How to Say “I Love You” in Arabic

Two Methods:Addressing a FemaleAddressing a Male

There are two ways to say “I love you” in the Arabic language, depending on whether you’re addressing a male or female: the traditional method, and the more intense, serious method used to officially proclaim your love for another.

Method 1
Addressing a Female

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    Say “uHibbuki” to express “I love you” to a female. “uHibbuki” is pronounced “oo-heh-boo-kee,” with the “oo” portion rhyming with “too” and “you.”
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    Say “ana uHibbuki” to publicly and officially declare your love to a female. “Ana” is pronounced “ah-nuh,” and rhymes with the girl’s names “Hannah” and “Anna.” Using this method to say “I love you” is normally reserved for situations in which you want your lover and everyone else to know your true feelings.[1]

Method 2
Addressing a Male

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    Say “uHibbuka” to express “I love you” to a male. “uHibbuka” is pronounced “oo-heh-boo-kah,” with the “oo” portion rhyming with “too” and “you.”[2]
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    Say “ana uHibbuka” to publicly and officially declare your love to a male. “Ana” is pronounced “ah-nuh,” and rhymes with the girl’s names “Hannah” and “Anna.” Using this method to say “I love you” is normally reserved for situations in which you want your lover and everyone else to know your true feelings.

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