爱 (愛) ài

  1. ài verb to love
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 爱财不爱命 'to love wealth more than life' (ABC 'ài' 爱 v 1; Kroll 2015 '愛' 1a; Mathews 1931 '愛' p. 2; NCCED '爱' 1; Suyu, p. 3; Unihan '愛')
  2. ài noun desire / craving / trsnā
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: trsnā, Pāli: taṇhā; in the sense of 貪; FGS translation standard: Craving (Ding '愛'; Faxiang; FGDB '愛'; SH '愛')
  3. ài noun favor / grace / kindness
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 恩惠 (Guoyu '愛' n 2; Kroll 2015 '愛' 1b)
  4. ài noun somebody who is loved
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Guoyu '愛' n 3; Kroll 2015 '愛' 1c)
  5. ài noun love / affection
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Measure word: 种 (ABC 'ài' 爱 n 1; Guoyu '愛' n 1; Mathews 1931 '愛' p. 2)
  6. ài verb to like
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'ài' 爱 v 2; Guoyu '愛' v 1; Kroll 2015 '愛' 1; NCCED '爱' 3)
  7. ài verb to sympathize with / to pity
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '愛' 2)
  8. ài verb to begrudge
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '愛' v 2; Kroll 2015 '愛' 3)
  9. ài verb to do regularly / to have the habit of
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'ài' 爱 v 4; Kroll 2015 '愛' 4; NCCED '爱' 4)
  10. ài noun my dear
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Term of address for somebody else's daughter; same as 嬡 (Guoyu '愛' n 4)
  11. ài proper noun Ai
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '愛' n 5)
  12. ài adjective loved / beloved
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '愛' adj 2)

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