愛 ài love
Made up of [爫 zhuǎ
radical 87, 冖 mì
radical 14, 友 yǒu
NoteOriginally comprised 'breath' and 'heart' combined with gracious movement. The simplified form replaces 'heart' with two 'hand's so suggests close friendship rather than love
Number of strokes 10
Using 爫 zhuǎ
: 受 shòu (to receive)
Using 冖 mì
: 写 xiě (write) 劳 láo (to toil) 免 miǎn (to escape)
Different tone矮 ǎi (low)
Traditional Chinese Opera was the entertainment of all Chinese over many centuries. A long evening performance contains elements of drama, music, comedy, acrobatics and martial arts. Each region has its own distinctive form. Over time complex movements have been given specific meanings as a very sparse set is used open on three sides. The art form has inspired many Western composers to emulate the style.
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