Lesson 025

I love you in Russian and other romantic phrases

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The Valentine’s day is approaching and your must be already thinking of how to express your feelings to your most important person in the world. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, this time you’ll be able to do it in Russian!

I love you in Russian

Here is how you say “I love you” in Russian:

Я тебя́ люблю́.
[ya tee-byá lyub-lyú]

Because in Russian, unlike English, you can change the order of words without changing the meaning, you can also say Я люблю́ тебя́ [ya lyub-lyú tee-byá]. Both versions are correct and mean the same thing: I love you.

If you want to make an accent on any of the words, for example “I LOVE you” or “I love YOU”, you can do it with intonation.

How to propose in Russian

When you want to propose to somebody, you can say:

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

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

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

Or:

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

While women say:

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

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

How to invite to a date

If it’s too early to talk about marriage, and you just want to let a girl know that you like her or invite her to a date, you might need the following phrases:

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

Learn more about Russian verb нравиться here and here.

Дава́й встреча́ться.
[da-váy fstree-chá-tsa]
Let’s see 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?

More romantic Russian phrases

For those who have been together for a while, we offer a selection of beautiful romantic Russian phrases to remind each other about your feelings.

Some of the phrases below are gender specific:
– suitable to be said to a man – (m)
– suitable to be said to a woman – (f)

If the phrase has no mark (m) or (f), it’s suitable for both.

Ты моё сокро́вище.
[ty ma-yó sak-ró-vee-sche]
You are my treasure.

Я не могу́ без тебя́ жить.
[ya nye ma-gú byes tee-byá zheet’]
I can’t live without you.

Я так по тебе́ скуча́ю.
[ya tak to tee-byé sku-chá-yu]
I miss you so much!

Ты така́я краси́вая. (f)
[ty ta-ká-ya kra-sée-va-ya]
Ты тако́й краси́вый. (m)
[ty ta-kóî kra-sée-vyî]
You are so beautiful.

Мне так хорошо́ с тобо́й.
[mnye tak ha-ra-shó s ta-bóî]
I feel so good with you.

Ты де́лаешь меня́ таки́м счастли́вым. (m)
[ty dyé-la-eesh mee-nyá scheest-lée-vym]
Ты де́лаешь меня́ тако́й счастли́вой. (f)
[ty dyé-la-eesh mee-nyá scheest-lée-vaî]
You make me so happy.

Я всё вре́мя ду́маю о тебе́.
[ya fsyo vryé-mya dú-ma-yu a tee-byé]
I think about you all the time.

Я хочу́ провести́ с тобо́й всю оста́вшуюся жизнь.
[ya ha-chú pra-vees-tée s ta-bóî vsyu as-táv-shu-yu-sya zheezn’]
I want to spend the rest of my life with you.

Всё, что мне ну́жно – э́то ты.
[fsyo, chto mnye núzh-na – é-ta ty]
All I need is you.

Мне так повезло́ тебя́ встре́тить.
[mnye tak pa-veez-ló tee-byá fstryé-teet’]
I’m so lucky to have met you.

Как давно́ я тебя́ иска́л! (f)
[kak dav-nó ya tee-byá ees-kál]
Как давно́ я тебя́ иска́ла! (m)
[kak dav-nó ya tee-byá ees-ká-la]
I was looking for you for so long!

Ты – лу́чшее, что со мной случи́лось!
[ty – lúch-shee-ye, chto sa mnoî slu-chée-las’]
You are the best that happened to me.

Я так в тебя́ влюблён. (f)
[ya tak v tee-býa vlyub-lyón]
Я так в тебя́ влюблена́. (m)
[ya tak v tee-býa vlyub-lee-ná]
I’m so in love with you.

Я так тебя́ люблю́!
[ya tak tee-býa lyub-lyú]
I love you so much!

Ты са́мая лу́чшая жена́ на све́те! (f)
[ty sá-ma-ya lúch-sha-ya zhee-ná na svyé-tye]
You are the best wife on Earth!

Ты са́мый лу́чший муж на све́те! (m)
[ty sá-myî lúch-sheeî muzh na svyé-tye]
You are the best husband on Earth!

Ты у меня́ са́мый лу́чший! (m)
[ty u mee-nyá sá-myî lúch-sheeî]
Ты у меня́ са́мая лу́чшая! (f)
[ty u mee-nyá sá-ma-ya lúch-sha-ya]
You are the best!

Ты моё всё!
[ty ma-yó fsyo]
You are my everything!

Я тебя́ обожа́ю!
[ya tee-byá a-ba-zhá-yu]
I adore you!

Listen to the audio of the lesson and practice these Romantic Russian phrases and cute names for your beloved one with it.

We wish you all the best in love! 🙂

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Comment on “025 – I love you in Russian and other romantic phrases”

  1. Michael S Burrows says:

    Very sweet

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