French is known as “le langage de l’amour” or the language of love! And we believe that love should not be defined by just a day or month.
Keep sharing the love with our top 5 phrases in French, with the special people in your life!
1. Je t’aime
This is the most widely recognized way to say “I love you” in French to a loved one, family member or friend!
2. Mon chéri/Ma chérie
Meaning “my darling/dear,” this common endearment is used throughout the francophone world. Fun fact: If someone uses the noun “chéri” in the US, it is commonly thought that they are from (French-speaking) New Orleans, Louisiana.
3. Ma moitié
While literally “my half”, in English this would be more accurately translated as “my better half” and often refers to a “partner in crime.” This can be used with friends and romantic partners alike.
4. Avoir un cœur d’artichaut
This phrase literally means “to have an artichoke heart,” but refers to someone that falls in love easily.
5. Mon cœur bat la chamade
They don’t call it the language of love for nothing. This poetic expression translates as “My heart beats loudly [for you]”, in anticipation or excitement to see a loved one.
But as a fun twist, the word “la chamade” has an archaic use, meaning “a trumpet of signal inviting the enemy to parley”.