February 14th is just around the corner, and love is in the air. This time of year is a great opportunity to learn some specialized foreign-language vocabulary. We’ve got all the most important V-day vocab for you, from simple declarations of love to the corniest pick-up lines. We made sure to include Valentine’s Day vocabulary for everyone in this article—hopeless romantics and Valentine’s Day haters, single folks and couples alike. Since we know that the main reason you read the MosaLingua blog is to hear from our dating and relationship experts (kidding), we even have some advice if you’re heading out on a first date this weekend.

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Why and How to Learn Valentine’s Day Vocabulary in 7 Different Languages

Whether you personally like it or not, most countries around the world have some form of Valentine’s Day celebration. In some cultures, it’s a celebration of romantic love, whereas in others it’s more about love among friends and family. Often it falls on or around February 14th, but some countries celebrate it at another time of year. In China, for instance, the Qixi Festival is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th Chinese lunar month.

So, if you happen to be traveling or living abroad when it falls, pick up some romantic words and expressions so you can celebrate with the locals!

Want to ask someone out? No problem.

Already have a date lined up? Impress them with all the romantic vocabulary you know.

Planning a party to celebrate with friends? We’ve got some corny pick-up lines that’ll have everyone cracking up.

And even if you aren’t planning to travel abroad, it would be a shame to pass your soulmate (or media naranja in Spanish) by just because you don’t speak the same language…

Start learning Valentine’s vocabulary in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese with our lists today! This vocabulary isn’t limited to Valentine’s Day, either. Since love can sneak up on you when you’re least expecting it, be sure to memorize any of the words and phrases below that you think will be useful. A mobile app like MosaLingua is perfect for making sure you won’t forget what you learn. Practicing it with a real person, like a language exchange partner, can help you feel comfortable using it in conversation when the time comes—even if you’re love-struck!

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Need-to-Know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary

Below is all the most essential vocabulary about love, relationships, and Valentine’s Day. Find out to describe your relationship status and more in 7 different languages. First things first, learn how to pronounce the most important sentence of all with a perfect accent…

🥰 How to say “I love you.”

💌 How to say “Valentine’s Day”

Of course, the name of the holiday itself is critical Valentine’s Day vocabulary!

  • 🇫🇷 French: la Saint Valentin
  • 🇩🇪 German: Valentinstag
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: o Dia dos Namorados
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: San Valentino
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: San Valentín
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 情人节 – qíng rén jié
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: День святого Валентина — Den’ Svyatògo Valentìna

👩‍❤️‍👨 How to say “boyfriend/girlfriend”

  • 🇫🇷 French: l’amoureux / l’amoureuse
  • 🇩🇪 German: der Liebende / die Liebende
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: o namorado / a namorada
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: l’innamorato/a
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: el enamorado / la enamorada
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 男朋友/女朋友 – nán péng you / nǚ péng you
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: возлюбленный / возлюбленная — vozlùiblenyi / vozlùiblenaya

❤️ How to say “love”

  • 🇫🇷 French: l’amour
  • 🇩🇪 German: die Liebe
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: o amor
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: l’amore
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: el amor
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 爱- ài
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: любовь — luibòv’

😻 How to say “to be in love”

  • 🇫🇷 French: être amoureux
  • 🇩🇪 German: verliebt sein
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: estar apaixonado(a)
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: essere innamorato/a
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: estar enamorado(a)
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 陷入爱河的 – xiàn rù ài hé de
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: быть влюблённым — byt’ vluiblyònym

👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 How to say “to be in a relationship”

  • 🇫🇷 French: être en couple
  • 🇩🇪 German: zusammen sein (als Paar)
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: estar em um relacionamento
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: essere in coppia
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: tener pareja
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 处于一段感情中的 – chǔ yú yī duàn gǎn qíng zhōng de
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: быть в отношениях — byt’ v otnoshèniyakh

🧖‍♀️ How to say “to be single”

💡 Did you know? February 15th, the day after Valentine’s Day, is picking up traction as Singles Awareness Day, or Singles Appreciation Day. After all, it’s better to be alone than to be in bad company!

