I love you in Japanese

How do you say I love you in Japanese?

Though one of the most popular phrases in any language is “I love you”, Japanese rarely express their love in words. When they do put their feelings into words, it is generally preferred to use the phrase “suki desu”, or "I like you" instead. 

Listen to the native speakers on the audio, and practice saying the Japanese phrases aloud. Whether you want to make some friendly Japanese conversation, or go out on a date, these might come in handy!


Pronouncing I love you in Japanese


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

 

Some Japanese have never used the phrase "I love you" (aishite imasu) in their life! Try pronouncing "I love you" in Japanese:

Other ways to say I love you in Japanese

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…
I love you in Japanese

Asking someone out

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

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

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

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