How To Say I Love You In Korean: 10 Endearing Terms

I Love You In Korean

Love 사랑 (sarang) [Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]사랑[/Speechword] in Korean is more than just saying Korean love words and phrases to each other like 사랑해요 (saranghaeyo). If you are watching any Korean drama, you can have a glimpse of Korean culture about dating and relationships. If you are a fan of any Kpop group, you will surely have a bias that makes your heart race whenever you see him or her. This will make you want to learn how to say I love you in Korean and other different Korean love words and phrases to express how they feel.

Common Korean Love Phrases

Do you have a crush? Do you have a boyfriend or girlfriend? or just a fan of a handsome Oppa from a Kpop band and Korean drama? If you do, here are some Korean love phrases and words you might want to learn to scream your hearts out. These romantic Korean phrases will definitely make your boyfriend or girlfriend fall in love with you even more.

English TranslationKoreanPronunciationSound
I miss you보고 싶어Bogo Sipeo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]보고 싶어[/Speechword]
I’ve got a crush on you나는 너에게 반했어Naneun Neo-ege Banhaesseo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나는 너에게 반했어[/Speechword]
I want to be with you같이 있고 싶어Gachi Itgo Sipeo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]같이 있고 싶어[/Speechword]
I want to see you만나고 싶어Mannago Sipeo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]만나고 싶어[/Speechword]
I like you좋아해Joahae[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]좋아해[/Speechword]
I like you a lot많이 좋아해Mani Joahae[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]많이 좋아해[/Speechword]
I love you사랑해Saranghae[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]사랑해[/Speechword]
I love you a lot많이 사랑해 Mani Saranghae[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]많이 사랑해[/Speechword]
I love you too나도 사랑해Nado Saranghae[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나도 사랑해[/Speechword]
I love you with all my heart진심으로 사랑해 Jinsimeuro Saranghae[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]진심으로 사랑해 [/Speechword]
I’d like you to be my girlfriend or boyfriend나랑 사귈래Narang Sagwillae[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나랑 사귈래[/Speechword]
I would like to spend more time with you너랑 더 오래 같이 있고 싶어Neorang Deo Orae Gachi Itgo Sipeo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]너랑 더 오래 같이 있고 싶어[/Speechword]
I think of you as more than a friend나는 너를 친구 이상으로 생각해 Naneun Neoreul Chingu Isangeuro Saengakhae[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나는 너를 친구 이상으로 생각해 [/Speechword]
I Love You In Korean I miss you

1. 보고 싶어 (Bogo Sipeo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]보고 싶어[/Speechword]

English translation: I miss you

Have you ever felt like you want to see someone as often as you want to? The perfect word for you to use is 보고 싶어 (Bogo Sipeo). One of the most painful feelings in the world is missing someone. The first manifestation of being in love is that you are missing the one you love very often.

Quick language tip. Koreans do not often say “you” unless you are close to that person.

2. 나는 너에게 반했어 (Naneun Neo-ege Banhaesseo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나는 너에게 반했어[/Speechword]

English translation: I’ve got a crush on you.

Having a crush on someone never fails to make your heart race. It might not be as serious as “I love you” and “I like you,” but it will definitely give you chills when you see that person. A study says that when your crush knows that you have feelings towards him/her, he might suddenly develop feelings for you. There’s no harm in trying, anyway.

I Love You In Korean I want to be with you
Korean Love Words and Phrases | I want to be with you

3. 같이 있고 싶어 (Gachi Itgo Sipeo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]같이 있고 싶어[/Speechword]

English translation: I want to be with you

Did you remember the heartbreaking scene in the Korean drama “Crash Landing On You” when Captain Ri Jeong Hyuk have to go back to North Korea, leaving Yoon Se-ri in South Korea? What are the odds that your loved one lived in a place where it is illegal for you to meet? But, like what they say, love knows no distance. That’s how badly they want to be with each other. If you are wondering how to express that in Korean, 같이 있고 싶어 (Gachi itgo sipeo), is the easiest way for you.

