Love in German

Having a German lover is fantastic; congrats. What should you say to your new crush when you realize you are in love with her? If you’re deep into the German language, you can do it in a variety of ways.

Love in German: Liebe

A passionate flame that burns out, a deep and lasting soul connection, or a heart-racing romance that causes your world to go into chaos are all ways to love. Whatever your level, these techniques will get you gooey-eyed.

Ich liebe dich

Using Ich liebe dich as a standard and stock expression, you can say ‘I love you’ in German. Relationships that last for a long time are best suited to it. The phrase ‘I love you too’ can be completed by adding auch (‘also’) at the end.

Ich bin in dich verliebt

In order to distinguish between different kinds of love, it is important to make some clear distinctions. In other words, I’m in love with you is more of a display of affection between lovers than an expression of extreme seriousness.

Ich hab’ dich lieb

The phrase can be used to refer to your partner or family and is one of those happy-go-lucky phrases that you might say to them at the end of a phone call. Basically, it means ‘love you’.

Ich bin bis über beide Ohren verliebt

In English, you might say, “I am head over heels in love.” This bold declaration of love signifies that you have totally lost your marbles over someone. For Other than German, check out 100+ ways to say love.

Du bist mein Ein und Alles

You’re my everything’, or ‘I mean the world to you’ is what you say when you’ve really been hit by Cupid’s arrow and are committed for the long haul.

Ich steh’ auf dich

Although your relationship is still in its infancy, you can’t help but feel smitten. If only it weren’t so terrifying, you’d confess your love. Instead, use the benign phrase Ich steh’ auf dich, which means ‘I’m into you.’

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz

You could find Dein ist mein ganzes Herz on a Hallmark Valentine’s Day card, which declares that your relationship is my whole heart.

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