In How Many Languages Can You Recognize the Phrase "I Love You?"

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By: Isdora Teich

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About This Quiz

There are countless ways to say "I love you" in languages across the world. Put your ear for romance to the test with this HowStuffWorks quiz on all the ways to say "I love you."

Je t'aime.

This is how you say "I love you" in the language of love. This Romance language has an estimated 274 million speakers worldwide.

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Ich liebe dich.

This is how "I love you" is said in German. This West Germanic language is mostly spoken in Central Europe.

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I love you.

As one of the most spoken languages in the world, you may hear this phrase in unexpected places. This is how it's said in English.

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Te amo.

This is how "I love you" is said in Spanish. It should not be confused with "Ti amo." which is "I love you" in Italian.

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Обичам те.

This is the Bulgarian "I love you." This language uses the Cyrillic alphabet and has roughly 9 million native speakers.

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Anh yêu em.

This is how you say "I love you" in Vietnamese. This language, the national and official language in Vietnam and a minority language in the Czech Republic, has over 70 million speakers worldwide.

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我愛你。

"我愛你" is "I love you" in Chinese. It's pronounced: Wǒ ài nǐ.

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Miluji tě.

This is how you say "I love you" in Czech. This West Slavic language is spoken by more than 10 million people.

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사랑해.

This is how you say "I love you" in Korean. It's pronounced: Salanghae.

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Jeg elsker dig.

This is how you say "I love you" in Danish. This Nordic language is spoken largely in the country of Denmark.

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Mahal kita.

This is how you say those three magic words in Filipino. This language is the standard register of Filipino and spoken by over 50 million people throughout the Philippines.

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Ti amo.

This is how you say "I love you" in Italian. This Romance language is the closest to Latin and spoken by over 80 million people worldwide.

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Rakastan sinua.

This is how you say "I love you" in Finnish. This language is spoken by the majority of people in Finland and is an official minority language in Sweden.

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Oute alofa ia oe.

This is how you say "I love you" in Samoan. This Polynesian language is spoken by those living in the Samoan Islands.

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Σ'αγαπώ.

This is how you say "I love you" in Greek. It's pronounced: S'agapó.

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मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ।

This is how you say "I love you" in Hindi, which is one of the main languages spoken in India. It is pronounced: main tumase pyaar karata hoon.

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Eu te amo.

This is how to say "I love you" in Portuguese. Portuguese is the sixth-most-spoken language on earth throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.

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Szeretlek.

This is how you say "I love you" in Hungarian. It is the official language of Hungary and has about 13 million native speakers.

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Aku cinta kamu.

This is how you say "I love you" in Indonesian. Indonesian is a standardized register of Malay, which is widely spoken throughout Indonesia.

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わたしは、あなたを愛しています。

This is how you say "I love you" in Japanese. It's pronounced: Watashi wa, anata o aishiteimasu.

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Aš tave myliu.

This is how you say "I love you" in Lithuanian. This Baltic language is native to Lithuania and spoken in parts of Europe, North America and South America.

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Ech hunn dech gär.

This is how you say "I love you" in Luxembourgish. This West Germanic language is spoken mainly in Luxembourg and has less than 400,000 native speakers.

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Saya sayang awak.

This is how you say "I love you" in Malay. This Austronesian language is spoken by more than 200 million people in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

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ຂ້ອຍ​ຮັກ​ເຈົ້າ.

This is how you say "I love you" in Lao, the native language of Laos. It is pronounced: Khony hak chao.

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Би чамд хайртай.

This is how you say "I love you" in Mongolian. It is pronounced: Bi chamd khairtai.

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Kocham Cię.

This is how "I love you" is said in Polish. This is the official language of Poland and spoken throughout the world by Poles.

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ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਪਿਆਰ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ.

This is how to say "I love you" in Punjabi, a language native to India and Pakistan that is spoken by more than 100 million people worldwide. It is pronounced: Maiṁ tuhānū pi'āra karadā hāṁ.

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Te iubesc.

This is how to say "I love you" in Romanian. Romanian is an Eastern Romance language spoken by over 20 million people, mostly in Romania and Moldova.

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Я люблю тебя.

This is how you say "I love you" in Russian. It is pronounced: Ya lyublyu tebya.

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Nakupenda.

This is how you say "I love you" in Swahili. Swahili is a Bantu language widely spoken by about 135 million people throughout Africa and in the Middle East and the US.

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Seni seviyorum.

This is how to say "I love you" in Turkish. This is the most widely spoken Turkic language, with over 70 million speakers in Europe and Asia.

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Мен сені жақсы көремін.

This is how you say "I love you" in Kazakh. Three alphabets are used to write this Turkic language, which is spoken by about 15 million people in Asia. It's pronounced: Men seni jaqsı köremin.

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Waan ku jeclahay.

This is how you say "I love you" in Somali. Somali is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken mostly in the country of Somalia, where it shares official language status with Arabic.

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நான் உன்னை காதலிக்கிறேன்.

This is how one says "I love you" in Tamil. This is the 6th most-spoken language in India and one of the oldest surviving classical languages on earth. The phrase is pronounced: Nāṉ uṉṉai kātalikkiṟēṉ.

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Ég elska þig.

This is how you say "I love you" in Icelandic. Icelandic is the official language of Iceland and spoken by about 330,000 people.

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