23 Best German Phrases to Say Happy Valentines Day in German (Der Valentinstag) – Bonus Audio

Get ready, everyone! Valentine’s Day is approaching, much quicker than you might expect it. If you were in Germany, you might stumble upon cozy bistros booked out with couples or shops bustling with the sale of heart-shaped confections, chocolates and bouquets. Spring German (a project I co-founded) has an excellent video on German love language and how you can say happy Valentines Day in German that you can watch right now, right here:

Valentine’s Day may have been co-opted into an occasion marked by predictable expressions of affection and perhaps too bug commercial expectations, but even skeptics can’t deny its romantic appeal. In this article, you will learn all the different ways to say Happy Valentine’s Day in German.

1. Essential Valentine’s Day Vocabulary: Alles Liebe zum Valentinstag! (Happy Valentines Day in German)

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To express Happy Valentine’s Day in German, you would say Alles Liebe zum Valentinstag! The phrase literally means All love on Valentine’s Day which is a warm and heartfelt way to express your love on this special occasion.

Listen to the correct pronunciation here:

Imagine a conversation between Anna and Johann, who are arranging their Valentine’s evening:

Anna: Hallo Johann! Bald ist der 14. Februar, sollen wir nicht etwas Besonderes planen, um den Valentinstag zu feiern? (Hi John, with February 14th just around the corner, how about we plan something special to celebrate Valentine’s Day?)
Johann: Hallo Anna! Tolle Idee. Ich dachte, wir könnten in unser Lieblingsrestaurant essen gehen und später einen Spaziergang im Mondschein machen. (Hi Anna! Great idea. I thought we could have dinner at our favorite restaurant and then go for a moonlit walk.)
Anna: Alles Liebe zum Valentinstag, mein Schatz! Dein Plan klingt perfekt. Sollen wir jetzt reservieren, um Wartezeiten zu vermeiden? (Happy Valentine’s Day, my love! Your plan sounds perfect. Should we make a reservation now to avoid waiting?)
Johann: Ja, lass uns das machen. Und wie wäre es, wenn wir nach dem Spaziergang unsere Geschenke austauschen? (Yes, let’s do that. And how about we exchange gifts after our walk?)
Anna: Das ist eine wunderbare Idee. Dieser Valentinstag wird unvergesslich! (That’s a wonderful idea. This Valentine’s Day will be unforgettable!)

(Hint: The more you know, the better: check out how to say happy Valentine’s Day in Spanish!)

2. Lovely German Phrases for Valentine’s Day

Expressing your affection in another language can add a unique spice to showing your significant other how much they mean to you.

happy valentines day in german heart shaped box

For a more casual approach, you could say:

  • Schönen Valentinstag – “Have a nice Valentine’s Day.”
  • Ich wünsche dir einen wundervollen Valentinstag – “I wish you a wonderful Valentine’s Day.”

For a touch of romance on this notorious day of love, including a few of these German chunks might just be the twist your relationship needs!

Here are some German love phrases filled with love and appreciation:

German love phrases

German PhraseEnglish Translation
Ich liebe dich jeden Tag mehr.I love you more each day.
Du bist die Liebe meines Lebens.You are the love of my life.
Du machst mich unglaublich glücklich.You make me incredibly happy.
Zusammen zu sein ist mein Lieblingsort.Being together is my favorite place.
Du bist mein Ein und Alles.You are my everything.
Mit dir ist jeder Tag Valentinstag.With you, every day is Valentine’s Day.
Ich liebe dich von ganzem Herzen.I love you with all my heart.
Du bist mein Traum, der wahr geworden ist.You are my dream come true.
Mein Herz gehört dir.My heart is yours.
Unsere Liebe ist für immer.Our love is forever.

These phrases offer just a quick glimpse of how you can express your feelings in German. If you want to take a look behind the scenes and figure out how these German chunks are structured, sign up for our German Conversation Based Chunking Guide. In it, you’ll find Chunk Lists, a Conversation Based Chunking™ Quick-Start Guide, a German Chunking Class and all of our recommended resources.

3. Celebrate German Valentine’s Day with postcards!

Sending or giving postcards is a great little tradition that is still celebrated in Germany. Tourists also often send postcards as a way to share their travel experiences with friends and family back home; and why couldn’t you do the same for your loved ones on Valentine’s day?

happy valentines day in german box of chocolate

Below, find some German sentences that you could write on a heartfelt card:

German sentences for postcards

German PhraseEnglish Translation
Mit jedem Herzschlag gehörst du mir mehr.With every heartbeat, my heart belongs to you more.
Deine Liebe erleuchtet mein Leben.Your love lights up my life.
Lieben bedeutet, sich in einer anderen Person zu finden.To love is to find yourself in another person.
Du bist mein Grund zu lächeln.You are my reason to smile.
Jeder Moment mit dir ist ein Schatz.Every moment with you is a treasure.
Dieser Valentinstag ist erst der Anfang unserer Geschichte.This Valentine’s Day is just the beginning of our story.
Danke, dass du mein wunderbarer Schatz bist.Thank you for being my amazing treasure.
An deiner Seite bleibt die Zeit stehen.By your side, time stands still.
Unsere Liebe ist das größte Abenteuer.Our love is the greatest adventure.
Du bist das Beste, was mir je passiert ist.You are the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

4. Learn more about holiday celebrated in German with the help of Conversation Based Chunking

Learning with the Conversation Based Chunking™ method can revolutionize your approach to learning German. This technique focuses on learning phrases and expressions—the ‘chunks’ of language that native speakers use daily. It’s about acquiring language in a way that mirrors how we naturally absorb our mother tongue.

By using Conversation Based Chunking™, you can learn German in a more intuitive way

Take your German to new heights and express your love with confidence this Valentinstag. Learn more about Conversation Based Chunking™ resources for a more fluent and enjoyable language learning experience.

Happy speaking and Alles Liebe zum Valentinstag! ❤️

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