As part of yesterday’s newsletter (you *do* subscribe to my newsletter, don’t you?) I listed five sweet Italian words you could use with your Valentine this year. Today, I’m expanding on that list and offering up five sexy, seductive phrases that are sure to impress your favorite Italophile.
You’ve probably heard Ti Amo and Amore but those are far from being the only Italian love words you’ll hear in the bel paese. Italian is one of the most romantic languages in the world, so leave it up to the Italians to create hundreds of ways to romance their Valentines.
Here are five of my favorite Italian love words and phrases. Feel free to steal them and use them on your own sweetie this Valentine’s Day or anytime you want to say something sweet and sexy to your sweetheart.
1. Ti adoro (tee ah-DOH-roh): I adore you
I *adore* ti adoro and find the soft rolling “r” sound even sweeter than “ti amo” or “ti voglio bene.” For extra sweetness, say “ti adoro, caro,” or “ti adoro, tesoro,” just a couple of ways you can say, “I adore you, sweetie.”
2. Sei la mia vita (say lah Mee-ah vee-tah): You are my life
This sexy-sounding phrase has all of the drama you’d expect in an Italian saying, so either write it in a card, email or text or whisper it in your lover’s ear during your Valentine’s date.
3. Voglio baciarti (vol-yo batch-ar-Tee): I want to kiss you
Does this one really need an explanation?
4. Stammi più vicino (sta-ME pyoo vee-CHEE-noh): Come closer (or stay closer) to me
Ok, so I really learned this line in one of my favorite sing-along Italian songs, but I love it and from time to time I’ve used it on my husband without him cringing at the Ricchi e Poveri reference.
5. Che begli occhi che hai (k-BEH-lyee OHK-kee k-eye): What beautiful eyes you have
I asked my husband for a couple of recs to add to this list and ooh la la … he came up with this one. He also threw in a bonus from his teenage flirting years.
Hai un sorriso stupendo (Eye oon so-REE-so STOO-pen-doe): You have an amazing smile
It might sound a little over-the-top in English but trust me, in Italiano this one works.
What are some of your favorite Italian love words and phrases?
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