10 WAYS TO SAY “I LOVE YOU” IN CHINESE

by TaiwanMe Blog Topics: TAIWANME LANGUAGE

One of the first things you’ll learn in any language is how to say “I love you”. There’s no doubt that being able to express your love to your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife is one of the most important things you can do.

So whether you’re learning to say “I love you” to impress the girl you like, or speak to your partner in their native language – here’s 14 ways to express your love and affection in Mandarin Chinese.

#1 爱 (ài) Love

#2 恋爱 (liàn ài) – To fall in love

#3 我爱你 (Wǒ ài nǐ) I love you

#4 我喜欢你 (Wǒ xǐhuān nǐ) I like you

#5 我爱你胜过一切 (wǒ ài nǐ shèngguò yīqiè) – I love you more than anything.

#6 跟你在一起真开心 (gēn nǐ zài yīqǐ zhēn kāixīn) – I’m so happy with you

#7 我想跟你在一起 (wǒ xiǎng gēn nǐ zài yīqǐ) – I want to be with you

#8 我想你 (wǒ xiǎng nǐ) – I miss you

#9 我喜欢你的笑容。(wǒ xǐ huān nǐ de xiào róng.) — I like your smile

#10 亲爱的 (qīn ài de) — Dear/Darling

How to text message “I love you” in Mandarin Chinese


Taiwanese man texting on MRT, Taipei


These days, being able to sext “I love you” is almost as important as being able to say it.

Here’s an additional 4 ways to text your love and affection in Mandarin Chinese.

#1 520 (wǔ èr líng) = 我爱你 (wǒ ài nǐ) I love you.

#2 880 (bā bā líng) = 抱抱你 (bào bào nǐ) Hug you.

#3 530 (wǔ sān líng) = 我想你 (wǒ xiǎng nǐ) I miss you.

#4 770 (qī qī líng) = 亲亲你 (qīn qīn nǐ) Kiss you.


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