How to say I Love You in French – Je t’aime

Love You in French

In French, the word that means “love” is “l’amour”, which is used for everything from true romantic love, to strictly familial love, or sometimes even meaning love of an idea, an activity, or simply a thing or object. The Académie Française is well-known as a French grammar institution that’s actually quite prestigious.

That organization considers “amour” to be a masculine noun, whether it’s used in singular or plural form. Saying “I love you” in French is “Je t’aime” if you’re using it in an informal way or “Je Vous Aime” for the plural or formal use. In any case, “Je t’aime” is the one that’s most often used to say “I love you”.

Another beautiful declaration of love (déclaration d’amour) is “Je suis amoureux/amoureuse de toi”, which means “I’m in love with you” in English. It’s also a common phrase that’s often heard in French movies and TV shows.

It’s one saying that can’t ever be mistaken for anything but true love. In English-speaking movies, you’ll often hear the phrase “I love you but I’m just not in love with you”. That’s unmistakably putting you smack dab in the middle of the dreaded “friend zone”.

 

I Love It in French

Perhaps this isn’t one of those romantic occasions where you want to say you love that special someone but just a time when you want to express your love for something like an inanimate object. It could be a particular sport, a work of art, a bouquet of flowers, etc. In that case, then you would actually say “Je l’aime” in French to express that sentiment.

 

 

I Love You More in French

Your significant other has just said “Je t’aime” to you during a romantic moment. What are you going to say back? You’ve undoubtedly seen a movie or a TV show where somebody doesn’t say anything back. Awkward, right? Well, if you truly love this person, you don’t want to disappoint him or her, so you’ll say “Je t’aime advantage”.

 

I Love You Too in French

This may not have even been a romantic moment but just an expression of love from a friend, sibling, parent, or child. So, what’re you going to say back to them? Well, in French, you would say “Je t’aime aussi”.

Here are a few other phrases that involve saying “I love you” in French.

“I like you” is said “Je t’aime bien” in French.
“I’m in love with you” would be “Je suis amoureuse de toi” in French.
“You mean everything to me” is “Je t’aime beaucoup” in French.
“I’ll love you forever” would be said “Je t’aime pour toujours” in French.

 

Final Thoughts

Did you know that millions of people are visiting France every year? Most only speak English, however, a few of them will actually make a concerted effort to learn how to speak at least a little bit of French because they know it’s the optimum way that they can connect with the French locals and fully enjoy their culture.

So, in conclusion, the fact is that, to today’s French speakers, “amour” is only one of three words that change gender in French from feminine (when it’s plural) to masculine (when it’s singular). Hopefully, this article has helped you a bit with the meanings in French regarding one of the nicest words in the world in any language.

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