100+ Ways to Say LOVER in Different Languages ❤️ of the World

Lover in different languages
Lover in different languages

LOVER. A simple word yet so accurately describes the complexity that is love. An emotional state that keeps people bonded and committed together. There is no shortage of words to express your love to another, many of these in other languages, however calling someone your lover is no mean feat. There has to be a significant interpersonal affection and concern for the other person. Someone that brings out the best in you, shows genuine respect, makes time for you, shows interest in a future with you, and considers you the most important person. Have you found the one? Then here is your ultimate guide: 100+ ways on how to say LOVER in different languages of the world.

I’m a lover, not a fighter…
But, I will fight for your love

In todays fast-paced world, the one thing that remains is our need and want to love and be loved.

Continue reading to discover the complete list of lover in all languages.

If you’re looking for how to say I LOVE YOU

–> Read this guide on how to say
I love you in a different language and my love in a different language.

Learning a handful of words from other languages allows us to connect more intimately with someone and realise that we have more similarities than differences. Many would appreciate the extra effort. I know I would.

We can actually learn quite a bit about people from different parts of the world just by their language and the way they express their love. The importance of travel is enhanced by learning about different people, their cultures, their traditions, and the way they express themselves.

So whether you find yourself in Africa, Europe, Asia, or America, I’ve got you covered, fellow traveller. Be sure to copy and paste, bookmark, and save this post for future use and ease of reference on how to say lover in a different language.

Bottom line, don’t keep people guessing on how you feel. If you want to refer to that special someone as, “lover” let them know.

Let’s get into it…. ↓↓

The real lover is the man who can thrill you by just touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or by just staring into space.

Click here to also learn how to say:
HELLO and GOODBYE in all languages around the world.

Lover in Different Languages

Other Creative Ways to Say Lover

In addition to saying the word lover in other languages, here are a couple other ways you could express to someone just how much they mean to you:

Other words for LOVER in English:

  1. baby
  2. darling
  3. sweetheart
  4. bae
  5. aficionado
  6. inamorato
  7. admirer
  8. beloved
  9. partner
  10. mistress

Want to learn how to say THANK YOU and CHEERS too? 
Read this guide on thank you in all languages and
cheers in different languages.


Here’s your definite guide on over 100 ways to say LOVER in different languages of the world.

With pronunciation.

Are you ready to take a beautiful trip around the world, filled with lover in a different language?

I have included the phrase for lover in every language I could think of. If you don’t spot your language, let me know (in the comments) and I will be happy to add it to this list.

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A lover in life will be a lover in death, a lover in the tomb, a lover in paradise, a lover on the day of resurrection

Want to learn how to say GOOD MORNING and GOOD NIGHT too? 
Read this guide to say good morning and good night is other languages.

Lover in another language

Speaking of lover, describe the effect your lover has on you with these:
love smile quotes and travel lover words

How do I say LOVER in another language? Different languages for lover in the world here

Let’s get into it…

Here’s how you say “lover” in:


  • minnaar
    — is the Afrikaans word for lover

Afrikaans is a West Germanic language of Southern Africa mostly derived from Dutch. It developed as Dutch settlers and indigenous African mixed languages beginning in the 17th century. Today, an estimated 15 to 23 million people call Afrikaans their mother tongue. It is mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia and can also be heard in parts of Botswana and Zimbabwe.


  • dashnor
    — is the Albanian word for lover

  • dashnore

Albanian is an Indo-European language, spoken mainly in Albania and Kosovo, though it is also spoken in other areas of the Balkans. With about 7.5 million speakers, it comprises an independent branch within the Indo-European languages and is not closely related to any other language in the European Union.


  • ፍቅረኛ fik’irenya
    — is the Amharic word for lover

Amharic is a Semitic language and the official language of Ethiopia. It can also be heard in Egypt and Eritrea, as well as in Israel, Sweden, Canada and the United States.


  • حبيب Habib
    — lover in Arabic.
    Habibi حبيبي (to a male) and Habibti حبيبتي (to a female)

  • عاشق eashiq
    — can be used for both genders

  • نصير متحمس

    Hubb حب is the general word for love in Arabic and also the the root of the Arabic terms of endearment habib (for men) and habibi (for women). It can be used to describe romantic love, or love for family, things or activities.

Arabic (العربية) is a Semitic language spoken by over 420 million people as their first language in areas including North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and other parts of the Middle East. Many more people can also understand it as a second language. Modern Standard Arabic is the liturgical language for 1.6 billion Muslims and is the official written form of the language with the Arabic alphabet, which is written from right to left.


  • սիրահար sirahar
    — lover in Armenian

  • սիրեկան

Armenian is an Indo-European language spoken in the Republic of Armenia, as well as in large communities of Armenian diaspora by around 6.7 million people.


