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)

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)