How do you say I love it in Italian?

How exactly do you say I love it in Italian? Are there more ways to say it depending on what “it” is?

In this lesson, we will take a look at the different ways you can translate this sentence into Italian. Read on to learn them all!

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How do you say I love it in Italian?

Lo/la… adoro!

To correctly translate I love it in Italian, you need to consider the gender of the object replaced by “it”.

Lo adoro
I love it! (singular, masculine)

La adoro
I love it! (singular, feminine)

This is because Italian has two genders. All nouns are either masculine or feminine, so you need to consider that when you translate “it” as a direct object.

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This common sentence in Italian is made of two elements.

La/lo
Direct object pronoun “it”

Adoro
“I love”

For example, if “it” refers to a letter, lettera, you need to use la adoro, because letter is a feminine noun in Italian. If it refers to, say, a gift, regalo, you need to say lo adoro, because gift is of masculine gender.

Mi hai comprato un carillon? Lo adoro!
You bought me a music box? I love it!

Non faccio che ascoltare questa canzone a ripetizione. La adoro!
I just keep listening to this song on repeat. I love it!

This expression can also be shortened to l’adoro.

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Are you wondering why the direct object pronoun “it” precedes the verb? Learn how direct object pronouns in Italian work here.

Adoro is the first-person singular conjugation of adorare, to adore, in the present tense.

Present mood conjugation of adorare

ioadoro
tuadori
lui, leiadora
noiadoriamo
voiadorate
loroadorano

For example, you could say…

I bambini adorano costruire castelli di sabbia.
Children love to build sand castles.

Mia sorella adora i fiocchi rosa.
My sister loves pink bows.

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Why is to adore used instead of to love, which translates to amare?

Amare has limited use in Italian. It’s true that it can also translate I love it in Italian (we’ll see how in a minute), but amare is most often used to mean romantic love, and adorare is actually more common for describing one’s attachment to things.


Lo/la… amo!

This is another (less) common translation for I love it in Italian. As we’ve seen in the previous paragraph, it features the verb amare, literally to love.

Lo amo
I love it! (singular, masculine)

La amo
I love it! (singular, feminine)

This expression can also be shortened to l’amo, although lo amo and la amo are more commonly used.

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Amo is the first-person singular conjugation of amare, to love, in the present tense.

Present mood conjugation of amare

ioamo
tuami
lui, leiama
noiamiamo
voiamate
loroamano
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For example, you could say…

Amo l’estate!
I love summer!

Giorgia ama leggere un libro a casa mentre fuori piove.
Giorgia loves to read a book at home while it is raining outside.

And that’s it, now you know how to say I love it in Italian in all its forms!


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