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10 Unique Ways To Say I Love You In Turkish + Romance Vocabulary

August 3, 2022

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Love, love, love... It is such a complicated yet beautiful feeling that one can ever experience in life. Aşk may be the most powerful thing that keeps us alive in this world. It is the reason why people turn out to be poets and artists every single day.

Love is the only reason why Romeo and Juliet, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester, and much more sprang to life. If you have already found your soulmate, you are one of the lucky ones. If you haven't yet, it is just a matter of time!

There are two possible reasons why you are reading this right now. Either you have a Turkish love interest or you hope to find the love of your life during your magical travel to Turkey.

Either way, this blog post will teach you all the romance and dating-related Turkish vocabulary, plus 10 different ways to say I love you in Turkish.

If you're ready, let's start learning Turkish!

 

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Terms Of Endearment & Sweet Talk In Turkish

A term of endearment is a word or phrase used to address someone or something for which the speaker loves. Terms of endearment are commonly used by parents to address their children and lovers to address each other.

Here is the list of popular terms of endearment, also known as sweet talk, that you can use to address your Turkish girlfriend or boyfriend. I'm sure they will feel super happy when you use these Turkish words to call them.

TURKISHENGLISHPRONUNCIATION
AşkımMy love
HayatımMy life
SevgilimMy darling
CanımSweetheart
BirtanemMy one and only
HerşeyimMy everything
GüzellikBeauty
BebeğimMy baby
BalımHoney
TatlımSweety
YavrumBabe
FıstıkChick
Partner
KarıWife
KocaHusband
NişanlıFiancee
Ruh eşiSoulmate

 

How To Say I Love You In Turkish?

There are many ways to express your feelings to someone. You can express them through words, gestures, and even a glance. Of course, the most direct way is to utter some powerful words, such as ''I love you.''

Before you open your heart to someone think about how deep is your love and whether are they ready to own that kind of love. Because as you know, there are different levels of love and you don't want to sound creepy by saying ''sana aşık oldum'' to someone that you barely know!

  • Hoşlanmak - To have a crush on someone. It's that feeling when you admire someone a lot. You find someone very pretty and attractive but can't tell if it's love or not since you don't really know them yet.
  • Sevmek - To like someone. It is the most commonly used Turkish word for love. Sevmek is a stronger feeling than hoşlanmak. It is the verb used in ''seni seviyorum'' which means I love you in Turkish. While this phrase can express the kind of love that a mother has for her child, it also expresses the love in romantic relationships.
  • Aşık olmak - To love someone. It is the highest level of love in the Turkish language. Aşık olmak expresses a passionate love combined with lust. It means that you love every part of someone and you're bonded with them.

1. Senden çok hoşlanıyorum (I have a crush on you)

This phrase is usually used by young people around high school age. It evokes a sweet and innocent kind of love. Like it's nothing serious but you just feel nice things about a person and find them attractive (çekici).

2. Seni seviyorum (I love you)

Seni seviyorum is the first thing that comes to mind when someone says asks how to say I love you in Turkish. It can be used for both romantic (romantik) and unromantic relationships. So you can say this phrase to your friends and family as well.

3. Seni çok seviyorum (I love you so/very much)

It is the same usage as the previous one. But the only difference is that this phrase expresses more amount of love since it includes the word çok (very, much). ''Çok'' is the Turkish word used to express muchness and plurality.

4. Sana aşık oldum (I fell in love with you)

You can use this phrase once you realize that you've actually fallen in love with someone in a romantic way. If you've known them for a long time and you are sure that they share your feelings. Just go for it! It is the best phrase to declare your love in Turkish!

5. Sensiz yaşayamam (I can't live without you)

This is a very romantic and passionate (tutkulu) way to express your love for someone. They will absolutely understand how deep is your love when they hear you say it. You can say it to your partner whom you have already been dating.

6. Seni sonsuza kadar seveceğim (I'll love you forever)

This is a romantic Turkish phrase that you can say to your lover. So that they will know you really mean it when you say that you love them and they can count on your loyalty (sadakat).

7. Birbirmiz için yaratılmışız (We're meant to be together)

This is the phrase that gets me every time. Honestly, I don't know any Turkish girl that won't fall for that. Because the meaning behind it tells that God created you for each other before you were even sent to the earth. It deeply touches your heart.

8. Kaderimde sen varsın (You are in my fate)

Similar to the previous one, this phrase has a little religious vibe. It means that your fates were written together by God and that's why you two had to meet and fall in love with each other.

