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Germany: 6 Valentine’s Day greetings in German translated to English

Living in Germany. Valentine’s Day in Germany: People in Germany enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day so here are 6 valentine’s day greetings in German translated to English for you and your loved one to exchange.

  1. Alles Liebe zum Valentinstag! – Happy Valentine’s day

This is a greeting that can be said even if you are not in love with someone. It can also be said to a complete stranger on Valentines’ day to show you are friendly.

This phrase can be said to friends, children, a spouse, significant other or parents.

  • Genießen Sie Ihren Valentinstag. (Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!)
  • Haben Sie Pläne für den Valentinstag? (Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day?)

2. Möchtest du mein Valentin sein? – Will you be my valentine?

This is relevant for significant others and people in love or hoping to have a valentine then you can ask them to be your valentine in a charming way, Möchtest du mein Valentin sein?” 

This is also a charming way to invite a love interest out on a Valentine’s date. Valentine’s day is also a day of gift giving, so you may want to say the following:

  • Hier ist ein Valentinstag-Karte. (Here’s a Valentine’s Day card.)
  • Ich habe Blumen für dich. (I got you flowers.)

3. Ich habe dich lieb  I like you very much.

This is a nice way to suggest to someone you like them. Also if you wonder if they like you back then you can ask, Magst du mich? (Do you like me?)

You can also enjoy using sentences like:

  • Ich bin in dich verknallt. (I’ve got a crush on you.)
  • Du gehst mir nicht aus dem Kopf. (I can’t stop thinking about you.)


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4. Wollen wir irgendwann zusammen Abendessen gehen? Shall we go out to dinner sometime? wrote that this is a way to ask someone out on date without being offensive.

  • Wollen wir am Valentinstag gemeinsam ausgehen? Shall we got out on Valentine’s Day together?
  • Hättest du Lust auf ein Date mit mir? (Would you like to go on a date?)
  • Wo möchtest du am Valentinstag gerne hingehen? (Where would you like to go for Valentine’s Day?)

5. Du bedeutest mir sehr viel – You mean so much to me.

This is to let your significant other know much you mean to them this Valentine’s.

6. Ich liebe dich – I love you

This phrase is used a lot on Valentine’s day and if you have a loved one, they should be able to say it to you.

You also might consider statements like:

  • Du bist die Liebe meines Lebens. (You are the love of my life)
  • Du bist meine Lieblings-Person. (You are my favorite person)