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Do You Know How To Say I Love You In Korean?

How do you answer "do you love me" in the Korean words?

I love you, I like you, I need you, I want you, and I am your man/woman. We have a bunch of expressions that commonly people want to hear or say when they are falling in love. Some people said that this phase is kind of a spell. The magic words that can make someone smile or cry, even both of them. Smile while crying.

Do you know why? Okay! I am not sure that I know the answer. At least, I understand that we can make our confession becomes sweet. Do you want to know how? Hey! It's me again, Ruby. This time, I'm talking about the expressions of love in Korean. Keep reading if you are still curious about our topic today, that is how to say I love you in Korean?

사랑해 (Saranghae)

Yes! This is the easiest way to say I love you in Korean. Easy, fast, simple, and casual. If you love Korean, then I'm sure that you must be very familiar with this phrase of love, or we may call it as the languages of heart.

Many fan boys and fan girls are saying 사랑해, when they meet or see their favorite singers, actors, actress. Completely, they will say, "사랑해 오빠", it means I love you, brother. Or, probably "사랑해 언니", it means I love you, sister.

Anyway, do you know how to pronounce "사랑해"? Through the picture below, I will show you how to say 사랑해 properly. Because, even though in the Korean romanizations, it is written as Saranghae, but we can't read it as plain as "Sa rang ha e".

How to read the Hangul of 사랑해?

What is the difference between 사랑해 (Saranghae), 사랑해요 (Saranghaeyo), and 사랑합니다 (Saranghamnida)?

Literally, we can say 사랑해 to someone that we like so much, even we love in a casual way. But, if we want to add a bit respect and sound polite, then easily we can add the particle ~요. So, it will be 사랑해요.

Whenever we want to make it more polite and formal, we can replace the particle of ~요, with ~ㅂ니다. Then, it will be 사랑합니다. If we try to translate all of them into English, then we will not get the differences. They will have the same simplicity of the meaning, that's I love you.

But, in Bahasa Indonesia, the Indonesians native speakers will understand the difference between 사랑해, 사랑해요, and 사랑합니다. Please take a look closer to the translation below:

사랑해 = Gue cinta sama lo

사랑해요 = Aku cinta kamu

사랑합니다 = Saya mencintaimu

How to say I love you in Korean completely?

"I love you" is a sentence which following an English grammar. As I told you before in the introduction of Korean grammar, we should squeeze the English sentence structure into their grammars. Okay! Let's check our English-Korean dictionary to translate the words one by one.

I = 저 (polite) / 나 (casual)

You = 당신 (polite) / 너 (casual)

Love = 사랑

What is the Korean word of "i"?

The particle of ~는 / ~은

Every particle in the Korean sentence will give us an indication the role of every vocabulary. When we add ~는 / ~은 to the word, then it means we want it to be a subject. In English, we can say that ~는 / ~은 is acting as a clear and specific subject (the, my, your, I, you).
  • ~는 is used when the last letter of the last syllable is a vowel. For example, 저는, 나는, and 너는.
  • ~은 is used when the last letter of the last syllable is a consonant. For example, 당신은, 집은, and 책은.

How do you say "you" in Korean politely and in a formal way?

The particle of ~를 / ~을

It's similar to the previous one. The particle of ~를 / ~을 will also give our sentence a big role. It shows us that a sentence has an object. And every object in a sentence must have the particle ~를 / ~을 at the end of it.

Please remember that not every vocabulary is an object. But, every vocabulary is included an object. We can understand how to use this particle, which is indicating an object, by reading the simple rules below:
  • ~를 is used when the last letter of the last syllable is a vowel. For example, 저를, 나를, and 너를.
  • ~을 is used when the last letter of the last syllable is a consonant. For example, 당신을, 집을, and 책을.

So, let's back to our topic, how to say "I love you" completely in Korean?

The casual way to say I love you in Korean

This is the short explanation

Have you ever heard a song titled 허수아비 (Heo su a bi) by 정일우 (Jung Il Woo)? In the song, there are lyrics that repeat the phrase "널 사랑해". It means "I love you". If we want to break the sentence, it is from 너를 사랑해, or 나는 너를 사랑해.

In English, we can say I love you in a normal grammar. But when we try to translate it to Korean. Then the sentence structure will become:

I (subject) + you (object) + love (verb).
I는 you를 love.
나는 너를 사랑해 (casual).
저는 당신을 사랑합니다 (formal).

Do you get it? I hope it is easy to understand. Now, we have learned how to say I love you in Korean.


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