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40 Romantic French Phrases You Should Know

French is often considered as the language of love and romance. In this article, we compiled the most romantic French Phrases and expressions you can use during your special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Wedding anniversary etc

« Aimer, ce n’est pas se regarder l’un l’autre, c’est regarder ensemble dans la même direction ».

Love doesn’t mean gazing at each other, but looking, together, in the same direction.

Antoine de St-Exupéry

Ah l’Amour, le beau, le vrai, le grand! (Ah love, the beautiful one, the real one, the true one!).

What would life be without love? Not as wonderful I’d imagine!

Declaring your love to the person of your dreams can be a bit daunting so why not imagine a very romantic way to express it?

And what’s more romantic than telling someone you love him/her than by saying it in the language of love, French? Not only will you impress your loved one, you will also make his/her heart melt and you will, therefore, become irresistible !

You’re already in a relationship?

Telling your partner romantic French phrases will add some originality and spice to your relationship! You’re planning a trip to France?

Well, let me tell you: you cannot fully immerse yourself in French without knowing some romantic French words. You never know where a night out in a lovely French town can lead you to…

Whichever way you look at it, learning romantic French Phrases and expressions is a must when it comes to love!

In this article, I will teach you some romantic French Phrases and quotes for you to romance your darling (to be).

Maintenant, tombons amoureux en français! (Now, let’s fall in love in French!)

1) Comment draguer en français? /How to flirt in French?

You have just met the woman/man of your dreams so it’s now time to woo her/him (woo is faire la cour in French). I will tell you how! Some expressions might seem a bit cheesy but still they are so attractive. Learn them, build your confidence up and go and seduce that lovely person you cannot stop thinking about!

Je peux vous offrir un verre?

This means : Can I get you a drink? Imagine the scene: a lovely summer afternoon, you’re sat outside a bar enjoying the sunshine when suddenly you see that beautiful lady. Offering someone a drink is a great way to start a conversation! You could also buy this person a coffee: Je peux vous offrir un café?

Vous venez souvent par ici?

If you think offering a drink to somebody straight away is a bit too straight forward, you could simply ask them if they often comes around here and therefore say “vous venez souvent par ici?”.

Vous êtes célibataire? C’est impossible!

Don’t we all like a bit of flattering? Of course, we do! So here is a sentence to boost your loved one ego: Vous êtes célibataire? C’est impossible! (You are single? That’s impossible!)


2) Sentences to totally avoid when flirting in French!

If there are sentences to say when flirting in French, there also are sentences to avoid!

Here are a couple of phrases you shouldn’t say at the risk of sounding slightly ponderous…

T’es trop charmante!

Have you ever been in the situation where you’re walking down the street and you hear someone whistling at you? How cringy?! Well, telling a girl “t’es trop charmante” (word for word: you’re too charming) would have a similar effect. Calling someone charming isn’t obviously bad but saying “trop charmante” (too charming) would appear rather uneducated.

C’est quoi ton 06?

In France, most mobile numbers start with 06. Therefore asking someone for his “06” is the equivalent of asking him for his mobile number in a very rude and so unromantic way.

3) French Romantic Phrases you should know to say to your love

The flirting stage is over. It’s now time to move onto more serious matters and to become romantic. In the following grid, I wrote some French romantic phrases you should learn and say to your chéri (your darling)!.

French romantic phrases Translation
Je t’apprécie. I care for you.
Je t’aime bien. I like you.
Je t’aime. I love you.
Je suis amoureux (male) I’m in love.
Je suis amoureuse (female) I’m in love.
Tu es la femme de ma vie/de. mes rêves You are the woman of my life/of my dreams.
Tu es l’homme de ma vie/de mes rêves. You are the man of my life/of my dreams.
Tu es l’amour de ma vie. You are the love of my life.
Je veux passer ma vie avec toi. I want to spend my life with you.
Je veux être avec toi pour toujours. I want to be with you forever.
J’ai besoin de toi. I need you.
Je ne peux pas m’empêcher de penser à toi. I can’t stop thinking about you.
Tu me rends heureux (male). You make me happy.
Tu me rends heureuse (female). You make me happy.
Tu es très beau (male) You are very beautiful.
Tu es très belle (female) You are very beautiful.
Tu as des yeux magnifiques. You have amazing eyes.
J’aime ton sourire. I love your smile.
Tu es parfait (male). You are perfect.
Tu es parfaite (female). You are perfect.
Tu me fascines. I am passionate about you.
J’aimerais te revoir. I would like to see you again.
Embrasse-moi. Kiss me.
Embrasse-moi comme tu m’aimes. Kiss me like you love me.
Prends moi dans tes bras. Take me in your arms.
Fais moi un câlin. Hug me.
J’ai envie de toi. I want you.
J’ai envie de te faire l’amour. I want to make love to you.

4)  Romantic questions in French

You my also want to ask questions to the love of your life. Here are some of the most important ones.

French romantic questions Translation
M’apprécies-tu? Do you care for me?
M’aimes-tu? Do you love me?
Es-tu amoureux de moi? (male) Are you in love with me?
Es-tu amoureuse de moi? (female) Are you in love with me?
Veux-tu être mon petit ami? (male) Do you want to be my boyfriend?
Veux-tu être ma petite amie? (female) Do you want to be my girlfriend?
Veux-tu m’épouser? Will you marry me?


Here is all you need to know to charm a French person.

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Tell him/her some of these romantic French words and let the magic begin! I wish you both a long and happy loving life together!

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