Imagine that your Italian SO has just revealed their feelings to you. Now it’s time to reciprocate! But how exactly do you say I love you too in Italian? What’s more appropriate to say depending on the relationship between you and the other person?
In this lesson, we will take a look at the different ways to translate this sentence into Italian. Read on to learn them all!
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How do you say I love you too in Italian?
Ti amo anch’io
Ti amo anch’io is how you say I love you too in Italian to someone that you romantically love.
Ti amo anch’io!
I love you too! (romantic love)
This common sentence in Italian is made of four elements.
Indirect object pronoun “you”
First-person present conjugation of amare, to love
Anch’io is actually the shortened form of anche io.
Italian is flexible, so you can also say anch’io ti amo.
Ti amo, Laura. – Anch’io ti amo, Giuseppe.
I love you, Laura. – I love you too, Giuseppe.
Amo, as we said, is the first-person singular present conjugation of amare, which translates to love in the romantic sense (we’ll see its platonic translation in a minute).
Present tense conjugation of amare
For example, you could say…
Mia mamma ama mio papà.
My mom loves my dad.
Anche mio papà ama mia mamma.
My dad also loves my mom.
Now, how do you say I love you too in Italian to your son or daughter or your best friend? Let’s see what this form looks like in the next paragraph.
Ti voglio bene anch’io! Vi voglio bene anch’io!
Ti voglio bene is how you say I love you too in Italian to people you have a platonic relationship with, such as a relative or a dear friend. You use this phrase in informal contexts and with one person at a time.
Ti voglio bene anch’io!
I love you too! (platonic, singular)
Anch’io ti voglio bene, mamma.
I love you too, Mom.
This is because the verb volere bene is used for platonic love. Romantic love is expressed through the word amare.
In Italian, unlike English, there are two kinds of “you”. There’s a singular “you” (tu) and then there’s a plural “you” (voi). If you are addressing a group, you must conjugate any verb or pronoun accordingly.
When you want to tell your children that you love them, you will must use the plural “you” form.
Ti is the singular indirect pronoun for tu. Vi is the singular indirect pronoun for voi. So we say…
Vi voglio bene anch’io!
I love you too! (platonic, plural)
And that’s the end of our lesson on how to say I love you too in Italian in all its forms!
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