How to Say I Want to Kiss You in Spanish

It is said that Spanish is a lyrical and romantic language. If you are trying to kiss a native Spanish speaker, then learning a bit of the language can be a great way to impress your date. Spanish might also help you sound suave and exotic when kissing a non-native speaker – but make sure that he or she will understand what you're saying! There are several ways to say "I want to kiss you," in Spanish, and each has a slightly different implication.


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    Say "Quiero besarte." This literally means "I want to kiss you." Pronounce it "kee-arrow bay-sar-tay."[1] While it is technically an exact translation, "Quiero besarte" may not be so common as other, more lyrical phrases. If you are traveling, consider the way that people commonly ask for kisses in this culture, and try asking someone from your specific location for advice.
    • "Quiero" is the "I" conjugation of the verb "querer," "to want."
    • "Besarte" is the you-directed unconjugated form of the verb "besar," or "to kiss." "Te" refers to "you." Thus, "besarte" literally means "to kiss you."
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    Try asking "Puedo besarte?" This literally means, "Can I kiss you?" Pronounce it "pway-doh bay-sar-tay?"[2] Think about the implication of asking to kiss someone versus saying that you want to kiss someone. Asking gives your date an explicit choice in the matter, and it also puts him/her on the spot to say "si" or "no." This option might be best if you are less confident that the person wants to kiss you back.
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    Say "Bésame." This means "Kiss me." Pronounce it "bay-sa-may."[3] It is a phrase that's much-used in songs and relationships throughout the Spanish-speaking world.[4] It is also a more outwardly confident way of saying that you want to kiss someone. It's not a question, it's an imperative: "Kiss me!" Consider how well you know the person, and whether this is appropriate.[5]
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    Use the phrase, "Me gustaría sellar tus labios con los míos." This literally means, "I would like to stamp your lips with mine." Pronounce it, "May goo-star-ee-a say-yar toos la-bee-os cohn los mee-os." If you are trying to kiss a non-native Spanish speaker, then he or she may not pick up the nuance of this phrase. However, a native Spanish speaker may find these words more lyrical and romantic than a plain "Besame" or "Quiero besarte."
    • "Me gustaría" is the conditional conjugation of "gustar," meaning "to like" or "to please." Think of the phrase like, "It would please me to kiss you."
    • "Sellar" is the verb "to stamp."[6]
    • "Labios" are lips. "Con los míos," means "with mine." or, in context, "with my lips."


  • Consider learning to speak Spanish. If you want to have a relationship with a native Spanish speaker, he or she will likely appreciate the effort. Also, a basic grounding in conversational Spanish will make it much easier to ask someone for a kiss.
  • Try to get a native speaker to teach you how to pronounce it properly.
  • If you say these phrases to someone and he/she asks what you mean, consider simply going for the kiss. Alternately, translate the words, but try not to lose the spirit of the moment!

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