We’re not saying Shakespearean literature is the route to confess your feelings to your beloved (although it doesn’t hurt), but you never know where you’ll be in the world when the moment is right to use the universal tour de force phrase, “I love you.” As a helpful tool, we’re teaching you how to say “I love you” in 10 different languages. Arabic Ana uhibbuka (Ana Oo-hey-book-ah)[to a man] Ana uhibbuki (Ana Oo-hey-book-ee)[to a woman] Note: This is the standard Arabic way to say “I love you.” Different dialects and contexts decipher how this phrase is altered. Chinese (Cantonese) Ngo Ngoi Ney (Gno Gnoi Neh) Note: Pronounce Ngo like “Gno-” in “Gnocchi.” Pronounce Ney like “Na” in “Nation.” Chinese (Mandarin) Wo-Ai-Ni (Woe I Knee) French Je t’aime (Juh-tem) Note: Pronounce Je like “g” in “mirage.” German Ich liebe dich (Ish leeba dish) Italian Ti amo (Tee ah-mo) Note: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish all stem from the common denominator of Latin. Just the word, “love,” is amore (Ah-Mor-A) in Italian, while Portuguese and Spanish are both amor (Ah-Mor). It’s important to remember so they are not interchanged. Japanese Aishiteru (I-Shi-Teh-Doo) Note: Pronounce “Teh” like “Tay” in “Taylor.” Portuguese Amo-te (Ah-mo Teh) Russian Ya tebya lyublyu (Yeah Teh-byah Loo-bloo) Note: Pronounce blyu like “blue.” Spanish Te amo (Teh Ah-mo) Note: Another way to say “I love you” in a less traditional way is to say, Te Quiero (Teh-KeyA-dO), which translates to “I want you,” although it is not necessarily sexual. It is more affirmative.