愛人

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ChineseEdit

 
to love; affection; to be fond of; to like
man; person; people
trad. (愛人)
simp. (爱人)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

愛人

  1. (Mainland China) spouse, husband or wife
  2. sweetheart; lover

Usage notesEdit

In mainland China, 情人 (qíngrén, “lover”) usually refers to a partner in an extramarital relationship except in 情人節情人节 (Qíngrénjié, “Valentine's Day”). For a person who loves, 愛人爱人 (“lover”) is popular among elder people, while 戀人恋人 (liànrén, “lover”) is popular among young people.


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
あい
Grade: 4
じん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Chinese in the late 1800s as a translation of English terms sweetheart or lover. Compare modern Mandarin 愛人 ‎(àiren).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

愛人 ‎(hiragana あいじん, romaji aijin)

  1. a lover, a mistress
    Implies an extramarital relationship. Most often used by a man in reference to a woman.
  2. (archaic) a sweetheart, a loved one

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • Yoshida, Masatoshi et.al. Kodansha's Romanized Japanese-English Dictionary. Tokyo: Kodansha International (JPN), 1993. ISBN 4770016034.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

愛人 ‎(aein) ‎(hangeul 애인)

  1. Hanja form? of 애인, “lover”.
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