Je t’aime

How to say I love you in French
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Loving French Expression

Meaning I love you
Register normal
PronunciationFrench sound files [zheu tehm]
IPA  [ʒə tɛm]

Usage notes: The French verb aimer can mean "to like" or "to love," so context is very important for knowing how someone feels. Generally speaking, if the person is staring adoringly into your eyes while saying je t’aime, or uses a terms of endearment like mon chéri or ma puce, it’s a sure bet that they love you.

Texting abbreviation: jtm

Variations/Responses

 To make your platonic feelings clear, you can soften the expression with the adverb bien:

Je t’aime bien. – I like you (as a friend).

Learn more: Aimer – "like" vs "love"

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