77 Romantic French Words and Phrases to Melt Your Lover’s Heart


Last Updated: September 5, 2022

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French is often considered as the language of love and romance.The melodious flow of the language is enough to melt hearts everywhere... And even the most innocuous French words can knock ladies off their feet!

This is totally an exaggeration, of course, but if that’s what innocent French words can do, can you imagine the impact truly romantic French words can have?

In this list, we’ve compiled the most swoon-worthy and romantic French words, phrases, and expressions like mon amour, which means my love in French. You'll also find common English phrases that are cute in French! You can use this to woo your amour and express your love in French language or bust these words out during special occasions like Valentine’s Day or your anniversary. Totally up to you.


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For more romantic topics, you can check out this article about the best places in Paris for honeymooning couples and this article about French terms of endearment.

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First, let’s start with the simple words.

Romantic French Words

L' amourLove
Un câlinHug or cuddle
La Saint-ValentinSt. Valentine’s Day
Des fleursFlowers
Des bonbonsCandy
Des bijouxJewelry
du parfumPerfume
Les fiançaillesEngagement
Une bague de fiançaillesEngagement ring
Une allianceWedding ring
Les noces, le mariageWedding
Le mariageMarriage
La lune de mielHoneymoon
Un mari, un épouxHusband
Une femme, une épouseWife
Un fiancéFiancé
Une fiancéeFiancee
Un amant, une amanteLover
Un copainBoyfriend
Une copineGirlfriend
Tomber amoureux (de)to fall in love (with)
Galocherto French kiss
Sortir avecto date
Se fiancer à (or avec)to get engaged
Se marier avecto get married
Une liaisonLove affair
Le coup de foudreLove at first sight
Une histoire d’amourLove story
éperdument amoureuxLovestruck
Un triangle amoureuxLove triangle
Une déclaration d’amourDeclaration of love
Son premier amourFirst love
Fou d’amourMadly in love
Amour d'adolescentPuppy love
Le grand amourTrue love
Amour de ma vieLove of my life
Amour sans finEndless love

Romantic French Phrases

Now for some phrases that are sure to win the heart of that special person you’re eyeing… or make your long-time lover fall in love with you all over again.

Tu as de beaux yeux.You have beautiful eyes.
Tu es très jolie.You are pretty.
Tu es mignon.You are cute.
Tu es belle.You are beautiful. (female)
J’adore ton sourire.I love your smile.
Tu es charmante.You are charming.
Je pense toujours à toi.I always think of you.
Tu me manques.I miss you.
Tu me rends heureuse.You make me happy. (male)
Tu me rends heureux.You make me happy. (female)
Je veux être avec toi.I want to be with you.
Tu es ma joie de vivre.You’re the joy of my life.
Je suis fou de toi.I’m crazy about you.
M'apprécies-tu?Do you care for me?
Est-ce que tu m'aimes?Do you love me?
Je t'adoreI adore you.
Je t'aime.I love you.
Moi aussi, je t'aime.I love you too
Je pense toujours à toi.I always think about you.
Tes yeux, j’en rêve jour et nuit.I dream about your eyes day and night.
Je ne peux pas vivre sans toi.I can’t live without you.
Tu es l’amour de ma vie.You’re the love of my life.
Je t’aime de tout mon coeur.I love you with all my heart.
Tu veux sortir avec moi?Will you go out (on a date) with me?
Veux-tu être mon petit-ami?Would you like to be my boyfriend?
Veux-tu être ma petite-amie?Would you like to be my girlfriend?
Je veux être avec toi pour toujours.I want to be with you forever.
Serre-moi.Hug me.
Embrasse-moi.Kiss me.
J’ai envie de toi.I want you.
J'ai besoin de toi.I need you.
Fais-moi l’amour.Make love to me.
demande en mariageMarriage proposal
Veux-tu m’épouser?Will you marry me?
Je t’aimerai pour toujours. I will always love you.
À toi, pour toujours Yours forever
Je suis amoureuse. I am in love. (female speaker)
Je suis amoureux. I am in love. (male speaker)
Il est mon fiancé. He is my fiancé
Elle est ma fiancée. She is my fiancée.

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French is a sweet, sultry language that could charm the socks off of anyone's feet. Be sure to use these words properly so you won't end up breaking any hearts!

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Here are some FAQs about Romantic French Words

How do you say “I love you” in French?

I love you in French is je t’aime and it is pronounced /zhuh-tem/.

How do you say “love” in French?

The French word for love is amour (noun) and aimer (verb).

How do you translate “love me for who I am” in French?

You can say “Aime-moi pour qui je suis” if you want to say “love me for who I am” in French.

How do you say “goodnight, my love” in French?

In French, “Goodnight my love” is bonne nuit, mon amour. Bonne nuit means “goodnight” and mon amour is “my love.”

About the author 

Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Instagram

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