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How to Say “Love” in 100 Different Languages [With Audio]

Love may be a universal language, but how you say it changes from country to country.

In this post, you’ll learn how to say “love” in 100 different languages, from the most common to some of the rarest.   

Plus, you’ll get some resources to learn additional vocabulary on the topic of love and discover romantic poetry from around the world.  

With this guide, you can reach across borders and language barriers to share the love far and wide! 

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“Love” in Different Languages

Here’s how to say “love” in 100 different languages. Some have built-in audio pronunciation while for others, you can click on the link to hear the pronunciation on Forvo. 

The last 29 words don’t have their pronunciation, but you can check Forvo to see if they’re added in the future!

LanguageWord
English Love
Spanish Amor
French Amour
Italian Amore
German Liebe
Portuguese Amor
Dutch/Afrikaans Liefde
Russian Любовь (Lyubov')
Chinese (Cantonese) (oi3)
Chinese (Mandarin) (Ài)
Japanese (Ai)
Korean 사랑 (Salang)
Arabic حب (Hob)
Turkish Aşk
Swedish Kärlek
Hindi प्रेम (Prem)
Finnish Rakkaus
Polish Miłość
Norwegian Kjærlighet
Danish Kærlighed
Romanian Dragoste
Icelandic Ást
Welsh Cariad
BelarusianКаханне (Kahannie)
Persianعشق (Ishq)
GreekΑγάπη (Agápi)
Hebrewאהבה (Ahavah)
Punjabiਪਿਆਰ (Pyaar)
Czech/SlovakLáska
IndonesianCinta/Sayang
FilipinoPag-ibig
IlokanoAyat
Thaiรัก (Rak)
Bengaliভালোবাসা (Bhalobasha)
VietnameseTình yêu
HungarianSzerelem
Ukrainian/BulgarianЛюбов (Lyubov)
LithuanianMeilė
LatvianMīlestība
Croatian/BosnianLjubav
SerbianЉубав (Ljubav)
SlovenianLjubezen
Georgianსიყვარული (Siqvaruli)
EstonianArmastus
MongolianХайр (Khair)
MalteseImħabba
AlbanianDashuri
BasqueMaite
Urduمحبت (Muhabbat)
MacedonianЉубов (Ljubov)
KazakhМахаббат (Makhabbat)
UzbekМуҳаббат (Muhabbat)
KurdishEvîn
LuxembourgishLéift
Pashtoمهرباني (Mehrbani)
Nepaliप्रेम (Prem)
ChichewaChikondi
MalagasyFitiavana
MaoriAroha
HawaiianAloha
Gaelic (Scottish)Gràdh
Gaelic (Irish)Grá
SwahiliUpendo
GuaraniMborayhu
ZuluUthando
OromoJaalala
Teluguప్రేమ (Prēma)
TwiMedaase
Haitian CreoleLanmou
YorubaÌfẹ́
Northern SothoLerato
Tibetanདབྱིན་བོ (Dbyin-bo)
Burmeseချစ်သူ (Hsa-su)
XhosaUbuhle
IgboIfunanya
TonganOfa
FijianKalou dodomo
SamoanAlofa
HausaSo
Amharicፍቅር (Fikir)
Tigrinyaሕጻን (H'isana)
SomaliJacayl
KinyarwandaUbukwe
KirundiUkwandura
ShonaKugadzirisa
TswanaRata
SesothoBotho
HausaSoyayya
IbibioObóngó
FulfuldeJàmm-ma
EweAzizi
AkanNsɛm
BambaraSabali
WolofNopp naa la
IbibioUtom
EfikIdem
IjoEniyan
IjawOyoyo
IgalaOjonugwa
BiniOghogho

Poetry About Love in Different Languages 

Many say that the language of love is best expressed through poetry. Here are some books and other resources containing poems about love and romance in different languages: 

Vocabulary Guides for Talking About Love

To learn how to say “I love you” in different languages, check out this post. If you want to pick up some more romantic words and phrases on the topic of love, check out these vocabulary guides: 

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English Idioms About Love
Romantic French Phrases
Romantic German Phrases
Romantic Italian Phrases
Romantic Japanese Phrases
Korean Terms of Endearment
Russian Love Quotes and Compliments 
Spanish Terms of Endearment

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