I love you in Russian: How to say?

I love you
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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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Related Russian words

люби́ть [lyubéet'] Verb , imperfective
to love
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влюби́ться [vlyubéetsa] Verb , perfective
to fall in love
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полюби́ть [palyubéet'] Verb , perfective
to fall in love, to grow fond of, to come to like
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влюбля́ться [vlyublyátsa] Verb , imperfective
to fall in love
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любо́вь [lyubóf'] Noun , feminine
love

Related examples

  • Я тебя́ люблю́.

    ya teebýa lyublyú

    I love you.

  • Он влюби́лся в неё с пе́рвого взгля́да.

    on vlyubéelsya v neeyó s pyérvava vzglyáda

    He fell in love with her at first sight.

  • Ты что, влюби́лась?

    ty chto, vlyubéelas'

    Have you fallen in love?

  • Говоря́т, что же́нщины влюбля́ются умо́м, а мужчи́ны – эмо́циями.

    gavaryát, chto zhénscheeny vlyublyayutsa umóm, a muzhchéeny emótseeyamee

    They say that women fall in love with the mind, and men with emotions.

  • Ка́ждый день он влюбля́лся в неё сно́ва и сно́ва.

    kázhdyî den' on vlyublyálsya v neeyó snóva ee snóva

    Every day he was falling in love with her again and again.

  • Его́ невозмо́жно не полюби́ть.

    eevó neevazmózhna nye palyubéet'

    It is impossible not to fall in love with him.

  • Они́ встре́тились и полюби́ли друг дру́га в университе́те.

    anee fstryéteelees' ee palyubéelee druk drúga v uneeveerseetyétye

    They met and fell in love with each other at the university.

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