Learning to say I miss you in Spanish is a great start to learning the language, as it can help you partake in real-life conversations in Spanish! It is especially useful for when you miss someone a lot and just want to express how much you miss them.
This article will teach you just that, how to say I miss you in Spanish, alongside how to respond to someone saying they miss you, including some terms of endearment to help make your “I miss you” even more special! After reading this article, prepare all your pick up lines in Spanish to intrigue your partner!
Common Ways to Say “I Miss You” in Spanish
The most common ways to say I miss you in Spanish, include “te extraño” and “te hecho de menos”. Where te extraño, literally translates to “i miss you”, while te hecho de menos is more of a “I discard you” briefly translating to I miss you. These two phrases are often used among friends and family, to express your yearning for someone.
- Te extraño much mi amor – I miss you so much, my love.
- Te hecho de menos, amiga – I miss you, friend.
Other Ways to Say “I Miss You” in Spanish
Missing someone you can’t see anytime soon really sucks. Especially a loved one… maybe after telling them you miss them in Spanish, why not tell them you love them in Spanish too?
Below we have listed 10 ways to say I miss you in Spanish with different Spanish nouns, the respective verb, and examples:
1. Te extraño – “I miss you”
The most common way to say I miss you in Spanish and is mainly used in Latin American countries, is “te extraño”. Te means “you” and extraño means “miss you”, putting theseSpanish words together literally means “I miss you”.
|ellos/ ellas / ustedes||extrañan|
Spanish Translation: Te extraño mi amigo
English Translation: I miss you, my friend
Spanish Translation: Te extrañamos mucho
English Translation: We miss you a lot
Spanish Translation: Ellos me extrañan
English Translation: They miss me
2. Te echo de menos – “I miss you”
teh eh-tjo deh men-ohs
Another way of saying I miss you in Spanish is te echo de menos, this phrase is more commonly used in Spain. You can still use it in Latin America, but it might come off as cheesy.
|ellos/ ellas / ustedes||echan|
Spanish Translation: Te he echado mucho de menos
English Translation: I have missed you so much
Spanish Translation: La echamos de menos
English Translation: We miss her
Spanish Translation: Mis hermanas y yo los echamos de menos
English Translation: My sisters and I miss them
3. Me haces falta – “I need you/I miss you a lot”
Meh hah-sis fal-ta
A more intense and intimate way of saying you miss someone. This should mainly be used on your significant other, but you can also use it to express how much you miss your family and friends. It is used in the same way as Te extraño. The past tense of this phrase is “me hiciste falta”, which means “I missed you”.
Spanish Translation: ¡Me haces mucha falta!
English Translation: I miss you a lot!
Spanish Translation: Espero que me visites pronto porque me haces falta
English Translation: I hope you visit soon because I miss you
Spanish Translation: Me hiciste falta, mi amor.
English Translation: I missed you, my love.
4. Te voy a extrañar – “I will miss you”
Teh voy eh ex-tra-nahr (voy as in voyage)
A phrase that says “you will miss this person when/if they leave”, is usually used before someone departs. You use this phrase the same as “I’m going to..” in English.
|ellos/ ellas / ustedes||van|
Spanish Translation: Te voy a extrañar si te vas
English Translation: I will miss you if you go
Spanish Translation: Voy a extrañar a los niños
English Translation: I will miss the children
Spanish Translation: Ella te va a extrañar
English Translation: She will miss you
5. Ojalá nunca te hubieras ido – “I wish you hadn’t gone”
Oh-gah-la nun-cah teh who-be-eras e-dough (the G is pronounced like a exhaled snoring sound)
While ojalá is directly translated as “hopefully” the phrase essentially means “I wish you hadn’t gone”. A phrase that uses subjunctive to show the emotion behind missing someone, when you wish someone didn’t leave so you could see them.
|ellos/ ellas / ustedes||hubieran|
Spanish Translation: Ojalá nunca te hubieras ido lejos de mí.
English Translation: I wish you hadn’t gone away from me
Spanish Translation: Ojalá mi familia nunca se hubieran
English Translation: I wish my family had never left
Spanish Translation: Ojalá nunca se hubieran ido de mi
English Translation: I wish they had never left me
6. No puedo estar sin ti – “I can’t be without you”
No pweh-dough es-star sin tee
A romantic or dramatic way of saying you will miss someone, imagine someone screaming this in an airport as their loved one departs.
|ellos/ ellas / ustedes||pueden|
Spanish Translation: No puedo estar sin ti, Sierra!
