Romantic Japanese Phrases Just in Case

While some Japanese you may never use, these romantic Japanese phrases are good to know just in case you find yourself in a situation where you need them.

If you learn these phrases you will be able to invite someone out on a date and also be able to tell someone that you like them. Let’s start with the basics:

1. あなたが好きです:  あなたがすきです – I like you

Anata ga suki: This is a simple way to let someone know that you like them more than just as a friend.


2. 愛してる: あいしてる – I love you.

Ai shiteru: This phrase is used for romantic love and just like in English it sends a much stronger message than ‘I like you’.  愛している is not used between casual friened

I love you


3. 手をつなぐ:てをつなぐ To hold hands

To hold hands

4. 一緒に遊びに行きませんか: いっしょにあそびにいきませんか
Issho ni asobi ni ikimasen ka
Would you like to go out with me?

This is a general way of asking someone to spend time with you, without knowing what you will do. You can substitute many different words for あそび。

For example: if you were to use 食事 しょくじ
Would you like to dine out with me?

Would you like to go to the movies with me?

 6.あなたがいなくて本当に寂しい: あなたがいなくてほんとうにさびしいです
Anata ga inakute hontou in sabishii desu.
I really miss you.
asobi date

 7. 一緒にいると楽しいです: いっしょにいるとたのしいです。
 I have fun when I am with you.

This is a great compliment to give someone. It tells them that you are having a good time and that increases the chance that you will spend more time together. 

 8. よかったら付き合ってくれませんか?: yokattara tsukiatte kuremasen ka.
     お付き合いしてみませんか?:    Otsukiai shite mimasen ka
   Would you like to go steady/Let’s become a couple.

This phrase comes in useful when you want to get in a relationship with someone. If the person answers yes then it means that you two are now a serious couple.

I hope everything goes well if  you ever get the chance to try some of these romantic Japanese phrases with someone special.
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