Meaning and pronunciation of 爱

Simplified character
Traditional character
ài (ai4)


to love; affection; to be fond of; to like;

HSK levels:

1, 3, 4, 5, 6


  • 爫 (zhao): claw
  • 冖 (mì): to cover
  • 友 (yǒu): friend;

Characters with the same pronunciation:

Sentences examples with 爱:

  • 对不起,我不爱你了,我就爱她!
    Duìbùqǐ, wǒ bù ài nǐle, wǒ jiù ài tā!
  • 妈妈,我爱你。
    Māmā, wǒ ài nǐ.
  • 我爱吃米饭。
    Wǒ ài chī mǐfàn.
  • 我爱吃米饭。
    Wǒ ài chī mǐfàn.
  • 我很爱穿那件白衣服。
    Wǒ hěn ài chuān nà jiàn bái yīfú.

Words containing 爱, by HSK level:

HSK level 1 vocabulary list

  • (ài) : to love; affection; to be fond of; to like

HSK level 3 vocabulary list

  • (àihào) : interest; hobby; appetite for; CL:个
  • (kěài) : amiable; cute; lovely

HSK level 4 vocabulary list

  • (àiqíng) : romance; love (romantic); CL:个

HSK level 5 vocabulary list

  • (àihù) : to take care of; to treasure; to cherish; to love and protect
  • (àixī) : to cherish; to treasure; to use sparingly
  • (àixīn) : compassion; CL:片[pian4]
  • (liànài) : (romantic) love; in love; to have an affair; CL:个
  • (qīnài) : Dear or beloved (way of starting a letter)
  • (rèài) : to love ardently; to adore
  • (téngài) : to love dearly

HSK level 6 vocabulary list

  • (àibùshìshǒu) : to love sth too much to part with it (idiom); to fondle admiringly
  • (àidài) : to love and respect; love and respect

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