ài love

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


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)

Different tone

ǎi (low)

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