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How to Say I Love You in Greek - 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 Greek could be just what you need to find it.

Or perhaps you were lucky, and have found your Greek 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 GreekPod101, our team will teach you all the words, quotes and phrases you need to woo your Greek lover with excellence! Our tutors provide personal assistance, with plenty of extra material available to make Greek 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. Greek Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day
  5. Greek Quotes about Love
  6. Marriage Proposal Lines
  7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines
  8. Will Falling in Love Help You Learn Greek Faster?

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1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date

So, you have met your Greek 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 Greek word for love just yet. Great, it is better to get to know him/her first. Wow your prospective love by using these Greek date phrases to set up a spectacular first date.

Greek Date Phrases

Would you like to go out to dinner with me?

  • Θα ήθελες να βγούμε έξω για δείπνο;
  • Tha ítheles na vgúme éxo ya dípno?

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

Are you free this weekend?

  • Είσαι ελεύθερος αυτό το Σαββατοκύριακο;
  • Íse eléftheros aftó to Sabatokíriako?

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

What time shall we meet tomorrow?

  • Τι ώρα να συναντηθούμε αύριο;
  • Ti óra na sinandithúme ávrio?

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

Where shall we meet?

  • Πού να συναντηθούμε;
  • Pú na sinandithúme?

You can ask this, but also suggest a place.

You look great.

  • Δείχνεις πολύ ωραίος.
  • Díhnis polí oréos.

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.

  • Είσαι τόσο χαριτωμένος.
  • Íse tóso haritoménos.

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?

  • Τι γνώμη έχεις γι’ αυτό το μέρος;
  • Ti gnómi éhis yi’ aftó to méros?

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

Can I see you again?

  • Μπορώ να σε ξαναδώ;
  • Boró na se xanadó?

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

Shall we go somewhere else?

  • Θες να πάμε κάπου αλλού;
  • Thes na páme kápu alú?

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.

  • Ξέρω ένα καλό μέρος.
  • Xéro éna kaló méros.

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

I will drive you home.

  • Θα σε πάω σπίτι.
  • Tha se páo spíti.

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.

  • Ήταν μια ωραία βραδιά.
  • Ítan mia oréa vradiá.

This is a good phrase to end the evening with.

When can I see you again?

  • Πότε μπορώ να σε ξαναδώ;
  • Póte boró na se xanadó?

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

I’ll call you.

  • Θα σε πάρω τηλέφωνο.
  • Tha se páro tiléfono.

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 Greek 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 Greek below!

Date Ideas in Greek

museum

  • μουσείο
  • musío

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

  • δείπνο με κεριά
  • dípno me keriá

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

  • πηγαίνετε στον ζωολογικό κήπο
  • piyénete ston zooloyikó kípo

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

  • πηγαίνετε για έναν μεγάλο περίπατο
  • piyénete ya énan megálo perípato

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

  • πήγαινε στην όπερα
  • píyene stin ópera

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

  • πηγαίνετε στο ενυδρείο
  • piyénete sto enidrío

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

  • περπατήστε στην παραλία
  • perpatíste stin paralía

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

have a picnic

  • κάντε ένα πικ νικ
  • kánde éna pik ník

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

  • μαγειρέψτε ένα γεύμα μαζί
  • mayirépste éna yévma mazí

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

  • δειπνήστε και δείτε μια ταινία
  • dipníste ke díte mia tenía

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 Greek

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 Greek - think how impressed your date will be!

4. Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek? No? Don’t worry, here are all the love phrases you need to bowl over your Greek love on this special day!

Valentine's Day Words in Greek

I love you.

  • Σ’ αγαπώ.
  • S’ agapó

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

You mean so much to me.

  • Σημαίνεις τόσα πολλά για μένα.
  • Siménis tósa polá ya ména.

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?

  • Θες να γίνεις ο Βαλεντίνος μου;
  • Thes na yínis o Valentínos mu?

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.

  • Είσαι τόσο όμορφος.
  • Íse tóso ómorfos.

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

I think of you as more than a friend.

  • Σε βλέπω σαν κάτι παραπάνω από φίλο.
  • Se vlépo san káti parapáno apó fílo.

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 Greek dating culture.

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

  • Εκατό καρδιές θα ήταν πολύ λίγες για να κρατήσουν όλη την αγάπη μου για σένα.
  • Ekató kardiés tha ítan polí líyes ya na kratísun óli tin agápi mu ya séna.

