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how to say I love you in Korean(+10 romantic phrases)

Have you ever been head-over-heels in love or missed your loved ones? Try saying “I love you in Korean to make an impact on your crush.

The Korean phrase 사랑해 (saranghae) is the most common way to say I love you in Korean. But there are other cute ways to say I love you that can be more specific or personal.

We have got you covered with our quick guide on the best ways to say “I love you”, which will melt your beautiful loved one’s heart with examples and exercises.

Let’s get started!

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How to Say I Love You in Korean( from causal to formal)

I love you in Korean

사랑해요 means “I love you” in Korean. It is polite and respectful to say this to your parents, grandparents, or teachers. 사랑해 is more casual and is used when talking to someone you are close to, like your boyfriend or girlfriend. The formal way to say “I love you” in Korean is 사랑합니다. You would use this when talking to someone older or with a higher status than you, in lyrics, in Korean advertisements, or when bands tell crowds “I love you” at concerts.

Here is the common way to say I love you in Korean in formal, casual, and polite ways.

  • The Casual  way – 사랑해(saranghae)
  • The Polite way  – 사랑해요(saranghaeyo)
  • The Formal way– 사랑합니다.(saranghamnida)

I love you in Korean the standard way|What is Saranghaeyo Korean?

The polite way to say “I love you” in Korean is called 사랑해요 (sa-rang-hae-yo). 사랑해요 is taken from the verb love 사랑하다 (saranghada), with informal polite speech and present tense conjugation. If you want to show your appreciation, gratitude, and affection in a more respectful way, you may want to use the polite way of saying “I love you” with your parents, parents-in-law, teachers, etc.

If you want to confess someone just say the sentence 저는 당신을 사랑해요. (jeoneun dangsineul saranghaeyo.)

 Means I love you.저 (jeo)means r “I”, and 당신(dangsin) is the honorific term for “you”. 

당신 is not commonly used in spoken Korean. 

You can just substitute “you” with the listener’s name +  씨 


  • I love you, name. 
  • name+ 씨 사랑해요. (xx ssi saranghaeyo.) 

Or you can also address the person as 오빠 or 누나

  • I love you, my significant other. 
  • 오빠/누나 사랑해요. (oppa/nuna saranghaeyo.) 

I love you in Korean the informal way| Saranghae in Korean

The most common way to say “I love you” in Korean is 사랑해 (sa-rang-hae). This is the informal way of saying “I love you” in Korean. This means that you can use this with people close to you and people younger than you. For example, with your girlfriend or boyfriend, with your husband or wife, you can use the informal way to say “I love you” because you are already very close to them. use towards your sweetheart, friends, and people your age or younger.

You can also use this informal way to tell family members, such as brothers, sisters, and parents that you love them.

You could say 나 너 사랑해. (na neo saranghae.)/널 사랑해. (neol saranghae.)

Or you can substitute “you” with the listener’s name and add 아 or 야 after the name.


I love you, minji.

민지야, 사랑해. (minjiyah, saranghae.)


  • If a Korean name ends in a consonant, add 아(ah) to the end of his/her name. Add 야 (ya) to the end of the name, if a Korean name ends in a vowel,
  • I love you, yaejin – 예진 (Yaejin) + 아( Ah) = 예진아 (yaejin-ah)
  • I love you minji  – 민지 (Minji) + 야 (Yah) = 민지야 (Minji-yah)

I love you in Korean in a formal way| Meaning of saranghamnida

사랑합니다(saranghamnida) means I love you in Korean. It is the most formal way. You can use this word to address, just those with higher status or those who are older than you. It’s also used when talking to large groups and audiences like bands telling crowds “I love you” at concerts. 

If you want to confess someone just say the sentence 저는 당신을 사랑해요. (jeoneun dangsineul saranghaeyo).

저 (jeo)means r “I”, and 당신(dangsin) is the honorific term for “you”. 

You can just substitute “you” with the listener’s name +  씨 


  • I love you, name. 
  • name+ 씨 사랑해요. (xx ssi saranghaeyo.) 

