Just think of what you could do with a few french love phrases up your sleeve…a romantic love letter? Something to help ‘pop the question’? Anything goes!
And there’s nothing better than spending a romantic holiday in France and being able to whisper sweet nothings to each other in the local language!
You don’t have to be super-fluent – you can just learn a few romantic french sayings and knock the socks off your sweetheart! 🙂
Here are a few examples…(select the blue button below to listen> as you read…)
|Je t’aime||I love you|
|Je t’adore||I adore you|
|Je ne peux pas vivre sans toi||I can’t live without you|
|Amour de ma vie||Love of my life|
|Tu es dans toutes mes pensées||You are in all my thoughts|
|Tu me manques||I miss you|
|Je t’aime de tout mon cœur||I love you with all my heart|
|À toi, pour toujours||Yours forever|
|Bisous||– kisses (eg when signing off a letter or email).|
There are some french phrases which are actually quite funny when translated into english – animals are often used in french for terms of affection. They sound so endearing!
Here are a few examples…(select the blue button below to listen as you read…)
|mon cher, ma chère||my dear|
|ma poule, ma cocotte (my hen)||sweetie, honey, babe|
|Mon amour||my love|
|mon ange||my angel|
|ma belle||my beautiful|
|mon (petit) chou||my (little) pastry|
|mon mignon||my cutie|
|ma puce||my flea|
|mon trésor||my treasure|
French Love Sayings…At The Movies
Sometimes the best way to get into the swing of understanding and using french love phrases is to watch romantic french movies (with subtitles of course!).
Here are a few movies you might like to check out:
Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (Amélie), with Audrey Tautou and Mathieu Kassovitz, nominated for five Academy Awards. A very sweet, quirky and romantic film.
Les Enfants du Siècle is a love story starring Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel. Based on the (true) love affair between George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. Very passionate!
Camille Claudel, starring Isabelle Adjani and Gérard Depardieu, was nominated for two Academy Awards. This movie is based on the life of Camille Claudel, a 19th century sculptor who had an affair with her teacher, August Rodin.
Read More French Love Phrases, Poems and Quotes
Famous quotes of love by the greatest french writers.
A selection of beautiful romantic french poetry.
Common french phrases that you may hear when on holiday in France. And you’d be surprised how many of them you already know (and may use yourself!)