Some say that French is the language of love. They also say that in love, to be French is already half the way. So if you'd like to 'être en bail' with your new French 'crush' or BAE (Before Anyone Else) shortly, you'd better learn what 'je suis raide dingue de toi' means!
If you're learning French, you just can't ignore the French vocabulary related to love. Make sure you know the right words and phrases to impress your French date. And once you get a oui, you could take them out for some delicious traditional French dishes and desserts. Because as French people say: "The way to somebody's heart is through their stomach".
We've compiled a list of the most romantic French words and phrases to help you talk like a French lover. If you want to keep them in your pocket, you might want to try French Translator & Dictionary + by VidaLingua. You can download it for free on your iPhone or Android.
amour - love
amoureux (boy) or amoureuse (girl) - love
baiser - a kiss or... to fuck (As a noun, it's just a kiss. As a verb, it's quite vulgar!)
bécoter - to smooch
câlin - cuddle
cœur - heart
choper or pécho - to pick up
coup de foudre - love at first sight
craquer pour quelqu'un - to fall for someone
crush - someone you are secretely in love with
demande en mariage - marriage proposal
flirter - to flirt
galocher - to French kiss
mots d'amour - sweet nothings
murmurer des mots doux - to whisper sweet nothings
passion - passion
se prendre un râteau - to get a knock back
rouler un patin or rouler un pelle - to French kiss
sortir avec quelqu'un - to date somebody
tomber amoureux/euse (boy/girl) or tomber en amour (Quebec) - to fall in love
Je suis raide dingue de toi.
I'm totes crazy about you.
Je t'aime de tout mon cœur.
I love you with all my heart.
Tu es l'amour de ma vie.
You are the love of my life.
Tu es le soleil de ma vie.
You are the sunshine of my life.
Je suis amoureux de toi. (boy speaking) or Je suis amoureuse de toi. (girl speaking)
I am in love with you.
Mon cœur bat la chamade.
My heart is pounding wildly.
Tu es l'élu(e) de mon cœur.
You are the one chosen by my heart i.e. You are the one.
Je suis en couple.
I'm in a relationship.
Je suis en bail.
I'm in a relationship (not really serious and not for long - 'bail' meaning lease...).
J'ai envie de toi.
I want you.
J'en pince pour toi.
I have a crush on you.
Tu m'as brisé le cœur.
You broke my heart.
Je veux vivre avec toi.
I want to live with you.
Je veux passer ma vie avec toi.
I want to spend my life with you.
I belong to you.
Nous sommes faits l'un pour l'autre.
We are meant for each other.
Veux-tu m'épouser ?
Will you marry me?
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