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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Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide Phrasebook

book cover A well organised and useful phrasebook. Very useful for a business traveler or tourist. It has a dictionary of words and phrases with Chinese mandarin and characters as well as a shorter pinyin to English guide. This is followed by dialogue suggestions for common encounters: shopping, traveling and dining.
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