How do you say I love you in Spanish?
Te amo. Yes, that’s all you need to know. But, if you want more and if you’re a greedy Spanish learner, you’re in luck. You learn 15+ ways to say “I love you” in Spanish. This includes variations like “I like you.”
15+ Fluent Ways to Say I Love you in Spanish.
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- Lesson #2 “3-Minute Spanish – Greetings by SpanishPod101.com
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1. I love you
- Te amo
- Pronunciation: Teh-Ah-Moe
This is the best way to say I love you in Spanish.
This phrase translates to “I love you.” The meaning behind using the phrase is much more intense and romantic. It should only be used among close family like your parents, siblings, children or a significant other. Do not tell someone you just met “te amo.” If you tell some “te amo” on a first date, you might be considered weird.
2. I love you
- Te quiero
- Pronunciation: Teh- Kee-Eh-Ro
This phrase also translates to “I love you.” The meaning behind this phrase is less intense and used on people like distant cousins, new friendships, or even a boyfriend or girlfriend.
3. I adore you
- Te adoro
- Pronunciation: Teh- Ah-Doro
This phrase translates to “I adore you.” It is a romantic way of praising your significant other while telling them how much you love them. After a long day of work, you may tell your spouse “te adoro.”
By the way, this phrase does not literally translate to I love you in Spanish. But, it’s good to know variations. The more you know, the more fluent you are.
4. You are the love of my life
- Eres el amor de mi vida
- Pronunciation: Eh-Res El Ah-More Deh Me-Vee-Dah
This phrase translates to “you are the love of my life.” If you ever plan to propose to your significant other, you may start your speech by telling he or she “eres el amor de mi vida.”
5. I love you with all of my heart
- Te quiero con todo mi corazón
- Pronunciation: Teh Kee-Ero Kon To-Doh Me Ko-Raw-Zone
This phrase translates to “I love you with all of my heart.” This is a perfect phrase you can tell your son or daughter, a boyfriend or girlfriend, or anyone you want to make sure they are aware of your love and care or them.
6. I am in love with you
- Estoy enamorado de ti (male speaker)
- Pronunciation: Eh-Stoi En-A-More-Ah-Doh Deh-Tee
- Estoy enamorada de ti (female speaker)
- Pronunciation: Eh-Stoi En-A-More-Ah-Dah Deh-Tee
This phrase translates to “I am in love with you.”
However, in Spanish there is more than one way to express this phrase depending if you are male or female. If you are a guy who is totally in love with your fiance, you may tell your special lady, “Estoy enamorado de ti”, but if you are a girl who is head over heels with your fiance, you may tell your them, “Estoy enamorada de ti.”
Now, how do you say I like you in Spanish?
7. I like you
- Me gustas
- Pronunciation: Meh Goose-Stahs
This phrase translates to “I like you.” When you are interested in someone and want to get to know them, whether it be for a potential boyfriend or girlfriend, or just anyone you may want to start a friendship with, you may tell that person “me gustas.”
8. I like you a lot
- Me gustas mucho
- Pronunciation: Meh Goose-Stahs Moo-cho
Another way to say I like you in Spanish.
You don’t want to stick to the basic “me gustas” and you want to take it one level further? Tell that special someone after a fun date “me gustas mucho!” This phrase translates to “I like you a lot.”
9. You fascinate me
- Me encantas
- Pronunciation: Meh En-Kan-Tas
Another creative way to say I love you in Spanish.
This phrase translates to “you fascinate me.” Have you ever just been in awe of someone’s everything? The way they talk, their composure, the way they handle their business, etc.? If so, this is a perfect phrase to tell someone how fascinated you are of them. You may tell this person “me encantas.”
10. You please me
- Me agradas
- Pronunciation: Meh Ah-Grad-As
This phrase translates to “you please me.” If your significant other is just having a down moment, feeling insecure, and just not good enough, you may show them how much you love them just by telling them “me agradas.” Reaffirming your love by just telling them that they please you may just boost their confidence again.
11. I like you/I like your personality
- Me caes bien
- Pronunciation: Meh Kah-Es Bee-En
Another way to say I like you in Spanish.
This phrase translates to “I like your personality” or simply “I like you.” When you just meet someone, you may tell them how much you like them by saying “me caes bien.” You may also use this phrase as a way to show a person that you are interested in them and getting to know them more.
But what if you really like them? Check the next phrase.
12. I really like you
- Me caes muy bien
- Pronunciation: Meh Kah-Es Moo-Ee Bee-En
Do you really like someone and you really want express it and make sure they really understand how much you really like them? You may step up your “me caes bien” by adding “muy” and say “me caes muy bien.” This phrase translates to “I really like you.”
13. In truth I like you
- En verdad me gustas
- Pronunciation: En Ver-Dad Meh Goose-Stahs
This phrase literally translates to “in truth I like you.” You may also use this phrase to mean “it’s true that I like you.” You may use this to assure someone of your interest in them or if you have not confessed your interest to someone. You may tell that special someone, “en verdad me gustas.”
14. In reality, I like you
- En realidad me gustas
- Pronunciation: En Rey-Ah-Lee-Dad Meh Goose-Stahs
This phrase translates to “in reality, I like you.” If you have not expressed to someone your interest in them and you think it’s time to be honest with that particular person, you may start the conversation of your true feelings by saying “en realidad me gustas.”
15. In reality, I love you
- En realidad te quiero mucho
- Pronunciation: En Rey-Ah-Lee-Dad Teh Kee-Ero Moo-Cho
This phrase translates to “in reality, I love you.” If your significant other has expressed their concern about your feelings towards them in any way, you may try and reassure them about your feelings by saying “en realidad te quiero mucho.”
Now you know a whole bunch of ways to say I love you in Spanish.
And some ways to say I like you in Spanish.
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