How to Say I Love You in Romanian (Plus Other Love-Related Words)

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you’re probably wondering how to say I love you in Romanian – so that you can make that special one in your life happy.

I am here to teach you that, and share a few more love-related words and way to express your love. But if you want to know just the basics and nothing more, you have that below.

How to say I Love You in Romanian Language

To say “I Love You” in Romanian, you have to say – Te Iubesc. It’s the same for both males and females, so learning this one is very, very easy.

Other love related words and expressions in the Romanian Language

Yes, I know that swear words are the first that you usually learn in a new language, but let’s make a change on this matter and let’s learn some nice words to say to your loved one instead.

If she or he is Romanian, of course, they will definitely appreciate the gesture! I will share with you a few variations below, so you can try various things out if you want to.

I love you = Te iubesc

I love you so much = Te iubesc mult (or “Te iubesc din suflet” which basically means “I love you with all my heart”)

I love you more = Te iubesc mai mult (or “Ba eu te iubesc mai mult” if they say “I love you more”)

I love you too = Si eu te iubesc

I like you = Imi place de tine

Saying I love you in Romanian

You are my loved one (when talking to a female): Esti iubita mea

You are my loved one (when talking to a male): Esti iubitul meu

My love = Dragostea mea (or Iubire or Iubirea mea)

You are my everything = Tu esti totul pentru mine

And if one thing leads to another and you’re all over your head, maybe you will have to go for this one, eventually:

Will you marry me? = Vrei sa te casatoresti cu mine (or the easier version, if you’re asking a lady: Vrei sa fii sotia mea?)

Here are some other things you might want to say – compliments of sorts for your special Romanian guy or lady:

You are beautiful = Esti frumoasa (for ladies) and Esti frumos (for men)

You look good = Arati bine

I like your eyes = Imi plac ochii tai

I like your smile = Imi place zambetul tau

Will you be my Valentine? – unfortunately, we don’t have anything that would describe the idea of being somebody’s Valentine.

There are many store-brought cards that you can get with this exact question (in English) so if you really want to pop this question, there’s no real way to do it in Romania.

Finally, a fun thing that we heard from a guy working in a Restaurant in Prague, when we visited.

He made my wife and I chuckle: apparently, he had studied in Romania for a while, but only knew this in the Romanian language:

Te iubesc, iubirea mea, tu esti viata mea.”

This is what his girlfriend had taught him to say – a very cheesy declaration of love, which translates as “I love you, my love, you are my life”.

But since it was something that the girl wanted to say, I decided to share it with you if you want to go the extra mile. Bonus points from the fact that the line above can be said to both men and women.

Valentine’s Day and Dragobetele in Romania

dragobetele in Romania

OK! Great! Now you know how to tell a Romanian that you love them, so it’s time for a quick “did you know” thing:

Although Valentine’s Day is also considered the celebration of love in Romania, we also have Dragobetele – our traditional Valentine’s Day.

Dragobetele is celebrated on February 24th each year and it is the Romanian’s traditional day dedicated to love.

Apart from chocolates and flowers that can be offered as gifts to your loved one, there’s an interesting belief related to this traditional celebration: it is said that the person to first step on their partner’s foot will have the dominant role in the relationship (at least for the current year).

So you know now what it means if on February 24th your Romanian loved one “accidentally” steps on your foot! Ha.

If you want to, you can learn more about Romanian traditions here.

Dragobetele is fortunately making a comeback due to popular media who promote it as our national celebration of love, so if you are in Romania (or in love with a Romanian) then you can definitely call February – the month of love as you get the chance to celebrate twice.

Even more, I believe that you would offer your partner an even more pleasant surprise if you knew about this traditional celebration of love – Dragobetele – and also let them know what you feel on that day.

So you just have to learn once and you can use your knowledge at least twice. (But really now, tell your loved one how much you love them daily!)


You know now that “Te Iubesc” means “I love you” in Romanian, and you also know about Dragobetele – the Romanian celebration of love. You have a few other love-related words and expressions in the article too, so you’re all set.

If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to ask them below. Also, if you are curious to know more about women in Romania – or Romanian men – check my previous articles.

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