How to say "I love you" in Russian

To say I love you in Russian you can use this phrase:

Я тебя́ люблю́.
[ya tee-byá lyub-lyú]

In Russian, you can change the order or words in the sentence without loosing the meaning, so you can also say:

Я люблю́ тебя́.
[ya lyub-lyú tee-byá]

Both phrases mean the same: I love you.

To say I love you too use:

Я то́же тебя́ люблю́.
[ya tó-zhe tee-byá lyub-lyú]

Let’s try to be more verbose. Here are some more useful Russian love phrases:

Я люблю́ тебя́ всем се́рдцем.
[ya lyub-lyú tee-byá fsyem syér-tsem]
I love you from the bottom of my heart.

Я люблю́ тебя́ бо́льше всего́ на све́те.
[ya lyub-lyú tee-byá bol’-she fsee-vó na svyé-tye]
I love you more than anything.

Я тебя́ обожа́ю.
[ya tee-byá a-ba-zhá-yu]
I adore you.

Я не могу́ без тебя́ жить.
[ya nye ma-gú byes tee-byá zheet’]
I can’t live without you.

Я хочу́ быть с тобо́й.
[ya ha-chú byt’ s ta-bóî]
I want to be with you.

У меня́ к тебе́ чу́вства.
[u mee-nya k tee-byé chúst-va]
I have feelings for you.

Listen to "I love you" in Russian

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