4. 만나고 싶어 (Mannago Sipeo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]만나고 싶어[/Speechword]

English translation: I want to see you

Seeing the person, you love even just for a second, will brighten your day. When you miss someone, you will definitely make a way to see that person. Don’t just sit there missing someone and not do anything about it. You can say 만나고 싶어 (mannago sipeo) to let him/her know that you wanted to see him/her. To Koreans, dates don’t have to be expensive. Even having long walks, food trips in street food carts, and drinks can be considered as a date just like Bo-ra and Sun-woo do in Reply 1988.

I Love You In Korean I like you

5. 좋아해 (Joahae)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]좋아해[/Speechword]

English translation: I like you

Saying “I like you” is a common way to confess to someone. In confessing, Koreans usually use this phrase because “I love you” is a deeper feeling. Like is emotion-based, while love is decision-based. When you like someone, you are thrilled to be with him/her, but when you love someone, you find genuine happiness. Remember that when you like someone, it can happen overnight, but it takes time to love.

많이 좋아해 (Mani Joahae)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]많이 좋아해[/Speechword]

You can also use this word to express how much you like someone. In English, it means “I like you a lot.” However, this would not change the fact that “I love you” is still deeper.

6. 사랑해 (Saranghae)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]사랑해[/Speechword]

English translation: I love you

Who among us does not want to hear being told, “I love you?” It is one of the best feelings in the world that is really priceless. There are different ways to say I love you in the Korean language, but this is the basic way you can hear from them when watching their dramas. Just like what is stated above, love does not happen overnight. It takes time. You don’t easily say I love you / 사랑해 (saranghae) to someone if you are unsure what you really feel.

많이 사랑해 (Mani Saranghae)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]많이 사랑해[/Speechword]

Another way to say I love you in Korean language is 많이 사랑해 (mani saranghae) to show extra sweetness. This phrase means “I love you a lot” in the Korean language.

나도 사랑해 (Nado Saranghae)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나도 사랑해[/Speechword]

Being loved back is also one of the greatest feelings in the world. You do not have to hide your feeling. One-sided love is not easy for some. So, if you have been told “I love you,” and you want to reciprocate the feeling, you can say, 나도 사랑해 (nado saranghae), which means “I love you too.”

7. 진심으로 사랑해 (Jinsimeuro Saranghae)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]진심으로 사랑해[/Speechword]

English translation: I love you with all my heart

If you are a guy and want to win someone’s heart, you will surely need to bring many romantic Korean love phrases that will make her heart melt. You can use figures of speech like this to exaggerate and express how deeply you are in love. But, like what they say, the heart is not the one that is responsible for regulating our emotional responses. It is the hypothalamus. Can you imagine saying, “I love you with all my hypothalamus?.” Probably, not! So, let’s stick with 진심으로 사랑해 (jinsimeuro saranghae).

I Love You In Korean I want to be with you
Korean Love Words and Phrases | I’d like you to be my girlfriend or boyfriend.

8. 나랑 사귈래 (Narang Sagwillae)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나랑 사귈래[/Speechword]

English translation: I’d like you to be my girlfriend or boyfriend.

In dating, Koreans are very particular about unwritten rules. It is better to get to know yourselves as a friend first, before going to a deeper relationship as boyfriends and girlfriends. Did you know that Koreans date at least three times before deciding if they want to be a couple or not? This will give time for you to get to know the person even more. A guy usually asks this question, but there will always be an exemption, especially nowadays.

9. 너랑 더 오래 같이 있고 싶어 (Neorang Deo Orae Gachi Itgo Sipeo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]랑 더 오래 같이 있고 싶어[/Speechword]

English translation: I would like to spend more time with you

Time flies so fast when you are with the person you love. You probably wish that you are Kim Shin in Goblin that has control over time. Sadly, you are not, so the only thing you can do is put it into words and say, 너랑 더 오래 같이 있고 싶어 (Neorang deo orae gachi itgo sipeo).

