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- 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.