We can overtake you that this is an abbreviation commonly used on social media to express a feeling of affection between two or more people. You want to know a little more? Let’s go!

The abbreviation ILY comes from the English language and means“I love you”, translated into Spanish has as meaning te quiero o te amo“. This phrase is usually used by one person who feels and wants to show great affection for another, becoming the typical phrase of people in love.

ILY in Other Languages

I love you” even if in other languages you write and pronounce differently, its meaning will always be the same.

A brief review of how we can write I love or love you in other languages.

• Portuguese – Eu te amo

• Italian – Ti amo

• French – Je t’aime

• Filipino – Mahal Kita

• English – “I love you”

• Spanish – Te quiero

Differences Between Te Amo y Te Quiero

Have you ever wondered if saying Te Amo or Te Quiero has the same meaning?

If we turn to the etymology of both words,Te Quierocomes from the Latin“quaerere” and its meaning is “to want”, “to have”, “to seek”; that is, this term refers more to the possessive. Instead, “Amar” from the Latin “amére” represents absolute surrender, an intense feeling towards another person.

In conclusion,“amar y querer”can be used as synonyms, but we can only use these terms exclusively when it comes to interpersonal relationships. For example:

• “I amo my mother very much” and “I quiero my mother very much”

ILY Religious

In sacred scripture we find in the book of Matthew, chapter 22, verse 36 – 40

36 “Master, what is the great commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first great commandment.”

39 “And the second is like unto you: thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 “All the law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

If we look at what is recounted in this bible passage, we realize that the great commandment for the world is love for God and secondly to one’s neighbour.


It is time to close this return for the knowledge of love, you have had a great learning about this phrase frequently used when we find the love of our lives, or simply when we feel great empathy for a person and want to show him affection. Don’t forget that, through love, you can change the world. ILY!