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ChineseEdit

 
can; may; able to; certain(ly); to suit; (particle used for emphasis)
 
to love; affection; to be fond of; to like
trad. (可愛)
simp. (可爱)
Literally: “can be loved; lovable”.

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

可愛

  1. cute; adorable; lovable
    覺得可愛 [MSC, trad.]
    觉得可爱 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā juéde nǐ de gǒu hěn kě'ài. [Pinyin]
    He thinks your dog is very cute.

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 可愛 (“adorable; lovable; cute”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 可愛
Mandarin Beijing 可疼, 可人疼, 可愛
Taiwan 可愛
Jinan 喜歡人, 喜人
Xi'an 心疼, 得人愛
Wuhan 逗人疼, 逗人喜歡
Chengdu 愛人, 逗人愛,
Yangzhou 討喜
Hefei 心疼人
Cantonese Guangzhou 得人愛, 得意
Hong Kong 得意
Taishan 得意
Yangjiang 得人愛
Gan Nanchang 討人喜歡
Hakka Meixian 得人惜
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 得人惜, 卡哇伊
Liudui (S. Sixian) 得人惜, 卡哇伊
Hsinchu (Hailu) 得人惜, 卡哇伊
Dongshi (Dabu) 得人惜, 卡哇伊
Hsinchu (Raoping) 得人惜, 卡哇伊
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 得人惜, 卡哇伊
Jin Taiyuan 粘人, 惜人, , 奇特
Min Bei Jian'ou 好惜
Min Dong Fuzhou 好疼
Min Nan Xiamen 得人疼, 古錐, 古傑
Quanzhou 得人疼, 古錐
Zhangzhou 得人疼, 得人惜, 古錐
Taipei 得人疼, 得人惜, 古錐
Penang 趣味
Philippines (Manila) 古錐
Chaozhou 好惜
Wu Suzhou 討人喜歡
Wenzhou 有趣, 有趣相
Xiang Changsha 逗人愛, 帶愛相, 愛人
Shuangfeng 帶愛相,

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

可愛

  1. (colloquial) cutie; cutie pie; darling
    可愛 / 可爱  ―  Nǐ shì wǒ de xiǎo kě'ài.  ―  You're my little cutie.

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (可愛):

See alsoEdit


VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

AdjectiveEdit

可愛

  1. Hán tự form of khả ái (lovable, likable, nice).