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6 Ways to say I Love You in Hebrew (Lesson & Audio)

I Love You in Hebrew

Hello Junkies,

“I Love You” – this is probably the first sentence people remember when learning a new language. This helps us texpress our feelings to the ones we love and care about. You can say it to your sweetheart, your family members and friends… 

So, today, you will learn how to say I Love You in Hebrew. You will also learn some extra ways to express love, affection, sympathy and the best situations to use them in.

Let’s get started…

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8 Unique ways to say “I Love You” in Hebrew

1. I Love You in Hebrew

There are 8 ways to say I Love You in Hebrew. Why so many? It all depends on the gender of the speaker, the gender of the listener and the number of the people you’re talking to. 

So, you’ll learn how women say it to men, men to women, how to say it to groups of people and more.

i love you in hebrew

  1. אני אוהב אותך
    1. Pronounced: Ani ohev otah’
    2. Male saying to a female
  2. אני אוהב אתכן
    1. Pronounced: Ani ohev et’h’en
    2. Male talking to 2+ females
  3. אני אוהב אותך
    1. Pronounced: Ani ohev ot’h’a
    2. Male talking to a male
  4. אני אוהב אתכם
    1. Pronounced: Ani ohev et’h’em
    2. A male talking to 2+ males or a mixed group of males and females
  5. אני אוהבת אותך
    1. Pronounced: Ani ohevet ot’h’a
    2. A female talking to a male
  6. אני אוהבת אותך
    1. Pronounced: Ani ohevet otah’
    2. A female talking to a female
  7. אני אוהבת אתכם
    1. Pronounced: Ani ohevet et’h’em
    2. A female talking to 2+ males or a mixed group of males and females.
  8. אני אוהבת אתכן
    1. Pronounced: Ani ohevet et’h’en
    2. A female to talking to 2+ females

Explanation:

Have you noticed the word “ani?” Well, “אני” (ani), means “I” in Hebrew and is the same for both male and female.

Then, there is the Hebrew verb “אוהב” (ohev), for a male speaker, or “אוהבת” (ohevet), for a female speaker. This means “to love.” 

The third word is the pronoun “you.” It is “אותך” (ot’h’a) when addressing a male, “אותך” (otah’) when addressing a female, “אתכם” (et’h’em) when addressing 2+ males or a group of males and female or “אתכן” (et’h’en) when addressing 2+ females. This one 

You can say I love you in Hebrew to your boyfriend or girlfriend, your family members and friends. It can be used in Hebrew just like “I love you” is used in English, so you won’t find yourself in an awkward situation.

Note: The following ways to say I Love you in Hebrew will not include the “to 2+ people” variants. You can use the “You” (“אתכם” – et’h’em; אתכן” – et’h’en) part from the first way to say “I Love You”.

Next Phrase: I Like You in Hebrew

2. I like you.

  • אני מחבב אותך (a male to a female)
  • Pronounced: ani meh’abev otah’
  • אני מחבב אותך (a male to a male)
  • Pronounced: ani meh’abev ot’h’a
  • אני מחבבת אותך (a female to a male)
  • Pronounced: ani meh’abevet ot’h’a
  • אני מחבבת אותך (a female to a female)
  • Pronounced: ani meh’abevet otah’

Here, we use the verb “to like”  מחבב” (meh’abev) for a male speaker or “מחבבת” (meh’abevet ) for a female speaker.

This phrase is used in Hebrew when you want to say that you like a person. It can be a friend, or a person you have romantic love to but don’t have the courage to say that “love” him/her.

i love you in hebrew

3. I’m in Love with you.

  • אני מאוהב בך (a male to a female)
  • Pronounced: ani meohav bah’
  • אני מאוהבת בך (a female to a male)
  • Pronounced: ani meohevet beh’a

This phrase has a more specific use and can be said only to a person you feel romantic love for.

Here we have the verb “מאוהב” (meohav) for a male speaker or “מאוהבת” (meohevet) for a female speaker, meaning “to be in love”; and the pronoun “you” which is in Hebrew “בך” (bah’) when addressing a female or “בך” (beh’a) when addressing a male.

i love you in hebrew

Slang Ways to Say “I Love you” in Hebrew

4. I have a thing for you.

  • אני דלוק עלייך (a male to a female)
  • Pronounced: ani daluk alaih’
  • אני דלוקה עליך (a female to a male)
  • Pronounced: ani dluka aleh’a

This one can be translated directly into English as “I am burning on you”.

It means “I want you desperately” or “I like you very much.”

Explanation:

The verb “דלוק” (daluk) for a male speaker or the verb “דלוקה” (dluka) for a female speaker means “to like” or “to burn” (literally).

The pronoun “עלייך” (alaih’), when addressing a female speaker or “עליך” (aleh’a) when addressing a male speaker, means “you.”

5. I’m crazy about you.

  • אני מת עלייך (a male to a female)
  • Pronounced: ani met alaih’
  • אני מתה עליך (a female to a male)
  • Pronounced: ani meta aleh’a

This phrase can be translated directly into English as “I am dying on you.” It means “I am crazy about you,” in Hebrew.

Explanation:

Here we see the Hebrew verb “מת” (met) for a male speaker or “מתה” (meta) for a female speaker. Its direct translation is “to die” but we understand it as “to be crazy about.”

Then we have the pronoun, “עלייך” (alaih’) when addressing a female speaker or “עליך” (aleh’a) when addressing a male speaker, which means “you.”

6. I’m obsessed with you.

  • אני חולה עלייך (a male to a female)
  • Pronounced: ani h’ole alaih’
  • אני חולה עליך (a female to a male)
  • Pronounced: ani h’ola aleh’a

The direct translation of this Hebrew phrase is “I am sick on you,” but we use it as “I am obsessed with you”.

Here we have the Hebrew verb “חולה” (h’ole) for a male speaker or “חולה” (h’ola) for a female speaker.

It  literally means “to be sick” but we use it as “to be obsessed with.”

Then, we have the pronoun “עלייך” (alaih’) when addressing a female speaker or “עליך” (aleh’a) when addressing a male speaker means “you.”

Important notes:

  • All [h’] / [ח] sounds are pronounces like H in the English words “Hotel” or “House” (pronounced more harshly).
  • Hebrew should be read from right to left.
  • All [h] sounds are pronounced as in the English words “Hey” or “Hi”

Now you know how to say I Love You in Hebrew.

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