  • sevgili
    — means lover in Azerbaijani

  • aşiq

Azerbaijani or Azeri is the primary and official language of Azerbaijan by its 8.8 million native speakers. It is also widely spoken in Northern Iran and to a small extent in southern Dagestan, the Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia, eastern Turkey, in Shia cities of Iraq, like Karbala and Kirkuk. The language is a Turkic language and is highly intelligible with modern-day Turkish.


  • maitalea
     is the Basque word that translates as lover

Basque (euskara) is a language spoken in the Basque Country (Gipuzkoa, Araba, Bizkaia) and Navarra (in Spain) as well as in the French Basque Country (Labourd, Soule and Basse-Navarre). Linguistically, Basque is a language isolate and is unrelated to the other languages of Europe.

Bavarian / Austrian German

  • to say lover in Bavarian use:
    der Liebende

Bavarian is a regional dialect of German spoken in the German state of Bavaria, western Austria, and Northeastern Italy by over 14 million people. It uses German grammar, but takes several root words from Latin.


  • палюбоўнік paliuboŭnik
    — is the Belarusian word for lover

Belarusian is the official language of Belarus. This East Slavic language is also spoken in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.


  • The Bengali noun for lover is:
    প্রেমিক Prēmika

  • প্রেমিকা

Bengali বাংলা is the only official language of Bangladesh, one of the 22 official languages of India, and the sixth most spoken language in the world. It is spoken as a first language by the majority of the population in Bangladesh, as well as people in the Indian state of West Bengal.


  • hum pyaar

Bhojpuri is an Indo-Aryan language, considered to be one of the most rapidly growing languages in the world, spoken in northern-eastern India and the Terai region of Nepal.


  • अननाइ angni mwjang mwnnai

Bodo बर’/बड़ is the Sino-Tibetan language spoken primarily by the Bodo people of Northeast India, Nepal and Bengal. It is official language of the Bodoland Autonomous region and co-official language of the state of Assam in India.


  • ljubavnik
    — is the Bosnian word for lover

  • ljubitelj

Bosnian, a south Slavic language of the Indo-European family, is the official language of Bosnia and is essentially the same language as Croatian and Serbian. All three languages used to be known as Serbo-Croatian before the break-up of Yugoslavia.

Brazilian Portuguese

  • amante
    — the words for lover in Brazilian Portuguese

  • amado

Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil) is the variety of Portuguese dialect spoken in Brazil. It is spoken by virtually all of the 200 million inhabitants of Brazil and spoken widely across the Brazilian diaspora. European Portuguese differs from the Brazilian variety in pronunciation, as well as in some vocabulary.


  • karantez
    — is the word for lover in Breton

Breton is a Southwestern Brittonic language of the Celtic language spoken in Brittany in the northwest of France.


  • любовник lyubovnik
    pronounced (lyubov-nik) is the Bulgarian word for lover

  • любител

Bulgarian is a South Slavic language spoken in Southeastern Europe, primarily in Bulgaria. It is the country’s only official language and Bulgarian is written with Cyrillic.


  • Lover in Burmese is:
    ချစ်သူ hkyitsuu

Burmese is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Myanmar where it is an official language and the language of the Bamar people, the country’s principal ethnic group.

Cambodian Khmer

  • គូស្នេហ៍ kousne
    — means lover in Khmer

Khmer is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia. With over 16 million speakers, it is the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language.


  • amant
    — is the words for lover in Catalan

Catalan is a Western Romance language derived from Vulgar Latin and named after the medieval Principality of Catalonia, in northeastern of modern Spain. It is the only official language of Andorra, and a co-official language of the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Valencia.


  • mahigugmaon

Cebuano, also known as Bisaya or Binisaya, is an Austronesian language spoken in the southern Philippines region in Central Visayas, western parts of Eastern Visayas and the majority of Mindanao.


  • I guinaiya-ku

Chamorro is an Austronesian language, the native and spoken language of the Chamorro people, who are the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands.


  • méhóhtá
    — this is the Cheyenne for lover

Cheyenne is the Native American language spoken by the Cheyenne people of the United States. It is part of the Algonquian language family. The Cheyenne are a Native American tribe that live in the Great Plains of Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota.


  • wokonda

Chichewa, also known as Nyanja, is a Bantu language spoken in much of Southern, Southeast and East Africa. It is the national language of Malawi and is also spoken in Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Chinese Cantonese

How to say lover in Chinese Cantonese:

  • 情人 Qíngrén
    — the Cantonese word for lover

  • 傻婆

  • 情夫 Qíngfū

Cantonese is a variety of Chinese originating from the city of Guangzhou and its surrounding area in Southeastern China. Belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family of languages, it is the traditional prestige variety of the Yue Chinese dialect group, which has about 68 million native speakers.

