20 ways to say I LOVE YOU

Learn how to say the magical phrase in 20 African languages!

The 11 official South African languages:

1.    English - I love you
2.    Afrikaans - Ek is lief vir jou
3.    Sepedi - Ke a go rata
4.    IsiNdebele - Niyakutanda
5.    IsiXhosa - Ndiyakuthanda
6.    IsiZulu - Ngiyakuthanda
7.    Sesotho - Ke a go rata
8.    SiSwati - Ngiyakutsandza
9.    Tshivenda - Ngiyakutsandza/ Ndi a ni funa
10.   Xitsonga – Ndzakurhandza
11.   Setswana - Ke a go rata

Other African languages:

12.    Bemba – Ndikufuna
Spoken in Zambia, Tanzania, Botswana and DRC

13.    Ewe – Me lonwo
spoken in Togo, Ghana and Benin

14.    Kamba – Ningwemdete
Spoken in Kenya

15.    Malinki –Ni bi fe
Spoken in Gambia

16.    Luo –Aheri
Spoken in  Kenya and Tanzania

17.    Portuguese – Amo te
Spoken in Angola, Mozambique, Sao Tome, Cape Verde

18.    Shona – Ndinokuda!
Spoken in Zimbambwe and Zambia

19.    Punu – Ni u rondi
Spoken in Gabon

20.    Malagasy – Tiako ianao
Spoken in Madagascar

What other languages can you  say ‘I love you’? Drop us a comment in the box below.

- Women24

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