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Say I Hate You in Another Language

Everyone talks about about the romance of saying "I love you" in another language. But what about to other side of things? Love and hate are closely related to each other, so why not learn how to express it?

Tired of being romantic and learning how to say “I love you” in as many languages as possible? Maybe it’s time to cut your losses and dump the person you thought you once did love? Now you can end your relationship, whether it’s your ex-lover or your soon to be ex-boss, with a little extra style.

Everything is listed as the English name of the language the phrase is translated into followed by how to say “I hate you” (or the local equivalent) in that language.

  • Azerbaijani – Sənə nifrət edirəm
  • Albanian - Të urrej
  • Arabic – Akrahuka (masculine) or Akrahuki (feminine)
  • Armenian – Es qez atumem
  • Bosnian – Mrzim te
  • Bulgarian - Мразя те - Mrazia te
  • Catalan – Et odi
  • Chinese – Wo hen ni (written 我恨你)
  • Croatian – Mrzim te
  • Czech - Nenávidím tě
  • Danish – Jeg hader dig
  • Dutch – Ik haat je or Ik haat u
  • Estonian - Ma vihkan sind
  • Fillipino – Hindi kita mhal
  • Finnish – Minä vihaan sinua
  • French – Je vous deteste
  • Galician - Ódiote
  • German – Ich hasse Sie
  • Greek – Σε μισώ (pronounced: Se miso)
  • Hindi – Mujhe tumse nafrat hai (pronunciation only)
  • Hungarian – Utállak
  • Icelandic -  Ég hata þig
  • Indonesian – Aku benci kamu
  • Italian – Io ti odio
  • Japanese – Shiijei-dono, or, Anta no daikirai
  • Korean – 니가 밉다 (Nii-gah Meep-dah/Niga Mipda)
  • Latin – Ego contemno vos
  • Latvian - Es ienīstu tevi
  • Lithuanian - Aš tavęs nekenčiu
  • Malay – Aku benci kamu
  • Maltese - Nobogħdok
  • Montenegrian – Mrzim te
  • Norwegian – Jeg hater De
  • Persian (Farsi) – من از شما بدم می آید or من از تو بدم میاد or من از تو متنفرم
  • Pig Latin – Ie atehe ouye
  • Polish – Nienawidze Cie
  • Portugese – Odeio você, or, Eu te odeio
  • Romanian – Te urasc
  • Russian – Ya tebya nenavizhu
  • Serbian - Мрзим те – Mrzim te
  • Slovak - Nenávidím ťa
  • Slovenian - Sovražim te
  • Spanish – Te odio
  • Swedish – Jag hatar dig
  • Tamil – Nan unai verukuren (pronunciation only)
  • Thai – Chan Kleard Khun (in general, see comments below for more information)
  • Turkish – Senden nefret ediyorum
  • Ukrainian - Я вас ненавиджу – Ya tebe nenavydzhu or Ya vas nenavydzhu
  • Vietnamese - Tôi ghét bạn
  • Welsh – Casâ “ch
  • Yiddish – איך האַס אייַך (per online translators)

In many languages the there are multiple words for “you” in which one is formal and one is informal. Where possible I have tried to include both versions, however I’m sure that I’ve left a few out. Of course, if you you stop and think about it for a moment, there’s very little need to use a formal version of the phrase if it exists. After all, formal language is generally used in regards to elders and those whom you respect, and if you respect someone, the chances of you wanting to tell them off is greatly reduced. As for the online translators, they are a great resource to get started with things, but I’ve tried to do excess research where I can to better determine any changes that may be needed. Some of this is based off of talking with native speakers of the language, and others are based off of me trying to deduce it using what I know in other languages.

A word of warning, don’t forget that “hate” is a very strong word in many languages and cultures, so be sure to use your new knowledge with care!