  • 🇫🇷 French: être célibataire
  • 🇩🇪 German: Single sein
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: estar solteiro(a)
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: essere single
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: estar soltero(a)
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 单身的 – dān shēn de
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: быть холостым / не замужней — byt’ kholostym/ne zamûzhnei

🕯 How to say “a candlelit dinner”

  • 🇫🇷 French: le dîner aux chandelles
  • 🇩🇪 German: Abendessen bei Kerzenschein
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: o jantar à luz de velas
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: la cena a lume di candela
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: la cena a la luz de las velas
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 烛光晚餐 – zhú guāng wǎn cān
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: ужин при свечах — ùzhin pri svechàkh

💘 How to say “to be romantic”

  • 🇫🇷 French: être romantique
  • 🇩🇪 German: romantisch sein
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: ser romântico(a)
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: essere romantico/a
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ser romántico
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 浪漫的 – làng màn de
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: быть романтичным — byt’ romantìchnym

💄 How to say “a date”

  • 🇫🇷 French: un rendez-vous galant / un rancard (slang)
  • 🇩🇪 German: ein romantisches Rendezvous / ein Date
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: um encontro romântico
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: un appuntamento galante
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: una cita
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 约会 – yuē huì
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: свидание — svidànie

😏 How to say “to flirt” or “to hit on (someone)”

  • 🇫🇷 French: flirter / draguer
  • 🇩🇪 German: flirten / anbaggern
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: flertar / paquerar
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: flirtare / rimorchiare
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: flirtear / coquetear
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 调情/勾搭[某人] – diáo qíng / gōu dā [ mǒu rén ]
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: флиртовать / ухаживать — flirtovàt’/ukhàzhivat’


Useful Expressions for Valentine’s Day

Making the effort to speak to someone in their native language is a great way to show that you care. This list of Valentine’s vocabulary will teach you how to arrange a first date, shower your crush with compliments, and even pop the question in the foreign language you’re learning! 💍

How to say “Can I get your number?”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Puis-je avoir ton numéro de téléphone ?
  • 🇩🇪 German: Kann ich deine Telefonnummer haben?
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Me dá o número do seu telefone?
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Posso avere il tuo numero di telefono?
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ¿Me podrías dar tu número de teléfono?
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 我可以要你的电话号码吗?- wǒ kě yǐ yào nǐ de diàn huà hào mǎ ma?
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Ты мне дашь свой номер телефона? — Ty mne dash’ svòi nòmer telefòna?

How to say “You have a pretty smile.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Tu as un beau sourire.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Du hast ein schönes Lächeln.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Você tem um sorriso lindo.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Hai un bel sorriso.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: Tienes una sonrisa bonita.
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 你的笑容很美。- Nǐ de xiào róng hěn měi.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Ты красиво улыбаешься. — Ty krasìvo ulybàesh’sya.

How to say “Would you like to go out sometime?”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Ça te dirait de sortir un de ces soirs ?
  • 🇩🇪 German: Würdest du gerne an einem der kommenden Abende ausgehen?
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Quer sair comigo uma noite dessas?
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Cosa ne diresti di uscire una sera di queste?
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ¿Te gustaría salir una de estas noches?
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 想找个时间出去玩玩吗?- Xiǎng zhǎo gè shí jiān chū qù wán wan ma?
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Давай сходим куда-нибудь вечером? — Davai skhòdim kudà-nibut’ vècherom?

How to say “What are your plans this weekend?”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Que fais-tu ce week-end ?
  • 🇩🇪 German: Was machst du am Wochenende?
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: O que você vai fazer neste fim de semana?
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Cosa fai questo weekend?
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ¿Qué haces este fin de semana?
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 你这周末有什么计划?- Nǐ zhè zhōu mò yǒu shén me jì huà?
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Чем ты будешь заниматься в эти выходные? — Chem ty bùdesh’ zanimàt’sya v èti vykhodnye?

How to say “Are you free tonight?”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Es-tu libre ce soir ?
  • 🇩🇪 German: Hast du heute Abend Zeit?
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Você está livre esta noite?
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Sei libero/a stasera?
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ¿Estás libre esta noche?
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 你今晚有空吗?- Nǐ jīn wǎn yǒu kòng ma?
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Ты свободна вечером? — Ty svobòdna vècherom?

How to say “Can I kiss you?”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Je peux t’embrasser ?
  • 🇩🇪 German: Darf ich dich küssen?
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Posso beijar você?
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Posso baciarti?
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ¿Puedo besarte?
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 我可以亲你吗?- Wǒ kě yǐ qīn nǐ ma?
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Можно я тебя поцелую? — Mòzhno ya tebyà potselùui?