Chinese Mandarin

How do you say lover in Chinese Mandarin:

  • 情人 Qíngrén
    — the Chinese Mandarin words for lover

  • 情夫 Qíngfū

Mandarin Chinese is the official language of Mainland China and Taiwan, and is one of the official languages of Singapore. Mandarin is often placed first in lists of languages by number of native speakers with almost a billion speakers.


  • Lover in Corsican:

Corsican is a Romance language from the Italo-Dalmatian family that is spoken predominantly on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Corsican is closely related to Tuscan and to the Florentine-based Italian.

In a different language lover


  • ljubavnik
    — is the Croatian word for lover

  • ljubitelj

Croatian or Hrvatski is a South Slavic language spoken mainly in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, some parts of Serbia, and the neighbouring countries by about 5.5 million people.


  • milenec
    lover in Czech

  • milovnik

Czech is a Western Slavic language which is mutually intelligible with Slovak. It is mainly spoken in the Czech Republic with over 10,5 million speakers.


  • elsker
    — is the word for lover in Danish

Danish is a Scandinavian language and the only official language of the Kingdom of Denmark. Closely related to Swedish and Norwegian, it is spoken in Denmark and in some parts of Greenland and northern Germany.


  • pyāra

Dogri is a Northern Indo-Aryan language spoken by around five million people in India, mainly in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir.


  • minnaar
    — the Dutch word meaning lover

Dutch is a West Germanic language spoken by about 27 million people world-wide mostly in the Netherlands and northern Belgium.


  • nga ghi choe lu gha

Dzonkha or Bhutanese is the sole official and national language of the Kingdom of Bhutan. This Sino-Tibetan language is spoken by over half a million people in Bhutan and is written with the Tibetan alphabet.


  • lover

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in Anglo-Saxon England in the early Middle Ages. It is spoken in many countries around the world with over 375 million native speakers. English is the second most spoken language, and the most international language in the world.


  • armastaja
    — is the Estonian word for lover

  • armunu

Estonian is a Finno-Ugric language spoken as the official language in Estonia. It is closely related to Finnish.


  • elsker
    — is the word for lover in Faroese

Faroese is a North Germanic language spoken as a first language by Faroe Islanders, residing on the Faroe Islands and in other areas, mainly Denmark.

Farsi / Persian

  • عاشق (Ishgh)
    — the Persian word meaning lover
    pronounced (EH-shk)

  • معشوق

Persian is an ancient language belonging to the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian subdivision of the Indo-European languages. It is a pluricentric language predominantly spoken and used officially within Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.


  • Noqu Daulomani
    — this is the Fijian word for lover, pronounced (no-qhu dah-U low-ma-ni)

Fijian is an Austronesian language of the Malayo-Polynesian family. It is an official language of Fiji spoken by some 350,000–450,000 ethnic Fijians as a native language.


  • rakastaja
    — is the Finnish word for lover

Finnish is a Finno-Ugric language spoken only in Finland as the official language and by ethnic Finns elsewhere in Scandinavia.


  • lief
    is the Flemish word for lover

Flemish is a Low Franconian dialect cluster of the Dutch language, native to the historical region of Flanders in northern Belgium. It is sometimes referred to as Flemish Dutch, Belgian Dutch, or Southern Dutch spoken by over 6 million people.


  • amoureuse
    — is the feminine French word for lover

  • amoureux
    is the masculine French word for lover

  • amant

French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family spoken by over 354 million people in France and around the world. It is the third most spoken language in Europe, the official language of 29 countries, spoken in parts of Africa, North America, and South America. Take your special one to the City of Love and stay at one of these amazing hotels with an Eiffel Tower view.


  • leafhawwer

The Frisian languages are a closely related group of Germanic languages, spoken by about 500,000 Frisian people, who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany.


  • შეყვარებული sheq’varebuli

Georgian is the official language of Georgia and the country’s most widely spoken language with over 4.1 million people.


  • liebhaberin
    — for females. the German noun that translates to lover
    It’s pronounced like (LEE-buh ber-in)

  • liebhaber
    — for males

  • Schatz

German Deutsch is the official language of both Germany and Austria and one of the three official languages of Switzerland. German belongs to the West Germanic group of the Indo-European language family. One of the major languages of the world, German is a native language to almost 100 million people worldwide and the most widely spoken native language in the European Union.


Here is how to say lover in Greek:

  • εραστής erastís

  • αγαπών

Greek (ελληνικά) belongs to the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European language family, mainly spoken in Greece and Cyprus an an official language. It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning more than 3000 years of written records. There are about 13.1 million speakers of Greek worldwide and it is recognised as a minority language in Albania, Armenia, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.


  • પ્રેમી Prēmī
    — is the Gujarati word for lover

Gujarati is an Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian state of Gujarat and spoken predominantly by the Gujarati people. Gujarati is part of the greater Indo-European language family.

Haitian Creole

Say lover in Creole:

  • anmoure

  • anmourèz

  • boubout

Haitian Creole (kreyòl ayisyen)) is a French-based creole language spoken by 10–12 million people worldwide and the only language of most Haitians. Along with French it is one of the official languages of Haiti.


