How to say “I Miss You” in Spanish

Have a loved one that you miss? Want to express that in Spanish? Check out this video and blog post to find out howto say I miss you in Spanish!

How to Say I Miss You in Spanish:

Te extraño. = I miss you. (Latin America).
Te echo de menos. = I miss you. (Spain)

You will notice that the way to say I miss you varies from Spain to Latin America, but in both cases, the phrases are reflexive (use te to mean to you). These examples utilize the informal you (tú), rather than the formal you (usted), assuming that if you miss someone you are likely very close and familiar with them.

Te extraño comes from extrañarse, which means to miss someone (Latin America). Te echo de menos comes from echarse de menos, which means to miss someone (Spain). 

Echo is pronounced a-cho, which is not how it might appear to be pronounced based on a similar English word. The video above will help with what it should sound like!

Examples of I Miss You in Spanish:

Mi amor, te extraño tanto. = My love, I miss you so much.
Mi cielo, te echo de menos. = My love, I miss you.
No me gusta estar tan lejos de ti. Te extraño. = I don't like to be so far from you. I miss you.
Papá, te echo de menos. Espero que estés bien. = Dad, I miss you. I hope you are well.

In each of the above examples, be sure to match te echo de menos or te extraño with the appropriate region of Spain or Latin America. You can use te echo de menos or te extraño with anyone you are close to- friends, family, or a romantic partner.

Other Relevant Spanish Resources:

Recently I found out about the Slow News in Spanish Podcast, which looks like an excellent resource for Spanish learners. Listening can be a difficult exercise, so this is a great way to practice if you love podcasts!

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