可爱

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 可愛

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "capable (of being) loved."

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin kě'ài
Zhuyin ㄎㄜˇ ㄞˋ
IPA (key) /kʰɤ²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ˀaɪ̯⁵¹/
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Adjective[edit]

可爱 (simplified, Pinyin kě'ài, traditional 可愛)

  1. cute, adorable
  2. lovely
  3. lovable, deserving of love and admiration (e.g. national hero)

See also[edit]