How to say "I love you" in Japanese?

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HUMAN TRANSLATION
1. 好きです
suki desu

I love you (Most common and preferred. this literally means 'to like'. Japanese tend to show love in feelings rather than words.)

2. 愛しています
aishite imasu

I love you (Note that Japanese don't say 'I love you' as often as Westerners do. They prefer to express their love with feelings rather than words. This is a literal translation of 'I love you')

3. 愛してる
aishiteru

I love you

4. 愛してるよ
aishiteru yo

I love you

5. 愛してるわ
aishiteru wa

I love you (used by females)

6. 好きだよ
suki da yo

I love you (used by males, in the sense that the person is 'likable')

7. 大好き
daisuki

I love you (slightly informal, used in the sense that the person is 'extremely likable'. 'Dai' literally means 'big')

8. 大好きです
daisuki desu

I love you (slightly informal, used in the sense that the person is 'extremely likable'. 'Dai' literally means 'big')

9. 好きだ
suki da

I love you (used by males, in the sense that the person is 'likable')

10. 好きよ
suki yo

I love you (used by females, in the sense of 'likable')

11. 好きやねん
suki yanen

I love you (Kansai dialect. This phrase can also refer to things with the meaning 'I love it')

12. 好きなんだ
suki nan da

I love you (This phrase carries an explanatory tone and can be translated as "Don't you know how much I love you?" The なん (nan) part is added when giving or asking for explanations. The phrase can be found in a song by an all-girl Japanese pop group Berryz Kobo.)

13. 私はあなたを愛しています

I love you

14. あなたが好きです

I love you

15. あなたを愛してる

I love you

16. 君 のこと、好きです。
kimi no koto sukidesu

I love you (Alternatively, you can add が before the comma to place emphasis on "you" and stress the fact that you like the person.)

17. 好きですよ、君 のこと。
Sukidesu yo kimi no koto.

I love you (Same as above but more gentle and tactful. Can be used by girls and wives. よ can be omitted.)



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