Love in Chinese: 爱 Love in pinyin: [ài] Tone: Fourth Radical: 爫 Traditional Form: 愛 Stroke Count: 10 Structure: Up to down Usage: ★★★★★
The glyph evolution of love in Chinese
The glyph contrast of love in Chinese
The order of strokes of love in Chinese
The calligraphy of love in Chinese
The general ways to say I love you in Chinese
我爱你 [wǒ ài nǐ] – I love you. It is generally used for one person to express love to another person, and it can also be used between relatives, which is an expression of one’s affection. It can also be used to express one’s strong feeling for pets, articles and so on. For example:
mā ma，wǒ ài nǐ！
Mom, I love you!
520 [wǔ èr líng] – I love you. Because 520 has the similar pronunciation of 我爱你 [wǒ ài nǐ], which means I love you.
1314 [yī sān yī sì] – Forever. Because 1314 has the similar pronunciation of 一生一世 [yī shēng yī shì] ,which means “love is forever.” “Love is one’s whole life.” It is often used together with 520 [wǔ èr líng], so that it becomes 5201314 [wǔ èr líng yī sān yī sì], which is similar to 我爱你一生一世 [wǒ ài nǐ yī shēng yī shì] , which means “I’ll love you forever.” “I love you all my life.” For example:
我想你 [wǒ xiǎng nǐ] – I miss you. 530 [ wǔ sān líng] – I miss you. Because it sounds close to 我想你 [wǒ xiǎng nǐ], which also means I miss you.
抱抱你 [bào bào nǐ] – Hug you. 880 [ bā bā líng] – Hug you. Because it sounds close to 抱抱你 [bào bào nǐ], which also means hug you.
亲亲你 [qīn qīn nǐ] – Kiss you. 770 [ qī qī líng] – Kiss you. Because it sounds close to 亲亲你 [qīn qīn nǐ], which also means kiss you.
我的宝贝 [wǒ de bǎo bèi] / 我的心肝 [wǒ de xīn gān] / 亲爱的 [qīn ài de] – My baby. My heart. My dear. My daring.
我对你有感觉。 wǒ duì nǐ yǒu gǎn jué 。 I have feeling for you.
我对你感兴趣。 wǒ duì nǐ gǎn xìng qù。 I am interested in you.
我想跟你在一起。 wǒ xiǎng gēn nǐ zài yī qǐ。 I want to be with you.
我喜欢和你在一起。 wǒ xǐ huān hé nǐ zài yī qǐ。 I like being with you.
跟你在一起真开心。 gēn nǐ zài yī qǐ zhēn kāi xīn。 I’m so happy to be with you.
我会一直陪着你。 wǒ huì yī zhí péi zhe nǐ 。 I will always be with you.
你是我的唯一。 nǐ shì wǒ de wéi yī 。 You're the only one for me.
我的心里只有你。 wǒ de xīn lǐ zhǐ yǒu nǐ 。 You're the only one in my heart.
你在我眼里是最美的。 nǐ zài wǒ yǎn lǐ shì zuì měi de 。 You are the most beautiful thing in my eyes.
你真美/你真帅。 nǐ zhēn měi /nǐ zhēn shuài 。 You are so beautiful/handsome.
这身衣服真配你。 zhè shēn yī fú zhēn pèi nǐ 。 That outfit looks great on you.
你是我最重要的人。 nǐ shì wǒ zuì zhòng yào de rén 。 You are the most important person to me.
你偷走了我的心。 nǐ tōu zǒu le wǒ de xīn。 You have stolen my heart.
我希望能跟你一起慢慢变老。 wǒ xī wàng néng gēn nǐ yī qǐ màn màn biàn lǎo。 I hope to grow old with you.
只想牵着你的手，和你一起到白头。 zhǐ xiǎng qiān zhe nǐ de shǒu ,hé nǐ yī qǐ dào bái tóu。 I just want to hold your hand and be with you until our hair become white.
Valentine’s Day in Western VS Valentine’s Day in Chinese
“I love you” is probably heard the most when Valentine’s Day 情人节 [qíng rén jié] is approaching. 情人节快乐 [qíng rén jié kuài lè] –Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day, which on February the 14th, is something new that was introduced to China. The Chinese version of Valentine’s Day is actually called Double Seventh Festival 七夕节 [qī xī jié]. It is a time of romance and is based on an ancient Chinese legend about the love between a cowboy and a girl weaver…how sweet. 七夕快乐 [qī xī kuài lè] – Happy Double Seventh Festival! Happy Chinese Valentine's Day!
I love you in Chinese classical poetry
1. 你若安好，便是晴天。 nǐ ruò ān hǎo, biàn shì qíng tiān。 If you are well, it is sunny.
2. 执子之手，与子偕老。 zhí zǐ zhī shǒu ，yǔ zǐ xié lǎo。 Taking your hand, growing old with you together.
3. 愿得一人心，白首不相离。 yuàn dé yī rén xīn ，bái shǒu bú xiàng lí 。 Wish to have a heart, does not leave until the white head.
4. 两情若是久长时，又岂在朝朝暮暮。 liǎng qíng ruò shì jiǔ zhǎng shí ，yòu qǐ zài zhāo zhāo mù mù 。 If love can last for a long time, there is no need to stay together day and night.
5. 在天愿做比翼鸟，在地愿为连理枝。 zài tiān yuàn zuò bǐ yì niǎo ，zài dì yuàn wéi lián lǐ zhī 。 In heaven we would like to be two birds flying together, and on earth two trees with branches interlocked forever.
Expressing your love in other ways
You can do something special for the person you love, such as cook some delicious food for her or him, send some beautiful flowers, write some warm letters and so on.
做好吃的 [zuò hǎo chī de] – Cook some delicious food.
送花 [sòng huā] – Send flowers.
写信 [xiě xìn] – Write letters.
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