How to say “Will you marry me?”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Veux-tu m’épouser ?
  • 🇩🇪 German: Willst du mich heiraten?
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Você quer casar comigo?
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Mi vuoi sposare?
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ¿Quieres casarte conmigo?
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 你愿意嫁给我吗?- Nǐ yuàn yì jià gěi wǒ ma?
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Ты выйдешь за меня? — Ty vyidesh’ za menyà?


What NOT to Say on the First Date

Honestly, this next section is hardly worth learning, because it’s all about what not to say on a first date! But we still consider it important Valentine’s Day vocabulary to know, because you want to be sure you understand if your date says it! Here are a few major red flags that you don’t want to hear on a date… 🚩🚩🚩

“You looked better in your profile pic.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Tu es mieux sur ta photo de profil.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Du siehst auf deinem Profilfoto besser aus.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Você é mais bonito(a) na foto do seu perfil.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Stai meglio nella tua foto profilo.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: Te ves mejor en tu foto de perfil.
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 你看起来比你的头像好看。- Nǐ kàn qǐ lái bǐ nǐ de tóu xiàng hǎo kàn.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: На фото в профиле ты выглядишь лучше. — Na fòto v pròfile ty vyglyadish’ lúch’she.

“You’re hotter than my date from this morning.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Tu es plus sexy que mon rencard de ce matin.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Du bist sexier als mein Date von heute Morgen.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Você é mais sexy que a pessoa com quem me encontrei hoje de manhã.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Tu sei più sexy dell’appuntamento di stamattina.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: Eres más sexy que mi cita de esta mañana.
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 你比我今天早上约的人更性感。- Nǐ bǐ wǒ jīn tiān zǎo shàng yuē de rén gēng xìng gǎn.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Ты сексуальнее, чем девушка, с которой я был на свидании утром. — Ty seksuàl’nee, chem dèvushka, s kotòroi ya byl na svidànii ùtrom.

“I still see my ex sometimes, but we’re just friends.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Je vois toujours mon ex de temps en temps mais il n’y a plus rien entre nous.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Ich sehe meine/n Ex noch ab und zu, aber da läuft nichts mehr zwischen uns.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Eu encontro meu ex de vez em quando, mas não há mais nada entre nós.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Vedo ancora la mia ex/il mio ex di tanto in tanto ma non c’è più niente tra di noi.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: Todavía veo a mi ex de vez en cuando pero ya no hay nada entre nosotros.
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 我有时候还会和我的前任见面,但是我们只是朋友。- Wǒ yǒu shí hou hái huì hé wǒ de qián rèn jiàn miàn, dàn shì wǒ men zhī shì péng you.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Я до сих пор иногда вижусь с бывшим, но между нами ничего нет. — Ya do sikh por inogdà vìzhus’ s byvshim, no mèzhdu nàmi nichegò net.

“A committed relationship? Haha, you’re joking, right?”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Une relation sérieuse ? Haha, tu plaisantes ?
  • 🇩🇪 German: Eine ernsthafte Beziehung? Haha, soll das ein Witz sein?
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Um relacionamento sério? Você está brincando, né?
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Una relazione seria? Ha ha, scherzi?
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: Una relación seria? Jaja, ¿estás bromeando?
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 一段承诺的关系?哈哈哈,那是一个笑话吧?- Yī duàn chéng nuò de guān xì? Hā hā hā, nà shì yī gè xiào huà ba?
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Серьезные отношения ? Ха-ха, ты что шутишь? — Ser’yòznye otnoshèniya? Ha-ha, ty chto shùtish’?

“You’re buying, right?”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Tu paies l’addition ?
  • 🇩🇪 German: Zahlst du die Rechnung?
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Você paga a conta?
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Paghi tu il conto?
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ¿Pagas tú la cuenta?
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 你买单,对吧?- Nǐ mǎi dān, duì ba?
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Ты оплачиваешь счёт? — Ty oplàchivaesh’ cshchyòt?

“I’d better go. My mom is waiting up for me.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Je dois rentrer, maman m’attend à la maison.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Ich muss gehen, meine Mama wartet schon zu Hause auf mich.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Preciso voltar pra casa. Minha mãe está me esperando.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Devo rientrare, mia mamma mi aspetta a casa.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: Tengo que volver, mi madre me espera en casa.
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 我得走了。我妈在等我。- Wǒ děi zǒu le. Wǒ mā zài děng wǒ.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Мне пора домой, меня ждёт дома мама. — Mne porà domòi, menyà zhdyòt dòma màma.

