by Janey 

February 6, 2019

Think German is hardly a romantic language? Think again! In this article, we’ll go through German words and phrases about love and romance.

If you want to tell your German partner how much you care, check out the list of words and phrases below to help you get your feelings across!

Romantic German Words

Let’s start off with some romantic words in German.

die Liebelove
das Herzheart
die Verabredungdate
die Freundingirlfriend
der Freundboyfriend
heiratento marry
die Hochzeitwedding
das Paarcouple
sich verliebento fall in love
die Gefühlefeelings
tanzento dance
der Liebhaber/die Liebhaberinlover
verliebtin love
die Beziehungrelationship
der Kusskiss
küssento kiss
die Leidenschaftpassion
die Blumenflowers
flirtento flirt
mein Schatzmy treasure

Ready for more? We’ve got more romantic German phrases here.

Romantic German Phrases

Ich liebe dichI love you
Willst du tanzen?Do you want to dance?
Du hast schöne AugenYou have beautiful eyes
Willst du mit mir ausgehen?Do you want to go on a date with me?
Ich habe Schmetterlinge im BauchI have butterflies in my stomach.
Du siehst hübsch ausYou look beautiful.
Ich habe Gefühle für dichI have feelings for you.
Willst du mich heiraten?Do you want to marry me?
Kann ich deine Nummer haben?Can I have your number?
Hast du einen Freund/eine Freundin?Do you have a boy/girlfriend.
Willst du etwas trinken gehen?Do you want to go for a drink?
Ich habe mich in dich verliebtI have fallen in love with you.
Ich mag dein lächelnI like your smile.

But of course, the best way to talk to someone you love in German is to learn the language. You can do that with a copy of German Short Stories. It’s a great way to boost your vocabulary and listening skills! Check it out below.


  • 10 entertaining short stories about everyday themes
  • Practice reading and listening with 90+ minutes of audio 
  • Learn 1,000+ new German vocabulary effortlessly!

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