There are several synonyms for love in Hindi. You can write these on the board for everyone to see, in both English and Devanagari. The synonyms are as follows -
Prem - love
Pyar - love
Mohhabbat - love
Iskh - love
Three other synonyms, which would not generally be used in the 'I love you' address form are:
Kaam - lust
Sneh - affection/platonic love
Mamta - affection/platonic love/maternal love
Write and read aloud the following Hindi sentences, all of which mean 'I love you':
- Main tumse prem karta hoon (masculine)
Main tumse premr karti hoon (feminine)
- Main tumse pyar karta hoon (masculine)
- Main tumse pyar karti hoon (feminine)
- Main aapse pyar karta hoon (masculine)
- Main aapse pyar karti hoon (feminine)
- Mujhe tumse pyar hai
Mujhe tumse mohhabbat hai
Here are some variations:
Mujhe tumse iskh huwa hai - I have fallen in love with you
Main bhi tumse/aapse prem/pyar/mohhabbat karta/karti hoon - I love you too
Mujhe bhi tumse iskh huwa hai - I have also fallen in love with you
And, of course, if you don't want the romantic attention, you can say:
Mujhe akela chod do! - Leave me alone!
A bit melodramatic in the Bollywood style, but it ought to work. If not, here's another Hindi word -
Bacchao! - Help or Save me!
Ask the students to say I love you in Hindi out loud and check that they get the pronunciation right.
Use the Devanagari worksheets to practice writing in Hindi.
See these articles on learning Hindi -
Learning Hindi - Means of Transportation
Learning Hindi - Food and Dinner Vocabulary
Learn to Speak Hindi: Visiting the Vegetable Market
Here's a look at some paintings based on the romantic poetry of the Hindi poet Bihari.