“I was really into your brother/sister, but you’re actually not half bad.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: J’avais d’abord craqué sur ta soeur/ton frère mais finalement tu n’es pas trop mal.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Ich bin eigentlich auf deine Schwester/deinen Bruder gestanden, aber du bist garnicht so übel.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Eu estava interessado(a) na sua irmã/no seu irmão, mas você também é legal.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Avevo dapprima puntato su tua sorella/tuo fratello ma alla fine non sei poi così male.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: Antes me gustaba tu hermana/tu hermano, pero tú no estás nada mal.
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 我之前真的很喜欢你的哥哥/弟弟/姐姐/妹妹,但是你也不差。- Wǒ zhī qián zhēn de hěn xǐ huan nǐ de gē ge/ dì di/ jiě jie/ mèi mei, dàn shì nǐ yě bú chà.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Сначала мне нравилась твоя сестра / мне нравился твой брат, но и ты тоже ничего. — Snachàla mne nràvilas’ tvoyà sestrà / nràvilsya tvòi brat, no i ty tòzhe nichegò.


What NOT to Eat Before a Date

More MosaLingua dating advice coming at you! So, your foreign crush has invited you out on a dinner date? Lucky you! Brush up on this essential Valentine’s Day vocabulary to make sure you don’t order anything off the menu that will make your breath smell, get stuck in your teeth, or give you gas!

*Note: We adapted some of these food translations according to the local culture.

🧄 “garlic bread”

  • 🇫🇷 French: des escargots sauce ail et persil (lit. snails in garlic sauce)
  • 🇩🇪 German: Schnecken mit Knoblauchsauce und Petersilie
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: escargôs com molho de alho e salsinha
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: lumache con salsa di aglio e prezzemolo
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: caracoles con ajo y perejil
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 法式焗蜗牛 – fǎ shì jú wō niú
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: улитки с соусом из чеснока и петрушки — ulìtki s sòusom iz chesnokà i petrùshki

🥬 “salad”

  • 🇫🇷 French: une salade verte
  • 🇩🇪 German: einen grünen Salat
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: uma salada verde
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: insalata verde
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ensalada verde
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 沙拉 – shā lā
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: листья салата — list’ya salàta

🧅 “onion rings”

  • 🇫🇷 French: des oignons frits
  • 🇩🇪 German: frittierte Zwiebelringe
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: cebolas fritas
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: cipolle fritte
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: cebolla frita
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 洋葱圈 – yáng cōng quān
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: жареный лук — zhàrenyi luk

🌶 “chili”

  • 🇫🇷 French: un chili con carne
  • 🇩🇪 German: Chili con Carne
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: um chili com carne
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: chili con carne
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: chile con carne
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 辣豆酱 – là dòu jiàng
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: чили кон карне — chìli kon kàrne

🧀 “stinky cheese”

  • 🇫🇷 French: du camembert et du vin rouge (lit. camembert cheese and red wine)
  • 🇩🇪 German: Camembert und Rotwein
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: queijo camembert e vinho tinto
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: formaggio e vino rosso
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: queso camembert y vino tinto
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 卡芒贝尔芝士和红葡萄酒 – kǎ máng bèi ěr zhī shì hé hóng pú táo jiǔ
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: камамбер и красное вино — kamambèr i kràsnoe vinò

🐟 “fish sticks”

  • 🇫🇷 French: des épinards et du poisson (lit. spinach and fish)
  • 🇩🇪 German: Spinat und Fisch
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: espinafre e peixe
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: pesce e spinaci
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: espinacas y pescado
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 菠菜煎鱼 – bō cài jiān yú
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: шпинат с рыбой — shpinàt s ryboi

🍜 Bonus: Chinese specialties

  • garlic: 大蒜 – dà suàn
  • spicy snack sticks: 辣条 – là tiáo
  • roasted green onions: 烤韭菜 – kǎo jiǔ cài
  • stinky tofu: 臭豆腐 – chòu dòu fu
  • durian/durian candy (a very smelly fruit): 榴莲/榴莲糖 – liú lián/liú lián táng
  • snail noodle soup: 螺蛳粉 – luó sī fěn


Cheesy Valentine’s Day Pick-Up Lines

We can’t guarantee any of these French pick-up lines will score you a Parisian lover or that our Spanish pick-up lines will lead to a hot date, but they might get you a few laughs. Help us add to our list! Share your favorite romantic pick-up lines (or corny pick-up lines) in your native language in the comments below!