Or you can also address the person as 오빠 or 누나

  • I love you, oppa
  • 오빠/누나 사랑해요. (oppa/nuna saranghaeyo.)

Or You may omit the subject “I”:

I love you

당신을 사랑합니다. (dangsineul saranghamnida.)

사랑행 / 사랑해용 (saranghaeng / saranghaeyong)-i love you in Korean in cute way.

사랑행 is the Extra cute way of saying I love you. Korean speakers often end sentences with a ㅇ(ng) to this to add cuteness. It is a form of aegyo. These are the same words as 사랑해 (saranghae) and 사랑해요 (saranghaeyo)

In this day and age, “lol” is mostly used in casual situations and is often seen online or in text messages.


I love you, friend

친구 사랑행 (chingu saranghaeng)

I love you too

나도 사랑해용 (nado saranghaeyong)

Other Indirect Ways to Say I Love You in Korean

Besides saying I Love You directly, you can also express your feelings to the other person in indirect ways. 

  • You’re pretty. 예뻐요. (yeppeoyo.)
  • You’re handsome. 잘 생겼어요. (jal saenggyeoseoyo.)
  • Would you go out with me?-저랑 사귈래요? (jeorang sagwilraeyo?) 
  • I want to be with you. 같이 있고 싶어요. (gachi itgo sipeoyo.) 
  • I miss you. 보고 싶어요. (bogo sipeoyo.)
  • You’re beautiful. 아름다워요. (areumdawoyo.)
  • You’re looking good. 멋있어요.

What is love in Korean / How to say LOVE in Korean

The Korean word for “love” is 사랑 (sarang). To say I love you in Korean, you can add 하다 (hada) to the word 사랑 (sarang)  which makes the Korean verb 사랑하다 (saranghada) means “to have love.”

  • 사랑 (sarang) – love
  • 하다 (hada) – to have or to do

How to Respond to I Love You in Korean

i love you in korean

Did someone tell you they “like you” or “love you?”Being loved back is also one of the greatest feelings in the world.

How do you respond? Here’s how.

Below, we have listed out a lot of ways to get answers, both formal and informal ways depending on what you want to say. 

I love you too in Korean


i love you in korean

So, if someone confesses their love by saying “I love you,” and you want to reciprocate the feeling, you can say, you can reply with 나도 사랑해 (nado saranghae). It means “I love you, too.


  • I love you too
  • 저도 당신을 사랑해요-Jeo-do Dang-shin-eul Sa-rang-hae-yo


  • I love you too
  • 나도 너를 사랑해-Na-do Neo-reul Sa-rang-hae

Thank you in Korean

thank you in korean

if someone says they like you? or compliments you by saying you are pretty or handsome, you can just say Thank you. 


  • Thank you
  • 고맙습니다-Go-mab-seub-ni-da


  • Thank you
  • 고마워-Go-ma-wua

 “Me too”

If someone says “Hey, I like you.”, you can simply respond “Oh, me too.” like 저도요[Jeo-do-yo] Where 저 (Jeo) means ‘Me/I’ in a formal way,나 (Na) means ‘Me/I’ in informal speech,도 (Do) = too.


  • Me  too
  • 저도요-Jeo-do-yo


  • Me too
  • 나도-Na-do

14. How much?

If someone says I love you, you can playfully ask them how much they love me like this


  • How much?
  • 얼만큼요?Eol-man-keum-yo?


  • How much?
  • 얼만큼?Eol-man-keum?

Why do you love me?

You get confessed but you want to question him /her about why they like you like this


  • Why do you love me?
  • 왜 저를 사랑하세요?Wae Jeo-reul Sa-rang-ha-sae-yo?


  • I love you too
  • 왜 나를 사랑해?Wae Na-reul Sa-rang-hae?

I go crazy because of you too

좋아 죽겠다 is an expression Koreans use when they like something too much we feel like dying where 죽다 (Jook-da) means “to die”. it is translated as “I go crazy because of you”.


