Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 爱


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Meaning

to love, affection, to be fond of, to like

Pronunciation

ài

Explanation

From top: hand reaching down , cover friend (They shake hands , because they are friends.)

Mnemonic

When I reach down though a cover to a friend, then because of love. (Or: To receive a hand from sb., due to: love.)

Radicals

love(affection)
reaching downwards(shows a hand reaching downwards to pluck sth.)
cover
to receive, accept
friend

Vocabulary

爱好 ài hào to like; to take pleasure in; keen on; fond of; interest; hobby; appetite for
宠爱 chǒng ài to dote on sb
疼爱 téng ài to love dearly
慈爱 cí ài love; devotion (to children); affection, esp. towards children
爱迪生 ài dí shēng Edison (name); Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931); Thomas Edison (1847-1931), famous American inventor
爱戴 ài dài to love and respect; love and respect
敬爱 jìng ài respect and love
爱护 ài hù to cherish; to treasure; to take care of; to love and protect
恋爱 liàn ài (romantic) love; in love; to have an affair
喜爱 xǐ ài to like; to love; to be fond of; favorite
热爱 rè ài to love ardently; to adore

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