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


Also uses zhuǎ component: shòu (to receive)
Also uses component: láo (to toil) měng (Mongol) miǎn (to escape) xiě (write)

Different tone

ǎi (low)

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