Are you in love with a Ukrainian? Great choice! Now you should learn some Ukrainian love phrases to impress your loved one and make them fall in love with you even more 🥰

Here are 10 Ukrainian love expressions and romantic words with different variations you could use every day!

Ukrainian love phrases and romantic wordsPicture from Ladna Kobieta

1. Я кохаю тебе! Я люблю тебе! – I love you

I love you in Ukrainian

Love is so important for Ukrainians that we even have two different words to name it:

  • Кохання – only romantic love
  • Любов – romantic love + all other kinds of love (to your family, country, or borshcht 😉)

Therefore, there are two ways to say I love you in Ukrainian:

  • Я кохаю тебе!
  • Я люблю тебе!

You can interchange them, as well as add some дуже (very much) at any place:

  • Я дуже тебе кохаю!
  • Я тебе дуже люблю!
  • Дуже-дуже-дуже люблю тебе!

2. З Днем святого Валентина! – Happy Valentine’s Day!

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День святого Валентина is Valentine’s day in Ukrainian. Although it is a fairly new holiday for us, Ukrainians do celebrate it nowadays. So, give your loved one a валентинка – St. Valentine’s card with a greeting:

  • З Днем святого Валентина, коханий!  – Happy Valentine’s Day, my love (male form)!
  • З Днем святого Валентина, кохана! – Happy Valentine’s Day, my love (female form)!

You can also add some other phrases from this article!

Listen to the Ukrainian Lessons Podcast Episode #29 to hear an example of Валентинка and learn more about the St. Valentine’s Day in Ukraine.

3. Я сумую без тебе, Я скучив (скучила) – I miss you!

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Distances can be hard. There are several ways to say I miss you in Ukrainian:

  • Я сумую без тебе I am sad without you (I miss you)
  • Я сумую за тобоюI miss you
  • Я скучивI’ve missed you (male form of “have missed”)
  • Я скучила I’ve missed you (female form of “have missed”)

4. Будеш моєю дівчиною / моїм хлопцем? – Will you be my girlfriend / my boyfriend?

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In Ukrainian, the words for a boyfriend and girlfriend are the same as a boy and a girl – хлопець і дівчина.

If you want to ask a guy to be your boyfriend in Ukrainian, say:

  • Будеш моїм хлопцем? – Will you be my boyfriend?
  • Хочеш бути моїм хлопцем? Do you want to be my boyfriend?

If you want to ask a girl to be your girlfriend, choose one of the questions:

  • Будеш моєю дівчиною? – Will you be my girlfriend?
  • Хочеш бути моєю дівчиною? Do you want to be my girlfriend?

5. Ти такий гарний / Ти така гарна! – You are so beautiful!

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Giving compliments is one of the keys to the heart (another one is cooking Ukrainian food 😉)

If you are giving a compliment to a girl in Ukrainian, you can say:

  • Ти така гарнаYou are so beautiful (pretty)
  • Ти чудоваYou are awesome
  • Ти неймовірнаYou are incredible
  • Ти така добраYou are so kind
  • Ти особливаYou are special

If you are saying this to a guy, just change the ending of the adjective:

  • Ти такий гарний – You are so beautiful (handsome)
  • Ти чудовий – You are awesome
  • Ти неймовірний – You are incredible
  • Ти такий добрий – You are so kind
  • Ти особливий – You are special

Learn more useful Ukrainian adjectives with their opposites here.

6. Моє серденько, моє сонечко… – My sweetheart, my sunshine…

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Here are just a few common cute terms of endearment to call a person you love in Ukrainian:

To HIM To HER Universal
коханий – my love

любий – dear

милий – my love, my cute

ведмежатко – little bear

горобчик – sparrow

принц – prince

кохана – my love

люба – dear

мила – my love, my cute

моя зірочка – my star

моя квіточка – my flower

принцеса – princess

серденько – sweetheart

сонечко – little sun

зайченя = зайчик – little rabbit

котеня = котик kitten

малятко – baby

кохання – love

 

7. Я щасливий / щаслива з тобою – I am happy with you

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Кохання = щастя (happiness) 😊

Tell a person you love you are happy with them:

  • Я щасливий з тобою!I’m happy with you! (male form of “to be happy”)
  • Я щаслива з тобою!I’m happy with you! (female form of “to be happy”)

Learn 10 great ways to express gratitude in Ukrainian here 👈

8. Обійми мене! – Hug me!

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Обійматися, обійнятися is to hug in Ukrainian. Обійми is the noun for hugs. Note how the stress changes in the imperative:

  • Обійми мене! Hug me!

9. Поцілуй мене! – Kiss me!

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To kiss in Ukrainian is цілуватися. Поцілунок – a kiss. And here is how to say “Kiss me!” in Ukrainian:

  • Поцілуй мене– Kiss me!

10. Виходь за мене! – Marry me!

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Lastly (but hopefully not the last Ukrainian romantic phrase you use in your partnership 😁), there is the big proposal. If you are a man and you want to ask a woman to marry you in Ukrainian, say:

  • Виходь за мене заміж! or simply:
  • Виходь за мене!

If you are a woman making a proposal to a man, say:

  • Ти будеш моїм чоловіком? – Will you be my husband?

There is also a universal one:

  • Давай одружимося! – Let’s get married!

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Here is an idea you could use right now. You could send one of our pictures with short Ukrainian romantic phrases to your коханий чи кохана as a message.

And if you liked this article, share it with the world.

Let’s love in Ukrainian!

❤️️🇺🇦


Are you beginning to learn Ukrainian? Check our Ukrainian Lessons Podcast and start with our list of 14 most common expressions right now.

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