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How to Say I Love You in Spanish

You can’t go bigger than “te amo.” No one says “te amo mucho,” because love is already very much.

I had a good time.


Though “I like you” doesn’t sound very passionate in English, it is in Spanish, perhaps because quiero can also mean want.

As the months passed, I became ashamed that we hadn’t crossed this basic relationship threshold. I didn’t understand why what seemed so easy for the rest of the world—telling the person you’re sleeping with how you feel—was so difficult for me.


“Te amo.” He kissed my nose. “Te amo.” My lips. “Te amo.”