*Note: Since pick-up lines can be very culture-specific, some of the following Valentine’s Day vocabulary is “localized.” That means that these phrases may not be “direct” translations of the English sentence, but rather another similar sentence that is more common or sounds more natural in the target language.

“Is your dad a thief? Because it looks like he stole all the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Ton père est un voleur ? Il a volé les étoiles pour les mettre dans tes yeux.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Ist dein Vater ein Dieb? Es sieht so aus, als hätte er die Sterne gestohlen, um sie in deine Augen zu setzen.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Seu pai é um ladrão? Ele roubou as estrelas para colocar nos seus olhos.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Tuo padre è un ladro? Ha rubato le stelle per metterle nei tuoi occhi.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ¿Tu padre es un ladrón? Pues debió de robar las estrellas para ponerlas en tus ojos
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 你爸爸是小偷吗?因为看起来像是他从天空中偷了所有的星星,并把它们放在了你的眼睛里。- Nǐ bà ba shì xiǎo tōu ma? Yīn wèi kàn qǐ lái xiàng shì tā cóng tiān kōng zhōng tōu le suǒ yǒu de xīng xing, bìng bǎ tā men fàng zài le nǐ de yǎn jīng li.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Твой отец, что, вор? Он украл звёзды, и теперь они в твоих глазах. — Tvòi òtets, chto vor? On ukràl zvyòzdy, i tepèr’ onì v tvoìkh glazàkh.

“Did it hurt… when you fell from heaven?”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Tu t’es fait mal quand tu es tombé(e) du ciel ?
  • 🇩🇪 German: Hat es wehgetan, als du vom Himmel gefallen bist?
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Você se machucou quando caiu do céu?
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Ti sei fatto/a male quando sei caduto/a dal cielo?
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ¿Te hiciste daño cuando te caíste del cielo?
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 会疼吗…当你从天堂掉下来的时候?- Huì téng ma… dāng nǐ cóng tiān táng diào xià lái de shí hou?
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Ты не ушиблась, когда падала с неба? — Ty ne ushìblas’, kogdà pàdala s nèba?

“I hope I don’t get arrested for public intoxication, because I’m drunk on your love.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: On devrait t’arrêter pour excès de beauté sur la voie publique.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Ist es nicht verboten, so schön zu sein?
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Você deveria ser preso(a) por excesso de beleza em via pública.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Ti dovrebbero fermare per eccesso di bellezza per strada.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: Deberían arrestarte por exceso de belleza en la vía pública
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 我希望我不会因为在公共场合酗酒被抓,因为我醉心于你的爱 – Wǒ xī wàng wǒ bù huì yīn wéi zài gōng gòng cháng hé xù jiǔ bèi zhuā, yīn wèi wǒ zuì xīn yú nǐ de ài.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Тебя должны арестовать: незаконно быть такой красивой. — Tebyà dolzhny arestovàt: nezakònno byt’ takòi krasìvoi.

“Do you have a map? Because I’m getting lost in your eyes.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Tu as un plan ? Je me suis perdu(e) dans tes yeux.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Hast du einen Stadtplan? Ich habe in deine Augen geschaut und vergessen, wo ich bin.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Você tem um mapa? Eu me perdi nos teus olhos.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Hai una mappa? Mi sono perso/a nei tuoi occhi.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ¿Tiene un mapa? Me he perdido en tus ojos.
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 你有地图吗?因为我迷失在你的眼睛里了。- Nǐ yǒu dì tú ma? Yīn wèi wǒ mí shī zài nǐ de yǎn jing li le.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: У тебя есть карта? Я потерялся в твоих глазах. — U tebyà est’ karta? Ya poteryàlsya v tvoìkh glazàkh.

“I lost my number… Can I have yours?”

  • 🇫🇷 French: J’ai un problème avec mon portable : il manque ton numéro.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Ich habe ein Problem mit meinem Handy: Mir fehlt deine Nummer.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Estou com um problema no meu celular: ele não tem o seu número.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Ho un problema con il mio telefono: non c’è il tuo numero.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: Tengo un problema con mi móvil, me falta tu número de teléfono.
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 我的号码不见了…我可以要你的吗?- Wǒ de hào mǎ bù jiàn le… wǒ kě yǐ yào nǐ de ma?
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: У меня проблема с телефоном: в нём не хватает твоего номера. — U menyà problèma s telefònom: v nyòm ne khvatàet tvoegò nòmera.

