How to say "I Love You" in Korean


FEATURED WORDS & PHRASES:

사랑
sarang
love

사랑해.
Sa-rang-hae.
I love you.
(Informal: use towards your sweetheart, friends, people your age or younger)

사랑해요.
Sa-rang-hae-yo.
I love you.
(Formal: use towards elders. Also could be used towards your sweetheart if you normally speak formally to one another.)

사랑합니다.
Sa-rang-hap-ni-da.
I love you.
(More formal)


ADDING PROPER NOUNS:

Much like with English, if you place your proper noun at the end of the phrase, add a coma before it.

사랑해요, 어머니.
Sa-rang-hae-yo, uh-muh-ni.
I love you, Mom.
(Formal)

사랑해요, 아버지.
Sa-rang-hae-yo, ah-buh-ji.
I love you, Dad.
(Formal)

If you place your proper noun before the phrase, add a coma after it.

여보, 사랑해.
Yuh-bo, sa-rang-hae.
Honey, I love you.
(Informal)

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