14 Ways to Say I Love You on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is a time to say “I love you”. It’s a day full of romance, balloons, special dinners and chocolate (which I believe on Valentine’s Day contains no calories whatsoever). With all this love going around, I researched how Valentine’s Day began. Here’s what I found out.

Valentine’s Day was named after Saint Valentine who during 270 AD had a problem with Claudius II of Rome.  Claudius II believed unmarried men made better soldiers, so he outlawed marriage, while Saint Valentine disagreed and secretly performed marriage ceremonies for young lovers.  This act of romance caused him to lose his head after Claudius II found out.

Later in the 1400’s, King Henry V composed a Valentine for Catherine of Valois which caused other nobility to start to celebrating courtly love around the 14th of February.  Then in the 1800’s people crafted Valentine’s out of paper and lace in February. The legends about the origins of Valentine’s Day abound but no one really knows for sure how it started.




We may not know the exact origins of Valentine’s Day, but we do know it’s about love.  Here’s how to say “I Love You” in different languages. Use this list not just on Valentine’s Day but everyday. Don’t forget to tell yourself ‘I love you’ too!

English……….. I Love You

Spanish………. Te Quiero

French……….. Je T’aime

German………. lch Liebe Dich

Japanese……. Ai Shite Imasu

Italian…………. Ti Amo

Chinese……… Wo Ai Ni

Swedish…….. Jag Alskar Dig

Eskimo………. Nagligivaget

Greek………… S’Agapo

Hawaiian……. Aloha Wau la Oe

Finnish……… Mina Rakkastan Sinua

Turkish…….. Seni Seviyorum

Hungarian… Se Ret Lay

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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