“I looked up the word beautiful in the dictionary, and there was a picture of you.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: J’ai cherché le mot magnifique et à côté, il y avait une photo de toi.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Ich habe das Wort “wunderschön” nachgeschlagen und daneben war ein Foto von dir.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Pesquisei o significado da palavra magnífico (a) e, ao lado, havia uma foto sua.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Ho cercato la parola magnifico/a e vicino, c’era una tua foto.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: He buscado el significado de la palabra hermoso y al lado había una foto tuya.
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 我在字典里查了漂亮这个词,然后我发现了你的照片。- Wǒ zài zì diǎn li chá le piāo liang zhè gè cí, rán hòu wǒ fā xiàn le nǐ de zhào piàn.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Когда я гуглил слово «великолепие», рядом с ним была твоя фотография. — Kogdà ya gùglil slòvo “velikolèpie”, ryàdom s nim bylà tvoyà fotogràfiya.

“Is your dad a shrink? Because I’m crazy about you.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Ton père est psy ? Parce que je suis fou de toi.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Ist dein Vater Psychiater? Ich bin nämlich verrückt nach dir.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: O seu pai é psiquiatra? Porque estou louco(a) por você.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Tuo padre è uno psicologo? Perché sono pazzo di te.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: ¿Tu padre es psiquiatra? Porque estoy loco por ti.
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 你爸爸是心理医生吗?因为我为你而疯狂。- Nǐ bà ba shì xīn lǐ yī shēng ma? Yīn wèi wǒ wèi nǐ ér fēng kuáng.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Твой отец случайно не психиатр? А то я схожу по тебе с ума. — Tvòi otèts sluchàino ne psikhiàtr? A to ya skozhù po tebè s umà.

“I’m usually a good swimmer, but I’m drowning in your eyes right now.”

  • 🇫🇷 French: Je suis bon nageur mais là, je me noie dans tes yeux.
  • 🇩🇪 German: Ich bin ein guter Schwimmer, aber ich ertrinke gerade in deinen Augen.
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Eu sou bom nadador/boa nadadora, mas me afogo nos seus olhos.
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: Sono un bravo nuotatore, ma annego dentro i tuoi occhi.
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: Soy un buen nadador pero me estoy ahogando en tus ojos.
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 通常来说我是一个游泳健将,但是我正淹没在你的眼睛里。- Tōng cháng lái shuō wǒ shì yī gè yóu yǒng jiàn jiāng, dàn shì wǒ zhèng yān mò zài nǐ de yǎn jing li.
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: Я хорошо плаваю, но тону в твоих глазах. — Ya khoroshò plàvaui, no tonù v tvoìkh glazàkh.


What to Do if You’d Rather Stay Home

We didn’t want to leave out all you people who can’t stand this lovey-dovey (and very commercial) holiday! (By the way, you’re not alone: in 2015, 78% of Canadians said the holiday was “overrated.” Another survey, conducted in 2017 by Elite Daily, found that 68% of millennial men wouldn’t mind if their partner wanted to skip the celebration.) So this section of Valentine’s Day vocabulary is for you! 💔 Whether you recently went through a breakup or are just anti-Valentine’s Day in general, here is some vocab for things to do on Valentine’s Day with friends or alone.

How to say “watch a rom-com”

  • 🇫🇷 French: regarder un film romantique
  • 🇩🇪 German: sich einen romantischen Film ansehen
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: assistir a um filme romântici
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: guardare un film romantico
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: mirar una película romántica
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 看一部爱情喜剧 – kàn yī bù ài qíng xǐ jù
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: смотреть романтичный фильм — smotrèt’ romantìchnyi fil’m

How to say “rip up photos of your ex”

  • 🇫🇷 French: déchirer les photos de son ex
  • 🇩🇪 German: die Fotos vom/von der Ex zerreissen
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: rasgar as fotos do(a) ex
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: strappare le foto del proprio ex
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: romper las fotos de tu ex
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 撕掉你前任的照片 – sī diào nǐ qián rèn de zhào piàn
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: порвать фотографии бывшего — rvàt fotogràfii byvshego

How to say “eat chocolate”

  • 🇫🇷 French: manger du chocolat
  • 🇩🇪 German: Schokolade essen
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: comer chocolate
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: mangiare cioccolato
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: comer chocolate
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 吃巧克力 – chī qiǎo kè lì
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: есть шоколад — est’ shokolàd

How to say “have a glass of wine”

  • 🇫🇷 French: boire un verre de vin
  • 🇩🇪 German: eine Glas Wein trinken
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: beber um copo de vinho
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: bere un bicchiere di vino
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: beber una copa de vino
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 喝一杯红酒 – hē yī bēi hóng jiǔ
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: выпить бокал вина — vypit’ bokàl vinà

How to say “‘stalk’ your crush online”

[Note: please do not actually stalk your crush, or anyone else for that matter.]

