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How To Say ‘I Love You’ In Navajo + Other Romantic Phrases

Wondering how to say ‘I love you’ in Navajo? You’re in the right place.

Saying ‘I love you’ can be both scary and exciting and even more so in a new language!

If you want to know how to say ‘I love you’ and other romantic phrases in Navajo, then read on.

How To Say ‘I Love You’ In Navajo

To tell someone that you love them in Navajo, say:

I love youAyóó anííníshní
I love youAyóó ánóshní

There isn’t really a literal translation of ‘I love you’ in Navajo as there isn’t an equivalent word for ‘love’ in Navajo. The above phrases literally translate to ‘I adore you’ or ‘I regard you’ and are used in a similar way to ‘I love you’ in English. 

Note: the accent marks above the vowels indicate a high tone. 

Check out the below video to hear the pronunciation of ‘I love you’:

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Romantic Phrases in Navajo

Try these other romantic phrases too including how to say ‘I miss you’ and ‘beautiful’ in Navajo.

You are beautifulAyóo ánííníshóní yee
You give me butterflies K’aalógii shii’ naat’a’go íinlaa
I give you my heartShijéí naa nish’aah
Beautiful womanAsdzą́ą́ nizhóní
My heartShijéí
I miss youNídin sélíí
My womanShiʼáád
My manShikąʼ
You stopped my heartNiniinaa shijéí niiltlah

Check out the below video to hear the pronunciation of some Navajo love phrases, it also includes a few additional phrases:

These phrases should come in handy whether you’ve got a love interest who speaks Navajo or whether you’re just visiting someone and want to be prepared. 

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