9. Ya benimsin ya kara toprağın (If I can't have you, no one can)

This is a very strong phrase therefore you should be careful with your tone of voice and wording when you say it. Maybe you can say it in a waggish way so that it won't cause any misunderstanding.

I advise you to avoid saying it to a girl you've just started dating. Because it can easily be misunderstood as a threat which is the last thing we want.

10. Seninle bir aile kurmak istiyorum (I want to build a family with you)

This is one of the purest and most innocent love phrases in Turkish. It clearly shows your intention of marrying and starting a lovely life with that special person.

You can use this phrase if you have been dating for a long time and you are sure that you both are eager to marry and be committed to each other.

 

Must-Know Romantic Turkish Words And Phrases

Here is the list of the most commonly used flirt and romance phrases in Turkish. All of these phrases can make your significant other have a pretty smile on their face. Don't forget to say these phrases from the bottom of your heart to sound sincere.

TURKISHENGLISHPRONUNCIATION
Çok güzelsin.You're so beautiful.
Çok yakışıklısın.You're so handsome.
Gülüşün çok tatlı.Your smile is so sweet.
Seni çok özledim.I miss you so much.
Seni görmek istiyorum.I want to see you.
Seninle olmak istiyorum.I want to be with you.
Seninle kalmak istiyorum.I want to stay with you.
Seni çok çekici buluyorum.I find you very attractive.
Biraz daha kalabilir misin?Can you stay a little longer?
Benimle evlenir misin?Will you marry me?
HasretLonging
Kara sevdaLovesickness
EvlilikMarriage
DüğünWedding

 

Turkish Love Phrases For Valentine's Day

Here is the list of Turkish love words that you must know if you are planning to spend Valentine's Day with your partner in Turkey. Go buy a gül bouquet and decorate your house with hearts and kisses! How cute!

TURKISHENGLISHPRONUNCIATION
AşkLove (romantic)
SevgiLove (affectionate)
AşıkSomeone in love
SevgiliLover, dear
Kız arkadaşGirlfriend
Erkek arkadaşBoyfriend
ÖpmekTo kiss
ÖpücükKiss
SarılmakTo hug
GülRose
KırmızıRed
PembePink
KalpHeart
RandevuDate
Randevuya çıkmakTo go on a date
Dans etmekTo dance
Yemeğe çıkmakTo dine out
Senden hoşlanıyorum.I have a crush on you.
Seni çok özlüyorum.I miss you so much.
Benimle dans eder misin?Would you like to dance with me?
Benimle yemeğe çıkar mısın?Would you like to go out for a dinner with me?
Kız arkadaşım olur musun?Would you like to be my girlfriend
Erkek arkadaşım olur musun?Would you like to be my boyfriend?

 

Top 5 Romantic Date Ideas In Istanbul

Since you've read this blog post to the end and learned all the romantic Turkish words, I want to give you a bonus tip to have an amazing date with your partner in Istanbul. Thank me later!

1. The Galata Tower

Rumor has it that couples who go inside and climb up the Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) will get married in the future. That's exactly the reason why it is a great place to take your lover.

Once you reach the top of the tower, you can enjoy the fantastic view of Istanbul. It is definitely worth seeing both day and night.

2. The Maiden Tower

Maiden Tower (Kız Kulesi) also has a similar folktale to the previous one. They say that the couples who have been to Maiden Tower are more likely to get married. It has a unique atmosphere in the middle of the sea. A perfect place to dine out and enjoy the sea view with your lover.

3. Museum Day

There are countless museums with art, history, and cultural themes in every corner of Istanbul. If you are into art and history, you can knock around different museums with your partner and feel the mystic air of the city together.

4. Bosphorus Tour

If you are in Istanbul, you can't leave without having a Bosphorus tour. There are a lot of beautiful architectural works placed along the shore.

Sitting on the ferry while eating simit (Turkish bagel) and drinking çay (tea) and watching the seagulls fly around is a must-have experience in Istanbul. A perfect idea if you want to have a cozy and peaceful moment as lovers.

5. Dine Out At A Turkish Restaurant

I know that this one is a classic but I have to add it to the list because there are many elegant restaurants with beautiful Istanbul views. You should try dining out at a restaurant with the Bosphorus view at night. I bet you will be speechless! It is also a great chance to try popular Turkish foods with your partner.

Why don't you make a pretty jest and learn more Turkish for your lover? The Ling App can absolutely help you impress them even more!

 

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