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German Words of Love and Romance

I Love You - Ich liebe dich

An English-German Phrasebook

Die Sprache der Liebe - The language of love

Also see:
  German Valentine's Day
  German Valentine Cards

SchatzibeatsMausi
According to a popular German magazine, about 70% of all German couples use a pet name (Kosename) with each other. The most popular Kosename is Schatz ("treasure") or one of its many variations: Schatzi, Schätzchen, Schätzelchen, Schätzlein, etc. But there are many more German “terms of endearment” in German, and we have included them in this special phrasebook—along with other expressions related to love and romance.

The Language of Love and Romance
An English-German Phrasebook
English Deutsch
I love you. Ich liebe dich.
charmer
He/She is a real charmer.
charmant sein
Er/Sie ist wirklich charmant.
happy
You make me so happy!
glücklich
Du machst mich so glücklich!
kid (Rick in Casablanca)
Here's lookin' at you, kid!
Kleines
Ich schau dir in die Augen, Kleines!
Darling, Honey, Sweetheart, Sweetie, etc.
Here's a selection of common German names for that special someone. Many, if not all of them may be considered rather corny, but all's fair in love and war! - Bärchen, Biene, Engel, Gummibärchen, Hasi, Honigbienchen, Knuddel, Kuschelbär, Liebling, Mausi, Schatzi, Schnuckiputzi, Spatzi, Zaubermaus. MORE > "Darling" Glossary - What do these terms of endearment (and others) actually mean in English?
kiss
Kiss me!
küssen
Küss mich!
live
I can't live without you.
leben
Ohne dich kann ich nicht leben.
love
He/She's the love of my life.
Liebe
Er/Sie ist die große Liebe meines Lebens.
love bite
He/She has a love bite.
Knutschfleck
Er/Sie hat einen Knutschfleck.
love, be in
I'm in love.
verliebt sein
Ich bin verliebt.
love, fall in
He fell in love with her.
She fell in love with him.
sich verlieben
Er hat sich in sie verliebt.
Sie hat sich in ihn verliebt.

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lover
She took a lover.
Liebhaber
Sie nahm sich einen Liebhaber.
miss
I miss you.
vermissen/fehlen
Ich vermisse dich./Du fehlst mir.
mistress
He has a mistress/lover.
Geliebte
Er hat eine Geliebte.
seduction
the art of seduction
Verführung
die Kunst der Verführung
Zitate - Quotations LIEBE
  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder.- Sextus Propertius
    Die Liebe wächst mit der Entfernung.

  • All's fair in love and war. - Francis Edward Smedley
    In der Liebe und im Krieg ist alles erlaubt.

  • Love conquers all. - Virgil
    Die Liebe besiegt alles.

  • With true love it's like seeing ghosts: everyone talks about it, but few have ever seen it. - Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld
    Mit der wahren Liebe ist's wie mit den Geistererscheinungen: alle Welt spricht darüber, aber wenige haben etwas davon gesehen.

  • Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
    Thou art more lovely and more temperate. - Shakespeare
    Soll ich dich einem Sommertag vergleichen?
    Er ist wie du so lieblich nicht und lind.

  • And ruin'd love, when it is built anew,
    Grows fairer than at first, more strong, far greater. - Shakespeare
    Dass Liebe, die aus Trümmern auferstand,
    Reicher als einst an Größe ist und Kraft!

Related Pages

The "Darling" Glossary
A special German-English glossary of the many German terms for "darling" or "sweetheart."

German Valentine's Day
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German Valentine Cards
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The Good Wishes Glossary
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