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Useful love phrases in Russian

Confess Your Affection[edit | edit source]

  • Девушка, можно с Вами познакомиться? Devushka, mozhno s Vami poznakomit’sya? “Can I get to know you better, girl?”

In English, it’s not common to start a conversation with this type of phrase, but it works well in Russian (despite being kind of a cliche).

  • Вы очень красивая. Vy ochen’ krasivaya. “You’re very beautiful.”

This is one of the most popular compliments to offer a woman.

  • Ты мне нравишься. Ty mne nravish’sya. “I like you.”

Keep in mind that this phrase is much less serious than “I love you,” in Russian. It’s used more like a compliment. Before saying it, make sure you know the girl quite well as it may sound weird coming from a stranger.

  • Я хочу пригласить тебя на свидание. Ya hochu priglasit’ tebya na svidaniye. “I’d like to ask you out.”

After you’ve gotten to know each other a bit more, it’s time to take bigger steps. For example, you might want to ask the girl out on a date using this phrase.

  • Давай поужинаем вместе? Davay pouzhinayem vmeste? “Let’s have dinner together.”

Here’s another good phrase to show your interest and make a date.

  • Потанцуешь со мной? Potantsuyesh’ so mnoy? “Would you like to dance with me?”

This question is suitable if you want to ask a girl to dance when at a club or a restaurant.

  • Я могу тебе позвонить? Ya mogu tebe pozvonit’? “May I call you?”

Fall in Deeper: “I Love You,” and More[edit | edit source]

  • Я люблю тебя. Ya lyublyu tebya. “I love you.”

This is a classic, go-to phrase for expressing your love in Russian.

  • Я влюбился / влюбилась в тебя с первого взгляда. Ya vlyubilsya / vlyubilas’ v tebya s pervogo vzglyada. “I fell in love with you at first sight.”

You can use this romantic Russian phrase to really woo your partner. Remember: A man says “влюбился,” and a woman says “влюбилась.”

  • Я постоянно думаю о тебе. Ya postoyanno dumayu o tebe. “I’m thinking about you all the time.”

This is a sweet yet more casual way of declaring your love in Russian. You may use this expression even at the very beginning of your relationship.

  • Я схожу по тебе с ума. Ya skhozhu po tebe s uma. “I’m crazy about you.”

This one isn’t as common among Russians, and it sounds less trivial than the other love declarations we’ve covered so far.

  • Я не могу без тебя жить. Ya ne mogu bez tebya zhit’. “I can’t live without you.”

We recommend only using this phrase when you’re in a serious relationship.

  • Ты – лучше всех на свете! Ty – luchshe vsekh na svete! “You are the best!” (literally, “You’re better than anyone else in the world!”)

This romantic Russian phrase shows that you really appreciate your partner as a person.

  • Я тебя обожаю. Ya tebya obozhayu. “I adore you.”

This is a very informal way of saying “I love you,” in Russian. You may say it at any stage of your relationship.

  • Ты мне очень нужна / нужен. Ty mne ochen’ nuzhna / nuzhen. “I need you very much.”

Saying this phrase is not as thrilling as saying “I love you,” in Russian, though they connote the same meaning. If you’re saying it to a girl, you should say “нужна,” and if your partner is a man, say “нужен.”

  • Я всегда рядом. Ya vsegda ryadom. “I’m always near.”

Will You Marry Me?” and More[edit | edit source]

  • Я хочу познакомить тебя со своими друзьями. Ya khochu poznakomit’ tebya so svoimi druz’yami. “I want to introduce you to my friends.”

This is one of the first indicators for your sweetheart that your intention is really serious.

  • Я хочу познакомить тебя с моими родителями. Ya hochu poznakomit’ tebya s moimi roditelyami. “I want to introduce you to my parents.”

This phrase is much more serious than the previous one. It’s appropriate to say this to your partner after at least a few months of being in a relationship.

  • Давай жить вместе. Davay zhit’ vmeste. “Let’s live together.”

This is another phrase you should put off using until a bit later in your relationship, not at the very beginning.

  • Ты выйдешь за меня? Ty vyydesh’ za menya? “Will you marry me?”

Endearment Terms[edit | edit source]

Couples from all over the world tend to address each other using cute nicknames, and Russians are no exception. Below, you’ll find some adorable pet names you can use with your lover.

  • Дорогой / Дорогая Dorogoy / Dorogaya “My dear,” “Honey”

This term is popular among married couples. The first form is used to address a man, and the second to address a woman.

  • Родной / Pодная Rodnoy / Rodnaya “Honey”

This is an endearment term only used between people who are really close. Like in the previous example, the first form is for men, while the second is for women.

  • Моя любовь& Moya lyubov’ “My love”

When they have been together for quite a long time, Russian couples like to address one another with the term “my love.”

  • Моя радость Moya radost’ “My joy”

This term perfectly objectifies the happiness that another person brings into your life.

  • Мой ангел Moy angel “My angel”

This sounds not only sweet, but also somewhat more significant than the previous phrases.

  • Душа моя Dusha moya “My soul”

This is a term of deep affection. When you call somebody “my soul,” it means that this person is of great importance to you.

  • Солнышко Solnyshko “My sun,” “Sunny”

This is one of the most common words used to express affection in the Russian language.

  • Зайка Zayka “Bunny”

In most cases, this word is used toward girls.

  • Котёнок Kotyonok “Kitten”

Other useful phrases and Vocabulary[edit | edit source]

Russian English Pronunciation
Ты согреваешь мою душу You warm my soul Ty sogrevayesh’ moyu dushu
Ты красивая You are beautiful Ty krasivaja
У тебя красивые глаза You have beautiful eyes U tebya krasivye glaza
Я скучаю по тебе I miss you Ja skuchaju po tebe
У тебя красивая улыбка You have a beautiful smile U tebya krasivaja ulybka
Я обожаю тебя I adore you Ya obozhaju tebya
Я тебя люблю I love you Ya tebya lyublyu
Я хотел бы узнать тебя получше I want to know you better Ya hotel by uznat’ tebya po lutsche
Когда мы можем снова встретиться? When can I see you again? Kogda my mozhem snova vstretit’sya?
Я обожаю твою улыбку I love your smile Ya obozhayu tvoyu ulibku
Ты мне нравишься I like you Ty mne nravishsya
Ты такой весёлый человек / С тобой так весело You are a fun person Ty takoy vesyoliy chelovek / S toboy tak veselo
Ты выглядишь удивительно/изумительно You look amazing Ty vygladish udvivitel’no/izumytel’no
Ты хорошо выглядишь You look nice Ty horosho

CREDITS : To all the lovers around the world 😁😂😇😜🥰🤦‍♂️🥳😉

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