. We fit together like a hand in a glove. Thank you for choosing to be my girlfriend. I love you!
  • ♥ Loving you comes so naturally. Just seeing you walk into a room puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step.
  • ♥ You’re the only one in this world I want to be with from now until forever. Thank you for giving me your heart. I love you so much!
  • ♥ I’m giving you my heart now and forever. My goal is to make sure that I always make you feel loved, appreciated, and accepted.
  • ♥ Our relationship is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I love everything about you, inside and out.

  • ♥ When it comes to love, you know exactly what to do and say to fill my heart with desire. I can’t wait to see you and express our love for each other again.
  • ♥ You fill my heart until it overflows with love. I can’t stop thinking about you. Baby, I can’t wait until we’re together again.
  • ♥ I want to prove my love to you through my actions and my words. I don’t ever want you to have a doubt in your mind about my affection and loyalty to you.
  • ♥ No other woman in the world can hold a candle to your beauty, charm, and grace. I’m so grateful that we’re together! I love you so much!
  • ♥ When I gaze into your eyes I feel like I’m seeing right down into the depths of your soul. I love the feeling of connecting with you on such a deep level.
  • ♥ No matter how bad of a day I’ve had, when I see you all my frustration and sorrow seems to melt away. I’m so thankful for you.

  • ♥ Thank you for forgiving me when I’ve let you down, for believing in me when no one else did, and for sticking with me through thick and thin. I will always love you.
  • ♥ I really don’t feel good enough to deserve someone like you. You’re breathtakingly beautiful, extremely smart, and so fun to be around. You’re amazing!
  • ♥ Roses are red, violets are blue, when it comes to our love, I’ll always be true, because I love you!
  • ♥ You don’t have to worry about whether or not I’m going to keep on loving you. I’m totally committed to you today, tomorrow, and always.
  • ♥ Darling, when I’m with you, I feel like I have the best of both worlds. Your inner beauty and your outer beauty both amaze me.
  • ♥ When I’m with you sometimes I feel like I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. Our relationship is like a dream come true!
  • ♥ I’ve never met anyone before who treats me with such love, respect, and understanding. I hope I can someday learn to be as encouraging to you as you are to me. I love you so much!
  • ♥ Whether it be a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant or a simple walk in the park, every moment we spend together is pure magic!
  • ♥ I cherish every memory we’ve ever made together and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us. I love you so much!

Andreas M.

Looking for Words to Make Her Fall in Love with You? You have a special lady in your life and you want to tell her how you feel or how much.

12 Ways to Say “I Love You” in Spanish for Love of All Sizes

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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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