Je t’aime

How to say I love you in French
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Loving French Expression

Meaning   I love you
Register   normal
Pronunciation [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 he or she loves you.

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)

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