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Love in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Love
  2. Mercy / Compassion / Love
  3. Eternal Love / Love Eternally
  4. Love Forever / Love Eternally
  5. Eternal Love
  6. Forever Love
  7. Love Binds Us Together
  8. Adoring Love
  9. Passionate Love...
10. Infinite Love
11. Love and Affection
12. Love Will Find A Way
13. My True Love
14. True Love
15. I Love You
16. One Love
17. Love for Humanity / Brotherly Love
18. Love the Flower, Love the Pot also
19. Predestined Love / Love by Fate
20. Loving Heart / One’s Love
21. Love Life
22. Love and Devotion
23. Lost Love
24. Life of Love
25. Love Without Reason
26. Love Conquers All
27. Love and Respect / Kindness and Respect
28. Together Forever in Love
29. Life Full of Love
30. Unconditional Love


Love

China ài
Japan ai
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This is a very universal character. It means love in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, old Korean Hanja, and old Vietnamese.

This is one of the most recognized Asian symbols in the west, and is often seen on tee-shirts, coffee mugs, tattoos, and more.

This character can also be defined as affection, to be fond of, to like, or to be keen on. It often refers to romantic love, and is found in phrases like, "I love you". But in Chinese, one can say, "I love that movie" using this character as well.

This can also be a pet-name or part of a pet-name in the way we say "dear" or "honey" in English.


It's very common for couples to say "I love you" in Chinese. However, in Japanese, "love" is not a term used very often. In fact, a person is more likely to say "I like you" rather than "I love you" in Japanese. So this word is well-known, but seldom spoken.


More about this character:

This may be hard to imagine as a westerner, but the strokes at the top of this love character symbolize family & marriage.

心The symbol in the middle is a little easier to identify. It is the character for "heart" (it can also mean "mind" or "soul"). I guess you can say that no matter if you are from the East or the West, you must put your heart into your love.

友The strokes at the bottom create a modified character that means "friend" or "friendship".

I suppose you could say that the full meaning of this love character is to love your family, spouse, and friends with all of your heart, since all three elements exist in this character.


See Also...   Caring | Benevolence | Friendliness | Double Happiness Happy Marriage Wall Scroll

Mercy / Compassion / Love

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Japan ji
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This is the simplest way to express the idea of compassion. It can also mean love for your fellow humans, humanity, or living creatures. Sometimes this is extended to mean charity.

This term is often used with Buddhist or Christian context. The concept was also spoken of by Laozi (Lao Tzu) in the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching).

This Chinese character is understood in Japanese, but is usually used in compound words (not seen alone). Also used in Korean Hanja, so it's very universal.


See Also...  Mercy | Benevolence | Forgiveness | Kindness

Eternal Love / Love Eternally

China ài yǒng héng
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The first character here means "love"

The last two mean eternal, eternally, everlasting, and/or perpetual.

This is the shortest way to express the idea of "love eternally" in Chinese.

Love Forever / Love Eternally

China ài yǒng yuǎn
Japan ai ei en
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The first character here means "love".

The last two mean forever, eternity, eternal, perpetuity, immortality, and/or permanence.

This is the shortest and most universal way to express this idea in Chinese and Japanese.

Japanese note: This sound more like a title than a phrase in Japanese (if that makes any sense). This is a great title for a romantic book, title of a movie, name of a perfume, or even a name for a store.

Eternal Love

China yǒng héng de ài
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The first two characters mean eternal, eternally, everlasting, and/or perpetual.

The third character is a possessive article which sort of makes this selection mean "Love of the eternal kind".

The last character is "love".

This version is best if your audience is Chinese. We also have a Japanese version of this entry.

Eternal Love

Japan ei en no ai
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The first two characters mean eternal, eternity, perpetuity, forever, immortality, and permanence.

The third character is a possessive article which sort of makes this selection mean "Love, of the eternal kind".

The last character is "love".

Cultural note: Most of the time, it is taboo to use the word "love" in Japanese. For instance, a Japanese man will say, "I like you", rather than, "I love you", to his spouse/girlfriend. However, this entry for eternal love is acceptable because of the way it is composed.