I Love You In Korean I think of you more than a friend

10. 나는 너를 친구 이상으로 생각해 (Naneun Neoreul Chingu Isangeuro Saengakhae)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나는 너를 친구 이상으로 생각해[/Speechword]

English translation: I think of you as more than a friend

Remember when Taek and Jung Hwan fell in love with their childhood best friend, Deok Sun, in Reply 1988? Did you see how complicated things can get if you fall in love with a friend? It is not bad to fall in love with a friend. In fact, it has a lot of advantages because you have known each other for a long period of time. But, the question is, are you willing to risk your friendship to say, 나는 너를 친구 이상으로 생각해 (naneun neoreul chingu isangeuro saengakhae)

Cute And Flattery Korean Phrases To Tell Your Loved-One

Koreans love to be cutesy in everything they do. But, when we say cute, it’s not always for girls. Guys can be cute too. In fact, they have this term called 애교 (Aegyo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]애교[/Speechword] which means “acting cute” in English. In Korea, they don’t have strict masculinity standards, unlike in other cultures.

It is important in a relationship to compliment each other with sweet and flattery words that can make them smile. Here are some romantic Korean phrases similar to I love you in Korean that you can use to compliment your loved one.

English TranslationKoreanPronunciationSound
Your make-up looks nice화장 잘 받았다hwajang jalbatatdah
[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]화장 잘 받았다[/Speechword]
You are handsome!잘 생겼어요!jal saenggyeosseoyo![Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]잘 생겼어요![/Speechword]
You are pretty!예쁘네요!yeppeuneyo![Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]예쁘네요![/Speechword]
You are the woman of my dreams내가 꿈꾸던 여자예요naega kkumkkudeon yeojayeyo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]내가 꿈꾸던 여자예요[/Speechword]
You are the man of my dreams내가 꿈꾸던 남자예요naega kkumkkudeon namjayeyo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]내가 꿈꾸던 남자예요[/Speechword]
You are charming!매력적이네요!maeryeokjeogineyo![Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]매력적이네요![/Speechword]
You are so cute!너무 귀여워요!neomu gwiyeowoyo![Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]너무 귀여워요![/Speechword]
You are incredible대단해요!daedanhaeyo![Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]대단해요![/Speechword]
You are so sweet!정말 친절하네요!jeongmal chinjeolhaneyo![Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]정말 친절하네요![/Speechword]
I’m touched감동 받았어gamdong badasseo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]감동 받았어[/Speechword]

Extra Cheesy Korean Love Phrases

Tired of common Korean love words and phrases? There are many other words or phrases besides I love you in Korean. Why not try these Korean phrases to make them sweeter?

