Happy Valentine’s Day!
Making his blog debut, verge speaks to you of 爱.
Ai (愛) is used as a verb (e.g., Wo ai ni, “I love you”) or as a noun, especially in aiqing (愛情), “love” or “romance.” airen (愛人) originally “lover,” or more literally, “love person” is the dominant word for “spouse.”
The center of the traditional chinese character for love (愛) is heart (心), the simplified character 爱 is made only from the surrounding character, meaning “accept,” “feel,” or “perceive.”
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