“I love you” is one of those sentences which everyone wants to learn when they start studying Vietnamese.
In the phrase “I love you”, the verb “love” means yêu in Vietnamese.
However, when it comes to addressing yourself (I) and the other person (you), it’s a little bit more complicated in Vietnamese.
How you address people mostly depending on your relationship with that person, their gender and age (generation).
But don’t worry!
This lesson is going to be very easy to follow, even if you’re completely new to the Vietnamese language and have no idea about the personal pronouns.
In Vietnam, when being in a relationship or going to be in a relationship, the word anh is used to talk about the man, while the word em is used to talk about the woman.
So to say ”I love you” in Vietnamese:
To sound even more romantic and sincere, address the person by the name first, followed by the word à, before the phrase “I love you”.
For instance, if the girl’s name is Ly, you can say Ly à, anh yêu em, which means “Ly, I love you”.
This section is for my Viet people out there.
In the Vietnamese language, if you’re talking to your parents, aunt, uncle, and grandparents, you will always address yourself “I” as con
To address the family member as “You”, you can use the word:
So to say ”I love you” in Vietnamese to your mom or grandma, you will say
What if you want to say “I love you” to a friend in Vietnamese?
In Vietnam, you would only say “I love you” to a very close friend who was born in the same year as you, such as a classmate.
You can address yourself as tao (I) and address the other person as mày (You).
So to say “I love you” to a close friend in Vietnamese, you'll say:
To emphasize your love to someone, simply place nhiều lắm after the phrase “I love you” that we’ve just learned earlier on.
Nhiều means “a lot” or “much” in Vietnamese. Lắm means “very” or “so”.
Therefore, nhiều lắm can be translated as “very much” or “so much”.
Here are some useful phrases that you can use to respond when someone says “I love you” to you in Vietnamese.
To make this sentence, simply place the word cũng before the verb yêu (love).
Cũng is the equivalent of “also” or “too” in English.
This is another way to respond to the phrase “I love you”. Simply place the word nhiều hơn at the end of the sentence.
Nhiều hơn is the equivalent of “much more” in English.