I love you in Korean

How do you say I love you in Korean? How do you tell someone you just want to be friends? After this free audio lesson you’ll know lots of useful words and phrases, from small-talk to dating in Korean.

Listen to the native speakers on the audio, and practice saying the Korean phrases aloud. Whether you want to make some friendly Korean conversation, or understand your favorite Korean TV drama, these might come in handy!

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

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Sarang haeyo

I love you

Hopefully the answer will be…

저도 사랑해요.

Judo sarang haeyo.

I love you, too.

Pronunciation for I love you in Korean...

[내일] 저와 같이 뭐 하실래요?

[naeil] juwa gachi maw hashilaeyo?

Would you like to do something with me [tomorrow]?

I love you in Korean

Supposing someone has asked you this, here are some possible answers…

네, 좋아요.

Ne, jowayo.

Yes, I'd love to.

죄송하지만 안돼요.

Jwesong hajiman andwaeyo

Sorry, I can't.

If the date was successful you might want to say…

참 좋은 날이었어요.

Cham joeun nal iutsuyo.

That was a lovely day…

참 좋은 저녁이었어요.

Cham joeun junyuk iutsuyo.

That was a lovely evening…

After several dates, you may realize that you are falling in love! How can you express such feelings in Korean? Don’t worry - memorize these phrases for when you’re getting closer to someone…


Jowa haeyo.

I like you.

정말 좋아해요.

Jungmal jowa haeyo.

I really like you.

당신과 있어서 행복해요.

Dangshin gwa itsusuh haengbok haeyo.

I'm really happy with you.

우리 잘 어울리는 것 같아요.

Woori jal uwoolineun gut gatayo.

I think we're good together.

When things get serious, a wise step would be to introduce your new partner to your parents…

제 부모님께 인사드리러 가요.

Je boomonimkge insa deuriruh gayo.

I'd like you to meet my parents.

And when the time is right, you can pop that special question…

저와 결혼 해주세요.

Juwa gyulhon haejooseyo.

Will you marry me?

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

우리 아닌 것 같아요.

Woori anin gut gatayo.

I don't think it's working.

저는 친구되고 싶어요.

Juneun chin-goo dwego shipuyo.

I want to be friends.

친구로 남고 싶어요.

Chin-goo ro namgo shipuyo.

I want to stay friends.

That's it for this lesson! I hope you enjoyed it.

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

Anyoung hee gaseyo!

Sujung Lee: Rocket Korean

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