  • 🇫🇷 French: regarder le profil de son crush sur internet
  • 🇩🇪 German: sich das Profil seines Schwarms im Internet ansehen
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: ver o perfil do seu crush na internet
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: guardare il profilo della propria cotta su internet
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: mirar el perfil del chico que te gusta en internet
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 在网上跟踪你的暗恋对象 – zài wǎng shang gēn zōng nǐ de àn liàn duì xiàng
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: зайти на страничку к возлюбленному в социальной сети — zaitì na stranìchku k vozluìblenomu v sotsiàl’noi setì

How to say “throw an Anti-Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day party”

  • 🇫🇷 French: faire une soirée anti Saint Valentin : le Galentine’s day
  • 🇩🇪 German: einen Anti-Valentinsabend feiern: den Galentines Day
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: fazer uma festa “anti” Dia dos Namorados: o dia dos solteiros
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: fare una serata anti San Valentino: il Galentine’s day
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: organizar una velada anti San Valentín
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 举办一个反对情人节派对或者一个闺蜜派对 – jǔ bàn yī gè fǎn duì qíng rén jié pài duì huò zhě yī gè guī mì pài duì
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: устроить вечеринку против Святого Валентина — День женской дружбы — ustròit’ vecherìnku pròtiv Svyatògo Valentìna — Den’ zhènskoi drùzhby

How to say “order take-out”

  • 🇫🇷 French: se faire livrer un repas
  • 🇩🇪 German: sich Essen nach Hause liefern lassen
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: pedir comida por delivery
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: farsi consegnare un pasto
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: pedir comida a domicilio
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 点外卖 – diǎn wài mài
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: заказать доставку еды — zakazàt’ dostàvku edy

How to say “sing sad love songs”

  • 🇫🇷 French: chanter des chansons d’amour tristes
  • 🇩🇪 German: traurige Liebeslieder singen
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: cantar canções de amor tristes
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: cantare delle canzoni d’amore tristi
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: cantar canciones de amor tristes
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 唱悲伤的情歌 – chàng bēi shāng de qíng gē
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: петь грустные песни о любви — pet’ grùstnye pèsni o lùibvi

How to say “make a profile on a dating app”

  • 🇫🇷 French: créer un profil sur une application de rencontres
  • 🇩🇪 German: ein Profil auf einer Dating-Webseite erstellen
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: criar um perfil em um app de encontros
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: creare un profilo su una app di incontri
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: crear un perfil en una aplicación de citas
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 在约会软件上建一个档案 – zài yuē huì ruǎn jiàn shàng jiàn yī gè dàng àn
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: создать профиль в приложении для знакомств — sozdàt’ pròfil’ v prilozhènii dlya znakòmstv

How to say “dress up your cat”

  • 🇫🇷 French: déguiser son chat
  • 🇩🇪 German: seine Katze verkleiden
  • 🇧🇷 Portuguese: Por um disfarce no seu gato
  • 🇮🇹 Italian: travestire il proprio gatto
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish: disfrazar a tu gato
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese: 打扮你的猫 – dǎ bàn nǐ de māo
  • 🇷🇺 Russian: нарядить кошку — naryadìt’ kòshku


Bonus Video: Valentine’s Day Vocabulary for English Learners

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Now you know all of the most important vocabulary words associated with Valentine’s Day and love, plus some key Valentine expressions in Spanish, French, Italian, and 4 other languages! Even if you don’t plan to achieve fluency in any of these languages, you’ll at least have a few basics. And who knows? Maybe you’ll meet the love of your life in a foreign country, all thanks to this list. You never know where and when you’ll be on the receiving end of one of Cupid’s arrows. 😉


Take It Further

If you liked this Valentine’s vocabulary, start preparing for more holidays today with our other holiday-themed vocabulary lists!

For essential everyday words and expressions, check out our series of vocabulary lists in various languages: