How to say "I Love You" in Spanish

Romance comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and languages. With Spanish being the second most spoken language in the world, knowing how to say 'I love you' in Spanish just might help you find your soulmate... or at least grab that hottie's number.

If you're going for the direct approach, the easiest way to say "I love you" in Spanish is: 

Te amo

amo = I love
te amo = I love you

No matter if you're saying it to a girl or a guy, it doesn't change and works every time. It's easy enough to say:

teh ah-mo

If you're looking for something less typical and a little more intense, you can also try these out:

You are my love
 
Tú eres mi cielo
to eh-rehz mee thee-eh-loh
I love you more than anything in the world!
 
Te amo más que nada en el mundo
teh ah-moh mahs keh nah-dah en el moon-doh
I adore you
 
Te adoro
teh ah-dohr-oh


We know you're probably not always looking to confess your love you in Spanish, so if you're trying to say I love you to a friend, your mom, or even your dog you can simply say:

Te quiero

Quiero = I want
Te quiero = I want you

teh kee-eh-roh

We know... it looks pretty weird: te quiero directly translates as "I want you", but we promise it's totally okay to say to your friends!

Score your next date with some more Spanish phrases:

Do you want to go out with me?
 
¿Quieres salir conmigo?
kee-eh-rehs sah-leer kon-mee-go
Do you want to have dinner with me?
 
¿Quieres cenar conmigo?
kee-eh-rehs seh-nahr kon-mee-go
I would like to go out with you
 
Me gustaría salir contigo
meh goos-tah-ree-ah sah-leer kon-tee-goh
I think of you all the time
 
Pienso en ti siempre
pee-ehn-soh en tee see-ehm-preh
I want to be with you forever
 
Quiero estar contigo para siempre
kee-eh-roh eh-stahr kon-tee-goh pah-rah-see-ehm-preh

 

And when you're ready to tie the knot:

Will you marry me? 
 
¿Quieres casarte conmigo?
kee-eh-rehs kah-sahr-teh kon-mee-go