140 Romantic Spanish Phrases [With Audio]

Dating can help you learn a language and will also give you a real introduction to life and love in a new country and culture.

Movies, podcasts and social media are great resources, but the most effective way to learn Spanish is by immersing yourself in the language and having real conversations with native speakers.

Try using these romantic Spanish phrases to improve your language skills and impress your date with your fluency!


Basic romantic Spanish phrases for first encounters


When someone catches your eye, you’ll want to introduce yourself and break the ice. Start off with some basic phrases like:

¿Cómo te llamas? What's your name?
Mucho gusto Nice to meet you
¿Qué tal? What's up?
¿Cómo vas? How you doin'?
¿Te invito a tomar algo? Can I buy you a drink?
¿Quisieras salir conmigo? Would you like to go out with me?
Yo te invito. I'll pay.
Estoy encantado de conocerte.
Estoy encantada de conocerte.
I'm delighted to meet you.
¿Te gustaría cenar conmigo esta noche? Would you like to have dinner with me tonight?

In Spanish, you literally say “I invite you” to whatever it is that you’re footing the bill for. It’s a much friendlier and less financially-focused way to offer, in my opinion. Throw in a no te preocupes (don’t worry about it) for an added touch of coolness.

Essential Spanish love vocabulary


Okay, great, they accepted your invitation for a date! Now, it’s time to start preparing for your first date by learning the most essential Spanish love vocabulary: 

Una cita A date
Enamorado / Enamorada Boyfriend/Girlfriend (casual)
Novio / Novia Fiancé(e) or serious boyfriend/girlfriend
Cogerse la mano To hold hands
Abrazo Hug
Beso Kiss
Caricia Caress
Amistad Friendship
Complicidad Complicity
Suspiro Sigh
Atracción Attraction
Deseo Desire
Encanto Charm
Pasión Passion
Coqueteo Flirting
Cariño Affection, fondness
Devoción Devotion
Mariposas Butterflies
Complacencia Pleasure

Spanish questions to get to know each other


While chatting at a restaurant or outside the club, use some of these classic questions to get to know your date a little better:

¿Trabajas o estudias? Do you work or study?
¿Cuántos hermanos tienes? How many brothers and sisters do you have?
¿Qué tipo de comida te gusta comer? What type of food do you like to eat?
¿Qué tipo de música escuchas? What type of music do you listen to?
¿Sabes bailar? Do you know how to dance?
¿Cuál es tu lugar favorito en el mundo? What is your favorite place in the world?
¿Qué es lo que más te apasiona? What are you most passionate about?
¿Tienes alguna meta o sueño que te gustaría cumplir? Do you have any goals or dreams you would like to fulfill?
¿Prefieres la playa o las montañas para unas vacaciones? Do you prefer the beach or the mountains for a vacation?
¿Tienes alguna película o libro favorito que siempre recomiendes? Do you have a favorite movie or book that you always recommend?
¿Qué tipo de actividades te relajan después de un día agotador? What kind of activities relax you after a tiring day?
¿Cómo describirías tu sentido del humor? How would you describe your sense of humor?
¿Cuál es tu recuerdo favorito de la infancia? What is your favorite childhood memory?
¿Tienes alguna tradición familiar especial? Do you have any special family traditions?
¿Qué te hace sentir más vivo o viva? What makes you feel most alive?
¿Cuál es tu estación del año preferida y por qué? What is your favorite season and why?
¿Qué valoras más en una relación de pareja? What do you value most in a romantic relationship?
¿Tienes alguna meta de viaje que siempre has querido cumplir? Do you have a travel goal you've always wanted to achieve?
¿Cómo te defines en tres palabras? How would you define yourself in three words?
¿Qué te inspira en la vida? What inspires you in life?
¿Cuál es tu mayor logro hasta ahora? What is your greatest achievement so far?
¿Tienes alguna habilidad o talento único que la gente no conoce? Do you have any unique skills or talents that people may not know about?
¿Cómo te gusta pasar un fin de semana ideal? How do you like to spend an ideal weekend?
¿Cuál es tu canción o película de amor favorita y por qué? What is your favorite love song or movie and why?