This entry is only appropriate if your audience is Japanese. We also have a Chinese version of this phrase.

Forever Love

China yǒng yuǎn de ài
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The first two characters mean forever, eternal, eternity, perpetuity, immortality, and/or permanence.

The third character is a possessive article which sort of makes this selection mean "The forever kind of love".

The last character is "love".

Love Binds Us Together

Japan ai ha subete o kanzen ni musubu obi de aru
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This Japanese phrase suggests that we (or a couple) are bound together by love.

I searched the web and found all of these English translation variations for this phrase:

Have love; The only way in which you may be completely joined together.

Love is the sash that perfectly binds us together.

Love is what binds us together

Love, which binds all things together in perfect unity.

This same Japanese phrase is used as part of Colossians 3:14 in at least one version of the Japanese Bible.

A few Biblical versions include:

...Charity, which is the bond of perfectness. (KJV)

...Love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (NIV)

Adoring Love

China ài mù
Japan ai bou
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The best kind of love to have I suppose. This word has the well-know character for love. But the second character modifies and/or reinforces the meaning to become adore, adoring love, or to love and adore.

I say that I suppose this is the best kind of love because adoring someone is fine, until you are in the shoes of the Prince of the Kingdom of Wu. This Prince adored a certain beautiful woman (Xi Shi) so much that he neglected his duties, and soon let the kingdom fall into ruins.

Passionate Love
Ardent Love and Devotion

China rè ài
Japan netsu ai
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This means love passionately, ardent love, devotion, adoration. The literal meaning is "hot love", as the first character means heat, fervent, hot and warm. Sometimes it can mean fever, restless, or zeal. The second character is, of course, love. If you adore and are devoted to someone with all your love, this is the title for you.

Infinite Love

China wú xiàn ài
Japan mu gen ai
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This is the Chinese and Japanese title meaning infinite love, unlimited love, or unbounded love.

The first character means never, not, or like a prefix "un-".

The second means limited, restricted, or bound.

The third means love or affection.

Love and Affection

China ài qíng
Japan aijou
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This is a universal word in Japanese, Korean and Chinese which means love and affection. Some may translate this as "love between a man and a woman". Depending on context, it can mean utter devotion or favorite.

Love Will Find A Way

China zhōng chéng juàn shǔ
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This is a Chinese proverb that translated roughly as, "Love will find a way to come together".

Love Will Find A Way

China yǒu qíng rén zhōng chéng juàn shǔ
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This is the long version of the Chinese proverb that translates as, "Where there are lovers, love will find a way (to come together)".

My True Love

China wǒ xīn zhēn ài
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This is a slightly poetic way to express this sentiment to someone.

The meaning is "My True Love" but the characters directly translate as "I/Me/My Heart/Mind True/Real Love".

Note that Chinese grammar and construction are different, so this sounds very eloquent and artsy in Chinese.
In Korean Hanja, the third character should be written differently, just let me know when you place your order if you want that version - it will still make sense in Chinese. This phrase makes sense in Korean, but not commonly used.

My True Love

Japan shin jitsu no ai
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This means "true love" or "genuine affection" in Japanese.

The first two Kanji mean true, real, genuine, or authentic.
The third Kanji is a connecting possessive article.
The last character is love or affection.

True Love

China zhēn ài
Japan shinai
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This is literally "True Love" in Chinese.

The first character means "real", "true" and "genuine". The second character means "love" and "affection".

During the customization of your calligraphy wall scroll, there is a place to add an inscription. You might want that inscription to be your names in Chinese down the side of your wall scroll, or perhaps just below these two main characters (just $9 extra). A nice gift to celebrate an anniversary or marriage!

I Love You

China wǒ ài nǐ
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This directly translates as "I love you" from English to Chinese characters. This "I love you" phrase is very commonly-used between lovers in China.

Note: While the Japanese language uses the same characters, this phrase would not be spoken - it's kind of taboo in Japan. A man might tell a woman that he likes her with the phrase "Watashi wa anata ga suki-desu" (I regarding you have liking). If your audience is Japanese, avoid this "I love you" phrase. If you need something special, we have a Japanese translator on call.

