I love you

17:09 Apr 24, 2000
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: I love you
I would like to be able to say this to my Japanese bf

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na大好きだよ。(Daisuki da yo)
Kevin Snow
naai rabu yuu
mary ann
naAishiteru, suki etc.
Ellie Kato
nakimi no koto ga suki
dave jenkins



13 mins
kimi no koto ga suki

"I like the thing about you" is as 'real' as you're going to get. Literally, I Love You--> "Ai shite imasu", but noone ever says that.
We would need to do a complete work up on your relationship with this person if we were to suggest the appropriate phrase . . .

dave jenkins
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3 hrs
Aishiteru, suki etc.

If you want to casually say "luv you", you could say, "suki desu", "Daisuki" or even just "suki". But if you want to mean love in a stronger sense, then you could say "Aishitemasu", or more casually, "Aishiteru".

Ellie Kato
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16 hrs
ai rabu yuu

As the other folks have suggested, one typically does not express affection such as "I love you" in Japanese. So, if you want to say it just for fun, then saying it in English would be acceptable.

mary ann
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17 hrs
大好きだよ。(Daisuki da yo)

When I was in Japan, this is the phrase that I heard most. Look deep into his eyes, put your arms around his neck and try it...

Good luck!

Kevin Snow
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