How to Say I Love You in Korean

The way to Indicate “I Love You” in Korean

Love is an emotion that’s felt and it is not determined by the time of day or the time of year. Love also is not limited to the sensations that men and women feel for one another. Love exists in various other sorts. For instance the love one feels may be the love for a land. Love could also be the love for a hobby or just the love of life.

A variety of Korean words can be used to articulate love in the Korean language. In the Korean terms if you wish to formally tell another person “I love you” the words are “Dangshin-eul saranghapnida.” A casual manner to say this is “Nuh-reul sarangheh.” Love in Korean is the word “sarang” which is found in both phrases.

Passionate love could be demonstrated in a variety of ways. When saying “I wish to be with you,” the Korean translation is “Dangshin-gwha hamggyehago shipseupnida.” If a guy would like to say to his wife that she is so beautiful, he should say “Gudehneun nuhmunado areumdapseupnida.”

To preserve the passion in a relationship and to convey to a spouse that you love him or her, one could say “Nuh-reul Sarangheh.” To show appreciation for your significant other one can also say “You are stunning” or in Korean say “Gudehneun noon-i bushineungunyo.” Affirm the love you have for one another by expressing “Uri-eui Sarang-eun Yungwonhal Guhya” which means “Our love will last eternally.” If not yet married, the person could ask someone to marry, by asking “Narang gyuhlhonhalleh?” “Marry” in this Korean phrase is the word “gyuhlhon” but interestingly “lhon” simply means divorce.

The younger and old generations for some reason vary in the means they express “I love you.” Koreans from the old generation at times are not as expressive as compared to the younger generation. Koreans from older generations hardly ever say the words “I love you” because they suppose that their partners already know that they are loved even without saying what they really feel. Many older parents are also not as emotionally expressive concerning telling their children that they love them; they show it through their actions by providing for them. The younger generation of Koreans, however, are very expressive of their feelings. Young Koreans tend not to have much of a problem telling each other “I love you.”

Other Korean phrases involving the word “love” would be “Sarang-eun Areumdawuh” which means “Love is wonderful.” Expressing love verbally is not only for demonstrating what you feel to the opposite gender. Putting emotions into words is really significant in human relationships in general because it acts as an affirmation. Action can be as good as words however when it concerns love. Nonetheless saying the words can make a significant difference.

Listen to audio and hear the Korean words pronounced along with their meaning in English here