How to Talk About Love & Dating

Learn “How to Talk About Love & Dating” and related vocabulary by using the videos and chart below. If you want to explore more from the video creators, there are links to their respective YouTube channels below the videos. This page has 2 sections, here are jump links:

I. Videos

EverydayChinese – HSK Level 4

Off the Great Wall – Love Expressions

Learn 中文 w/ Yimin – 爱 ài ≠ to Love in English

Yoyo Chinese– What Kind of Girls Do You Like?

Learn 中文 w/ Yimin – “Make Love” Modern & Ancient

That’s Mandarin – 10 Ways to Say I Love You

ChineseClass101.com – 3 ways to say “I Love You”

ChineseClass101.com – 3 ways to say “I Love You”

Yoyo Chinese – Originally Live 34 min.

Chilling Chinese – Useful Relationship Expressions

How toChinese.com – Both love & dating discussed

EverydayChinese – Chinese Story

Fluent in Mandarin – Impress Your Partner

II. Vocabulary & Dialogue Chart

Chinese Characters or English can be placed in the search boxes above the tables.

AUDIO

ENGLISH

SIMPLIFIED

TRADITIONAL

PINYIN

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

一百颗心也不足以承载我对你的爱

一百顆心也不足以承載我對你的愛

Yìbǎi kē xīn yě bù zúyǐ chéngzài wǒ duì nǐ de ài.

Baby

宝贝

寶貝

Bǎo bèi

Baby

北鼻

北鼻

Běi bí

Beautiful girl

美女

美女

Měi nǚ

Boyfriend

男朋友

男朋友

Nán péng you

Candlelight dinner

烛光晚餐

燭光晚餐

Zhúguāng wǎncān

Chemistry

来电

來電

Lái diàn

Chocolate

巧克力

巧克力

Qiǎokèlì

Close your eyes

闭上眼睛

閉上眼睛

Bì shang yǎn jing

Come closer

靠近我

靠近我

Kào jìn wǒ.

Commonly used to describe a relationship that hasn’t been confirmed by the couple yet.

暧昧

曖昧

Ài mèi

Commonly used to describe a relationship that hasn’t been confirmed by the couple yet.

暧昧关系

曖昧關係

Ài mèi guānxì

Darling

宝宝

寶寶

Bǎo bǎo

Darling / dear / honey

亲爱的

親愛的

Qīn ài de

Dating

约会

約會

Yuēhuì

Diamond

钻石

鑽石

Zuànshí

Don’t be nervous

不要紧

不要緊張

Bù yào jǐn zhāng

Engaged

订婚

訂婚

Ding hūn

Extremely / exceedingly

好极了

好極了

Hǎo jí le

Eyes

眼睛 

眼睛

Yǎn jing

Fall in love at first sight

一见钟情 

一見鍾情

Yī jiàn zhōngqíng

Fiancé (refers to a man)

未婚夫 

未婚夫

Wèi hūn fū

Fiancée (refers to a woman)

未婚妻 

未婚妻

Wèi hūn qī

Flowers

鲜花 

鮮花

Xiānhuā

Girlfriend

女朋友

女朋友

Nǚ péng you

Hair

头发 

頭髮

Tóu fa

Handsome guy

帅哥

帥哥

Shuài ge

Happiness

幸福 

幸福

Xìngfú

Hug me

抱我

抱我

Bào wǒ.

Husband

老公

老公

Lǎo gōng

Husband

先生

先生

Xiān sheng

Husband

丈夫

丈夫

Zhàng fu

I can’t live without you.

我不能没有你

我不能沒有你

Wǒ bù néng méi yǒu nǐ.

I do

我愿意!

我願意!

Wǒ yuàn yì

I don’t want to leave you!

我不想离开你!

我不想離開你!

Wǒ bù xiǎng lí kāi nǐ!

I feel so good!

感觉太棒了!

感覺太棒了!

Gǎn jué tài bàng le!

I had a really nice night.

我今天晚上过得很开心

我今天晚上過得很開心

Wǒ jīn tiān wǎn shang guò de hěn kāi xīn.

