Meaning of 恋

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(Trad.: 戀)
Pinyin: liàn
English Definition: to feel attached to; to long for; to love
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
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Example Words
恋爱 liàn ài (romantic) love; Classifiers: ; in love; to have an affair
留恋 liú liàn reluctant to leave; to hate to have to go; to recall fondly
恋人 liàn rén lover; sweetheart
迷恋 liàn to be infatuated with; to be enchanted by; to be passionate about
初恋 chū liàn first love
More: 恋* | *恋 | *恋*
Example Sentences
Wife : No, I'd rather not. I'm a homebody. You knew that when we met.
Everybody saw her fling herself at your head.
Still, groups with a handful of narcissists come up with better ideas than those with none, suggesting that self-love contributes to real-world success.
Be off with the old love before you are on with the new.
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?