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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:

我爱你 (wǒ ài nǐ) I love you


爱情 (àiqíng) love


母爱 (mǔài) maternal love 


爱心 (àixīn) loving heart 



    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


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I’m sorry I’m afraid you can’t make it slow down, maybe you can see it a lot of times, and thanks for you advice, we will improve it.

I LOVE how you show how to make each character! I wish it were slower. Can I slow it down?

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

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

真诚 (zhēnchéng): adj sincer

You mean “sincere”

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

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

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

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