I have a crush on you.

我暗恋你

我暗戀你

Wǒ àn liàn nǐ.

I like you.

我喜欢你

我喜歡你

Wǒ xǐ huan nǐ.

I like your _____.

我喜欢你的 _____

我喜歡你的 _____

Wǒ xǐ huan nǐ de _____.

I like your smile.

我喜欢你的笑容

我喜歡你的笑容

Wǒ xǐ huān nǐ de xiào róng.

I love you

我爱你

我愛你

Wǒ ài nǐ.

I love you (Slang: Sounds like English "I love you.") Lit. Love tiger oil.

愛老虎油

 

愛老虎油

 

Ài lǎohǔ yóu.

I miss you so much.

我好想你

我好想你

Wǒ hǎo xiǎng nǐ.

I miss you.

我想你

我想你

Wǒ xiǎng nǐ.

I think of you as more than a friend.

我认为你不仅仅只是一个朋友

我認為你不僅僅只是一個朋友

Wǒ rènwéi nǐ bù jǐnjǐn zhǐ shì yí gè péngyǒu.

I want to be with you.

我想跟你在一起

我想跟你在一起

Wǒ xiǎng gēn nǐ zài yī qǐ.

I want to get to know you better.

我想更了解你

我想更了解你

Wǒ xiǎng gèng liǎo jiě nǐ.

I want to make love.

我想做爱

我想做愛

Wǒ xiǎng zuò ài.

I want to marry you! (men only)

我想娶你!

我想娶你!

Wǒ xiǎng qǔ nǐ!

I want to marry you! (women only)

我想嫁给你!

我想嫁給你!

Wǒ xiǎng jià gěi nǐ!

I want you.

我要你

我要你

Wǒ yào nǐ.

I‘d like to take you out .

我想和你约会

我想和你約會

Wǒ xiǎng hé nǐ yuē huì.

I’d like to take you to dinner.

我想带你出去吃饭

我想帶你出去吃飯

Wǒ xiǎng dài nǐ chū qù chī fàn.

I’ll bring you home.

我送你回家

我送你回家

Wǒ sòng nǐ huí jiā.

I’m a bit nervous.

我有点紧张

我有點緊張

Wǒ yǒu diǎn jǐn zhāng.

I’m crazy about you!

我为你疯狂

我為你瘋狂

Wǒ wèi nǐ fēng kuáng!

I’m so happy!

我很高兴!

我很高興!

Wǒ hěn gāo xìng!

I’m yours.

我是你的

我是你的

Wǒ shì nǐ de.

Infatuated / obsessed

痴迷

痴迷

Chī mí

Infatuation

痴情

癡情

Chī qíng

It's over!

吹了

吹了

Chuīle!

Kiss me

吻我

吻我

Wěn wǒ

Let me pay!

我买单!

我買單!

Wǒ mǎi dān!

Let’s get married!

我们结婚吧!

我們結婚吧!

Wǒ men jié hūn ba!

Love grows over time.

日久生情 

日久生情

Rì jiǔ shēng qíng.

Love is just love, common sense can't explain it

爱情就是爱情,常理无法解释

愛情就是愛情,常理無法解釋

Àiqíng jiù shì àiqíng , chánglǐ wúfǎ jiěshì.

Lover (non-PRC), spouse (PRC)

爱人

愛人

Ài ren

Lover / sweetheart

情人

情人

Qíng rén

Lover / sweetheart

恋人

戀人

Liànrén

Marriage

结婚

結婚

Jiéhūn

One more time

再来一次

再來一次

Zài lái yī cì

One-track mind

专一

專一

Zhuān yī

Open your eyes

张开眼睛

張開眼睛

Zhāng kāi yǎn jing

Romantic

浪漫 

浪漫

Làngmàn

Rose

玫瑰花 

玫瑰花

Méiguihuā

Stay here

留下来

留下來

Liú xià lái

Sweet

甜甜的

甜甜的

Tián tián de

Sweet as honey

甜甜蜜蜜

甜甜蜜蜜

Tián tián mì mì

Sweetie / sweetheart (Lit. tiny sweet sweet)