  • I go crazy because of you too
  • 저도 당신이 좋아 죽겠어요-Jeo-do Dang-shin-e Joh-ah Jook-gaet-seo-yo


  • I go crazy because of you too
  • 나도 니가 좋아 죽겠어-Na-do Ni-ga Joh-ah Jook-gaet-seo

But if you receive a confession and you don’t like to reciprocate the feeling or want to reject him /her, you can reply with 사랑하지 않아요. (saranghaji anayo.).

Apart from these, Koreans use a lot of different ways to say it depending on what you wanna convey

Let  me explain it to you 

let’s not meet again.

If you want to strongly reject someone in Korean when you hate your encounter and do not want to see that person ever again. You can say it like this


  • No, let’s not meet again.
  • 싫어요, 우리 다시 만나지 말아요-Sil-uh-yo, Woo-ri Da-shi Man-na-ji Mal-ah-yo


  • No, let’s not meet again.
  • 싫어, 우리 다시 만나지 말자- Sil-uh, Woo-ri Da-shi Man-na-ji Mal-ja

I don’t know. I want to stay as friends.

Maybe you don’t know whether you want to be him/ her or not but don’t want to flatly reject someone. So you want to friend-zone someone in Korean. 

You can say 잘 모르겠어요,저는 친구로 지내고 싶어요 means  I don’t know. I want to stay as friends where 모르다 (Moh-reu-da) = don’t know, 친구 (Chin-gu) = friends, and 지내다 (Ji-nae-da) = to stay. 


  • I don’t know. I want to stay as friends.
  • 저도 당신을 사랑해요-Jeo-do Dang-shin-eul Sa-rang-hae-yo


  • I don’t know. I want to stay as friends.
  • 나도 너를 사랑해-Na-do Neo-reul Sa-rang-hae

We are not the right fit for each other

When someone confesses their love to you but you want to just flat out reject them because you feel you guys are compatible with each other. 

You can just say it like 우리는 서로 어울리지 않아요(Woo-ri-neun Seo-ro Eo-wool-ri-ji Ahn-ah-yo) means We are not the right fit for each other.

The word 이미 (E-mi) means ‘already’, 우리 (Woo-ri) means ‘we’ and 서로 (Seo-ro) means “each other”


  • No, we are not the right fit for each other
  • 아니요, 우리는 서로 어울리지 않아요 Ah-ni-yo, Woo-ri-neun Seo-ro Eo-wool-ri-ji Ahn-ah-yo


  • No, we are not the right fit for each other
  • 아니, 우리는 서로 어울리지 않아 Ah-ni, Woo-ri-neun Seo-ro Eo-wool-ri-ji Ahn-ah

I already have a girlfriend


  • No, I already have a girlfriend
  • 아니, 나는 이미 여자친구가 있어 Ah-ni, Na-neun E-mi Yeo-ja-chin-gu-ga It-sseo


  • No, I already have a girlfriend
  • 아니요, 저는 이미 여자친구가 있어요 Ah-ni-yo, Jeo-neun E-mi Yeo-ja-chin-gu-ga It-sseo-yo

Go away.

If you say no, go away, you can say it like 싫어요, 저리가세요 where 싫다 (Sil-ta) means ‘hate/dislike’ and 저리가 (Jeo-ri-ga) means “go away”.


  • No, go away
  • 싫어요, 저리가세요 Sil-eo-yo, Jeo-ri-ga-sae-yo


  • No, go away
  • 싫어, 저리가 Sil-eo, jeo-ri-ga

you are not my type.

When someone confesses their feeling for you but you want to reject someone nice and friendly way, you can use these words너는 내 타입이 아니야 (Neo-neun Nae Ta-Ib e ah-ni-ya) means ‘you are not my type where 타입 (Ta-Ib) means ‘type’ 아니야 (Ah-ni-ya) means ‘not’.


  • No, you are not my type
  • 싫어요,제 스타일 아니세요. Sil-eo-yo, Geu-jjok-eun Jae Ta-Ib e ah-ni-se-yo


  • No, you are not my type
  • 싫어, 넌 내타입이 아니야 Sil-eo. Neo-neun Nae Ta-Ib e ah-ni-ya

Let’s be friends.  우리 친구로 지내요. (wuri chinguro jinaeyo.)