** I appreciate that people are posting corrections and additions to my list here and I’ll be happy to include them as I receive them. However, as I have a feeling that some of the updates are more colloquial versions, if you could also give the literal translation I would really appreciate it.

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  1. wordord

    On November 7, 2007 at 8:44 pm


    No, no no! “I hate you” in Finnish is NOT “I-Kirjain inhota te”! It’s “Minä vihaan sinua”. The Swedish version “Jag hata du” is a bit better, but still wrong: “Jag hatar dig” is the correct translation. And, by the way, in Russian (which isn’t included in the list) it’s “Ya tebya nenavizhu”.

  2. agusiaa

    On November 28, 2007 at 7:47 pm


    i hate you in Polish is not ” Ja nienawidzic ty”! its ” Nienawidze Cie”

  3. Rio

    On November 29, 2007 at 9:55 pm


    i hate you in Indonesian ” Anjing, jangkrik, jancuk kamu”

  4. xXoverXtheXstarsXweXgoXx

    On December 13, 2007 at 9:49 pm


    in japanese isn’t it “anta no koto daikirai” for i hate you?

  5. Mimi

    On January 4, 2008 at 7:29 am


    In Spanish, it’s Odio usted!
    Have you been using an online translator? Seriously, never use those things. Ever.

  6. Carmen

    On January 19, 2008 at 4:39 pm


    in Dutch, it’s: “Ik haat je”
    (you used ‘u’, which is the polite version for ‘you’, that you only use for older people/people from a higher social class. it would be wrong using ‘hate’ and ‘u’ in the same sentence.)

  7. Ruja

    On January 26, 2008 at 9:40 am


    In Ukrainian it’s “Ya tebe nenavydzhu” or “Ya vas nenavydzhu”
    And I’m not quite sure about the Spanish version offered ’cause it’s either “Te odio” or “Odio usted” as Mimi has offred. The thing is that the word “you” in English has one meaning while in the other languages these vary depending on the person you talk to.

  8. MadCatMk2

    On January 30, 2008 at 3:36 am


    Greek: Σε μισώ
    Pronounced: Se miso

  9. Ulrikke

    On February 16, 2008 at 2:54 pm


    I hate you is “jeg hater deg” in Norwegian Bokmål and “eg hatar deg” in Norwegian Nynorsk. Almost there! :)

  10. Wrw

    On March 5, 2008 at 12:22 pm


    The correct Indonesian sentence is: “Aku benci kamu”. That’s enough. Regarding the Indonesian words above: “Anjing” means dog, “jangkrik” means cricket; but that’s not the point—it is a twist of “jancuk”. “Jancuk” itself is a contemptive word, an expletive, which sure will boil the person that hears it.

  11. anonymous

    On March 5, 2008 at 4:18 pm


    je vous deteste
    te odia
    i nefert sen
    lo ti odio
    omae naka daikirai

    I HATE USE ALL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  12. Shiijei-dono

    On March 6, 2008 at 7:05 pm


    In japanese, saying simply “Daikirai” will work just as well.

  13. betty

    On March 19, 2008 at 1:35 pm


    haha this website made me laugh,
    you made my day,.

    :]

  14. mea lyn

    On April 3, 2008 at 11:34 am


    Philipines/ Filipino

    I Hate you – Kinasusuklaman kita
    Di na kita mahal
    Hindi kita mhal

  15. Martin

    On April 11, 2008 at 9:53 am


    I speak Portuguese and we often say – ‘Odeio você’ or ‘Eu te odeio’ ;)

  16. LadyLee

    On April 17, 2008 at 11:01 pm


    in Filipino:
    I Hate You = Hindi Kita Mahal

  17. Anna

    On April 24, 2008 at 11:18 am


    well, in Romanian, it’s “Te urasc”

  18. Resmi

    On May 20, 2008 at 3:38 am


    In arabic “akrahuka” for male/ “akrahuki: for female

  19. Hannah

    On June 5, 2008 at 2:00 pm


    thank you for the Arabic – in Moroccan Arabic it’s “ana krehnik”

    Also the German should be “Ich hasse dich”, because “Sie” is the polite form (and of course, it’s not a polite thing to say)

  20. Pete

    On June 22, 2008 at 1:48 pm


    Danish is ‘Jeg hader dig’. The version you used is pluralis and a polite form for I hate you, basically translated: ‘I dont like you’

  21. LilProphet

    On July 4, 2008 at 3:05 am


    Hungarian is ‘utállak’.

