Spanish speakers, what does "te quiero" mean?

i tried to look it up but it keeps saying it means either "i love you" or "i want you". what is the most popular definition of it?


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  • It literally means I want you. Querer - to want in yo present indicative form is Quiero or I want
    Placing the reflexive pronoun of te (you) makes it I want you.
    But te quiero is more of a casual I love you. Te amo is something you say to say your SO not like your friends or family

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What Guys Said 2

  • Shoulda said te amo instead

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  • Is that the Stromae song u mean?

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What Girls Said 8

  • means "I love you", but it doesn't actually mean "love" it's just that you don't have any other words to compare it with..

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  • I does mean "I love you" or "I want you," but it's not as strong of a meaning when speaking about love. "Te amo" is the deep, serious version of "I love you."

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  • It depends on context.

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  • Quiero = I want
    Te = You (as a direct object)

    So technically it means "I want you" but it is used mostly as "I love you" in a family or friendly way. If you want to say I love you in a romantic way, use "Te amo."

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  • It means I love you, but it's more in a romantic way than a general way

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  • I want you?

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  • i thought that was taco bell's slogan

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  • It does mean i love you

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