'I love you' and other phrases for dating in Chinese

How do you ask someone on a date or say "I love you" in Chinese? How do you tell someone they’re not your type, or you just want to be friends? After this free audio lesson you’ll know lots of useful words for dating in Chinese – after all, you don’t always know when those special (and not so special) moments might occur!
 
Listen to the native speakers on the audio, and practice saying the Chinese phrases aloud. Whether you’re dating or just making some friendly Chinese conversation, they might come in very useful.

Pronunciation help for dating in Chinese

As hard as you try, without helpful feedback your Chinese pronunciation is never going to be the same as a native speaker’s. If you've found it difficult to perfect the way you say Chinese words and phrases, this lesson will help you.
 
Using the blue Rocket Record buttons you can record the way you say each phrase, and compare it with the way a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese does. That’s right, with Rocket Chinese voice mapping technology you can record your voice as many times as you need until your pronunciation matches the Chinese speaker!

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  • I love you in Chinese
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Yíqiè dōu hǎoma?
一切都好吗?
Everything alright?
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Wǒ xiǎng…
我想…
I would like to…
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Wǒ fēicháng xiǎng…
我非常想…
I would love to…
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Dāngrán。
当然。
Certainly
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Nǐ yàobuyào......?
你要不要......?
Would you like…? (casual)
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Nǐ xiǎngyào...ma?
你想要...吗?
Would you like…? (formal)
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Nà tàihǎo le。
那太好了。
That is very nice.
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Hěn yǒushàn。
很友善。
That is very friendly.
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Wǒ hěn xǐhuān。
我很喜欢。
I like that very much.
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Wǒ bútài xǐhuān。
我不太喜欢。
I don’t like that very much.
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Yǒu yìsi。
有意思。
That's fun.
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Méi yǒu yìsi 。
没有意思。
That's no fun.
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Bú kèqi。
不客气。
You're welcome.

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What do you do when you meet someone and you realize that you are falling in love? Here are some phrases you might want to use…

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Wǒ duìnǐ gǎnxìngqu。
我对你感兴趣。
I’m fond of you.
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Wǒ hěn xǐhuān nǐ。
我很喜欢你。
I like you lots.
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Wǒ fēicháng xǐhuān nǐ。
我非常喜欢你。
I like you very much.
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Wǒ ài nǐ。
我爱你。
I love you.
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Wǒ ài nǐ shèngguò yíqiè。
我爱你胜过一切。
I love you more than anything.

I love you in Chinese

If you want to confess your love to someone, just say

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Wǒ ài nǐ。
我爱你。
I love you.

Hopefully the answer will be…

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Wǒ yě ài nǐ。
我也爱你。
I love you, too.
  • Dating in Chinese

You can ask someone out for a date by saying one of the following phrases…

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Nǐ yuànyì hé wǒ yuēhuì ma?
你愿意和我约会吗?
Would you like to go out with me?
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Wǒ xiǎng hé nǐ duō dāi yìhuǐr。
我想和你多呆一会儿。
I would like to spend more time with you…
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Wǒ xiǎng dài nǐ chūqù chīwǎnfàn。
我想带你出去吃晚饭。
I would like to take you out for dinner…
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Wǒmen yìqǐ sànhuǐr bù hǎoma?
我们一起散会儿步,好吗?
Shall we go for a little walk together?

If the date went successful you might want to say…

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Nàtiān guòde hěnhǎo。
那天过得很好。
That was a lovely day…
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Nàtiān wǎnshang guòde hěnhǎo。
那天晚上过得很好。
That was a lovely evening…

Some more useful phrases when dating the man or woman of your dreams…

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Nǐ kànqǐlái zhēnbàng!
你看起来真棒!
You look great!
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Nǐ zhēn tián。
你真甜。
You are so sweet.
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Nǐ shì rènzhēnde ma?
你是认真的吗?
Are you serious about us?
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Wǒ xiǎng hénǐ zàiyìqǐ。
我想和你在一起。
I want to be with you.
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Jiàgěi wǒ hǎoma?
嫁给我,好吗?
Do you want to marry me?
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Nǐ shì wǒde mèngzhōngqíngrén。
你是我的梦中情人。
You are the man/woman of my dreams.
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nǐ tài bùkěsīyì le!
你太不可思议了!
You are incredible!

If you are going out with someone who is not exactly what you were hoping for you could say…

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Wǒ zhǐxiǎng zuò péng you。
我只想做朋友。
I just want to be friends.
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Wǒ méi xìngqù。
我没兴趣。
I’m not interested.
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Lí wǒ yuǎndiǎnr。
离我远点儿。
Leave me alone.
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Nǐ búshì wǒ xǐhuān de lèixíng。
你不是我喜欢的类型。
You are not my type.
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Zǒukāi!
走开!
Go away!

Xià cì jiàn! (下次见!)

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