076 – I love you in Russian and other love phrases

Does you girlfriend or boyfriend speak Russian? Or maybe you just want to surprise her or him expressing your love in an exotic language? Follow this lesson and learn the most popular Russian love phrases: how to say I love you in Russian, how to propose, and a few other useful expressions!

Я тебя́ люблю́.
I love you.
[ya tee-byá lyub-lyú]

Дава́й поже́нимся.
Let’s get married.
[da-váî pa-zhé-neem-sya]

In Russian, men ‘же́нятся‘ (infinitive – жени́ться) and women ‘выхо́дят за́муж‘ (выходи́ть за́муж). So men say:

Выходи́ за меня́!
Marry me!
[vy-ha-dée za mee-nyá]

Ты вы́йдешь за меня́ за́муж?
Will you marry me?
[ty výî-dyesh za mee-nyá]

While women say:

Ты же́нишься на мне?
Will you marry me?
[ty zhé-neesh-sya na mnye]

Note that the phrase “дава́й поже́нимся” works for both men and women.

If it’s too early to speak about marriage, you might need follow phrases

Ты мне нра́вишься.
I like you.
[ty mnye nrá-veesh-sya]

Learn more about Russian verb нравиться here and here.

Дава́й встреча́ться.
[da-váy fstree-chá-tsa]
Let’s meet each other?

Я приглаша́ю тебя́ на свида́ние.
[ya preeg-la-shá-yu tee-byá na svee-dá-nee-ye]
I invite you to a date.

Ты свобо́дна сего́дня ве́чером?
[ty sva-bód-na see-vód-nya vyé-chee-ram]
Are you free tonight? (to a woman)

Дава́й поу́жинаем вме́сте?
[da-váy pa-ú-zhee-na-eem vmyés-tee]
Let’s have a dinner together?

Бу́дешь мое́й де́вушкой?
[ty bú-dyesh ma-yéî dyé-vush-kaî]
Will you be my girlfriend?

Бу́дешь мои́м па́рнем?
[ty bú-deesh ma-eém pár-neem]
Will you be my boyfriend?

Я могу́ тебе́ позвони́ть?
[ya ma-gú tee-byé paz-va-néet’]
May I call you?

Now you know how to say I love you in Russian and much more. Practice all love phrases we’ve learned today with the audio track.

Learn more Russian words about love and marriage with the Russian Word of the Day.

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