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How to Say I Love You in Persian – Romantic Word List

Do you often feel lonely and sad? Do you long for romance and are willing to do whatever it takes to meet that special person? Speaking another language could revolutionize your love life! So, why wait? Learning how to say ‘love’ in Persian could be just what you need to find it.

Or perhaps you were lucky, and have found your Persian partner already. Fantastic! Yet, a cross-cultural relationship comes with unique challenges. Learning how to speak your lover’s language will greatly improve your communication and enhance the relationship. At PersianPod101, our team will teach you all the words, quotes and phrases you need to woo your Persian lover with excellence! Our tutors provide personal assistance, with plenty of extra material available to make Persian dating easy for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date
  2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date
  3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary
  4. Persian Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day
  5. Persian Quotes about Love
  6. Marriage Proposal Lines
  7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines
  8. Will Falling in Love Help You Learn Persian Faster?

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1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date

So, you have met your Persian love interest. Congratulations! Who knows where this could take you…?! However, the two of you have just met and you’re not ready to say the Persian word for love just yet. Great, it is better to get to know him/her first. Wow your prospective love by using these Persian date phrases to set up a spectacular first date.

Persian Date Phrases

Would you like to go out to dinner with me?

  • دوست داری شام با هم بریم بیرون؟
  • doost daari shaam baa ham berim biroon.

The important question! In most cultures, this phrase indicates: ‘I’m romantically interested in you’. Flirting in Persian is no different, so don’t take your date to Mcdonald’s!

Are you free this weekend?

  • این آخرهفته آزادی؟
  • ein aakhar-e hafteh aazaadi?

This is a preamble to asking your love interest on a date. If you get an immediate ‘Yes’, that’s good news!

Would you like to hang out with me?

  • دوست داری با هم باشیم؟
  • doost daari baa ham baashim?

You like her/him, but you’re not sure if there’s chemistry. Ask them to hang out first to see if a dinner date is next.

What time shall we meet tomorrow?

  • فردا چه ساعتی ملاقات کنیم؟
  • fardaa cheh saa’ati molaaqaat konim?

Set a time, and be sure to arrive early! Nothing spoils a potential relationship more than a tardy date.

Where shall we meet?

  • کجا ملاقات کنیم؟
  • kojaa molaaqaat konim?

You can ask this, but also suggest a place.

You look great.

  • چقدرخوشگل شدی.
  • cheqadr khoshgel shodi.

A wonderful ice breaker! This phrase will help them relax a bit – they probably took great care to look their best just for you.

You are so cute.

  • خیلی نازی.
  • kheili naazi.

If the two of you are getting on really well, this is a fun, flirtatious phrase to use.

What do you think of this place?

  • نظرت در باره اینجا چیه؟
  • nazaret dar baareh-ye einja chiyeh?

This another good conversation starter. Show off your Persian language skills!

Can I see you again?

  • میتونم دوباره ببینمت؟
  • mitoonam dobaareh bebinamet?

So the date went really well – don’t waste time! Make sure you will see each other again.

Shall we go somewhere else?

  • می خوای بریم یه جای دیگه؟
  • mikhaai berim yeh jaay-e digeh?

If the place you meet at is not great, you can suggest going elsewhere. It is also a good question to follow the previous one. Variety is the spice of life!

I know a good place.

  • یه جای خوب می شناسم.
  • yeh jaay-e khoob mishnaasam.

Use this with the previous question. However, don’t say if you don’t know a good place!

I will drive you home.

  • میرسونمت خونه با ماشین.
  • miresoonamet khooneh baa maashin.

If your date doesn’t have transport, this is a polite, considerate offer. However, don’t be offended if she/he turns you down on the first date. Especially a woman might not feel comfortable letting you drive her home when the two of you are still basically strangers.

That was a great evening.

  • شب خیلی خوبی بود.
  • shab-e kheili khoobi bood.

This is a good phrase to end the evening with.

When can I see you again?

  • کی می تونم باز ببینمت؟
  • key mitoonam baaz bebinamet?

If he/she replied ‘Yes’ to ‘Can I see you again?’, this is the next important question.

I’ll call you.

  • بهت زنگ میزنم.
  • behet zang mizanam.

Say this only if you really mean to do it. In many cultures, this could imply that you’re keeping the proverbial backdoor open.

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2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date

You learned all the Persian phrases to make a date – congratulations! Now you have to decide where to meet, which can be tricky. Discuss these options with your lover to gauge whether you like the same things. Check out romantic date ideas in Persian below!