  • masoyi

Hausa language, the most important indigenous bridge language in West and Central Africa, spoken as a first or second language by about 40–50 million people. It belongs to the Western branch of the Chadic language family within the Afro-Asiatic language phylum. It is spoken mainly in northern Nigeria and Niger, and also in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Sudan and Togo.


How to say lover in Hawaiian:

  • mea aloha

  • ipo

The Hawaiian language is a Polynesian language that takes its name from Hawaiʻi, the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed. Hawaiian, along with English, is an official language of the State of Hawaii.


  • מְאַהֵב
    — is the Hebrew word for lover

  • חוֹבֵב

Hebrew is a Northwest Semitic language spoken by over nine million people worldwide. Historically, it is regarded as the language of the Israelites and their ancestors. It is written using its own script from right to left.


  • प्रेम करनेवाला prem karanevaala
    — are the Hindi words for lover

Hindi (हिन्दी) is an Indo-European language spoken in India, Nepal, and throughout the Indian diaspora. Hindi is descended from Sanskrit, sometimes called “the mother of all languages.” While there are 22 official languages and over 1,000 dialects of India, Hindi and English take precedence in government affairs. It is a link-language for over half of India’s population.


  • tus hlub

Hmong is a Hmong-Mien language spoken by about 2.6 million people in China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, USA, and French Guiana.


  • Nu’ umi unangwa’ta

Hopi is a Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Hopi people in northeastern Arizona, USA.


  • szerető
    — this is the word for lover in Hungarian

  • kedves

Hungarian is a Uralic language of the Ugric branch spoken in Hungary and parts of several neighbouring countries. It is the official language of Hungary and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union.

Lover in different languages


  • elskhugi
    — is the Icelandic word for lover

Icelandic (íslenska) is a North Germanic language spoken in Iceland as its official language. It’s most closely related to Faroese and Western Norwegian and has around 314,000 speakers. The language is more conservative than most other Western European languages.


  • onye hụrụ n’anya

Igbo is the principal native language of the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria with around 45 million speakers and over 20 dialects.

Indonesian Bahasa

  • kekasih
    — the Indonesian noun for lover

  • pencinta

Indonesian (bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of Indonesia.With over 230 million speakers, it is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It is a group of varieties of Malay, an Austronesian language that has been used as the common language in the multilingual Indonesian archipelago for centuries. Indonesia uses the Latin alphabet system and Arabic numerals.


  • ᑕᑯᑦᓱᒍᓱᑉᐳᖅ
    is the word for lover in Inuktitut

Inuktitut is an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken in Arctic territories and the topmost span of North America including Alaska and Northern Canada.


  • leannán
    — this is the all-purpose word for lover in Irish

Irish (Gaeilge) is one of the three Goidelic languages, along with Scottish Gaelic and Manx. This Goidelic branch together with the Brythonic branch (Welsh, Cornish and Breton) form the Celtic language family.


How to say lover in Italian:

  • amante
    is the Italian noun for lover

  • il innamorato

  • lo spasimante

Italian (Italiano) is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family spoken by over 90 million people, the vast majority of which are in Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. It is the official language of Italy, San Marino, and the Vatican City.

Did you know:
Valentine’s Day also known as La Festa di San Valentino originates in Italy


  • 恋人 koibito

  • あなた anata

  • 愛人 aijin

    Note that lover is a very strong word and expressions of love are not very common in the culture of Japan. It is not common to call another “lover” in Japan.

Japanese (日本語 Nihongo) is an East Asian language of the Japonic language family. It is spoken by about 125 million people, mostly in Japan, where it is the official and national language.


  • Boonoonoonoos
    — is a Jamaican word to express lover, meaning “special person”

Jamaican Patois, often also referred to as Jamaican Creole, is an English-based creole language with West African influences spoken mainly in Jamaica. Belonging to the English Creole language family, it is spoken by the the majority of Jamaicans with over 3 million native speakers.


  • kekasih
    — is the word for lover in Javanese

Javanese is the language of the Javanese people of the island of Java, in Indonesia that is the native language of more than 98 million people.


  • ಪ್ರೇಮಿ Prēmi
    — is the Kannada word for lover

  • ಪ್ರಿಯತಮ

Kannada, spoken by nearly 45 million native speakers, is a Dravidian language of the people of Karnataka in southwestern India, and by significant linguistic minorities in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala and abroad.


  • ғашық ğaşıq

Kazakh is a Turkic language of the Kipchak branch spoken in Central Asia and the official language of Kazakhstan. The language comprises 21 million native speakers including regions of Bayan-Ulgii in Mongolia and the Dzungarian region of Xinjiang, China.


