How to Say "I Love You" in Morse Code!
Whether you are looking to confess your love in a way that won't make things awkward if they don't feel the same or simply looking for a new and fun way to communicate with your loved one, learning how to say I love you in Morse code is unique and quite simple.
With this guide, you will learn several ways to say "I love you" in Morse code, such as writing, speaking, or even blinking it.
Let's waste no time and get to it!
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How to Use Morse Code
So before we can start coding messages, we first need to take a minute and learn how to use Morse code. Don't worry, it's actually pretty simple!
To start, the entire Morse code system is made up of two symbols—dots and dashes.
- Dots are represented by periods or circles and indicate a quick and rapid sound. It is represented by the sound "di or dit."
- Dashes, on the other hand, are represented by longer symbols such as hyphens or short lines and indicate a slower sound. It is represented by the sound "dah."
These dots and dashes are used in different combinations to make up letters, numbers, and special characters.
There are also 5 standard timing rules that you need to know to communicate effectively. These rules are:
- The length of a dot is 1 unit of time.
- The length of a dash is 3 units of time—or three times longer than a dot.
- The time gap between dots and dashes is 1 unit of time—or the same length as one dot.
- The time gap between full letters is 3 units of time—or the same length as one dash.
- The pause between complete words is 7 units of time.
That's it! That is all you need to know to start using Morse code. Now let's learn how to say "I love you verbally!"
How to Write "I Love You" in Morse Code
Alright, let's start by learning how to write "I love you" in Morse code using dots and dashes. This is typically what you find on things such as Morse code jewelry or letters.
Now we're not going to cover all the Morse code characters in this guide, however, if you would like to learn them, take a gander at our Morse Code Alphabet: The Ultimate Guide.
Otherwise, let's look at the 7 letters needed to say "I love you."
I • •
L • ─ • •
O ─ ─ ─
V • • • ─
Y ─ • ─ ─
O ─ ─ ─
U • • ─
When laid out on a single line, I love you in Morse code will look like this!
• • / • ─ • • ─ ─ ─ • • • ─ • / ─ • ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ • • ─
How to Say "I Love You" in Morse Code
Okay, so what if we want to tell speak "I love you" in Morse code? We'll we can do that too! Remember that Morse code is a system of long and short sounds— dits and dahs— and all we have to do is speak those sounds with the correct timing.
To say "I love you" in Morse code, repeat the following:
Di-di / di-dah-di-di dah-dah-dah di-di-di-dah di / dah-di-dah-dah dah-dah-dah di-di-dah
Easy enough, right?
If you would like to hear this phrase in actual Morse code, check out the audio clip below!
How to Blink "I Love You" in Morse Code
If you want to confess your love in plain sight without anyone else knowing, considering learning how to blink "I love you" in Morse code.
Now blinking Morse code is a little more challenging, however, it is quite fun.
To blink characters in Morse code, the dots and dashes are represented in how much time you spend blinking.
Dots will be represented by short blinks or flutters—like you have something in your eye—, while dashes will be more pronounced blinks as if you are resting your eyes for a split second.
Check out the animation below of our good buddy Rocky blinking "I Love You!"
How to Say "I Love You" With Light
Okay, this last method is for those who want to go above and beyond and use light to say, "I love you."
Light has always been a useful way to communicate using Morse code and is still used today! To learn more, check out our article on how to use Morse code with light.
To use light to say "I love you," we're simply going to represent our dots and dashes using short and long bursts of light. This is easily accomplished using a flashlight, or if you have a crafty hand, you can rig up something that blinks your code automatically!
Check out the following message using light.
Strobe Warning! This video may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
This was generated using a pretty cool site called Morse Code World.
"I Love You" in Other Languages
Alright, so you've learned a ton of different ways to communicate "I love you" in Morse code. Now let's look at how to say these three golden words in a few other languages!
Spanish: te amo
─ • / •─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─
French: je t'aime
•─ ─ ─ • / ─ •─ ─ ─ ─• •─ •• ─ ─ •
German: ich liebe dich
•• ─•─• •••• / •─•• •• • ─••• • / ─•• •• ─•─• ••••
Russian: Я люблю тебя
•─•─ / •─•• ••─ ─ ─••• •─•• ••─ ─ / •─ ─ •─ •••
Italian: ti amo
─ •• / •─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─
"Will You Marry Me" in Morse Code
So you want to say something a little stronger than "I love you." How about "will you marry me?" After all, it is the perfect test. If they can't decode your message, they might not be the one.
When laid out on a single line, "will you marry me" in Morse code will look like this!
• ─ ─ • • • ─ • • • ─ • • / ─ • ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ • • ─ / ─ ─ • ─ • ─ • • ─ • ─ • ─ ─ / ─ ─ •
To verbally ask "will you marry me" in Morse code, repeat the following:
Di-dah-dah di-dit di-dah-di-dit di-dah-di-dit / dah-di-dah-dah dah-dah-dah di-di-dah / dah-dah di-dah di-dah-di di-dah-di dah-di-dah-dah / dah-dah dit
Wrapping It Up!
I hope that this little guide helped you in every way possible, and as you can see, those three little words, "I love you," are quite simple and fun to say in Morse code.
As always, happy dabbling!