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English Definitionto love; to be fond of; to like; affection; to be inclined (to do something); to tend to (happen)
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(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄞˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)oi3
Part of Speech(名) noun, (形) adjective, (动) verb, (助动) auxiliary verb
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Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
爱人àirenspouse (PRC); lover (non-PRC)
爱好àihàoto like; to take pleasure in; keen on; fond of; interest; hobby; appetite for
爱情àiqíngromance; love (romantic)
爱护àihùto cherish; to treasure; to take care of; to love and protect
爱惜àixīto cherish; to treasure; to use sparingly
Words With Same Tail Word    
热爱rè'àito love ardently; to adore
恋爱liàn'ài(romantic) love; in love; to have an affair
可爱kě'àiadorable; cute; lovely
敬爱jìng'àirespect and love
亲爱qīn'àidear; beloved; darling
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