English TranslationKoreanPronunciationSound
I’m yours나는 니꺼야naneun nikkeoya[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나는 니꺼야[/Speechword]
I’m crazy about you나는 너를 정말 좋아해naneun neoul jeongmal johayae
[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나는 너를 정말 좋아해[/Speechword]
It was love at first sight첫눈에 반했어cheonnune banhaesseo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]첫눈에 반했어[/Speechword]
You are my sunshine, my love내 사랑 당신은 내 행복의 근원이에요nae sarang dangsineun nae haengbogui geunwonieyo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]내 사랑 당신은 내 행복의 근원이에요[/Speechword]
I love you more than anything당신을 그 어떤 것보다도 더 사랑해요dangshin-eul geu eotteon geot bodado deo saranghaeyo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]당신을 그 어떤 것보다도 더 사랑해요[/Speechword]
I love you to the moon and back하늘만큼 땅만큼 사랑해
haneul mankeum ddang mankeum saranghae
[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]하늘만큼 땅만큼 사랑해[/Speechword]
I love you more than you know생각하고 있는 것 이상으로 사랑해saenggakago inneun geot isangeuro saranghae[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]생각하고 있는 것 이상으로 사랑해[/Speechword]
I love you more than words can express말로 표현할 수 없을 만큼 사랑해mallo pyohyeonhal su eopseul mankeum saranghae[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]말로 표현할 수 없을 만큼 사랑해[/Speechword]
I love you more and more every day시간이 지날수록 더 사랑해sigani jinalsurok deo saranghae[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]시간이 지날수록 더 사랑해[/Speechword]
You don’t know how much I love you내가 얼마나 사랑하는지 모를 거야naega eolmana saranghaneunji moreul geoya[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]내가 얼마나 사랑하는지 모를 거야[/Speechword]
You mean so much to me당신은 나에게 무척 소중해요dangsineun naege mucheok sojunghaeyo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]당신은 나에게 무척 소중해요[/Speechword]
We were meant to be together우리는 천생연분이야urineun cheonsaengyeonbuniya[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]우리는 천생연분이야[/Speechword]
You make me want to be a better man당신 덕분에 난 더 좋은 사람이 되고 싶어졌어요dangsin deokbune nan deo joeun sarami doego sipeojyeoseoyo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]당신 덕분에 난 더 좋은 사람이 되고 싶어졌어요[/Speechword]
Words can’t describe my love for you말로 당신을 위한 내 사랑을 설명 할 수 없습니다marlo dangsineul wihan nae sarangeul seolmyeong hal su eopseumnida
[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]말로 당신을 위한 내 사랑을 설명 할 수 없습니다[/Speechword]
A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.백 개의 심장도 너를 향한 내 모든 사랑을 담기에는 너무 모자랄거야baek gaeui simjangdo neoreul hyanghan nae modeun sarangeul damgieneun neomu mojaralgeoya.[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]백 개의 심장도 너를 향한 내 모든 사랑을 담기에는 너무 모자랄거야[/Speechword]
We’re a match made in heaven우리는 천생연분이야urineun cheonsaengyeonbuniya[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]우리는 천생연분이야[/Speechword]
Will you marry me?나랑 결혼할래?narang gyeolhon hallae?
[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나랑 결혼할래?[/Speechword]
Let’s get married나랑 결혼 하자narang gyeolhon haja[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나랑 결혼 하자[/Speechword]

Clingy Korean Love Phrases

Aside from romantic Korean phrases, there are lots of gestures to express your love. But, take note, Koreans do not show affection to the public (PDA). Yes, you may see some couples who kiss and hug but not too much. Keep that in mind before you say these clingy Korean love phrases.

English TranslationKoreanPronunciationSound
Can I hug you?안아도 돼?anado dwe?[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]안아도 돼?[/Speechword]
Can I kiss you?키스해도 돼?kiss-haedo dwe?[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]키스해도 돼?[/Speechword]
Give me a hug!안아 줘!ana jwo![Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]안아 줘![/Speechword]
I want to hug you안아주고 싶어anajugo sipeo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]안아주고 싶어[/Speechword]
I will give you a hug안아줄게anajulge[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]안아줄게[/Speechword]
I want to kiss you뽀뽀하고 싶어ppoppohago sipeo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]뽀뽀하고 싶어[/Speechword]
Kiss me, please뽀뽀해 줘ppoppohae jwo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]뽀뽀해 줘[/Speechword]
Stay here with me내 곁에 있어줘nae gyeote isseo jweo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]내 곁에 있어줘[/Speechword]
I’m yours난 네꺼야nan ne-kkeoya[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]난 네꺼야[/Speechword]
Come closer더 가까이 와봐deo gakka-i waba[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]더 가까이 와봐[/Speechword]
Will you be my Valentine (girlfriend or boyfriend)?나랑 사귈래?narang saguillae?[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나랑 사귈래?[/Speechword]