How to Say I Love You Very Much in Korean

If you want to say  I Love You Very Much., simply add the degree modifier 너무(neomu) or 많이 (mani) means very much, a lot before the verb.


  • I love you a lot.
  • 많이 사랑해요. (mani saranghaeyo.) 
  • I love you very much. 
  • 너무 사랑해요. (neomu saranghaeyo.)

Here’s a list of common words that you’ll hear in Korean dating, from cute words to serious lifelong commitments. This vocabulary will be extremely useful when you’re dating in Korea.

  • Lover- 연인-yeonin
  • romance-연애-yeonae
  • love-사랑-Sarang
  • My love – 내 사랑 (nae sarang)
  • Baby-자기-jagi
  • First love-첫사랑 (cheotsarang).
  • Husband – 남편 (nampyeon)
  • Wife – 아내 (anae)
  • Special someone– 아끼는 사람 (akkineun saram)
  • Honey- 여보-yeobo
  • Love letter-연애 편지-yeon-ae pyeonji
  • relationship-관계 (gwangye).
  • secret crush- 짝사랑-[jjaksarang]
  • Date(romantic)- 데이트 [De-i-t]
  • Romantic- 로맨틱한 (romantikhan) and 낭만적인 (nangmanjeokin)
  • Blind date- 소개팅[Sogaeting]
  • Couple- 커플[keopeul]
  • kiss (quick peck)-뽀뽀 [ppoppo]
  • Kiss-키스[kiseu]
  • Love triangle-삼각관계[samgakkkwangye]
  • flirt-작업[jageop]
  • Drama-드라마[deulama]
  • Heart-마음-[ma-eum]
  • feeling-느낌[neukkim]
  • player-바람둥이 (baramdungi)
  • In love” – 사랑에 빠진 (sarang-e ppajin
  • Flirting- 추파를 던지다 (chupareul deonjida).
  • Boyfriend-남자친구-Namja-chingu
  • Marriage- 결혼-Kyeor-hon
  • engagement-약혼-yakon
  • boyfriend or girlfriend-애인[aein]
  • Remarriage-재혼[jaehon]
  • Lovely- 사랑스러운 ( sarangseureoun)
  • romance-연애[yeonae]
  • Girlfriend-여자친구[Yeoja-chingu]
  • You are beautiful-예뻐요[Yeppeoyo]
  • hit on-이혼[ihon]
  • cheat on- 바람피우다[barampiuda]
  • You are handsome-잘 생겼어요Jal [saengyeo-sseoyo]

How to say I like you in Korean?

If you are somewhere in between liking someone a bit, and dropping the L bomb, but you are not ready for “I love you” yet, how about “I like you” instead? 

This Korean verb ‘좋아하다‘  means ‘to like in English. Depending on the relationship with whom you are speaking, you can use one of the following expressions.

Here are three examples of how to say I like you with someone’s name:


  • Bon-Hwa, I like you.
  • 봉화씨, 좋아합니다. –[Bon-Hwa-ssi, jo-a-hap-ni-da]


  • Bon-Hwa, I like you.
  • 봉화 씨, 좋아해요. – [Bon-Hwa-ssi, jo-a-hae-yo]


  • Eun Jung, I like you.
  • 은정아, 좋아해.-[Eun Jung-a , jo-a-hae]


  • If you want to add the name of your special someone to the above expressions, you can attach ‘-ssi (–씨 )’ or ‘-a/ya (–아/야)’ after his or her name.

How to say I miss you in Korean?

Have you ever felt like you want to see someone as often as you want to?

You can use the word 보고 싶어요 when you want to express “I miss you” in Korean. This is made up of 보다 (to see) and 고 싶다 (want in Korean).

40 Sweet Korean Terms of Endearment That K-Dramas Taught Us

i love you in korean

Korean couples (especially younger ones) have unique and fun ways of declaring their love. It’s also quite fun and romantic to address one’s partner with pet names, rather than first names.

남자 친구[ namjachingu] – “Boyfriend”in korean

To call someone your boyfriend, you can use남자 친구[ namjachingu]. It comprises two Korean words i.e. 남자 [namja] means “man” and 친구[chingu]  means “friend”. 

