爱人

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 愛人

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin àirén  →  àiren (toneless final syllable variant)
Zhuyin ㄞˋ ㄖㄣˊ  →  ㄞˋ ㄖㄣ˙ (toneless final syllable variant)
IPA (key) /ˀaɪ̯⁵¹ ʐən³⁵/  →  /ˀaɪ̯⁵¹ ʐən¹/
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Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing, erhua-ed)
Pinyin àirénr
Zhuyin ㄞˋ ㄖㄣˊㄦ
IPA (key) /ˀaɪ̯⁵¹ ʐəɻ³⁵/

NounEdit

爱人 (simplified, Pinyin àirén, traditional 愛人)

  1. (PRC) spouse, husband or wife
  2. sweetheart, lover

Usage notesEdit

  • In China mainland, 情人 (qíngrén, lover) usually refers to a partner in an extramarital relationship except in 情人节 (qíngrénjié, Valentine's Day). For a person who loves, 爱人 (àirén, lover) is popular among elder people, while 恋人 (liànrén, lover) is popular among young people.

Min NanEdit

simpl.
trad. 愛人

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

爱人 (simplified, POJ ài-jîn, ài-lîn, traditional 愛人, simplified 爱人)

  1. sweetheart

ReferencesEdit

  • "愛人" (in Taiwanese/English), On-line Taiwanese/Mandarin Dictionary (台文/華文線頂辭典). URL accessed on 2011-01-29.
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 05:48