Ways to Say "Love" in Korean - Saranghae

Do you know how to say I love you in Korean? Ever been curious about the word Saranghae ? In this article, we are going to take an in-depth look at how to say I love you in Korean and other words that express love in the Korean language.

Saranghae - I love you in Korean

Saranghae [사랑해] is one of the main words to say love in Korean, but what few know is that there are variations and several other words to express love in Korean.

As in the Japanese language, in Korean there are also formal and informal words, as well as variations of the same word and other meanings within each expression. The first thing we should know is that Sarang [사랑] literally means love between two people.

Saranghae - Different ways to say love in Korean

To say you love someone we can use Saranghae [사랑해]. The word hae [해] is a conjugated form of the verb ha-da [하다] which means to do, that is, we are saying that we have love for the person. No! It doesn't mean making love...

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Synonyms and alternatives for Saranghae

The word Saranghae [사랑해] is informal and is often used to express love between people of the same age, younger or between siblings. It's a bit informal word, its more formal version is SarangHaeYo [사랑해요] used for people with little intimacy. There is a more formal version which is SarangHapnida [사랑합니다] used for older or higher level people.

We know that love is Sarang [사랑], but how to say passion in Korean? To say passion in Korean we use the word Yeonjeong [연정] which can also mean attachment. There is another more affectionate version which is Ejeong [애정] and Echak [애착] which literally means attachment.

Saranghae - Different ways to say love in Korean

If you just want to express a "I like" feeling in Korean, you can try saying "nee-ga jo-ah" [네가 좋아] being a phrase that literally means "I like you". It can be used in both casual and romantic situations. A formal version of this phrase is dang-shin-ee jo-ah-yo [당신이 좋아요].

Other ways to express love in Korean

To finish the article, I will quickly leave you a list of words and phrases related to love in Korean. I hope you enjoyed this little article, if you liked it share and leave your comments.

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Love you too나도 사랑해요.Nado saranghaeyo.
I like you당신을 좋아해요.Dangshin-eul johahaeyo.
I really like you당신을 많이 좋아해요.Dangshin-eul manhi johahaeyo.
I love you very much당신을 많이 사랑해요.Dangshin-eul manhi saranghaeyo.
I love you more than anything당신을 그 어떤 것보다도 더 사랑해요.Dangshin-eul geu eotteon geot bodado deo saranghaeyo.

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