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可爱 kě ài: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

可爱 (kě ài) English Meaning

  • amiable
  • cute
  • lovely

Traditional Characters: 可愛

可 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

爱 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 好可爱!
    Hǎo kě’ài!
    How cute!
  • 多可爱啊!
    Duō kě’ài a!
    How lovely!
  • 好可爱喔。
    Hǎo kě’ài ō.
    So cute!
  • 静香好可爱喔。
    Jìngxiāng hǎo kě’ài ō.
    JingXiang is so cute.
  • 这只猫很可爱。
    Zhè zhǐ māo hěn kě’ài.
    The cat is adorable.
  • 你的外号真可爱。
    Nǐ de wài hào zhēn kě’ài.
    Your nickname is quite lovely.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

可 (kě): can; may; able to; to approve; to permit; to suit; (particle used for emphasis) certainly; very

  • (dīng): fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干(shi2 tian1 gan1); fourth in order; letter ‘D’ or roman ‘IV’ in list ‘A, B, C’, or ‘I, II, III’, etc.; butyl; cubes (of food)
  • (kǒu): mouth

爱 (ài): to love; affection; to be fond of; to like

  • (zhao): claw
  • (mì): to cover
  • (yǒu): friend

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 可

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 可见(kě jiàn):  it can clearly be seen (that this is the case); it is (thus) clear; clear; visible
  • 可靠(kě kào):  reliable
  • 可怕(kě pà):  awful; dreadful; fearful; formidable; frightful; scary; hideous; horrible; terrible; terribly
  • 宁可(nìng kě):  preferably; one would prefer to…(or not to…); would rather; (would) be better to; (to pick) the lesser of two evils

HSK 6 Word List

  • 不可思议(bù kě sī yì):  inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable; unfathomable
  • 可观(kě guān):  considerable
  • 可口(kě kǒu):  tasty; to taste good
  • 可恶(kě wù):  repulsive; vile; hateful; abominable
  • 可行(kě xíng):  feasible
  • 难能可贵(nán néng kě guì):  rare and commendable; estimable
  • 认可(rèn kě):  to approve; approval; acknowledgment; OK
  • 许可(xǔkě):  to allow; to permit

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 爱

HSK 1 Word List

  • 爱 (ài): to love; affection; to be fond of; to like

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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