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Words of love in Russian

Compliments in Russian – Romantic phrases in Russian – Tender nicknames

Are you in love? Learning love phrases in Russian is going to be one of your best investments. Do you have a Russian girlfriend or boyfriend? You can express love without words, but knowing how to say “I love you” is also important, right? For every romantic learners, we have put together many useful phrases an words of love, which we have divided in these 3 sections:

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Love phrases in Russian

Use these love words in any occasion: at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of a conversation. They are short sentences full of content. No one gets tired of listening to them, so learn how to say them.

Phrase
Pronunciation
Я люблю тебя
I love you (you can say this to a man or a woman)
ya lyublyu tyebya
Я тоже тебя люблю
I love you too (you can say this to a man or a woman)
ya tozhe tyebya lyublyu
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Speaking tip:

How do you say in Russian “I love you too” or “you are my everything too“? You only have to add the word “тоже“.
Я люблю тебя = I love you
Я тоже люблю тебя = I love you too

Phrase
Pronunciation
Я не могу жить без тебя
I can’t live without you (you can say this to a man or woman)
ya nye magu zhit’ byes tyebya
Я люблю тебя всем сердцем
I love you with all my heart (you can say this to a man or woman)
ya lyublyu tyebya fsyem syertsem
Я люблю тебя всей душой
I love you with all my soul (you can say this to a man or woman)
ya lyublyu tyebya fsyei dushoj
Я влюбилась в тебя с первого взгляда
I fell in love with you at first sight (you can say this if you are a woman)
ya vlyubilas f tyebya s pyervava fsglyada
Я влюбился в тебя с первого взгляда
I fell in love with you at first sight (you can say this if you are a man)
ya vlyubilsya f tyebya s pyervava fsglyada
Ты – моя любовь на всю жизнь
You are my love forever (you can say this to a man or woman)
ty maya lyubof’ na fsyu zhizn’
Ты нужна мне
I need you (you can say this to a woman)
ty nuzhna mnye
Ты мне очень нужна
I need you very much (you can say this to a woman)
ty mnye ochyen nuzhna
Ты нужен мне
I need you (you can say this to a man)
ty nuzhen mnye
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Compliments in Russian

When you like someone you have to say it. Use these compliments to give your opinion about the physical aspect or personal qualities of that person so special for you. Listen to the audio and repeat the words.

Phrase
Pronunciation
Ты така́я краси́вая!
You are so beautiful! (compliment for a woman)
ty takaya krasivaya
Ты тако́й краси́вый!
You are so handsome! (compliment for a man)
ty takoj krasivyj
У тебя́ очарова́тельная улы́бка
You have a charming smile (compliment for a man or a woman)
u tyebya acheravatyel’naya ulypka
У тебя́ краси́вые глаза́!
You have beautiful eyes! (compliment for a man or a woman)
u tyebya krasivyye glaza
У тебя́ великоле́пная фигу́ра
You have a great figure (compliment for a man or a woman)
u tyebya vyelikalyepnaya figura
Ты – лу́чше всех на све́те
You are better than anyone else in the world (compliment for a man or a woman)
ty – lutshe fsyeh na svyete
Ты – осо́бенная
You are special (compliment for a woman)
ty – asobyennaya
Ты – осо́бенный
You are special (compliment for a man)
ty – asobyennyj
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Romantic nicknames in Russian

Use these words to give a tender nickname in Russian to the person you love (girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband,…). When we love someone you like addressing that people with a special name. Here you have have a list for men and women to choose from.

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Romantic nicknames in Russian for girls and women

Word
Pronunciation
Люби́мая
Darling, sweetheart, love (Literal translation: favourite, loved)
lyubimaya
Котёнок
Kitten, pussy cat (Literal translation: little cat, kitten)
katyonak
Дорога́я
Love, dear, darling (Literal translation: expensive, precious)
daragaya
Ми́лая
Sweetheart, darling (Literal translation: pleasant)
milaya
Краса́вица
Cutie (Literal translation: cutie, beauty)
krasavitsa
Сла́дкая
Sweetie, honey (Literal translation: sweet)
sladkaya
Малы́шка
Baby, little thing, kiddo (Literal translation: little girl)
malyshka
Со́лнышко
Sunshine (Literal translation: little sun)
solnyshka
Принце́сса
Princess (Literal translation: princess)
printsesa
За́йка
Bunny, honey bunny (Literal translation: little rabbit)
zajka
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Romantic nicknames in Russian for men

Word
Pronunciation
Люби́мый
Darling, sweetheart, love (Literal translation: favourite, loved)
lyubimyj
Ко́тик
Kitten (Literal translation: kitten, little cat)
kotik
Дорого́й
Darling, dear, love (Literal translation: expensive, precious)
daragoj
Ми́лый
Sweetheart, darling (Literal translation: pleasant)
milyj
Краса́вчик
Handsome (Literal translation: handsome)
krasavchik
Сла́дкий
Weetie, honey (Literal translation: sweet)
sladkij
Малы́ш
Baby, little thing, kiddo (Literal translation: little boy)
malysh
Со́лнышко
Sunshine (Literal translation: little sun)
solnyshka
За́йчик
Bunny, honey bunny (Literal translation: little rabbit)
zajchik
Тигрёнок
Little tiger (Literal translation: little tiger)
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