We’re still in the season and with Bookings Nigeria, everyday is a day for love 😉

So, we’re going to be teaching you how to say ” I Love You” in some other languages. You might be familiar with some of them already while others might prove a new fun thing to learn.

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  • Hausa

” Ina sonki/a”

I can not even get over how this language just rolls off the tongue. *sigh* Makes you just wanna go out and throw it at everyone.

  • Igbo

” A hurum gi naya”

This is what I assume the prince said to the princess right after he slayed the evil dragon.

  • Yoruba

” Mo nifee re”

There would be no doubt how in awe of whoever you say this to you are.

  • Tiv

” U doom shima”

Just in case you wanna say it to me 😉

  • Efik

“Mmema fi”

Of course my ardent love for Calabar would make me include this here

  • Twi

” Me dor wo”

Did you know?

Twi is spoken mostly by people from Ghana.

  • Zulu


Native to the South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland.

  • Swahili


Swahili is spoken in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda and Burundi, Somalia, and the Comoro Islands.


  • Afrikaans

“Ek het jou lief”

Pronounced egg-hai-t-yo-leaf . Spoken by people native to South Africa and Namibia.



  • French

“Je t’aime”


  • Spanish

” Te amo”


  • Italian

“Ti amo”


  • Mandarin

“Wo ai ni”

Alphabets  contain accents


  • German

” Ich liebe dich”

Pronounced ish-lee-ba(e)-dish


  • Hindi

“Main tumse pyar kartha(ee) hoon”

This one is a bit of a tongue twister but we’ll do it for the love either way.



There are a ton of other languages and trying to  fit em all in one post would be endless. So if you know how to say “I love you ” in another language not mentioned here please comment below and let us know where it’s from and learn more.

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Kika · February 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm

Awesome stuff!!
How do you say it to a male in TIV tho?

    Iwuese Ahua · February 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Thank you!
    Lol, it’s pretty much the same for both genders. You can throw in an endearment right at the end if you want.
    e.g. ” U doom shima, gbebi wam” this is what I’d say. 😀

Fadoon · February 16, 2017 at 2:03 am

Very enlightening. Lol…didn’t know so many African countries spoke Swahili

    Iwuese Ahua · February 16, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Thank you , Fadoon. Oh , there are quite a number that do. Swahili is a bantu language and is widely spoken by Africans. There might be a few differences in dialect but it is native to a lot of regions. 🙂

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