情人

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Chinese[edit]

 
feeling; emotion; passion; situation
man; person; people
simp. and trad.
(情人)

Etymology[edit]

  • ‎(qíng, love) + ‎(rén, person)

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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 情人節情人节 (qíngrénjié, “Valentine's Day”). For a person who loves, 愛人爱人 (àirén, “lover”) is popular among elder people, while 戀人恋人 (liànrén, “lover”) is popular among young people.

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