Korean Love Words And Terms For Endearment

English TranslationKoreanPronunciationSound
love사랑sarang[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]사랑[/Speechword]
baby자기jagi[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]자기[/Speechword]
honey여보yeobo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]여보[/Speechword]
darling자기야jagiya[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]자기야[/Speechword]
couple커플keopeul[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]커플[/Speechword]
lover연인yeonin[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]연인[/Speechword]
boyfriend or girlfriend애인aein[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]애인[/Speechword]
boyfriend남자친구namja-chingu[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]남자친구[/Speechword]
girlfriend여자친구yeoja-chingu[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]여자친구[/Speechword]
secret crush짝사랑jjaksarang[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]짝사랑[/Speechword]
kiss (quick peck)뽀뽀ppoppo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]뽀뽀[/Speechword]
kiss키스[kissSpeechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]키스[/Speechword]
date (romantic)데이트de-i-t[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]데이트[/Speechword]
blind date소개팅sogaeting[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]소개팅[/Speechword]
blind date for marriage맞선matseon[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]맞선[/Speechword]
group date미팅miting[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]미팅[/Speechword]
engagement약혼yakon[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]약혼[/Speechword]
[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]결혼[/Speechword]
remarriage재혼jaehon[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]재혼[/Speechword]

Korean Love Quotes

English TranslationKoreanPronunciationSound
Love is just love. It can never be explained.사랑은 그저 사랑이다. 절대 설명 될 수 없다Sarangeun geujeo sarangida. Jeoldae seolmyeong doel su eopda.[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]사랑은 그저 사랑이다. 절대 설명 될 수 없다[/Speechword]
Let all that you do be done in love.당신이 하는 모든 일이 사랑으로 행해지기를Dangsini haneun modeun iri sarangeuro haenghaejigireul.[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]당신이 하는 모든 일이 사랑으로 행해지기를[/Speechword]
I may not be your first date, kiss, or love, but I want to be your last.내가 당신의 첫 데이트, 키스, 사랑이 아닐지라도 당신의 마지막이고 싶어요Naega dangsinui cheot deiteu, kiseu, sarangi aniljirado dangsinui majimagigo sipeoyo.
[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]내가 당신의 첫 데이트, 키스, 사랑이 아닐지라도 당신의 마지막이고 싶어요[/Speechword]
I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye.당신을 만날 때 가장 반갑고 헤어질 때 가장 힘든 사람이 되고 싶습니다Dangsineul mannal ttae gajang bangapgo heeojil ttae gajang himdeun sarami doego sipsseumnida.
[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]당신을 만날 때 가장 반갑고 헤어질 때 가장 힘든 사람이 되고 싶습니다[/Speechword]
If I were to live my life again, I’d find you sooner.만약 인생을 다시 산다면 당신을 더 빨리 찾을 겁니다Manyak insaengeul dasi sandamyeon dangsineul deo ppalli chajeul geomnida.[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]만약 인생을 다시 산다면 당신을 더 빨리 찾을 겁니다[/Speechword]
Korean Love Words and Phrases | Love Quotes

Korean Phrases About Fight And Break Up

English TranslationKoreanPronunciationSound
I’m not interested관심 없어요gwansim eopseoyo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]관심 없어요[/Speechword]
Go away!그냥 가 주세요!geunyang ga juseyo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]그냥 가 주세요![/Speechword]
Please stop nagging me!바가지 좀 긁지 마!bagaji jom geulji ma!
[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]바가지 좀 긁지 마![/Speechword]
Leave me alone나를 혼자 있게 해주세요nareul honja itge haejuseyo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]나를 혼자 있게 해주세요[/Speechword]
You are not my type내 스타일 아니에요nae seutairi anieyo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]내 스타일 아니에요[/Speechword]
Our relationship was doomed from the start우리 관계는 처음부터 문제가 있었어uri gwangyeneun cheoeumbuteo munjega isseosseo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]우리 관계는 처음부터 문제가 있었어[/Speechword]
Let’s break up이제 헤어져ije heeojyeo[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]이제 헤어져[/Speechword]
Korean Love Words and Phrases | Fight And Break Up

Communication in a relationship is important. Learning the different Korean love words and phrases is essential to understand each other. If you want to learn more basic phrases in Korean, there is a separate blog for you. For now, practice everything that you have learned, especially the pronunciation of these words. It is important to say it right because it might lose the meaning of the word.

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