How Well Do You Know All The Ways To Say I Love You?

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By: Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

While there may be only one language of love, there are a lot of different ways to say I love you across world languages. Test your international love IQ with this romantic HowStuffWorks quiz!

Je t'aime.

This is how to say "I love you" in French. French is known as the language of love.

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I love you.

If you're an English speaker, you know this phrase very well. English is the third most widespread native language on earth.

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Te amo.

This is how to say "I love you" in Spanish. This language is known as a Romance language because it is descended from Latin.

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Mahal kita.

Filipino is the standard national language spoken by the people of The Philippines. This is also called Tagalog and Pilipino.

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Volim te.

Croatian is the official language of the people of Croatia. It is also spoken throughout parts of central and eastern Europe such as Serbia and Austria.

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Jeg elsker dig.

This is how you say "I love you" in Danish. Danish is spoken by the people of Denmark in Scandinavia.

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Ich liebe dich.

This is how Germans say I love you. German is also spoken throughout central Europe.

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Σ'αγαπώ.

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

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אני אוהב אותך

Hebrew is the language of the people of Israel. It is spoken and used in ceremonies by Jewish people around the world.

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Ti amo.

Italian has a romantic reputation due to both its smooth sound and roots. It is another Romance language descended from Latin.

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大好きだよ

This Japanese "I love you" is spoken by over 100 million people around the world. It is pronounced "dai suki da yo."

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Ég elska þig.

This Icelandic I love you is spoken by more than 300,000 native speakers. The majority of them live in Iceland, with small communities in the US, Canada and Denmark.

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Aroha ahau ki a koe.

Maori is spoken by the native people of New Zealand. They have communities around the world in places such as Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Kocham Cię.

Polish is a West Slavic language spoken by over 38 million people in Poland. It is one of the official languages of the European Union.

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Rwy'n dy garu di.

Welsh is spoken natively in the country of Wales in the United Kingdom. It is also spoken in England and in Y Wladfa, a Welsh colony in Argentina.

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Eu te amo.

Portuguese is a widely spoken romance language with roughly 260 million total speakers around the world. It's spoken in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.

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Я люблю тебя.

Russian is an East Slavic language and the official language of Russia. It's spoken in many other countries which were former Soviet territories. It is pronounced "Ya lyublyu tebya."

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Nakupenda.

Swahili is a Bantu language. It's spoken widely throughout eastern Africa.

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Jag älskar dig.

Swedish is the most widely spoken of all of the North Germanic languages and is native to Finland. It is descended from Old Norse, which was spoken by Vikings.

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ผมรักคุณ

Thai is from the country Thailand. This phrase is pronounced "P̄hm rạk khuṇ."

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Ljubim te.

Slovene or Slovenian is spoken by about 2.5 million people globally. It is one of the two dozen official and working languages of the European Union.

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Ek het jou lief.

Afrikaans is spoken largely in Southern Africa. It evolved from Dutch, which was spoken by European settlers during the age of colonialism.

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Seni seviyorum.

Turkish is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with roughly 60 million speakers in Western Asia and 10 million speakers in Europe. There are a number of dialects.

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Anh yêu em.

Vietnamese is widely spoken throughout the world, going far beyond its native Vietnam. It is a recognized minority language in the Czech Republic.

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איך האב דיר ליב.

Yiddish was historically the language of Ashkenazi Jews. Prior to the Holocaust, there were 11 to 13 million Yiddish speakers. Now it is estimated that there are between 1-2 million Yiddish speakers around the world.

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Mo nifẹ rẹ.

This is how to say "I love you" in Yoruba. This is one of the official languages of Nigeria and is spoken by about 28 million people in Africa, Brazil and America.

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Abdi bogoh ka anjeun.

Sundanese is spoken by about 40 million people in Indonesia. Roughly 15% of the population of Indonesia says "I love you" in this way.

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Te amo.

"Te amo" means "I love you" in both Spanish and Latin. Spanish is a Romance language which evolved from Latin as it was spoken by the ancient Romans.

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أحبك.

This is "I love you" in standard Arabic. It is pronounced "'ahabik."

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T'estimo.

Catalan is a Romance language descended from Latin. It is the official language of Andorra, a principality between France and Spain.

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Ma armastan sind.

Estonian is an Uralic language with roughly 1 million speakers around the world. It's related to Finnish and an official language in Estonia.

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Ik hou van je.

Dutch is one of the official languages of the Netherlands, along with Frisian and Papiamento. After English and German, it is the most widely spoken Germanic language, with 23 million speakers.

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Kuv hlub koj.

The Hmong language is spoken by millions in Asia, especially China, Vietnam and Thailand. There are over 280,000 Hmong Americans.

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A hụrụ m gị n'anya.

The Igbo language is the language of the Igbo people, roughly 24 million Nigerians. This African language has more than 20 dialects.

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मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ।

This is how "I love you" looks written in Hindi. It is pronounced "main tumase pyaar karata hoon."

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