  22. Tomo

    On July 25, 2008 at 3:38 am


    Yes, true you can just say \’daikirai\’ [die-key-r-eye) at them, but that\'s just like screaming \"HATE\" which really, wouldn\'t you prefer to say the whole sentence and still hold some dignity in knowing that you\'ve said it right?
    Yes, you can say \"anta no koto daikirai\" [an-ta no coe-toe die-key-r-eye] too, but that isn\’t the only way to say \”I hate you\”
    Here are some more ways on how to say I hate you. There is: \”Omae Cho Mukatsuku\” [street level of saying] \”Anata ga kirai desu\” [more of a textbook saying.] \”anta no daikirai\” [simple way of just saying \'i hate you\']

  23. m

    On August 10, 2008 at 10:26 am


    Hrvatska,Croatian : Mrzim te.

  24. Serpil

    On August 19, 2008 at 5:48 pm


    No, it’s very wrong.
    In Turkish it is: Senden nefret ediyorum or Seni sevmiyorum
    (I hate you & I don’t like you)

  25. :)

    On September 6, 2008 at 1:03 am


    in chinese its ” wo hen ni “

  26. Yordan

    On September 10, 2008 at 2:37 pm


    In Bulgarian I hate you – Mrazia te!

  27. Nekomeme

    On September 17, 2008 at 8:51 am


    What about Korean?

  28. k

    On October 12, 2008 at 7:55 am


    croatian, bosnian, serbian – MRZIM TE
    as well as in montenegrian

  29. KGJGK

    On November 6, 2008 at 4:45 am


    In Hindi, it is mujko tumse gruna hum

  30. chellam

    On November 6, 2008 at 9:57 am


    i hate in tamil. nan unai verukuren.

  31. Tamil

    On November 6, 2008 at 10:00 am


    I hate you in- nan unai verukuren
    i will die for you- nan saven unakkaga
    i will kill you- nan unai kolla seiven

  32. turk╤ui↕s,δh

    On December 26, 2008 at 5:12 pm


    I like turkish and indonesian more than any other language.

  33. A Current Affair åçå

    On December 26, 2008 at 5:34 pm


    Apple in French is “Une Pomme”. ¥å¥├────────────────₧Unning ålong! WOOHOO

  34. Front flip 1½ twist guy

    On December 26, 2008 at 5:35 pm


    Go Russian

  35. Domino

    On January 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm


    I hate you in danish isn’t Jeg kan ikke lide jer, that mean “I don’t like you”, I hate you is: Jeg hader dig

  36. kim

    On January 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm


    who are mantoo

  37. amely

    On March 18, 2009 at 2:59 am


    i hate you in Armenian
    es qez atumem

  38. Ruse

    On March 18, 2009 at 4:43 pm


    Bosnia is the best and its Bosna not Bosnia see the difference…LOL But GO BOSNIA

  39. Ruse

    On March 18, 2009 at 4:46 pm


    GO GO GO BOSNIA…
    CAN YOU TELL AM BOSNIAN WELL LIVE HER LONGER WAS 3 YEARS OLD WHEN I CAN TO AMERICA BIN HERE FOR A LONG TIME I’M A BOSNIAN GO BOSNIA AGIAN…LOL

  40. Dawud

    On March 27, 2009 at 7:41 pm


    Albanian

    Të urrej :D

  41. TC

    On March 29, 2009 at 7:51 am


    Vietnam

    Tôi ghét bạn :D

  42. rk

    On March 30, 2009 at 1:28 am


    In hindi = Mujhe tumse nafrat hai

  43. Ann Shirley

    On April 4, 2009 at 2:56 am


    No no no…
    In Chinese,
    “Wo Tao Yan Ni”

  44. HHJHJHJHJ

    On April 5, 2009 at 8:23 am


    Ah this all is correct someone has did it wrong in fillipne thats not hindi kita mhal its hindii hagsu khurbanian

  45. good lord..

