Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Variants:
romance, in love, yearn for, miss, darling
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1296 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 恋愛 【レンアイ】 love, love-making, passion, emotion, affections
  • 恋歌 【コイウタ】 love song, love poem
  • 悲恋 【ヒレン】 blighted love, disappointed love
  • 破恋 【ハレン】 disappointed love, broken heart, unrequited love, being lovelorn

Kun reading compounds

  • 恋う 【こう】 to love
  • 恋 【こい】 (romantic) love
  • 恋人 【こいびと】 lover, sweetheart, boyfriend, girlfriend
  • リア恋 【リアこい】 being in love with an idol, actor, etc., fan who is in love with an idol, actor, etc.
  • 片恋 【かたこい】 unrequited love, one-sided love
  • 恋しい 【こいしい】 yearned for, longed for, missed

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lian4
Korean:
ryeon

Spanish

  • romance
  • amor
  • enamoramiento
  • enamorado
  • querido
  • enamorarse

Portuguese

  • romance
  • apaixonar-se
  • sentir saudades
  • sentir falta

French

  • chérir
  • amour
  • idylle
  • languir
  • manquer
1931 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1123 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
313 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1012 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
536 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1223 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
258 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
258 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1078 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
784 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2602 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1331 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1804 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1764 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10537 Morohashi
2098 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1852 New Nelson (John Haig)
1748 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1885 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1333 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
458 2001 Kanji
2j8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-8 SKIP code
2-6-4 SKIP code
0033.3 Four corner code
1-46-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
604b Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
love, affection, favourite
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
640 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 愛 【アイ】 love, affection, care, attachment, craving, desire, agape, Ireland
  • 愛犬 【アイケン】 pet dog, beloved dog, love of dogs, fondness for dogs
  • 友愛 【ユウアイ】 fraternity, friendship
  • 同性愛 【ドウセイアイ】 homosexuality, homosexual love

Kun reading compounds

  • 愛しい 【いとしい】 lovely, dear, beloved, darling, dearest, pitiable, pitiful
  • 悲しい 【かなしい】 sad, miserable, unhappy, sorrowful, sad, lamentable, deplorable, grievous
  • 愛でる 【めでる】 to love, to cherish, to admire, to appreciate
  • 惜しむ 【おしむ】 to be frugal, to be sparing, to value, to hold dear, to regret (e.g. a loss), to feel sorry (for), to be unwilling, to be reluctant
  • 愛 【まな】 beloved, dear
  • 愛弟子 【まなでし】 favorite pupil, favourite pupil, teacher's pet

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 あし、 え、 かな、 なる、 めぐ、 めぐみ、 よし、 ちか
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ai4
Korean:
ae

Spanish

  • amor
  • afecto
  • favorito

Portuguese

  • amor
  • afeição
  • favorito

French

  • amour
  • affection
  • favori
339 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
441 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
417 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
436 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2829 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
456 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
545 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2018 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
259 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
259 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1079 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
790 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3133 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1606 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2191 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
745 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10947 Morohashi
2492 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1927 New Nelson (John Haig)
737 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
796 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
268 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
602 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2067 2001 Kanji
4i10.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-9 SKIP code
2-6-7 SKIP code
2-1-12 SKIP code
2024.7 Four corner code
1-16-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
611b Unicode hex code