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.

  • Η αγάπη είναι απλώς αγάπη. Δεν μπορεί να εξηγηθεί ποτέ.
  • I agápi íne aplós agápi. Den borí na exiyithí poté.

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

You’re so handsome.

  • Είσαι τόσο γοητευτικός.
  • Íse tóso goiteftikós.

Ladies, this phrase lets your Greek 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.

  • Έχω καψούρα μαζί σου.
  • Ého kapsúra mazí su.

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.

  • Με κάνεις να θέλω να γίνω καλύτερος άνθρωπος.
  • Me kánis na thélo na yíno kalíteros ánthropos.

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 Greek girlfriend feel very special. Let her know that she inspires you!

Let all that you do be done in love.

  • Όλα όσα λέγετε και κάνετε ας γίνονται με αγάπη.
  • Óla ósa léyete ke kánete as yínonde me agápi.

We hope.

You are my sunshine, my love.

  • Είσαι το φως μου, αγάπη μου.
  • Íse to fos mu, agápi mu.

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.

  • Οι λέξεις δεν μπορούν να περιγράψουν την αγάπη μου για σένα.
  • I léxis den borún na perigrápsun tin agápi mu ya séna.

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.

  • Ήταν γραφτό να είμαστε μαζί.
  • Ítan graftó na ímaste mazí.

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.

  • Αν σκεφτόσουν κάποιον ενώ διάβαζες αυτό, τότε είσαι σίγουρα ερωτευμένος.
  • An skeftósun kápion enó diávazes aftó, tóte íse sígura erotevménos.

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

5. Greek Quotes about Love

Greek Love Quotes

You’re a love champ! You and your Greek 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 Greek that will remind him/her who is in your thoughts all the time.

6. Marriage Proposal Lines

Greek Marriage Proposal Lines

Wow. Your Greek 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 Greek 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

Greek 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.
    • Πρέπει να μιλήσουμε.
    • Prépi na milísume.

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

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

    • Απλά δεν είμαι έτοιμη για μια τέτοιου είδους σχέση.
    • Aplá den íme étimi ya mia tétiu ídus schési.

    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.

    • Ας μείνουμε απλά φίλοι.
    • As mínume aplá fíli.

    If the relationship was very intense, and you have sent many ‘i love u’ texts in Greek, 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.

    • Νομίζω ότι χρειαζόμαστε ένα διάλειμμα.
    • Nomízo óti hriazómaste éna diálima.

    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.

    • Σου αξίζει κάτι καλύτερο.
    • Su axízi káti kalítero.

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

    I need my space.

    • Χρειάζομαι μια απόσταση.
    • Hriázome mia apóstasi.

    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.

    • Νομίζω ότι προχωράμε πολύ γρήγορα.
    • Nomízo óti prohoráme polí grígora.

    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.

    • Πρέπει να επικεντρωθώ στην καριέρα μου.
    • Prépi na epikendrothó stin kariéra mu.

    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.

    • Δεν είμαι αρκετή για σένα.
    • Den íme arketí ya séna.

    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.

    • Απλώς δεν σ’ αγαπώ πια.
    • Aplós den s’ agapó pia.

    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.

    • Απλώς δεν είμαστε ο ένας για τον άλλον.
    • Aplós den ímaste o énas ya ton álon.

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

    It’s for the best.

    • Είναι για το καλύτερο.
    • Íne ya to kalítero.

    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.

    • Έχουμε απομακρυνθεί ο ένας απ’ τον άλλον.
    • Éhume apomakrinthí o énas ap’ ton álon.

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

    It’s not you. It’s me.

    • Δεν έχει να κάνει με σένα, έχει να κάνει με μένα.
    • Den éhi na káni me séna, éhi na káni me ména.

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

    We should start seeing other people.

    • Πρέπει να αρχίσουμε να βγαίνουμε με άλλους.
    • Prépi na arhísume na vyénume me álus.

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

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    1- Being in a love relationship with your Greek speaking partner will immerse you in the culture
    GreekPod101 uses immersive methods and tools to teach you Greek, 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 Greek even faster.

    2- Having your Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek lover is likely to make a gentle, patient teacher and study aid!
    With his/her heart filled with love and goodwill for you, your Greek 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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