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Hi, everybody! I’m Risa from JapanesePod101.com.
Do you know how to say “I love you” in Japanese? In this lesson, you'll learn three different ways to say "I love you" and a special phrase for Valentine's Day.
Let’s start with the most common phrase.
愛している。
[slowly] 愛している。
“I love you.”
This phrase is direct. You should use it only when you're confessing your love.
If you want to be less direct, you can use this phrase.
あなたは私にとって、とても大事な存在です。
[slowly] あなたは私にとって、とても大事な存在です。
It means “You mean so much to me.”
Now if you want to be more romantic in expressing your love for someone, you can say this phrase.
言葉であなたへの愛情は言い表せられない。
[slowly] 私たちは一緒になる運命だったんだ。
It means "Words can't describe my love for you."
Now you know 3 different ways to say "I love you" in Japanese! And here's one more. What if you want to spend Valentine's Day with someone special? In that case, say this phrase.
バレンタインを一緒に過ごしてくれる?
"Will you be my Valentine?" Or literally, "Can we spend Valentine's Day together?"
[slowly] バレンタインを一緒に過ごしてくれる?
Use this to mean "Will you be my Valentine?"
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what we've learned. Listen to the expression and repeat after me.
“I love you."
愛している。
*beep
愛している。
"You mean so much to me."
あなたは私にとって、とても大事な存在です。
*beep
あなたは私にとって、とても大事な存在です。
"Words can't describe my love for you."
言葉であなたへの愛情は言い表せられない。
*beep*
言葉であなたへの愛情は言い表せられない。
"Will you be my Valentine?"
バレンタインを一緒に過ごしてくれる?
*beep*
バレンタインを一緒に過ごしてくれる?
Well done! [pause]
Did you know that on Valentine's Day, women also give chocolates to male colleagues and classmates? They do this to show their gratitude for their positive working relationship, even if they have no romantic feelings. This is known as 義理チョコ (giri choco), or "obligation chocolate."
You just learned three different ways to say “I love you” in Japanese and one special phrase for Valentine's Day.
Also, don’t forget to download your free Cheat Sheet to Know How To be a Good Lover in Japan, including words for romance, compliments, and pick up lines!
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I’ll see you next time. またね!

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February 12th, 2017 at 06:30 PM
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April 3rd, 2018 at 02:46 PM
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Hi Hannah,

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You like the phrase "aishiteru"?😄


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Hannah
March 14th, 2018 at 07:19 AM
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wow...I think i'll stick with ❤️️Aishtedu❤️️ for now....?

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March 9th, 2017 at 11:55 AM
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Hi Aashish,

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We are happy that you enjoy this lesson:wink:

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March 9th, 2017 at 11:54 AM
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Hi Raichu,

Thank you for the comment.


"aishiteru" is usually used to express a very deep love among family or lovers, especially mature couples:smile:

And yes, we use "sonzai" to say what someone/something is like for us.


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Aashish
March 5th, 2017 at 08:30 AM
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This lesson is too much romantic.

Risa's run away is more romatic than todays's lesson.??

Raichu
March 5th, 2017 at 07:38 AM
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A Japanese friend said that "daisuki da" is more usual than "aishiteru" if you want to express your feelings towards someone you have fallen in love with. "Aishiteru" expresses your feelings towards your spouse or family members.


It also surprised me that you can use "sonzai" in an intimate way like this. In English, to call someone a "being" sounds scientific and unemotional. I guess that's a cultural difference.

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February 22nd, 2017 at 01:55 PM
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Hi Moises,

Thank you for posting!


We are glad that you like our lesson:smile:

Please enjoy our other lessons. You'll find another funny Risa:grin:


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Moises
February 16th, 2017 at 05:10 AM
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I liked a lot this lesson! :thumbsup: the last part when Risa runs it's so funny and sweet! :laughing: