21 Ways to Say I Love You In Hebrew
21 Ways to Say I Love You In Hebrew

21 Ways to Say I Love You In Hebrew

The Hebrew language, though it is often associated with religion is a very poetic language. Here are different ways to say I love you in Hebrew (Hebrew alphabet is attached.)

How to Say I love you in Hebrew

These are the modern Hebrew words for love. These are spoken words you can use.

  1. אני אוהב אותך (Ani ohev otach/otcha) – This is the most direct way to say “I love you” and is used in a romantic context. The ending changes depending on the gender of the person you’re speaking to: “otach” for speaking to a woman, and “otcha” for speaking to a man.
  2. אני מאוהב בך (Ani me’ohav bakh/bacha) – Meaning “I am in love with you,” this phrase also changes based on gender; “bakh” is for a woman and “bacha” for a man.
  3. אהבתי (Ahavti) – It simply means “I loved,” reflecting on the feeling of love in a more poetic and sometimes past tense.
  4. ליבי לך (Libi lecha/lech) – This phrase, literally translating to “my heart is yours,” conveys a deep sense of belonging and affection.
  5. נפשי קשורה בך (Nafshi keshurah bach/bach) – “My soul is bound to you,” a declaration featuring a spiritual and deep emotional connection.
  6. אתה האחד שלי (Ata ha’echad sheli) / את האחת שלי (At ha’achat sheli) – “You are my one,” for a man and “You are my one,” for a woman, conveys a sense of exclusivity and specialness in your love.
  7. אין לי עיניים רק אליך (Eyn li eynayim rak eleicha/eleich) – A poetic way to say “I have eyes only for you,” emphasizing exclusive attraction.
  8. תמיד בלב (Tamid belav) – Meaning “Always in my heart,” this phrase expresses enduring affection.
  9. אני שייך אליך (Ani shayach eleich/eleicha) – “I belong to you,” with “shayach” and “eleicha” for addressing a woman and “shayach” and “eleich” for a man, signifies a deep sense of personal commitment.
  10. חיי (Chayai) – Meaning “my life,” used to illustrate that the loved one is your entire world.
  11. ממשיך לחול באהבה איתך (Mamshich lachol be’ahava itach/itcha) – “Continuing to fall in love with you,” which expresses that your love continues to grow and deepen over time.

In the beautiful Hebrew language, אני אוהבת אותך (Ani ohevet otach/otcha) – “I love you,” is a powerful sentiment articulated to express one’s deep affection towards another person. This phrase differs based on the gender of the person being addressed; “otach” is the female object pronoun, while “otcha” is the male object pronoun. When a woman says “Ani ohevet otach,” she declares her love to another woman, and “Ani ohevet otcha” is used when she declares love for a man. This statement is profound, encapsulating the strong emotions one feels towards their partner.

The phrase אני אוהבת את’כם (Ani Ohevet Et’h’em) is an extension of expressing love in Hebrew. This phrase is used by females to express their love and affection towards multiple people, such as a group of friends, family, or even an audience. The word את’כם (Et’h’em) is the plural form of the male object pronoun, meaning “you” when addressing a group that includes at least one male. It’s a warm expression that conveys love and appreciation towards those who are significant in one’s life.

Ahava: Hebrew word for love

אהבה (Ahava) – The Hebrew word for love, encompassing a range of affections from interpersonal

love to the wider concept of loving kindness. A male speaker and a female speaker can use this word. You may also encounter this word in Hebrew love songs and other areas of Hebrew culture.

More Ways to Express love in Hebrew

Here are other spoken Hebrew words that can express love by either a male speaker or a female speaker.

  1. כל כולי לך (Kol kuli lecha/lech) – “I am entirely yours,” denotes complete devotion to the partner.
  2. נשמתי (Nishmati) – Translates to “my soul,” used endearingly to refer to a soulmate.
  3. עולמי (Olamim) – Meaning “my world,” to indicate the partner’s immense significance in one’s life.
  4. תמיד תהיה החביב עלי (Tamid tihiye hachaviv alai) / תמיד תהיי החביבה עליי (Tamid tihyi hachavivah alay) – “You will always be my beloved,” for a man and for a woman respectively, conveys everlasting love.
  5. לבי ונפשי (Libi vene’eshi) – “My heart and soul,” signifying love that encompasses one’s entire being.
  6. הלב שלי (Halev sheli) – “My heart,” a familiar term of endearment showing affection and love.
  7. אין עליך (Ein ‘aleicha / ‘alayich) – “There is none like you,” for a man and a woman respectively, to express a partner’s uniqueness.
  8. בליבי תמיד (Belibi tamid) – “In my heart always,” conveying a message of constant love and presence in one’s heart.
  9. לילה טוב, אהובי (Layla tov, ahuvì) / לילה טוב, אהובתי (Layla tov, ahuvati) – “Good night, my love,” for a man and for a woman respectively, a tender way to end the day.

Now you know how to say I love you in Hebrew. You can use these Hebrew phrases to help you on your path to learn Hebrew. Keep in mind Hebrew learning is not easy as the Hebrew language is not Indo-European and you have to learn how to pronounce each Hebrew phrase correctly but you also have to learn the alphabet. However, Hebrew is a great new language to learn. Your friends will appreciate you for it.

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