How to Say “I Love You” in Spanish


Do you know how to say “I love you” in Spanish? If you are curious about how to say it in Spanish, get a course like Fluenz Spanish (click here for review) and become a pro. Just kidding! Here are some phrases in Spanish to express the love that you need to know. 

  1. Te quiero/Te amo—I Love you/I want you

There are basically two common phrases in Spanish to express love. However, these two phrases have different meanings. First, the expression “Te quiero” means “I want you” which is usually used to express your love to family, friends, or pets. 

Meanwhile, the expression “Te amo” is addressed to special someone, such as a spouse, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend. Therefore, the expression “Te amo” is commonly used to express romantic love. 

2. Me cainses bien—I Like You

Instead of saying “Te amo”, you can just say “Me cainses bien” if you think it is too early to express your love. In Spanish, “Me cainses bien” means  “I like you”. It is a cool way to show your interest to your crush, but without doing it too strong. Moreover, you can also use this expression if you want to know your crush’s feelings towards you, wheater your crush is interested in you or not. 

3. Eres el amor de mi vida—You’re the love of my life

Another romantic expression in Spanish is “Eres el amor de mi vida” which means “You’re the love of my life”. It may be an ideal expression when you want to propose your girlfriend get married to you because it is a super romantic phrase. 

4. Te quiero con todo mi corazón—I love you with all of my heart

This one is also a super romantic phrase.  You can also combine this phrase with the phrase “Eres el amor de mi vida” to propose to your girlfriend. It is because the phrase “Te quiero con todo mi corazón” indicates a long-term and serious relationship. Therefore, you can express it in serious relationships, like a marriage. 

5. Eres mi media naranja—You’re my half orange

The phrase “Eres mi media naranja” literally means “You’re my half orange”. However, the connotation meaning of this phrase is “my other half” or “my soul mate”. It is a beautiful phrase to be addressed for your girlfriend or boyfriend. 

6. Te ves hermosa/hermoso esta noche—You look beautiful/handsome tonight

It might be the best expression to compliment your partner on your date. It is super romantic and shows your good attitude toward your partner. Moreover, it may make your partner happy because of the compliment which is a good start for the date. 

7. Estoy loco/a por ti— I’m crazy about you

The phrase “Estoy loco/a por ti” means “I’m crazy about you” in English. It is probably not suitable for the first meeting or date with your crush, but it is a cool way to express how strong your feeling is toward your dearest one. 

8. Mi amor, cariño, cielo—My love, My darling, etc.

Mi amor”, “cariño”, and “cielo” are popular names or calling for a romantic relationship. However, those phrases can also be used for familial relationships.

Finally, those are beautiful and romantic expressions in Spanish to say “I love you”. Last but not least, don’t stop learning and good luck! 

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