Date Ideas in Persian


  • موزه
  • Mooze

If you’re looking for unique date ideas that are fun but won’t break the bank, museums are the perfect spot! You won’t be running out of things to say in the conversations.

candlelit dinner

  • شام رمانتیک
  • shaam-e romaantic

A candlelit dinner is perhaps best to reserve for when the relationship is getting serious. It’s very intimate, and says: “Romance!” It’s a fantastic choice if you’re sure you and your date are in love with each other!

go to the zoo

  • رفتن به باغ وحش
  • raftan beh baagh-e vahsh

This is a good choice for shy lovers who want to get the conversation going. Just make sure your date likes zoos, as some people dislike them. Maybe not for the first date, but this is also a great choice if your lover has children – you’ll win his/her adoration for inviting them along!

go for a long walk

  • رفتن برای پیاده روی طولانی
  • raftan baraay-e piyaadeh ravi-e toolaani

Need to talk about serious stuff, or just want to relax with your date? Walking together is soothing, and a habit you can keep up together always! Just make sure it’s a beautiful walk that’s not too strenuous.

go to the opera

  • رفتن به اپرا
  • raftan beh operaa

This type of date should only be attempted if both of you love the opera. It can be a special treat, followed by a candlelit dinner!

go to the aquarium

  • رفتن به آکواریوم
  • raftan beh aakvaariom

Going to the aquarium is another good idea if you need topics for conversation, or if you need to impress your lover’s kids! Make sure your date doesn’t have a problem with aquariums.

walk on the beach

  • قدم زدن در ساحل
  • qadam zadan dar saahel

This can be a very romantic stroll, especially at night! The sea is often associated with romance and beauty.

have a picnic

  • پیک نیک رفتن
  • pik nik raftan

If you and your date need to get more comfortable together, this can be a fantastic date. Spending time in nature is soothing and calms the nerves.

cook a meal together

  • با هم غذا پختن
  • baa ham ghazaa pokhtan

If you want to get an idea of your date’s true character in one go, this is an excellent date! You will quickly see if the two of you can work together in a confined space. If it works, it will be fantastic for the relationship and create a sense of intimacy. If not, you will probably part ways!

have dinner and see a movie

  • شام خوردن و فیلم دیدن
  • shaam khordan va film didan

This is traditional date choice works perfectly well. Just make sure you and your date like the same kind of movies!

3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary

Valentine's Day Words in Persian

Expressing your feelings honestly is very important in any relationship all year round. Yet, on Valentine’s Day you really want to shine. Impress your lover this Valentine’s with your excellent vocabulary, and make his/her day! We teach you, in fun, effective ways, the meanings of the words and how to pronounce them. You can also copy the characters and learn how to write ‘I love you’ in Persian – think how impressed your date will be!

4. Persian Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day

So, you now have the basic Valentine’s Day vocabulary under your belt. Well done! But, do you know how to say ‘I love you’ in Persian yet? Or perhaps you are still only friends. So, do you know how to say ‘I like you’ or ‘I have a crush on you’ in Persian? No? Don’t worry, here are all the love phrases you need to bowl over your Persian love on this special day!

Valentine's Day Words in Persian

You mean so much to me.

  • تو خیلی برای من ارزشمندی.
  • to kheili baraaye man arzeshmandi.

This is a beautiful expression of gratitude that will enhance any relationship! It makes the receiver feel appreciated and their efforts recognized.

Will you be my Valentine?

  • ولنتاین با من خواهی بود؟
  • valentaayn baa man khaahi bood?

With these words, you are taking your relationship to the next level! Or, if you have been a couple for a while, it shows that you still feel the romance. So, go for it!

You’re so beautiful.

  • خیلی زیبایی.
  • kheili zibaayi.

If you don’t know how to say ‘You’re pretty’ in Persian, this is a good substitute, gentlemen!

I think of you as more than a friend.

  • بیش از یک دوست روی شما حساب می‌کنم.
  • bish az yek doost rooye shomaa hesaab mikonam.

Say this if you are not yet sure that your romantic feelings are reciprocated. It is also a safe go-to if you’re unsure about the Persian dating culture.

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

  • صد قلب هم برای رساندن همه عشق من به تو خیلی کم است.
  • sad qalb ham baraaye resaandan-e hameye eshq-e man be to kheili kam ast.

You romantic you…! When your heart overflows with love, this would be the best phrase to use.

