Romantic Spanish vocab for Valentine's day!

by Amy Lambert on Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentines dayIt's St Valentine’s day, known as Día de San Valentín in Spanish, and the Spaniards will be celebrating in the traditional ways, with cards, presents and flowers for the ones they love. It is also a popular tradition throughout the Spanish speaking countries of South and Central America too, although customs and traditions vary from place to place. In Central America the day is known as Día el Amor y la Amistad, as cards are also exchanged between close friends as well as lovers, in Chile it is known as Día de los Enamorados, and in Colombia they won’t be celebrating anything at all until September, when they have their day, instead of 14th February.

If you want to impress your loved one with some romantic Spanish phrases, here’s a few to try out:

Te quiero – I love you
Te amo – I love you (stronger)
Me gustas (mucho) – I like you (a lot)
Sólo puedo pensar en ti – All I can think of is you
Me vuelves loco/a – You drive me crazy
Tienes una sonrisa muy bonita – You have a very pretty smile
Besáme – Kiss me
Cariño – Darling, honey
Besos – Kisses (friendly)
Besitos – Kisses (more romantic)
Un abrazo – A hug
Guapo/a – Handsome/beautiful
Eres el amor de mi vida – You’re the love of my life
Estoy enamorado/a de ti – I’m in love with you

(Remember to use appropriate endings i.e. –o or –a depending on whether you’re talking to a boy or girl!)

Don’t worry though if you don’t yet have someone to share the day with. These chat up lines in Spanish will help you find a latino lover in no time!

¿Crees en el amor a primera vista o me tengo que acercar otra vez? – Do you believe in love at first sight or shall I walk past again?
Eres tan dulce que vas a dejar el azúcar fuera de circulación – You’re so sweet you’re going to put sugar out of business
Si la belleza fuera delito, yo te hubiera dado cadena perpetua – If beauty were a crime, you’d get a life sentence in prison.

Or perhaps a more traditional question is more your thing…

¿Quieres bailar? – Do you want to dance?
¿Puedo invitarte a una copa? – Can I buy you a drink?

So however you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day this year, you have all the Spanish vocab you’ll need!


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