Learn Romantic Phrases in Russian

Posted on February 14th, 2012

Learn Sweet and Romantic Phrases in RussianCan’t wait to impress your significant other with sweet nothings in Russian?
In my previous post you read about how Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Russian culture, in today’s video lesson you will learn a few sweet and romantic Valentine’s Day words and phrases. 

Learn how to say “I love you” in Russian:

Любовь (n.) [lyoo-BOF’] love
Стихи о любви.
Poems about love.

Любить (v.) [LOO-beet’] to love (v.)
Я тебя люблю!
I love you!

Влюбиться (v.) в (кого-то ) [vlyoo-BEET’- sya] to fall in love
Я влюбился в Машу.
I fell in love with Masha.

Сердце (n.) [SYER-tse] heart
Я дарю тебе своё сердце!
I am giving you my heart!

Сердечко (n.) [seer-DYECH-ka] diminutive form of word heart
Николай нарисовал мне маленькое сердечко.
Nikolay drew a little heart for me.

Купидон (n.) [koo-pee-DON] cupid
Купидон стреляет стрелы в сердца людей.
Cupid shoots arrows at people’s hearts

Роза (n.) [RO-za] rose
Роза – мой любимый цветок.
Rose is my favorite flower.

Подарок (n.) [pa-DA-rak] gift
Открыть подарок.
Open a gift.

Валентинка (n.) [va-lyen-TEEN-ka] Valentine’s Day card
Подпиши валентинку.
Sign a Valentine’s Day card.

Шарик (n.) [SHA-reek] balloon
Шарик в форме сердечка.
This balloon is in a heart shape.

Шоколад (n.) [sha-ka-LAT] chocolate
Я люблю шоколад.
I love chocolate.

Шоколадная конфета [sha-ka-LAD-na-ya kan-FYE-ta] chocolate candy
Мой парень подарил мне коробку шоколадных конфет.
My boyfriend gave me a box of chocolate candy.

Свидание (n.) [svee-DA-nee-ye] date
Я иду на свидание на День Святого Валентина.
I am going on a date on Valentine’s Day.

Speak Your Heart Out: Love Phrases in Russian

Read more about Russian forms of endearment and diminutives in Russian.

If you like someone and would like to let them know you will say:
Ты мне нравишься! [tee mnye NRA-veesh-sya] I like you

Here are the three words that make your heart beat faster:
Я тебя люблю! [ya tee-BYA lyoob-LYOO] I love you

And more on the topic of love:
Я всегда буду любить тебя! [ya vseeg-DA BOO-doo lyoo-BEET’ tee-BYA] I will always love you

Ты меня любишь? [TEE mee-nya LYOO-beesh?] do you love me?
Ты – любовь моей жизни [TEE lyoo-BOF’ ma-YEI ZHEEZ-nee] you are the love of my life

Любовь с первого взгляда [lyoo-BOF’ s PYER-va-va VZGLYA-da] love at first sight

Я обожаю тебя! [ya a-ba-ZHA-yoo tee-BYA] I adore you

Ты мне очень нужна [tee mnye O-chyen noozh-NA] I need you (when talking to a girl)
Ты мне очень нужен [tee mnye O-chyen NOO-zhyen] I need you (when talking to a guy)

Ты делаешь меня очень счастливым [tee DYE-la-eesh mee-NYA O-cheen’ shas-LEE-vim] you make me very happy (when talking to a girl)
Ты делаешь меня очень счастливой [tee DYE-la-eesh mee-NYA O-cheen’ shas-LEE-vay] you make me very happy (when talking to a guy)

Я скучаю по тебе [ya skoo-CHA-yoo pa tee-BYE] I miss you
Мне так тебя не хватает [mnee TAK tee-BYA nee hva-TA-yet] I miss you very much
Я думаю о тебе [ya DOO-ma-yoo a tee-BYE] I’m thinking about you

Are you planning to pop the question this Valentine’s Day? Below are a few phrases to impress your future fiancée:

Ты выйдешь за меня замуж? [tee VIY-deesh’ za mee-NYA ZA-moozh] will you marry me?
Хочу, чтобы ты стала моей женой [ha-CHOO SHTO-bi ti STA-la MA-yey zhee-NOY] I want you to be my wife.

I hope this selection of words and phrases in Russian will impress your date. Do you have a romantic story to share? Leave a comment a below, I am always happy to hear from you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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