情人

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • (qíng, love) + (rén, person)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

情人

  1. lover; sweetheart

Usage notes[edit]

  • In China mainland, 情人 (qíngrén, lover) usually refers to a partner in an extramarital relationship except in 情人节 (qíngrénjié, Valentine's Day). For a person who loves, 爱人 (àirén, lover) is popular among elder people, while 恋人 (liànrén, lover) is popular among young people.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • 恋人 (liànrén, lover)
  • 爱人 (àirén, lover)
  • 性伴侣 (xìngbànlǚ, sexual partner)
  • 情侣 (qínglǚ, unmarried couple)
  • 人情 (rénqíng)