Love is a universal language. There are many ways to say “I love you” in Arabic, and they all have their own beautiful meanings.
Unlike English, in Arabic, there’s often a grammatical difference between saying “I love you” to the man and woman. Also, the relationship between a man (boy) and a woman (girl) will decide the speaker which words to use. Furthermore, there may be slight differences in language among different Arabic countries to say “I love you” such as Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Levantine Arabic in Jordan and Lebanon, Morocco, and Syria.
Table of Contents
- How to Say I Love You in Arabic in Common
- How to Translate I Love You from English to Arabic
- How to Say I Love You to a Woman in Arabic
- How to Say I Love You to a Man in Arabic
- Final Thought
How to Say I Love You in Arabic in Common
The most common way of expressing love in Arabic is by saying Ana Ohebak (انا احبك) or Ana Bahebak (انا بحبك ) to a man, or Ana Ohebek (انا عضبك) or Ana Bahebek (انا بحبك) to a woman.
In most cases, there is only a vowel that changes between man and female. You’ll notice the difference between the above two examples is the last short vowel which changes from “a” when saying to a man to “e” when addressing a female. Keep in mind one letter difference may put you in big trouble.
Sometimes “Ana” is not speaking out, just saying “Ohebak” or “Ohebek”. “Ana” is always added when declaring love publicly or officially.
How to Translate I Love You from English to Arabic
When you want to say “I love you” with Ana Ohebak, you can translate the 3 words “I love you” one by one from English to Arabic as the following 3 simple steps:
- “I” is pronounced to“Ana” and write as “انا”
- “Love” as a verb is pronounced to “Oheb” and write as “احب”
- “You” is “k” “ك”.
How to Say I Love You to a Woman in Arabic
It pronounced : oo-heb-boook, which is said by the male to his lover to express I love you in Modern Arabic.
Ana Bahebek (انا بحبك) and ana bamout feeki (انا بموت فيكي)
The former means “i love you” and the latter has a stronger feeling of love.
It is to show their love and affection for someone. It simply means “darling” to a woman.
It means “bury me alive” to show the depth of the love in your heart for her. The phrase means something like “I’ve never seen anyone more beautiful than you, my dear.” It’s used when a man is so in awe of his woman that he can’t even describe how she looks or what she does.
Ya 3dame (يا عظامي)
It means “my bones” and it’s used when a man is so in love with his woman that he would do anything to make her happy.
Ya malni (يا مالني)
It means “give me”, but this phrase is usually said by men who are very shy about showing their feelings.
Bamoot Feek (بموت فيك)
It means “I’m dying for you” and it’s used by men to express their love towards a woman after she has done something incredible.
Kunet Shaa’bak (كنت شعابك)
It means “You were my inspiration” which is said by the male when he thinks his lover is so beautiful.
7obak ghaly (حبك غالي)
It means “your love is priceless” and it’s used when a man loves his woman more than anything else in the world.
Ana Be’eed (أنا بعيد)
It means “I am far away from you” which can be said by either gender to express how much they miss their lover, even if they’re living together.
Ana Mshatr (أنا مشتر)
It means “I am your merchant” which is used by men to tell their partners that they will always be there for them and never leave, like a shopkeeper who stays in business no matter what!
Dayeb Feek (دايب فيك)
It means “I want to be your husband” and it’s used when a man wants his partner to marry him!
How to Say I Love You to a Man in Arabic
Uhibbuka (أنا احبك)
To express “I love you” to a male. “uhibbuka” is pronounced “oo-heh-boo-kah”
Ana Bahebak (انا بحبك)
It means “I love you” which is said by the female to her lover after she had kissed him on his forehead, cheek or lips/mouth if they are not shy nor embarrassed about it.
Ana Bamout feek (انا بموت فيك)
It means “I am dying for you” which is said by the female to express her strong feel and affection towards her beloved one.
When speaking to a man, Habibi (حبيبي) refers to warm feelings and love, with The English equivalent “dear”, “my love”, “darling”, or “sweetheart”.
These are just 19 ways to say “I love you” in Arabic. It is important for us to learn about different cultures and languages because it helps us better understand each other, not only when we travel abroad but also here at home with our own lovers.
Do any of these phrases resonate with you? What would your favorite way be to tell her or him that you love deeply?