小甜甜

小甜甜

Xiǎo tián tián

To confirm a relationship

确定关系

確定關係

Què dìng guānxì

To express one's thoughts or feelings / confession

表白

表白

Biǎo bái

To feel happy

开心 

開心

Kāixīn

To flirt

打情骂俏

打情罵俏

Dǎ qíng mà qiào

To have a crush on

暗恋

暗戀

Àn liàn

To love

明恋

明戀

Míng liàn

To reveal one's feelings / to confess / to declare one's love

告白

告白

Gào bái

To stay together till death (grow old together).

执子之手,与子偕老

執子之手,與子偕老

Zhí zǐ zhī shǒu, yǔ zǐ xié lǎo.

Very charming

很迷人

很迷人

Hěn mí rén

Voice

声音 

聲音

Shēng yīn

We were meant to be together.

我们是命中注定要在一起

我們是命中註定要在一起

Wǒmen shì mìngzhōng zhùdìng yào zài yìqǐ.

Wedding anniversary

结婚周年纪念日

結婚週年紀念日

Jié hūn zhōu nián jì niàn rì

Wedding ceremony

婚礼

婚禮

Hūnlǐ

Wife

老婆 

老婆

Lǎo pó

Wife

太太

太太

Tài tai

Wife

妻子

妻子

Qī zi

Will you marry me?

你愿意嫁给我吗?

你願意嫁給我嗎?

Nǐ yuànyi jià gěi wǒ ma?

Words can't describe my love for you.

无法用言语来形容我对你的爱

無法用言語來形容我對你的愛

Wúfǎ yòng yányǔ lái xíngróng wǒ duì nǐ de ài.

Would you accompany me?

陪我好吗?

陪我好嗎?

Péi wǒ hǎo ma?

Would you like to come back to my place?

你想回到我家吗?

你想回到我家嗎?

Nǐ xiǎng huí dào wǒ jiā ma?

Would you like to dance?

你想跳舞吗

你想跳舞嗎?

Nǐ xiǎng tiào wǔ ma?

Yes / I do!

我愿意!

我願意!

Wǒ yuànyi!

You are my sunshine, my love.

你是我的阳光,我的爱。

你是我的陽光,我的愛

Nǐ shì wǒ de yángguāng, wǒ de ài.

You are the best!

你最好了

你最好了

Nǐ zuì hǎo le

You are the most beautiful in my eyes.

在我眼里你是最美的

在我眼裡你是最美的

Zài wǒ yǎn lǐ nǐ shì zuì měi de.

You changed your hair

你变发型了

你變髮型了

Nǐ biàn fà xíng le!

You did that so well!

你做的很好!

你做的很好

Nǐ zuò de hěn hǎo!

You have a beautiful body!

你的身材很美!

你的身材很美!

Nǐ de shēn cái hěn měi!

You look amazing!

你看起来真棒

你看起來真棒!

Nǐ kàn qǐ lái zhēn bàng!

You make me want to be a better person.

你让我想变得更好。

你讓我想變得更好

Nǐ ràng wǒ xiǎng biàn de gènghǎo.

You mean so much to me.

你对我而言如此重要。

你對我而言如此重要

Nǐ duì wǒ éryán rúcǐ zhòngyào.

You’re mine!

你是我的

你是我的

Nǐ shì wǒ de!

You’re so sexy!

你很性感

你很性感!

Nǐ hěn xìng gǎn!

You’re so sweet!

你很甜!

你很甜

Nǐ hěn tián!

You’re very beautiful!

你很美

你很美

Nǐ hěn měi!

You’re very cute!

你很可爱

你很可愛

Nǐ hěn kě ài!

You’re very pretty!

你很漂亮

你很漂亮

Nǐ hěn piào liang!

Young married woman

媳妇

媳婦

Xí fù

Your eyes are beautiful!

你的眼睛很美

你的眼睛很美

Nǐ de yǎn jing hěn měi!

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