Chinese Love Phrases: 8 Ways to Tell That Special Someone How You Feel

In Practical Chinese Phrases by Angel Huang

我爱你。 wǒ ài nǐ.

If you’ve been learning Chinese for a while, you probably know that those three words mean “I love you”...

But what about other phrases you can use when you’ve got that tingly feeling in the pit of your stomach, or want to convey just how much someone means to you?

Phrases like:

  • I can't stop thinking about you.
  • I'm falling for you.
  • You're the one (for me).
  • I love you just the way you are.

How would you express these in Chinese?

Press play to find out 🙂

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Word-For-Word Breakdown Of The Chinese "Love Phrases" From The Video

  • 我 wǒ: I 
  • 脑海 nǎohǎi: the mind / the brain
  • 里 lǐ: in
  • 都 dōu: all
  • 是 shì: is / are / am
  • 你 nǐ: you

  • 我 wǒ: I
  • 爱上 àishàng: to fall in love with / to be in love with
  • 你 nǐ: you
  • 了 le: particle

  • 你 nǐ: you
  • 就是 jiùshì: emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated
  • 我 wǒ: I / me
  • 那个 nà ge: the one / that one
  • 对 duì: correct / right
  • 的 de: particle
  • 人 rén: person

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  • 你 nǐ: you
  • 是 shì: are
  • 我的 wǒde: my
  • 灵魂 línghún: soul / spirit 
  • 伴侣 bànlǚ: companion / mate / partner

  • 我 wǒ: I
  • 爱 ài: love
  • 的 de: particle
  • 就是 jiùshì: emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated 
  • 这样 wǒde: this kind of / so / this way / like this / such
  • 你 nǐ: you

  • 你 nǐ: you
  • 让 ràng: let sb do sth / to have sb do sth / to make sb (feel sad etc)
  • 我的 wǒde: my
  • 人生 rénshēng: life (one's time on earth)
  • 完整 wánzhěng: complete

  • 我们 wǒmen: we / us
  • 一起 yīqǐ: together
  • 变 biàn: to change / to become different / to transform / to vary 
  • 老 lǎo: old
  • 吧 ba: modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise

  • 我 wǒ: I
  • 爱 ài: love
  • 你 nǐ: you

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NB. This post was published on Chinese Valentine's Day, but each of these 8 phrases can be used any day of the year... Spread the love 🙂

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