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11:27 Dec 20, 2000
English to Dutch translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: i love you
a woman telling a man she loves him (romantic)
dawn


Summary of answers provided
na +1ik hou(d) van je / ik heb je lief
Marina72
naIk hou van jou
Astrid Geeraerts
naIk houd van je.
dutchgirl
naIk houd van je.
dutchgirl


  

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5 mins
Ik houd van je.


Explanation:
It means I love you in the deepest way possible. If you are trying to say that you have a crush on her or am falling in love with her you should say: Ik ben verliefd op je.

dutchgirl
United States
Local time: 07:32
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13 mins
Ik houd van je.


Explanation:
I just realized that your question is from a woman to a man... The answer remains the same as I proposed before.
( Just wanted to make sure you knew that it doesn't make a difference if a man or woman says it)

dutchgirl
United States
Local time: 07:32
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3 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
ik hou(d) van je / ik heb je lief


Explanation:
"ik hou van je" is the most commonly used expression for "I love you". "ik houd van je" is correct as well, but a little more 'rigid'. "Ik heb je lief" also means "I love you", but is used less often (yet in my opinion a bit more romantic)

Marina72
Italy
Local time: 16:32

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Antoinette Verburg
579 days
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1 day 15 hrs
Ik hou van jou


Explanation:
You can use this, because it's the best way to say it, but some people may also use "Ik zie je graag", which if translated literally to English means "I love the sight of you".

Good luck!

Astrid Geeraerts
Local time: 16:32
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 11

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Antoinette Verburg: 'ik zie je graag' is Flemish, not Dutch
577 days
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