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How to Say "I Love You" in Russian

Learn how to say "I love you" in Russian with this online Russian language lesson from Howcast.


How to say 'I love you' in Russian. Я тебя люблю. The accents are on the second syllable of the second word and the second syllable of the third word. So I'll say it slower. It sounds like this. Ya tsye-BYAH lyu-BLYU. A little faster. Я тебя люблю. Now you try. Great.

That would be the informal fashion of saying that. But if you were talking to a superior or to a group of people, you would say Я вас люблю. The accent is on the second syllable of the last word. So a little bit slower, ya vas lyu-BLYU. And normal speed, Я вас люблю. Now you give it a shot. Great.

And just for fun, you could rearrange the order of the words so that it sounds almost like the English yellow blue bus, but then if you make the Bs sound a bit more like Vs it sounds like Я люблю вас. It's close. It's just a funny thing to know. A little slow, ya lyu-BLYU vas. And one more time, Я люблю вас. Now you give it a try. Great.

Finally, to simply express that you like someone you can say, 'ы мне нравитесь. The accent on the last word is one the first syllable. I'll say it slower, vih mneh NRAH-vi-tsis. And now normal speed, 'ы мне нравитесь. Now you try. Fantastic. Those are some of the ways to say 'I love you' in Russian.

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