English Translation: I can’t be without you, Sierra!
Spanish Translation: No puedo estar otro segundo sin ti
English Translation: I can’t be another second without you
Spanish Translation: Ellas no pueden estar sin ti
English Translation: They can’t be without you (like a group of friends can’t be whole without this person.)
7. Estoy pensando en ti – “I’m thinking of you”
Es-toy pen-san-do ehn tee
A phrase that is used when you haven’t seen someone in a long time, another way to say that you miss this person. This phrase involves not one, but two verbs. However, pensar is always conjugated as a gerund **which is an **invariable form of the verb that will always end with -ndo. As such we only have to pay attention to how estoy is conjugated in different tenses.
|ellos/ ellas / ustedes||estan|
Spanish Translation: Todavía estoy pensando en ti
English Translation: I’m still thinking of you
Spanish Translation: He estado pensando mucho en ti últimamente
English Translation: I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately
Spanish Translation: Nosotras hemos estado pensando en ti
English Translation: We’ve been thinking about you
8. Te extraño tanto – “I miss you so much”
Teh ex-tran-yo tahn-toe
When saying te extraño just doesn’t capture how much you miss someone. It means the same thing except adding tanto, which means “so much”, just makes the phrase more intense.
|ellos/ ellas / ustedes||extrañan|
Spanish Translation: Te extraño tanto. No puedo esperar a verte pronto.
English Translation: I miss you so much. I can’t wait to see you soon
Spanish Translation: ¿Me extrañas tanto?
English Translation: Do you miss me that much?
Spanish Translation: La familia te extraña tanto!
English Translation: The family misses you so much!
9. Te añoro – “I long for you”
This phrase isn’t really popular to use as it sounds too formal. It can be used to show your deep longing for a significant other though!
|ellos/ ellas / ustedes||añoran|
Spanish Translation: Te añoro y quiero verte
English Translation: I long for you and want to see you
Spanish Translation: Sabes que te añoro, mi amor
English Translation: You know that I long for you, my love
Spanish Translation: Dile que lo añoro
English Translation: Tell him that I long for him
10. ¡Cuánto te extraño! – How I miss you!
Coo-uan-toe teh ex-tran-yo
A phrase to use when expressing how intensely you miss someone, it holds a lot of enthusiasm!
|ellos/ ellas / ustedes||extrañan|
Spanish Translation: ¡Solo ha pasado un día, pero cuánto te extraño!
English Translation: It’s only been a day, but how I miss you!
Spanish Translation: ¡Oh cuánto te extraño hijo mio!
English Translation: Oh how I miss you my son!
Spanish Translation: ¡Es increíble cuánto te extraño!
English Translation: It’s amazing how much I miss you!
How to Respond to “I Miss You” in Spanish
Now that you know how to tell someone you miss them, the next step would be to know how to respond to someone saying how much they miss you! There are many ways to respond, here are three of the most common ways to do so
1. Yo también – “Me too”
The most common way to respond to someone saying te extrano or te echo de menos to you. Sharing the same definition as its English definition, it means that you miss them too.
Mother: ¡Te echo de menos! – I miss you
Daughter: Yo también te extraño – I also miss you
Friend: Extrañaré a mi familia – I’ll miss my family
You: También extrañaré a mi familia. – I will also miss my family
2. Y, yo a ti! – And I, you!
A rather formal way to respond to someone saying they miss you.
Spouse: ¡Te echo de menos mi amor! – I miss you my love
You: Y, yo a ti, mi amor! – And I, you, my love!
Father: ¡Oh cuánto te extraño hijo mio! – Oh, how I miss you my son!
You: Y, yo a ti, papa – And I, you, father.
3. Yo mas – Me more
The English equivalent to “me more!”, as in, you say you miss someone more than they miss you.
Sibling: ¡Te echo de menos! – I miss you
You: Yo te extraño mas – I miss you more”
Father: La familia te extraña tanto! – The family misses you so much!
You: Los extraño mas. – I miss them more!
Additional Terms of Endearment
Just like how you would address your family in Spanish, people would often give their significant other or best friend a nickname to show how important they are. Below is a list of Spanish nicknames and their English meaning:
|Mi cielo||My sweet|
|Nene / Nena||Baby|
¡Te extrañaré! (I will miss you!)
With this guide, you will easily be able to express how much you miss someone in Spanish. You might even be able to sweep your significant other off their feet. How romantic!
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