Have you ever said I love you in Italian?
If you have an Italian partner you probably know how to say I love you in Italian, or you might have heard this expression watching a movie. However, it’s important to distinguish between two ways of saying that, as they are used in different situations.
Basically, if you address a member of your family or your fiancé the expression to use is different and it’s important to use the right one!
Let’s discover how to say that!
Ti voglio bene –> I love you, normally used with family and friends to show affection or with someone you are dating, who is not yet your partner.
Ti amo –> I love you, used with your partner to express romantic love.
Choosing the right expression is important to avoid any embarassment: if you use “Ti voglio bene” with your partner it might sound a bit cold, whilst saying “Ti amo” to a friend could be misunderstood.
You can use “ti amo” if you are in a relationship with someone, for example with:
Fidanzato –> boyfriend/fiancé
Fidanzata –> girlfriend/fiancée
Marito –> husband
Moglie –> wife
Careful: in Italian we use “fidanzato/fidanzata” both for an informal or for a formal relationship. We also use “ragazzo/ragazza” with the same meaning.
There are many other romantic expressions to go even further, have a look!
Amore mio –> My love
Tesoro –> Darling
Sono innamorato/a di te –> I’m in love with you
Mi manchi –> I miss you
Ti amerò per sempre –> I will love you forever
Ready to surprise your partner with these lovely expressions? Try to use them!