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Chinese Character: 爱 Love (Beginner)

Apr. 20, 2010

Chinese Character (Beginner)

爱 (ài) Love

 

 

Chinese Character: 爱 (ài) Love
拼音 (pīnyīn) pinyin: ài
笔画 (bĭhuà) number of strokes: 10
含义 (hányì) meaning: love
笔顺 (bǐshùn) stroke order:
 

部首 (bùshŏu) Radical: 爫

词源 (cíyuán) Etymology: In traditional Chinese, people write this character as "愛 (ài)." Now it is simplified to "爱 (ài)." The parts of "爫" and "夂" both mean actions. "心 (xīn)" means heart. So the Chinese character "爱" or "愛" means to love people through your actions and with your heart.

 

 

爱的常用词语 (ài de chángyòng cíyŭ)

Frequently-used Chinese words or phrases for love:

爱情 (àiqíng) love

 

母爱 (mǔài) maternal love 

 

爱心 (àixīn) loving heart 

 

Examples:   

    Wǒ ài  nǐ!   Nǐ   kěyǐ  zuò wǒ de nǚpéngyǒu mā? 
1. 我 爱 你! 你   可以  做   我 的   女朋友       吗? 

 

    I love you! Could you be my girlfriend?

   Tā sònggěi qīzǐ   yìméi jièzhi, zuòwéi àiqíng de xìnwù.
2. 他   送 给  妻子 一枚  戒指, 作为    爱情 的 信物。

 

    He gave his wife a ring as a token for his love.

    Mǔài shì shìjiè shàng zuì wěidà de ài.
3. 母爱 是   世界    上     最 伟大   的 爱。

 

    The greatest love in the world is maternal love.

    Zhǐyào dàjiā dōu xiànshàng   yí fèn zhēnchéng de àixīn, shìjiè jiāng huì
4. 只要     大家 都     献 上       一 份     真 诚       的 爱心, 世界   将   会      

gèngjiā měihǎo.     
更加     美好。

 

      The world would be much better as long as everybody presents a sincere loving heart.

生词 (shēnɡcí) vocabulary
 
 

妻子 (qīzǐ) n wife

 

戒指 (jièzhi): n ring

 

世界 (shìjiè): n world

 

伟大 (wěidà): adj great

 

 真诚 (zhēnchéng): adj sincere

 

 Learning More about Chinese Writing:

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Study Chinese Writing: 兔 (tù) rabbit

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Comments

love Chinese and I’m excited to learn more about Chinese writing. How do you say “我爱你” in Chinese?

I don’t know much about Chinese writing, but I really want to learn how to write Chinese characters. I use Pinyin a lot.

Mastering the structure of Chinese characters is critically important in Chinese writing. That includes both single characters and compound characters.

真诚 (zhēnchéng): adj sincer

You mean “sincere”

i wish i could learn hot to write and read Chinese, especially the mandarin

i wish i could learn how to write and read Chinese, especially the mandarin

Usually I don’t learn article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to try and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very great article.

Hey my friend how are you doing I miss you with all my heart

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