17 Romantic Mandarin Chinese Phrases for Valentine’s Day

February 6, 2020

I blinked and somehow the shops are filled with red hearts, chocolates and teddy bears. Yup, Valentine’s Day is upon us in all its garish, commercialized glory.

Even if the only thing you truly love is pizza, Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to expand your Chinese vocabulary with some romantic new words.

Here are a few useful Mandarin Chinese phrases to let your significant other know how much you care.

1. 情人节快乐

Qíngrén jié kuài lè!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

2. 七夕节

Qīxījié

Qixi festival (also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day)

The Qixi festival takes place on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar (August 25th in 2020). This traditional Chinese celebration of love is based on the romantic legend of the cowherd and the weaver girl.

Watch this video to find out more about the Qixi festival.

3. 我爱你

Wǒ ài nǐ

I love you

4. 你是我最爱的人

Nǐ shì wǒ zuì ‘ài de rén

You’re the one I love the most

5. 我喜欢你

Wǒ xǐ huān nǐ

I like you

6. 我好想你

Wǒ hǎo xiǎng nǐ

I miss you

7. 你真漂亮

Nǐ zhēn piàoliang.

You are very pretty

8. 你很可爱

Nǐ hěn kě ài

You’re very cute

9. 你想吃一点东西吗?

Nǐ xiǎng chī yī diǎn dōng xī ma?

Would you like to grab a bite to eat?

10. 你有女朋友/男朋友吗?

Nǐ yǒu nǚ pénɡ you / nán pénɡ you mɑ?

Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend?

11. 我想跟你在一起

Wǒ xiǎng gēn nǐ zài yī qǐ

I want to be with you

12. 你是我的灵魂伴侣

Nǐ shì wǒ de línghún bànlǚ

You are my soulmate

13. 一见钟情

Yí jiàn zhōnɡqínɡ

Love at first sight

14. 你是我的世界

Nǐ shì wǒ de shìjiè

You are my world

15. 你是我的唯一

Nǐ shì wǒ de wéiyī

You are my only one/You are my everything

16. 抱抱我

Bào bào wǒ

Give me a hug

17. 我们结婚吧!

Wǒmen jiéhūn ba

Let’s get married!

Do you know any romantic Mandarin Chinese phrases?

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