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

Wondering how to say ‘I love you’ in Somali? 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 Somali, then read on.

How To Say ‘I Love You’ In Somali

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

I love youWaan ku jeclahay

Pronunciation note:

The ‘c’ in Somali is pronounced very differently to the English ‘c’. There is no English equivalent to this letter. If you’re familiar with Arabic, then it sounds like the Arabic letter ‘ain’. 

Check out the below video to hear the pronunciation of this phrase:

Romantic Phrases in Somali

Try these other romantic phrases and terms of endearment including how to say ‘I miss you’ in Somali.

I love you so muchAad baan kuu jeclahay
I love you tooWaan ku jeclahay sidoo kale
I miss youWaan ku tabay
I miss you tooSidoo kale waan kuu tabay
My loveJacaylkayga
My heartQalbigeyga
You are beautiful (to any gender)Waad quruxsan tahay
You look beautiful (to a female)Waa qurux badan tahay
Sweetheart (female)Macaanto
Sweetheart (male)Macaane
I like youWaan kaa hela
Will you marry me?Aniga ma i guursaneysaa?

These phrases should come in handy whether you’ve got a love interest from Somalia or Somaliland or whether you’re just visiting and want to be prepared. 

Why not also learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Somali? You’ll need this essential phrase in lots of different situations.

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