Love is just love. It can never be explained.

  • عشق فقط عشق است. این هرگز قابل وصف نیست.
  • eshq faqat eshq ast. in hargez qaabel-e vasf nist.

If you fell in love unexpectedly or inexplicably, this one’s for you.

You’re so handsome.

  • خیلی خوش‌تیپ هستی.
  • kheili khosh tip hasti.

Ladies, this phrase lets your Persian love know how much you appreciate his looks! Don’t be shy to use it; men like compliments too.

I’ve got a crush on you.

  • من بهت علاقه دارم.
  • man behet alaagheh daaram.

If you like someone, but you’re unsure about starting a relationship, it would be prudent to say this. It simply means that you like someone very, very much and think they’re amazing.

You make me want to be a better man.

  • تو کاری کردی که من بخواهم مرد بهتری بشوم.
  • to kaari kardi ke man bekhaaham mard-e behtari beshavam.

Gentlemen, don’t claim this phrase as your own! It hails from the movie ‘As Good as it Gets’, but it is sure to make your Persian girlfriend feel very special. Let her know that she inspires you!

Let all that you do be done in love.

  • بگذار هر کاری که می‌کنی برای عشق باشد.
  • Begzaar har kaari keh mikoni baraay-e eshq baashad.

We hope.

You are my sunshine, my love.

  • تو عشق منی، آفتاب منی.
  • to eshgh-e mani, aaftaab-e mani.

A compliment that lets your lover know they bring a special quality to your life. Really nice!

Words can’t describe my love for you.

  • کلمات از وصف عشق من به تو عاجزند.
  • kalamaat az vasf-e eshgh-e man be to aajezand.

Better say this when you’re feeling serious about the relationship! It means that your feelings are very intense.

We were meant to be together.

  • ما باید با هم باشیم.
  • maa baayad baa ham baashim.

This is a loving affirmation that shows you see a future together, and that you feel a special bond with your partner.

If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

  • اگر موقع خواندن این مطلب به کسی فکر می‌کنید، حتما عاشق شده‌اید.
  • agar moqe’e khaandan-e in matlab be kasi fekr mikonid, hatman aasheq shode id.

Here’s something fun to tease your lover with. And hope he/she was thinking of you!

I love you.

  • دوستتان دارم.
  • doostetaan daaram.

Saying ‘I love you’ in Persian carries the same weight as in all languages. Use this only if you’re sure and sincere about your feelings for your partner/friend.

5. Persian Quotes about Love

Persian Love Quotes

You’re a love champ! You and your Persian lover are getting along fantastically, your dates are awesome, your Valentine’s Day together was spectacular, and you’re very much in love. Good for you! Here are some beautiful phrases of endearment in Persian that will remind him/her who is in your thoughts all the time.

6. Marriage Proposal Lines

Persian Marriage Proposal Lines

Wow. Your Persian lover is indeed the love of your life – congratulations! And may only happiness follow the two of you! In most traditions, the man asks the woman to marry; this is also the Persian custom. Here are a few sincere and romantic lines that will help you to ask your lady-love for her hand in marriage.

7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines

Persian Break-Up Lines

Instead of moving towards marriage or a long-term relationship, you find that the spark is not there for you. That is a pity! But even though breaking up is never easy, continuing a bad or unfulfilling relationship would be even harder. Remember to be kind to the person you are going to say goodbye to; respect and sensitivity cost nothing. Here are some phrases to help you break up gently.

  • We need to talk.
    • ما باید صحبت کنیم.
    • maa baayad sohbat konim.

    This is not really a break-up line, but it is a good conversation opener with a serious tone.

    It’s not you. It’s me.

    • این شما نیستی. من هستم.
    • in shoma nisti. man hastam.

    As long as you mean it, this can be a kind thing to say. It means that there’s nothing wrong with your Persian lover as a person, but that you need something different from a relationship.

    I’m just not ready for this kind of relationship.

    • من آماده این نوع رابطه نیستم.
    • Man aamadeh-ye in noe raabeteh nistam.

    Things moved a bit fast and got too intense, too soon? Painful as it is, honesty is often the best way to break up with somebody.

    Let’s just be friends.

    • بیا فقط دوست باشیم.
    • biaa faqat doost baashim.

    If the relationship was very intense, and you have sent many ‘i love u’ texts in Persian, this would not be a good breakup line. Feelings need to calm down before you can be friends, if ever. If the relationship has not really developed yet, a friendship would be possible.

