9 Ways to Say I Love You in Russian & How to Answer

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Today we are talking about feelings. More specifically, the many ways to say I love you in Russian. Then, you will learn how to respond to this strong statement.

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Part 1: 9 Ways to say I Love Uou in Russian

1. I love you in Russian

  • Я люблю тебя
    • Ya lyublyu tebya
  • Я люблю Вас
    • Ya lyublyu vas

“Yellow blue bus” is the phrase that English speakers associate with the second phrase above. It sounds funny, but that’s how you can easily remember and pronounce it. Now, native speakers don’t really use this way to say “I love you” because it’s too formal.

i love you in russian

If you want to say I love you in Russian to your girlfriend, say “Я люблю тебя.” or you can play with words and say “Я тебя люблю.” This is the most common way to say I love you in Russian.

2. “I love you from the bottom of my heart”

  • Я люблю тебя всем сердцем
  • Ya lyublyu tebya vsem serdtsem

This phrase is used to emphasize the depth of your love. Сердце means heart. So, we take the phrase: Я люблю тебя, that you already. Then, add “всем сердцем“. This phrase can only said to a loved one, or you can confess your love to the person you really adore. Я люблю тебя всем сердцем is a very emotional and sensual phrase. At the same time, these are beautiful words.

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Do not hesitate to encourage your loved one with these great words as often as possible.

3. “I’m in love with you” in Russian

  • Я влюблен в тебя (m)
    • Ya vlyublyon v tebya
  • Я влюбленa в тебя (f)
    • Ya vlyublena v tebya

In the first phrase with (m), the verb is conjugated in the male gender. Men should use this. The second one is in the female tense; women should use it.

i love you in russian

4. I can’t live without you

  • Я не могу жить без тебя
  • Ya ne mogu zhit’ bez tebya

This is a very STRONG way to say I love you in Russian. The verb zhit‘ or to live, here, is gender neutral so anyone can use this phrase. Very emotional phrase overall so be careful how you use it.

i love you in russian

5.  I’ve totally fallen for you

  • Я полностью влюблен в тебя
  • Ya polnostyu vlyublon v tebya

i love you in russian

6. I have feelings for you.

  • У меня к тебе чувства.
  • U menya k tebe chustva

i love you in russian

7. You are more than just a friend.

  • Ты больше чем просто друг
  • Ti bol’she chem prosto droog.

Useful phrase for when you’re trying to get out of that friend zone!

i love you in russian

8. Love ya!

  • Люблю тебя.
  • Lyublyu tebya.

i love you in russian

9. I adore you.

  • Я обожаю тебя.
  • Ya obozhayu tebya.

i love you in russian

Part 2: How to Respond to I Love You in Russian

When someone tells you I love you in Russian, you’ll need to respond. Depending on how deep and serious the LOVE is, you can respond with one of the phrases below.

The one word you need to know here is тожеtozhe.

You’ll find out what it means.

1. I love you too

  • Я тоже тебя люблю
  • Ya tozhe tebya lyublyu

Just say Я тебя люблю, which you already learned and add тоже. It means also or too. You can use this phrase as a response to almost all of the phrases you’ve learned.

i love you in russian

2. I adore you too

  • Я тоже обожаю тебя
  • Ya obozhayu tebya tozhe

Я обожаю тебя тоже – these are great words to say if your love says “I adore you.”

i love you in russian

3. I can’t live without you too

  • Я тоже не могу жить без тебя
  • Ya tozhe ne mogu zhit bez tebya

Again, all we really did was add тоже to the phrase that you already learned.

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4. I have feelings for you too

  • У меня тоже к тебе чувства
  • U menya tozhe k tebe chuvstva

i love you in russian

5. “Love ya too!” in Russian

  • Люблю тебя тоже!
  • Lyublyu tebya tozhe!

i love you in russian

CONCLUSION

Now you know 9 ways to say I love you in Russian and 5 ways to respond. Print this article for your own review!

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– written by the Main Junkie

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