남친 (“nam-chin”) also means boyfriend, where you just take the first syllables of “namja” and “chingu.

Butkorean also calls their partner Oppa this can mean “boyfriend” or older brother. But Husband” in Korean is 남편[nampyeon].

여자 친구[yeojachingu]-Girlfriend” in Korean

To refer to a woman as your girlfriend, say 여자 친구[yeojachingu].

The word “여자” (yeo-ja) means “woman” or “female,” and the word “친구” (chin-gu) means “friend.” Together, “여자 친구” (yeo-ja chin-gu) refers to a female friend who is in a romantic relationship with the speaker.

Here are a few example sentences using “여자 친구” (yeo-ja chin-gu):

  • 저의 여자 친구는 저를 사랑해요. (jeo-ui yeo-ja chin-gu-neun jeo-reul sa-rang-hae-yo.) (My girlfriend loves me.)
  • 저의 여자 친구는 의사예요. (jeo-ui yeo-ja chin-gu-neun ui-sa-ye-yo.) (My girlfriend is a doctor.)
  • 저의 여자 친구와 저는 잘 어울리죠. (jeo-ui yeo-ja chin-gu-wa jeo-neun jal eo-ul-li-jyo.) (My girlfriend and I suit each other well.)

For a woman who’s just a friend, you might use 여자 사람 친구 (“yeo-ja-sa-ram-chin-gu”), which means “female person friend.”

오빠 (oppa) in Korean: How to say Boyfriend” in Korean

The Korean word 오빠 (oppa) can be used in many different ways. It can be used to refer to an older brother, boyfriend, or male friend.

In Korean culture, society looks in favor of romantic relationships where the male is a bit older than the female.

During the get-to-know-you “friendly” stage, girls call these men their “oppa,” because they’re generally older than them. 

When they do eventually become a couple, this term, out of habit, is brought into the relationship.

And that’s why you have loads of women who are calling their boyfriends “oppa.”

여보 (yeo-bo) — Honey or darling in Korean

Yeobo (여보) is an affectionate way to call your husband or wife. Yeobo is similar to ‘honey’, or ‘darling’ in English. However, this word is commonly used for married couples or at least engaged couples who intend to marry.

Yeobo can be used by both men and women as an affectionate way to call their wife/husband ‘honey’ or ‘darling’.

  • Yeobo (honey/darling)! Help me, please.
  • 여보야! 도와줘. [yeo-bo-ya! Do-wa-jweo.]
  • Yeobo (honey/darling)! What are you doing?
  • 여보야! 뭐 해? [yeo-bo-ya! Mweo hae?]

If you’ve been married for a while, like if you’re in your late 40’s and up, 여보 (“yeo-bo”) might be the term for you. For example, this is the affectionate term used by the Kim husband-and-wife tandem in the Netflix comedy series “Kim’s Convenience”—about a Korean-Canadian family who runs a convenience store in Toronto.

But really, older couples don’t have a patent on 여보. It can also be used by young couples in a flirty and cutesy way. With the right tone and attitude, you two lovebirds can be the envy of other couples.

As a Korean endearment for lovers, older married couples, especially those in their late 40s and up, prefer 여보. Although they do use yeobo, using 자기야 (jagiya) is more common among newlyweds and younger married couples.

Jagiya (자기야)-What Does Jagiya Mean?

is an affectionate way to call your boyfriend or girlfriend instead of calling their names. It is similar to ‘honey’, and ‘darling’, 

in English. 자기 (jagi) means “self,” or “myself”. Just the suffix 야 (ya) to call your loved ones in a natural way.

Both married and unmarried couples can call each other Jagiya . 

Even young couples or those who just started dating can use them.

Here are some example sentences using ‘jagiya’ (자기야) with the English meaning.

  • Honey! Please help me.
  • 자기야! 도와줘. [Ja-gi-ya! Do-wa-jweo.] 
  • Honey! What are you doing?
  • 자기야! 도와줘. [Ja-gi-ya! Do-wa-jweo.] 

