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How To Say 'I Love You' in Spanish


Sculpture by Robert Indiana in Valencia, Spain

Sculpture by Robert Indiana in Valencia, Spain.

Photo by Sento used under terms of Creative Commons license.

It has been said that the most important three-word sentence in the English language is "I love you." If that's the case, Spanish's most important sentence is easier, since it's only two words.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 1 minute

Here's how:

  1. Look in the eyes of the person you love.
  2. Take him or her by the hand.
  3. Smoothly say, "Te amo," like this: 'TEH AHM-oh.'


  1. Be aware that in this case te is the word for "you," and amo means "I love."
  2. Don't say it unless you're sincere. Anyone who can spot a phony in English can do the same in Spanish.

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