You know how people are always complaining about break-up line cliches? Okay, maybe not “always complaining,” but you’ve certainly heard a few break-up lines that feel a little… stale.

Never say that Duolingo didn’t show up for you when you needed it. If you’re looking to… start fresh this February, we came up with a few creative ways to end your relationship (respectfully) and practice a new language! “It’s not you, it’s me,” just sounds better in Portuguese, right?

How to break up with someone in 10 different languages

Break-up line Language
Bengali আমার বাবা-মা এই সম্পর্ক মেনে নিবে না। My parents will not accept our relationship.
Czech Mám toho teď hodně. I've got a lot on my plate right now.
French Je ne te mérite pas. I don't deserve you.
German Etwas Abstand wird uns beiden guttun. Some distance will make us both feel better.
Greek Σου αξίζει κάτι καλύτερο. You deserve something better.
Hungarian Legyünk csak barátok. Let's just be friends.
Polish Potrzebuję więcej przestrzeni. I need more space.
Portuguese Não é você, sou eu. It's not you, it's me.
Spanish No estoy buscando nada serio. I'm not looking for anything serious.
Tagalog Pasensiya na, pero hindi ikaw ang forever ko. I'm sorry, but you're not my forever.

So you’ve ripped off the band-aid, congratulations! Maybe you want to devote your free time to your language lessons (yay!) or maybe you’re ready to get back out there. We have you covered once again—try out these creative pick-up lines in languages from across the globe! (Some of them are kind of cheesy, so don’t blame us if they don’t all work.)

Try these pick-up lines in 9 different languages

Pick-up line Translation
Chinese 你一定很孤单吧?因为我的心里只住着你一个人。 You must be feeling lonely, right? Because you are the only person living in my heart.
French Ton père est un voleur, il a volé toutes les étoiles pour les mettre dans tes yeux. Your dad is a thief, he stole all the stars and put them in your eyes.
German Wollen wir uns mal treffen? Could we have a date sometime?
Italian Ti sei fatta male quando sei caduta dal cielo? Did it hurt when you fell from the sky?
Japanese すみません、すごくタイプなので思わず話しかけちゃいました。 Excuse me, I couldn't help but talk to you because you're very much my type.
Polish Przepraszam, masz może mapę? Zagubiłem się w twoich oczach. Excuse me, do you have a map? I got lost in your eyes.
Portuguese Você é a metade da minha laranja. You are the other half of my orange.
Spanish Tu mamá debe ser pastelera para hacer bombones como vos. Your mother must be a pastry chef to make bonbons like you.
Thai อยากให้เธอเป็นหู จะได้อยู่ข้างๆ ผม I want you to be an ear, so you can be beside me.*

*This is a pun in Thai because ผม has two meanings, "me" and "hair".

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