Lover in Korean:

  • Aein (애인)
    — most commonly used in Korea, meaning sweetheart

  • Jagiya (자기야)

  • Yeobo (여보)

Korean, an East Asian language, is the official language of South Korea (Republic of Korea) and North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) spoken by more than 75 million people.


  • evîndar

Kurdish is spoken by about 30 million Kurds in western Asia including parts of Kurdistan, Iraq, Turkey, Iran, and Syria. It is one of the Indo-Iranian languages, ranks as the third largest Iranian language, after Persian and Pashto.


  • сүйгөн süygön

Kyrgyz is a member of the Kipchak branch of the Turkic language family spoken by over 4 million speakers mainly in Kyrgyzstan, and also in China, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Turkey.


  • ຄົນຮັກ khonhak

  • ຄົນເຈົ້າຊູ້

Lao is the main language of Laos. It is a Kra–Dai language serving as a common language among all citizens of Laos, who speak approximately 90 other languages, many of which are unrelated to Lao. Modern Lao is heavily influenced by the Thai language and comprises over 30 million native speakers.


How to say lover in Latin:

  • amantis
    — is the Latin word for lover

  • amator

  • amans

  • adamator

  • amasio

Latin was the dominant language of the Roman Empire from 6th century BC to 600 AD. When the Roman Empire collapsed, Latin evolved into the various languages that we know today. Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Romanian all consider Latin as their parent tongue. Latin is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.


  • mīļākais
    — translates as lover in Latvian

  • mīlētāji

Latvian (latviešu valoda) is an Indo-European Eastern Baltic language spoken in the Baltic region. It is the official language of Latvia and one of the official languages of the European Union.


  • حبيب habbib
    — is the Lebanese word for lover

    Habibi حبيبي (to a male) and Habibti حبيبتي (to a female)

Lebanese is a variety of North Levantine Arabic, indigenous to and spoken primarily in Lebanon. With significant linguistic influences borrowed from other Middle Eastern and European languages it is spoken by over 5,7 million native speakers.

Other languager for lover


  • Ik hald van dich

Limburgish is a member of the East Low Franconian group of the Germanic languages considered a variety of German or Dutch by many people. It is spoken by around 1.6 million people in the Netherlands and Belgium.


  • Nalingi yo

Lingala is a Bantu language spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a large part of the Republic of the Congo by over 70 million people.


  • meilužis
    — is the word for lover in Lithuanian

  • mylėtojas

Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba) is an Eastern Baltic language spoken in the Baltic region as the official language of Lithuania. It is also one of the official languages of the European Union spoken by just under 3 million native speakers. The language is one of the oldest in the world.


  • Liebhaber

Luxembourgish is a West Germanic language that is spoken mainly in Luxembourg. About 390,000 people speak Luxembourgish worldwide.


  • Nkwagala

Luganda, a Bantu language, is an official language of Uganda along with English and Swahili. It is spoken primarily in Kampala, but may be understood in much of the country and in the African Great Lakes region.


  • љубовник ljubovnik

Macedonian, the official language of the Republic of North Macedonia, is a south Slavic language spoken as a first language by 2 million people.


  • tia

Malagasy is the national language of Madagascar belonging to the Austronesian Malayo-Polynesia family of languages spoken by 25 million people.


  • kekasih
    — is the Malay word for lover

Malay (Bahasa Melayu) is an Austronesian language spoken as the sole official language of Malaysia and Brunei. It is also heard in Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand at a total of 250 – 300 million speakers.


  • കാമുകൻ kāmukan
    — are the words for lover in Malayalam

Malayalam (മലയാളം) belongs to the Dravidian language family, spoken mostly in the Southern Indian states of Kerala and Lakshadweep. Around 36 million people use this language, which is one of the 22 official languages of India.


  • dilettant
    — is how you say lover in Maltese

  • maħbub

Maltese, a language of central Semitic origin written in the Latin script, is the national language of Malta. It is spoken by around 420,000 people on the Mediterranean islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. The Maltese language developed from Sicilian Arabic, Over the centuries, it has incorporated many words derived from English, Italian and French.


  • hoa aroha
    lover in Māori.
    Pronounced: hoaa ah-roh-huh. Always roll your r’s when enunciating Māori words

Māori is an Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the Māori people, the indigenous population of New Zealand. it has also gained recognition as one of New Zealand’s official languages.


  • प्रियकर Priyakara

Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by around 83.1 million Marathi people of Maharashtra, India. It is the official language and co-official language in the Maharashtra and Goa states of Western India, respectively, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.


  • yokwe
    — is the Marshallese phrase for lover

Marshallese, also known as Ebon, is a Micronesian language spoken in the Marshall Islands by about 44,000 people. It is an official language of the Marshall Islands, along with English, and is used as the language of instruction in most primary schools.


  • амраг (amrag)
    — the word for lover in Mongolian

Mongolian is the official language of Mongolia and both the most widely-spoken and best-known member of the Mongolic language family. It is an Altaic language spoken by approximately 5 million people in Mongolia, China, Afghanistan and Russia.