Flirting in Spanish


The mood is right and you want to let your date know you’re feeling the good vibes. Use some of these nice phrases to compliment them and start flirting ( coquetear )!

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Eres lindo.
Eres linda.
You're cute.
Te ves guapo esta noche.
Te ves hermosa esta noche.
You look beautiful/handsome tonight.
Me gusta tu sonrisa. I like your smile.
¡Tú eres chistoso! You're funny!
He estado pensando en ti. I've been thinking about you.
¡No puedo esperar para volver a verte! I can't wait to see you!
Cada vez que hablamos, mi día se ilumina. Every time we talk, my day brightens up.
Me encanta cómo te expresas, es muy atractivo. I love how you express yourself, it's very attractive.
Tus ojos son como estrellas que iluminan mi día. Your eyes are like stars that light up my day.
Eres la persona más interesante que he conocido. You are the most interesting person I have ever met.
Me encanta la forma en que haces que todo sea emocionante. I love the way you make everything exciting.
Tienes un encanto irresistible que me tiene cautivado.
Tienes un encanto irresistible que me tiene cautivada.
You have an irresistible charm that has me captivated.
No puedo dejar de pensar en la próxima vez que nos veremos. I can't stop thinking about the next time we'll see each other.
La conexión que siento contigo es especial e incomparable. The connection I feel with you is special and incomparable.
Eres tan hermoso.
Eres tan hermosa.
You're so beautiful/handsome.
No puedo dejar de mirarte. I can't stop looking at you.
Me encanta tu sonrisa. I love your smile.
Tienes unos ojos increíbles. You have incredible eyes.
Eres la persona más fascinante que he conocido. You're the most fascinating person I've ever met.
Me siento afortunado de estar a tu lado.
Me siento afortunada de estar a tu lado.
I feel lucky to be by your side.
Siento una conexión especial contigo. I feel a special connection with you.

If you really want to impress your date, it’s a good idea to learn some Spanish phrases and vocabulary before meeting up! There are plenty of language learning apps—for example, a program like FluentU.

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Rejecting suitors in Spanish


You’ll need to know these phrases to politely reject an interested suitor from the get-go, or to slow things down. I mean, lots of us don’t catch the hint even in our native language!

Tengo un novio
Tengo una novia
I have a boyfriend/girlfriend
Quiero tomar las cosas con calma I want to take things slow
No quiero nada serio I'm not looking for a relationship
Deberíamos darnos un tiempo I think we should take some time (read: time apart)

Romantic Spanish phrases to turn it up a notch


I know that last section was a bit negative, but I’m honestly rooting for you here! Here are some useful phrases to help you take things to the next level:

¿Dónde vives? Where do you live?
¿Quieres pasar? Would you like to come in?
¿Quieres que te acompañe a la casa? Would you like me to walk you home?
¿Quieres ver la terraza? Want to see the roof?
¿Cuándo te vuelvo a ver? When can I see you again?

Hopefully they’ll hit you back with a suave Me gusta tu estilo (I like your style) or eres buena onda (you’re cool).

When you’re ready, check out this post for more romantic phrases for serious relationships.

Or, break the ice and make them laugh with some cheesy Spanish pick-up lines!

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Going on a date with a Spanish speaker


Now that you have all of that vocab, let’s put it all together for your first date with a Spanish speaker! 

Let’s imagine you’re out for a night of dancing at a local club (club) or discoteca (discotheque). 

Going out to dance is a great way to find new favorite Spanish songs to use for listening practice later.

¿Te estás disfrutando? Are you having a good time?
¿Te gusta esta música? Do you like this music?
¿Te gustaría bailar? Do you want to dance?
¡Bailemos! Let's dance!
Vamos afuera a tomar aire fresco. Let's go outside for some fresh air.
Vamos a otro lado. Let's go somewhere else.
Ya vengo. I'm coming right back.
Me gusta tu compañía. I enjoy your company.
Es muy fácil hablar contigo. You're very easy to talk to.
Me siento muy a gusto contigo. I feel very comfortable with you.
Estoy disfrutando mucho de nuestra conversación. I'm really enjoying our conversation.
¿Te sientes cómodo aquí?
¿Te sientes cómoda aquí?
Do you feel comfortable here?
Me gusta lo auténtico que eres.
Me gusta lo auténtica que eres.
I like how you're genuine/authentic.
Siento que puedo ser yo mismo contigo.
Siento que puedo ser yo misma contigo.
I feel like I can be myself with you.
Estoy aquí para disfrutar el momento contigo. I'm here to enjoy the moment with you.
¿Quieres probar algo nuevo juntos/as? Do you want to try something new together?