애인[Aein] – “Sweetheart” / “Lover”

애인[Aein]  is translated as “Sweetheart” / “Lover” And it is a Korean endearment for couples. It is made up using two words such as 애 means “love” and 인 means “person.”

This is mostly used by unmarried couples. For married people, you can use the word 아내 (“a-nae”) means wife, and 남편 (“nam-pyeon”) means husband in Korean.

Korean culture tips

Don’t use this one to refer to your husband or wife. (They might think the two of you are having an affair on the side.

애기야[Aegiya] – “Baby” / “Babe”

If you want to call your partner baby in Korean just like English speakers do, you can say the word애기야[Aegiya]. it comes from the word 애기 or aegi is a cute way of saying your loved one’s name Add 야 (ya) at the end to make it informal. 

귀요미 (gwiyomi) – “Cutie”

귀요미 (gwiyomi) evolved from the word 귀엽다 (gwieopda) which means cute. Although the term is gender-neutral, more guys say this to their girlfriends than the other way around if she is cute, clumsy, naive, and innocent.

You might as well use and enjoy this while you’re both young and unmarried. Korea even had a Kiyomi Song a few years back.

Bu bu – “Married couple”

Bu bu translates to “husband and wife” or “married couple.” Couples don’t really use this term of endearment to address each other, but people will refer to another couple as such. This Korean word is specifically used for couples in marital relationships. It’s quite cute and charming, nonetheless.

Cute Korean Phrases to Show Your Love

  • I miss you
  • 보고 싶어- bogo sipeo
  • I like you-좋아해-joahae
  • You are so cute!
  • 너무 귀여워요!-neomu gwiyeowoyo!
  • I like you a lot
  • 많이 좋아해- mani joahae
  • I love you
  • 사랑해- saranghae
  • I love you a lot
  • 많이 사랑해- mani saranghae
  • Give me a hug!
  • 안아 줘!ana jwo!
  • I love you too
  • 나도 사랑해-nado saranghae
  • You are handsome!
  • 잘 생겼어요!-jal saenggyeosseoyo!
  • You are pretty!
  • 예쁘네요!-yeppeuneyo!
  • You are charming!
  • 매력적이네요!-maeryeokjeogineyo!
  • You look great!
  • 멋지네요!-meotjineyo!
  • You are so sweet!
  • 정말 친절하네요!-jeongmal chinjeolhaneyo!
  • I can’t give you up 
  • 당신을 포기할 수 없어요-dangsineul pogihal su eopseoyo
  • I can’t live without you
  •  넌 없이는 못 살아- neon eopsineun mot sara
  • I want to see you
  • 보고 싶어- bogo sipeo
  • I miss your smile
  • 미소가 정말 그리워-misoga jeongmal geuriwo
  • I want to hug you
  • 안아주고 싶어- anajugo sipeo
  • I’ve got a crush on you
  • 너에게 반했어Neo-ege banhaesseo
  • Everything alright?
  • 별일 없지?Byeolil eobji?
  • I think of you as more than a friend
  • 나는 너를 친구 이상으로 생각해- Naneun neoreul chingu isangeuro saengakhae
  • Can I hug you?
  • 안아도 돼?-Anado dwe?
  • You are my ideal type!
  • 너는 내 이상형이야!- noneun nae isanghyongiya
  • Will you marry me?
  • 나랑 결혼할래?- Narang gyeor-hon hallae?
  • I will give you a hug
  • 안아줄게-anajulge
  • Kiss me please
  • 뽀뽀해 줘- ppoppohae jwo
  • I want to be with you
  • 같이 있고 싶어- gachi itgo sipeo
  • Can I Kiss you?
  • 키스해도 돼?- Kiss-haedo dwe?
  • I would like to spend more time with you
  • 너랑 더 오래 같이 있고 싶어- neorang deo orae gachi itgo sipeo
  • Will you be my Valentine(girlfriend or boyfriend)?
  • 나랑 사귈래?- Narang saguillae?
  • Would you like to date? 
  • 사귈래요? (sagwillaeyo)

Kdrama love phrases: Extra Cheesy Korean Love PhrasesKorean Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day

The simplest way to say “I love you” in Korean is “saranghae,” but there are a few other expressions that you can also use to convey your affection. 