Moroccan Arabic

  • cheri

  • mon amour

  • Habibi حَبيبي

Moroccan Arabic, also known as Darija, is a form of vernacular Arabic spoken in Morocco. It is part of the Maghrebi Arabic dialect continuum, with over 30 million native speakers.


  • प्रेमी Prēmī
    — is the Nepali words for lover

Nepali (नेपाली), is an Indo-Aryan language of the sub-branch of Eastern Pahari written in Devanagari script It is the sole official language of Nepal and one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. While most Nepalese people speak at least some Nepali, there are more than 100 different languages and dialects spoken in Nepal.


Lover in Neapolitan:

  • amante

Neapolitan is a Romance language of the Italo-Dalmatian group spoken across much of southern Italy by 6 million people. It is related to but generally not mutually intelligible with Italian.

Northern Sotho / Sepedi

  • lerato la ka

Northern Sotho is a Bantu language spoken primarily in South Africa, where it is one of the 11 official languages. It is spoken by about 4.2 million people in the South African provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.


The word for lover in Norwegian:

  • elsker

Norwegian (norsk) is a Germanic language derived from Old Norse spoken primarily in Norway by over 5 million people where it is the official language.


  • ପ୍ରେମିକ

Odia is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Indian state of Odisha where it is the official language.


  • Sin jaalladha

Oromo is a Cushitic language spoken by about 30 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Egypt. It is the third largest language in Africa.


Lover in Papiamento:

  • stimabo

Papiamento is a Portuguese-based creole language spoken in the Dutch Caribbean by less than 500,00 native speakers. It is the most-widely spoken language on the Caribbean ABC islands, having official status in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao.


  • مین
    — translates as lover in Pashto

Pashto is an Eastern Iranian language in the Indo-European family spoken in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. It is an official language of Afghanistan along with Dari.


To say the word lover in Polish:

  • kochanek

  • ukochany

  • wielbiciel

Polish (polski) is a West Slavic language spoken by about 45 million people. Said to be one of the hardest languages to learn, it is the official language of Poland. It is understood and can be used for communication in the western parts of Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania.


  • amante
    — the Portuguese word for lover.

  • amado

  • o namorado

Portuguese (português) is a Romance language spoken as the official language of Portugal and Brazil. It is also the official language of Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé e Principe, Angola, Mozambique, and the co-official language of East Timor, and Macau. There are around 200 million native Portuguese speakers.


  • ਪ੍ਰੇਮੀ prēmī
    — the Punjabi word for lover. The pronunciation (preh-mee)

Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language with more than 130 million native speakers in the Indian subcontinent and around the world. It is the 10th most spoken language in the world.


  • amant
    — the Romanian word for lover

  • iubit

Romanian (limba română) is a Balkan Romance language spoken by approximately 24–26 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. Although it descended from Vulgar Latin, Romanian was influenced by Slavic and Greek languages in the Middle Ages. It is an official and national language of both Romania and Moldova.


  • возлюбленный vozlyublennyy
    — the Russian word for lover

  • любовник

  • любитель

Russian is an East Slavic language spoken by 300+ million people worldwide. It is  is an official language in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and many other people in Central Asia, the Baltic states, the Caucasus, and Eastern Europe know it as a second language. Commonly written in Cyrillic, it is the 8th most widely spoken language in the world.

Lover in a different Language


  • alofa
    — a commonly used word for lover in Samoan

Samoan is the official language spoken in the Samoan Islands, which is made up of the Independent State of Samoa and the American Samoa. The language is the most spoken of the Polynesian language family with a total of 510,000 speakers worldwide.

Scottish Gaelic

  • leannan

Scots Gaelic is a Goidelic language of the Celtic and Indo-European language family, native to the Gaels of Scotland. As a Goidelic language, Scottish Gaelic, like Modern Irish and Manx, developed out of Middle Irish.


  • ljubavnik

  • швалер

  • љубавник

Serbian is a South Slavic language spoken mainly in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Macedonia by about 9 million people. Serbian is the official and main language of Serbia and Montenegro.


  • morati

Sesotho (Sotho) is a Southern Bantu language of the Sotho-Tswana group, spoken primarily by the Basotho in Lesotho, where it is the national and official language, South Africa, where it is one of the 11 official languages and in Zimbabwe where it is one of 16 official languages.

Shanghainese Wu

  • 我爱侬 (ngu eh nóng)

Shanghainese, part of the Sino-Tibetan language family, is a variety of Wu Chinese spoken in the central districts of the City of Shanghai and its surrounding areas by 10 – 14 million speakers.


  • mudiwa

Shona, one of the most widely spoken Bantu languages, is the main language in Zimbabwe.


  • عاشق

Sindhi, an Indo-Aryan language, is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh and spoken by over 25 million Sindhi people.