Spanish terms of endearment for those sweet moments


What do you call your beloved in Spanish? Let me count the ways. Here are some Spanish terms of endearment to show your other half just how much you care about them.

Cariño Darling
Mi vida My life
Corazón Heart
Mi amor My love
Tesoro Treasure
Cielo Heaven
Princesa Princess
Príncipe Prince
Sol Sun
Luz de mi vida Light of my life
Mi rey
Mi reina
My king/queen
Dulzura Sweetness
Bombón Sweetie

Spanish marriage proposals to make them say “I do”


If you’re planning to pop The Big Question soon, here are some phrases that might just get your beloved to say “I do!”

¿Quieres ser mi esposa? Will you be my wife?
¿Te casarías conmigo? Would you marry me?
¿Aceptas ser mi compañera de vida? Will you accept being my life companion?
¿Quisieras compartir tu vida conmigo y ser mi esposa? Would you like to share your life with me and be my wife?
Me encantaría que fueras mi esposa, ¿aceptas? I would love for you to be my wife, do you accept?
¿Quieres ser la persona con la que comparta todos mis días? Will you be the person I share all my days with?
¿Te gustaría ser mi esposa y construir juntos nuestro futuro? Would you like to be my wife and build our future together?
¿Aceptarías unir tu vida a la mía en matrimonio? Would you accept joining your life with mine in marriage?
¿Quieres hacerme el honor de ser mi esposa? Will you do me the honor of being my wife?
¿Quisieras ser mi esposa y hacerme el hombre más feliz del mundo? Would you like to be my wife and make me the happiest man in the world?

Spanish quotes about love to give them the butterflies


Need ideas on sweet nothings to put on your next Valentine’s card? Check out these quotes—and these Spanish proverbs about love while you’re at it.

SpanishEnglishWho Said It
El amor no tiene edad, siempre está naciendo. Love has no age, it is always being born.Blaise Pascal
Amar no es solamente querer, es sobre todo comprender. To love is not just to want, it is above all to understand.Françoise Sagan
El amor es la única fuerza capaz de convertir a un enemigo en un amigo. Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend.Martin Luther King Jr.
Amar es encontrar en la felicidad de otro tu propia felicidad. To love is to find in the happiness of another your own happiness.Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
El amor es como la amistad en llamas. Love is like friendship on fire.Jeremy Taylor
Amar es arriesgarse a no ser correspondido. Esperanzarse es arriesgarse a la desilusión, pero correr el riesgo es necesario porque el mayor peligro en la vida es no arriesgarse. To love is to risk not being reciprocated. To hope is to risk disappointment, but risk must be taken because the greatest danger in life is to risk nothing.Leo Buscaglia
Donde reina el amor, sobran las leyes. Where love reigns, laws are unnecessary.Platón
El amor es la única cosa que crece cuando se reparte. Love is the only thing that grows when it is shared.Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Amar profundamente en un momento da dirección a la vida; ese es el arte. To love deeply in one moment gives direction to life; that is the art.Vincent van Gogh
El amor es la fuerza más humilde, pero la más poderosa de que dispone el mundo. Love is the most humble, yet the most powerful force the world possesses.Mahatma Gandhi

Romantic text slang for your beloved Spanish speaker


In the age where you can communicate your romantic feelings with just a text, you’ll want to brush up on some Spanish text lingo related to romance. 

Romantic Spanish Text SlangWhat It Stands ForEnglish
tqm te quiero mucho I love you very much
tq te quiero I love you
bsos besos kisses
abzos abrazos hugs
bb bebé baby


Now you know 140 romantic Spanish phrases, you’re ready to start using them during your next date!

Good luck out there!

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