I love you in Italian

How do you say I love you in Italian? It's Ti amo! What if you want to tell someone you just want to be friends? After this free audio lesson you’ll know lots of important Italian phrases for those special – and not so special – moments!

Listen to the native speakers on the audio, and practice saying the Italian words aloud. Whether you’re dating or just making some friendly Italian conversation, you never know when you might need to use them!

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How to say I love you in Italian

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Ti amo.

I love you.

Hopefully the answer will be…

Anch'io ti amo.

I love you, too.

Other ways to say I love you in Italian and more romantic Italian phrases

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…

Note that there is no equivalent in English for "Ti voglio bene", it's kind of between "I like you" and "I love you". It basically means that you like someone very, very much.

For example a mother might use "Ti voglio bene" to tell her child how fond she is of him or her.

Ti amo / ti voglio bene.

I love you.

Ti amo più di qualsiasi cosa.

I love you more than anything.

Mi piaci moltissimo

I like you very much.

Mi piaci molto.

I like you lots.

Mi sono affezionato a te.

I'm fond of you.

Dating in Italian

More Italian love phrases

Va tutto bene?

Everything alright?


I would like...


I would love...




Would you like...? (casual)

Vorrebbe... ?

Would you like...? (formal)

Molto carino.

(That is) very nice.

Molto cortese.

(That is) very friendly.

Mi piace moltissimo.

I like it very much.

Non mi piace molto.

I don't like it very much.

È divertente.

That's fun.

Non è divertente.

That's no fun.

Prego / di niente.

You're welcome.

Ti amo.

Asking for a date in Italian

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

Vorresti uscire con me?

Would you like to go out with me?

Mi piacerebbe trascorrere più tempo con te.

I would like to spend more time with you.

Mi piacerebbe portarti fuori a cena.

I would like to take you out for dinner.

Andiamo a fare una passeggiata insieme?

Shall we go for a little walk together?

If the date was successful you might want to say…

È stata una giornata splendida...

That was a lovely day…

È stata una serata splendida...

That was a lovely evening…

Italian dating phrases

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

Stai benissimo!

You look great!

Sei così dolce!

You are so sweet!

Sei serio su noi due?

Are you serious about us?

Voglio stare con te.

I want to be with you.

Vuoi sposarmi?

Do you want to marry me?

Sei l'uomo dei miei sogni.

You are the man of my dreams.

Sei la donna dei miei sogni.

You are the woman of my dreams.

Sei incredibile!

You are incredible!

"Do you want to marry me?" in Italian

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

Voglio che siamo solamente amici.

I just want to be friends.

Non sono interessato.

I'm not interested.

Lasciami da sola or lasciami in pace.

Leave me alone.

Non sei il mio tipo.

You are not my type.


Go away!

Why not check out some more lessons on Italian phrases next?

A presto!

Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team

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