  • පෙම්වතා pemvatā

Sinhala is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by approximately 16 million Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka and is one of two official languages of Sri Lanka.


  • milenec
    — translates to lover in Slovak

  • milovník

Slovak, the official language of Slovakia, is a West Slavic language where it is spoken by approximately 5.6 million people.


  • ljubimec
    — is the Slovenian word for lover

Slovenian, an Indo-European language of the South Slavic language branch is the official and national language of Slovenia spoken by less than 3 million people.


  • gacaliye

Somali, an Afro-Asiatic language spoken by over 16 million people, is an official language of Somalia, a national language in Djibouti, and a working language in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.


A number of different words in Spanish are used to express lover:

  • amante 
    — lover in Spanish

  • los querido
    — This word is used to say loved one

Spanish is the second most widely used language in the world natively spoken by more than 437 million people including Spain, most of Central and South America, Mexico and the USA. There are over 21 countries in the world that have Spanish as their official language. It is a Romance language that originated in the Iberian Peninsula.


  • kakasih

Sundanese is a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken by about 39 million people mainly in western Java in Indonesia. There are also speakers in Banten, Jakarta, parts of western Central Java and southern Lampung. It is the third most-spoken language in Indonesia.


  • mpenzi
    — is the Swahili word for lover

Swahili is a Bantu languages spoken by the Swahili communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


  • ngiyakutsandza

Swati is a Bantu language of the Nguni group spoken in Eswatini and South Africa by the Swazi people. It is the official language of Swaziland (along with English) and since 1994 one of the nine indigenous languages to enjoy official recognition in South Africa. The number of speakers is estimated to be in the region of 2.4 million.


  • älskare
    — the Swedish word for lover

  • beundrare

Swedish is a North Germanic language, closely related to Norwegian and Danish spoken by around 10 million people. A descendant of Old Norse, it is the national language of Sweden and the official language of the Åland Islands.

Swiss German

  • Schatz

Swiss German is the collective name for the great variety of Upper German dialects spoken in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, in the Austrian province of Vorarlberg, in parts of Baden-Württemberg in Germany and Alsace in France.

Tagalog Filipino

  • magkasintahan

  • kasintahan

Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by the majority. Its standardized form, officially named Filipino, is the national language of the Philippines, and is one of two official languages alongside English.


  • Ua here vau ia oe
    — are the Tahitian words for lover

Tahitian belongs to the Eastern Polynesian language group, spoken mainly on the Society Islands in French Polynesia and Bora Bora.

Taiwanese Hokkien

  • 我佮意你 Wa gah yi li

Taiwanese Hokkien is the Hokkien dialect of Min Nan as spoken by about 70 percent of the population of Taiwan.


  • ошиқ oşiq

Tajik is the main language of Tajikistan, closely related to Farsi and Kurdish. Since the late 1930s, it is written using a variant of the Cyrillic script.


  • காதலன் Kātalaṉ
    — the general term for lover in Tamil.

Tamil is a Dravidian language spoken in southern India, Sri Lanka and Singapore by about 67.5 million people. It can also be heard in Mauritius and Malaysia.


  • tekhsegh chek

Tarifit is spoken by 8 million speakers in Arrif (Northern Africa) and Europe.


  • гашыйк

Tatar (татарча), the national language of the Tatars, is a Turkic language spoken mainly in the Russian republic of Tatarstan as well as Siberia by about 7 million people in Central Asia. It refers to the Volga-Kipchak Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic group of languages. 


  • ప్రేమికుడు Prēmikuḍu
    — is the Telugu word meaning lover

Telugu is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and the union territories of Puducherry by 75 million Telugu people.


How to say lover in Thai:

  • คนรัก Khn rạk
    — is the Thai word for lover

  • คู่ใจ

  • แฟน

Thai ภาษาไทย, the sole official and national language of Thailand, spoken by 50 million people, belongs to the Tai group of the Kra–Dai language family of Southeast Asia.


  • མཛའ་བཤེས mdza’ bshes
    — This is the Tibetan word for lover

    Note that it is not common to express love in verbal form in Tibetan

Tibetan is an official language of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. The Tibetic languages are a cluster of Tibeto-Burman languages descended from Old Tibetan, spoken across a wide area of eastern Central Asia bordering the Indian subcontinent, including the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas.

Tsalagi Cherokee

  • adageyudi

Cherokee (Tsalagi) belongs to the Iroquoian language family. The Cherokee language is unique among Native American languages in that it is both a written and spoken language.


  • murhandziwa

Tsonga is a Bantu language spoken by the Tsonga people totalling 12 million people mainly in South Africa, but also Mozambique and Eswatini.


  • kea go rata

Tswana is a Bantu language spoken by about 4.4 million people in Bostwana, where it is the national and majority language, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The majority of speakers, about 3.6 million, live in South Africa, where the language is officially recognised.


