Do you want to impress a Hebrew-speaking lover? Do you want to tell your Israeli partner that you love him/her? Love in Hebrew is so easy!
First off, the Hebrew word for love is “ahava”written this way
This is a noun, and actually feminine word, hence, it has a Heh letter at the end. ה
So, let’s get into more action! Now that we know ahava in Hebrew let’s talk about verbs. The verb for love, as in I LOVE YOU, is “ohev”for a man and “ohevet” for a woman. Check this out:
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If a woman wants to say “I love”, she would say “ani ohevet” written like this:
I love you!
So, after “ani ohev” or “ani ohevet”, you can put anything that you want to say you love, let’s try the most popular phrase in the world world. “I love you” in Hebrew. Let’s see how many forms this phrase could come as:
A man tells a woman he loves her:
Ani ohev otech – אני אוהב אותך
A woman tells a man she loves him
Ani ohevet otcha – אני אוהבת אותך
A man tells a man he loves him (this is apparently for gay couples)
Ani ohev otcha – אני אוהב אותך
A woman tells a woman she loves her (also for gay couples)
ani ohevet otech – אני אוהבת אותך
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