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"I love you" is a phrase which is often translated as "te quiero", and "I need you" is a phrase which is often translated as "te necesito". Learn more about the difference between "I love you" and "I need you" below.
I love you(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. te quiero
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I love you no matter what.Te quiero pase lo que pase.
b. te amo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Saying "I love you" is a big step in a relationship.Decir "te amo" es un momento importante en una relación.
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. los quiero (plural)
You're my parents and I love you but I have to live my own life.Son mis padres y los quiero pero tengo que vivir mi vida.
b. los amo (plural)
I love you with all my heart, my darlings!¡Los amo de todo corazón, queridos!
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I need you(
ay
 
nid
 
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. te necesito
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I need you as much as I love you.Te necesito tanto como te amo.
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