ài love

Made up of [ zhuǎ claw radical 87, cover; crown radical 14, yǒu friend ]

Note

Originally 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

Related characters


Using zhuǎ : shòu (to receive)
Using : xiě (write) láo (to toil) miǎn (to escape)

Different tone

ǎi (low)

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Néng zhě duō láo [neng zhe duo lao]
capable those who many work
The talented are kept busy
Busy people are busy because they are capable
If you want something done ask a busy man
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