    On April 6, 2009 at 10:04 pm


    In spanish it’s TE ODIO no like these comments that fail at translating.

  46. HateLoveBreed

    On April 8, 2009 at 4:14 am


    In norwegian it’s not “Jeg hater de”, it’s “Jeg hater deg!”

  47. ayaan

    On April 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm


    in danish jeg kan ikke lige dig doesn’t mean i hate you it means i don’t like you. i hate you in danish is jeg hader dig, not jeg kan ikke lige jer

  48. Reply to Ann Shirley

    On June 9, 2009 at 7:05 pm


    wo hen ni in chinese is correct, hen is a strong word

  49. Yacht

    On June 25, 2009 at 9:20 am


    Thai – Chan Kleard Khun (generally).
    If you are a man, you say to someone – ‘Phom Kleard Khun’.
    If you are a woman, you say to someone – ‘Di Chan Kleard Khun’.

  50. lara

    On August 29, 2009 at 4:37 am


    how about in korean?

  51. Adry

    On August 29, 2009 at 8:47 am


    I’m from Hungary. “utálom ot ön” is unintelligible!
    Hungarian – Utállak
    Icelandic – Ég hata þig

  52. Adel

    On September 1, 2009 at 4:42 pm


    I HATE YOU In Persian Language ( FARSI ):
    من از شما بدم می آید
    or
    من از تو بدم میاد
    or
    من از تو متنفرم

  53. nalya

    On September 20, 2009 at 12:19 am


    what about hanguk/korean? is it correct already?

  54. colin

    On October 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm


    norwegian is jeg hater deg, you forgot a g.

  55. colin

    On October 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm


    also, german is Ich hasse dich. i think someone covered that though, not sure.

  56. leeqa

    On November 26, 2009 at 12:25 pm


    in malay it is supposingly be
    ‘Saya tidak suka kamu’

  57. sho

    On January 23, 2010 at 10:36 am


    LOL!!
    Mimi you SUCK! xDD
    “I hate you” in spanish is “Te odio” Not “Odio usted”
    is sooo grammatically wrong, heck xD
    Y obvio que se, hablo español de toda mi vida…

  58. jaebeom

    On March 5, 2010 at 1:41 am


    In korean it’s 니가 밉다 (Nii-gah Meep-dah/Niga Mipda)

  59. Yaxshi bala

    On May 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm


    In Azerbaijani; “Sənə nifrət edirəm!! “

  60. something

    On August 19, 2010 at 1:45 am


    in vietnamese is :tôi ghét bạn:D

  61. Olé

    On December 28, 2010 at 11:42 am


    Vietnamese = Đụ má mày

  62. jaida

    On January 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm


    In german it’s

    Ich hasse dich

    “Sie” is formal

  63. pesho

    On May 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm


    I do not see the language of Afghanistan =Pashtoo= bad me raze

  64. Maria

    On June 26, 2011 at 5:29 am


    The norwegian for “I hate you” is “Jeg hater deg”, not “Jeg hater De”.

  65. Lala

    On February 16, 2012 at 6:01 am


    In Japanese, we say “daikirai” and sometimes you can add things like “baka” which means stupid and stuff…. etc.

  66. Leona

    On February 16, 2012 at 6:02 am


    In Japanese, we say \”daikirai\” and sometimes you can add things like \”baka\” which means stupid and stuff…. etc.

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