  • sevgili
    — the Turkish word for lover

  • aşık

Turkish is a Turkic language believed to be of the Altaic language family spoken mainly in Turkey, Northern Cyprus, Cyprus and other countries of the former Ottoman Empire by about 88 million people.


  • коханець kokhanetsʹ
    — the Ukranian word for lover

  • кохана

  • коханий

Ukrainian is an Eastern Slavic language spoken mainly in Ukraine by about 51 million people.


  • عاشق
    — means lover in Urdu

Urdu is the official national language and lingua franca of Pakistan. It is a member of the Indo-Aryan group within the Indo-European family of languages and is mutually intelligible with Hindi.


  • sevgilisi

  • sevishganlar

Uzbek is a Turkic language that is the official national language of Uzbekistan spoken by around 27 million people.


How to say lover in Vietnamese:

  • người yêu

  • người ham thích

  • người tình

Vietnamese is an Austroasiatic language spoken mainly in Vietnam, where it is the national and official language, by about 82 million people.


  • cariad
    — how to say lover in Welsh

  • carwr

  • gariadferch

Welsh is a Brittonic language of the Celtic language family spoken natively in Wales, and by some in England.


  • Wominjeka

Woiworung is an Australian Aboriginal language of the Kulin Nation of Central Victoria.


  • isithandwa
    — is the Xhosa word for lover

Xhosa is a Nguni Bantu language with click consonants and is one of the official languages of South Africa. It is spoken as a first language by approximately 8.2 million people and by another 11 million as a second language in South Africa, mostly in Eastern Cape Province.


  • ליבהאָבער libhober

  • געליבטער

  • געליבטע

Yiddish is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews originating during the 9th century in Central Europe. Belonging to the Indo-European language family, it is spoken by 1.5 million people.


  • ololufe

Yoruba is a pluricentric language spoken in West Africa with the number of speakers estimated between 30 and 40 million. It is a language spoken principally in Nigeria and Benin, with communities in Sierra Leone, Liberia, other parts of Africa.


  • isithandwa
    — is the word for lover in Zulu

Zulu is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is one of the official languages of South Africa spoken by about 10 million people mainly in Zululand and northern Natal in South Africa and also in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Eswatini.

A handful of final ways to say lover in different languages below…

LOVER in Other Languages — BONUS

In different languages Lover

American Sign Language (ASL)

How to sign lover in American Sign Language:

  • lover for living beings:
    This word is signed by crossing both arms over the middle of your chest and “hugging” yourself

  • lover for actions or objects: 
    This word is signed by kissing the back of your fist

American Sign Language is a complete, natural language that has the same linguistic properties as spoken languages, with grammar that differs from English, expressed by movements of the hands and face.

British Sign Language (BSL)

How to sign lover in British Sign Language:

  • Flat hands cross over on left side of chest.

British Sign Language is a sign language used in the United Kingdom as the first or preferred language of some deaf people. The language makes use of space and involves movement of the hands, body, face, and head.


  • Anha zhilak yera norethaan
    — How to say lover in Dothraki

Dothraki is a constructed fictional language spoken by the Dothraki, a nomadic people in the fictional world of George Martin’s fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire and its television adaptation the Game of Thrones.

Elvish Sindarin

  • Meleth nîn
    — How to say lover in Elvish

Elvish Sindarin is one of the fictional languages created by J. R. R. Tolkien for use in his fantasy stories set in Arda, primarily in Middle-earth. Sindarin is one of the many languages spoken by the Elves, called the Eledhrim or Edhellim in Sindarin.


  • amanto

Esperanto is an artificially constructed language and belongs to no linguistic family, with most of its vocabulary coming from the Romance languages. This phonetic language is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language.


  • bangwI’ SoH
    — this is how to say lover in Klingon

Klingon is a language that was made for the Klingons in the Star Trek movie. It is a constructed language, and not one that developed naturally. Only a few people can speak the Klingon language well enough to talk in it.


  • ti amo

Minionese spoken by the minions of the Despicable Me movie series appears to be a polyglot language which borrows words and grammatical rules from many different languages.


  • Nga Yawne Lu Oer

Na’vi is a constructed language, created for the fictional Na’vi, the humanoid inhabitants of the moon Pandora in the 2009 film Avatar.


Read this guide for the word love in every language.

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Definitely check this guide on how to say cheers in different languages.

How about this guide to say goodbye in every language of the world.

Or read this guide for how to say I love you in different languages.

Or read this guide to say good morning in all languages.

How about this guide on how to say beautiful in other languages.

Maybe this guide on how to say good night in other languages.

Check this guide for how to say friends in different languages.

Check this guide for how to say my love in different languages.

Aaaaaaaand now you know how to say lover in every language of the world!

What is the word for lover in your language? Extra points if you can speak several languages… Let me know in the comments.

If you see an error here or if your language is missing from this list, please comment and let me know!


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