    I think we need a break.

    • فکر می‌کنم ما نیاز به فرصت داریم.
    • fekr mikonam maa niaaz be forsat daarim.

    This is again honest, and to the point. No need to play with someone’s emotions by not letting them know how you feel. However, this could imply that you may fall in love with him/her again after a period of time, so use with discretion.

    You deserve better.

    • شایسته بهتر از این هستی.
    • shaayesteye behtar az in hasti.

    Yes, he/she probably deserves a better relationship if your own feelings have cooled down.

    We should start seeing other people.

    • ما باید شروع به دیدن افراد دیگر کنیم .
    • maa baayad shoroo’ be didan-e afraad-e digar konim.

    This is probably the least gentle break-up phrase, so reserve it for a lover that doesn’t get the message!

    I need my space.

    • من فضای شخصی خودم را می‌خواهم.
    • man fazaaye shakhsiye khodam raa mikhaaham.

    When a person is too clingy or demanding, this would be an suitable break-up phrase. It is another good go-to for that lover who doesn’t get the message!

    I think we’re moving too fast.

    • فکر کنم ما داریم خیلی سریع حرکت می‌کنیم.
    • fekr konam maa daarim kheili sari’ harekat mikonim.

    Say this if you want to keep the relationship, but need to slow down its progress a bit. It is also good if you feel things are getting too intense for your liking. However, it is not really a break-up line, so be careful not to mislead.

    I need to focus on my career.

    • من باید روی کارم تمرکز کنم.
    • man baayad rooye kaaram tamarkoz konam.

    If you feel that you will not be able to give 100% in a relationship due to career demands, this is the phrase to use. It’s also good if you are unwilling to give up your career for a relationship.

    I’m not good enough for you.

    • من به اندازه کافی برای تو خوب نیستم.
    • man be andaazeye kaafi baraaye to khoob nistam.

    Say this only if you really believe it, or you’ll end up sounding false. Break-ups are usually hard for the receiving party, so don’t insult him/her with an insincere comment.

    I just don’t love you anymore.

    • من دیگر شما را دوست ندارم.
    • man digar shomaa raa doost nadaaram.

    This harsh line is sometimes the best one to use if you are struggling to get through to a stubborn, clingy lover who won’t accept your break up. Use it as a last resort. Then switch your phone off and block their emails!

    We’re just not right for each other.

    • ما دیگر حقی نسبت به یکدیگر نداریم..
    • maa digar haqi nesbat be yekdigar nadaarim.

    If this is how you truly feel, you need to say it. Be kind, gentle and polite.

    It’s for the best.

    • این برای بهترین است.
    • in baraaye behtarin ast.

    This phrase is called for if circumstances are difficult and the relationship is not progressing well. Love should enhance one’s life, not burden it!

    We’ve grown apart.

    • ما از هم دور شدیم.
    • Maa az ham door shodim.

    Cross-cultural relationships are often long-distance ones, and it is easy to grow apart over time.

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    Three Reasons Why Having a Lover will Help you Learn Persian Faster!


    1- Being in a love relationship with your Persian speaking partner will immerse you in the culture
    PersianPod101 uses immersive methods and tools to teach you Persian, but having a relationship with a native speaker will be a very valuable addition to your learning experience! You will gain exposure to their world, realtime and vividly, which will make the language come alive even more for you. The experience is likely to expand your world-view, which should motivate you to learn Persian even faster.

    2- Having your Persian romantic partner will mean more opportunity to practice speaking
    Nothing beats continuous practice when learning a new language. Your partner will probably be very willing to assist you in this, as your enhanced Persian language skills will enhance the relationship. Communication is, after all, one of the most important pillars of a good partnership. Also, you will get to impress your lover with the knowledge gained through your studies – a win/win situation!

    3- A supportive Persian lover is likely to make a gentle, patient teacher and study aid!
    With his/her heart filled with love and goodwill for you, your Persian partner is likely to patiently and gently correct your mistakes when you speak. This goes not only for grammar, but also for accent and meaning. With his/her help, you could sound like a native in no time!

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    2- Lessons Are Designed to Help You Understand and Engage with Persian Culture
    At PersianPod101, our focus is to help our students learn practical vocabulary and phrases used by everyday people in Iran. This means that, from your very first lesson, you can apply what you learn immediately! So, when your Persian partner wants to go out to a restaurant, play Pokemon Go, or attend just about any social function, you have the vocabulary and phrases necessary to have a great time!

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