Spanish Love Quotes for Beginner Learners
Spanish is one of the most beautiful sounding languages in the world. It’s also one of the most romantic too. If you’re studying or thinking of learning Spanish, Spanish love quotes will help kick start your ability communicate.
You can find Spanish love quotes in things like poetry and literature. Mind you, some of them do not have a literal meaning but a metaphoric one. This is important to take it into account because one of the main differences when writing in Spanish compared to English is that Spanish uses a lot of metaphors and usually does not get straight to the point.
Spanish Love Quotes in Poetry and Literature
You can find books written by famous people in Latin American and Spain and most of them have earned important awards and novel prizes and they are very well-known and respected in Spanish speaking society. Furthermore, their books have been translated to different languages. Consequently, you probably have heard about many of these writers. The most famous ones are : Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Mario Benedetti, Jorge Luis Borges, Amado Nervo.
Spanish Love Quotes on the Streets
In 2015 and 2016 here in Latin America it was very famous a movement called “Acción Poética” . This literary movement started in 1996 but it became more popular years later especially with the media diffusion. Acción Poetica started in Monterrey, Mexico. Its founder is the Mexican poet Armando Alanis Pulido . This movement consisted on the intervention of murals. They painted the wall using white color and then they write a poem with letters in black to make it more noticeable.
Most Commonly Heard Spanish Love Quotes
Here is a list of some of the most romantic and well-known love quotes in Spanish:
“Le bastaba tocarme para transformar mi llanto en suspiros y mi enojo en deseo. ¡Qué complaciente es el amor, que todo lo perdona!” – Isabel Allende
Translation: “He had only to touch me to turn my tears into sighs and my anger to desire. How accommodating love is; it forgives everything.”
“Mi táctica es quedarme en tu recuerdo no sé cómo ni sé con qué pretexto pero quedarme en vos” – Mario Benedetti
Translation : My tactics is to stay in yor memory, I do not know neither how nor with which pretext, but to stay in you.
“Ya no la quiero, es cierto, pero tal vez la quiero. Es tan corto el amor, y es tan largo el olvido.” – Pablo Neruda
Translation: I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
“Tardé una hora en conocerte y solo un día en enamorarme. Pero me llevará toda una vida lograr olvidarte” – Anonymous
Translation: It took me an hour to get to know you and just a day to fall in love. But it will take me a whole life to be able to forget you.
“ Es el amor el que hace la revolución” – Acción Poética Chaco
Translation : Love is what makes revolution
“ Me robas la sonrisa que ni yo sabía que tenía entre los labios” – Acción Poética
Translation: You steals me the smile that no even me knew that I had between my lips”
” Dormir temprano para soñarte más tiempo” – Acción Poética Puerto Peñasco
Translation: Sleeping earlier to have you in my dreams during more time.
“ Podría hablarte del amor pero prefiero que lo sientas” – Acción Poética
Translation: I could talk to you about love but I prefer you to feel it.
“El amor es un intento de penentrar en otra persona, pero sólo puede tener éxito si la entrega es mutua” – Octavio Paz
Translation: Love is an attempt of penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.
Pair these quotes up with a few pick-up lines and you’ll be on your way to meeting that special someone on your next trip to Spain 😉
Using LingQ to Practice Reading Your Favorite Spanish Poems
If you are looking for a more efficient way to study Spanish love quotes and poetry, you can use LingQ. Any poem you find online can be imported into LingQ and automatically turned into a lesson which you can read through. LingQ will show you the words you don’t know in blue which you can then save into the platform’s SRS to make your studying easier and more effective. LingQ will turn each word or phrase you save into a flashcard and include multiple ways of testing your reading ability such as, multiple choice, dictation, fill in the blanks, and more.
Go give it a try, it’s free to use.
Claudia Ramos is a Chilean Teacher of English who dedicates herself to study different languages. She can speak Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese. All of them in different levels. Also, Claudia teaches Spanish to people from different parts of the world via Skype.