Here are a few sentences that may be helpful to you.

  • You’re the only one.
  • 당신 밖에 없어요 .-dangsin bakke opssoyo
  • We love you very much”
  • 보고 싶어 (Bogo Sipeo)
  • I’ve got a crush on you.
  • 나는 너에게 반했어(Naneun neo-ege banhaesseo)
  • I think of you as more than a friend.
  • 나는 너를 친구 이상으로 생각해(Naneun neoreul chingu isangeuro saengakhae)
  • I think I’m falling in love with you.
  • 당신을 사랑하나봐요.dangsineul saranghanabwayo
  • I love you and only you
  • 너를 사랑하고 오직 너만 사랑해.noreul saranghago ojik noman saranghae
  • We were meant to be together
  • 우리는 천생연분이야-urineun cheonsaengyeonbuniya
  • I want to be with you. 
  • 같이 있고 싶어gachi itkko sipo
  • I love you with all my heart 
  • 진심으로 사랑해요jinsimeuro saranghaeyo
  • I want to see you.
  • 만나고 싶어 (Mannago Sipeo)
  • Would you go out with me?
  • 나랑 사귈래?narang sagwilrae
  • I love you more “in Korean
  • 내가 더 사랑해.naega do saranghae
  • I’m yours.
  • 난 네 거야 nan ne goya
  • I can’t live with you.
  • 당신 없이 못 살아요
  • I think of you as more than a friend.
  • 나는 너를 친구 이상으로 생각해.naneun noreul chingu isangeuro saenggakae
  • You’re not my type.
  • 넌 내 타입이 아니야.non nae taibi aniya
  • You are the man/woman of my dreams.
  • 당신은 내가 꿈 꾸던 남자/여자예요(Dangshin-eun naega kum kudeon namja/yeoja-yeyo)
  • I fell in love with you at first sight.
  • 첫눈에 반했어cheonnune banhaesseo
  • I’m crazy about you.
  • 너에게 반했어neoege banhaesseo
  • You mean so much to me.
  • 당신은 나에게 무척 소중해요dangsineun naege mucheok sojunghaeyo
  • I love you to death’
  • 죽을 만큼 사랑해(Chugeul mankeum saranghae)
  • You make me go crazy.
  • 넌 날 미치게 만들어.non nal michige mandeuro
  • You are my cup of tea!
  • 너는 내 취향이야!noneun nae chwihyangiya
  • I love you more than anything
  • 당신을 그 어떤 것보다도 더 사랑해요dangshin-eul geu eotteon geot bodado deo saranghaeyo
  • You are my world.
  •  너는 나의 세상이야. noneun nae sesangiya

How to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Korea?

Valentine vocabulary pics

Korean Valentine’s Day is only for young non-married couples and one of Korea’s most important romantic holidays.

 In Korea, married couples rarely gift each other on Valentine’s Day.

On February 14th woman gives chocolate and a gift to her partner. and express her love to her crush.

Korean men can express their love by giving candies and gifts to their women or crushes on White Day, March 14th.

Convenience stores and supermarkets in Korea have large displays filled with a variety of chocolates and ready-made goodie baskets to sell.

Even, many businesses start to advertise their products a week before Valentine’s day.

in today’s modern Korea, it is also becoming more common to offer chocolates to one’s co-workers, family, and friends on this day.

Did you know the black day in Korea?

  • Singles that did not receive a gift on either Valentine’s day or white day congregate on April 14th, otherwise known as “Black Day” to eat Jjajyangmyeon (Black Noodles) with other single friends.


If you’re just starting your Korean language journey, don’t worry about memorizing all of these different ways to say “I love you.” Just focus on 사랑해 (saranghae) and 사랑해요 (saranghaeyo).

Once you get the hang of those, then you can start experimenting with the other variations. 

here are some useful resources to read more about this topic

Now that you know how to say “I love you” in Korean, it’s time to put your new skills to the test. Why not confess your love for someone special in Korean? 

If you do, be sure to let us know how it went in the comments below. 

We’d love to hear from you!

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