I Love You

Japanese only
Japan ai shi te ru
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It's very uncommon (some will say taboo) to say, "I love you" in Japanese culture. It's especially awkward for a man to tell a woman this in Japanese. Everyone is more likely to say "Watashi wa anata ga suki desu" or "I like you" (literally, "I regarding you, have like".

If you have to say, "I love you" in Japanese, this selection of Kanji and Hiragana shown to the left is the way.

One Love

Japanese
Japan hito tsu no ai
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This is how to write "One Love" in Japanese.

Love for Humanity / Brotherly Love

benevolence, love
China bó ài
Japan hakuai
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In Chinese and Korean, this means universal fraternity, brotherhood, or universal love.

In Japanese, this means charity, benevolence, philanthropy, or love for humanity.

Please note these subtle differences and take that into account depending on your intended audience (Chinese, Korean or Japanese).


See Also...   Benevolence | Altruism

Love the Flower, Love the Pot also

Love Me, Love My Dog
China ài huā lián pén ài ài nǚ téng nǚ xù
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This proverb literally translates as: if one loves a flower, [one will] love it's pot; [if one really] loves [one's] daughter, [one will also] love [one's] son-in-law.

Figuratively, is similar to the English provers:
Love me, love my dog.
Love for a person extends even to the crows on his roof.

Predestined Love / Love by Fate

China qíng yuán
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This Chinese word means predestined love, or love affinity.

This can be the fate, karma, or bond that brings two lovers together.

Loving Heart / One’s Love

Japan koi gokoro
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This literally means "loving heart". It can also be translated as "one's love" or "awakening of love".

This is used exclusively for love between boyfriends and girlfriends or husband and wife.

Breaking down the meaning by each Kanji, the first means love, affection, or tender passion. The second Kanji means heart, mind, or soul (most will read it as heart).


See Also...  Compassion

Love Life

China rè ài shēng mìng
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This is the Chinese phrase for "Love Life" or "Love of Life".

If you love your life, or want a reminder on your wall to keep you loving your life each day, this is the selection for you.

To clarify, this is different than "A life full of love", or "love while you live". With this phrase, you are loving the state of being alive.


Note: Korean pronunciation is included above, though use of this phrase in Korean has not been verified.

Love and Devotion

China cí ài
Japan jiai
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This title refers to the kind of love and devotion you might have to your children, or any loved one. This especially applied to your children, but could also be any member of your family - spouse, etc.

This can also be translated as affection, kindness, love, to love affectionately.

This is also used in Buddhist context with the same meaning.

In Japanese, this can also be a female given name romanized as Yasue.

Lost Love

Japan ai mei
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This Japanese title can mean straying from love, falling out of love, or lost love.

Life of Love

China ài qíng shēng huó
Japan aijyou seikatsu
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This is the Chinese proverb for "Loving Life". Some also translate this as "[your] Loving Life" or "Life full of Love".

This is about being a loving person (to spouse and/or family) during your life. This is not the same as loving the state of being alive - not "love of living", but rather "being loving person during your life".


Note: Korean pronunciation is included above, though use of this proverb in Korean has not been verified.

This proverb can be understood in Japanese, but it's primarily a Chinese proverb (it will "feel" Chinese to a Japanese person).

Life of Love

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Japan aini michita seikatsu
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This Japanese phrase means "a loving life" or "life filled with love".

Love Without Reason

China ài ér wú yóu
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This is how to write "love without reason" in Mandarin Chinese (using proper grammar, etc).

This is not a commonly-used, nor ancient phrase in Chinese.

Love Without Reason

Japan ai ni ri yuu wa na i
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This Japanese phrase means, "love without reason", or "love doesn't need a reason". It's a pretty cool phrase in Japanese

Love Conquers All

China ài qíng zhēng fú yī qiè
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This is the Chinese phrase for, "love conquers all", or from Latin, "omnia vincit amor"

Love and Respect / Kindness and Respect

China ài jìng
Japan aikei / aikyou
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This Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title can mean, "love and respect", "kindness and respect", "to love with reverence", "charm", "amiability", "winsomeness", "courtesy", or "ingratiating behavior".


Note: The wide-ranging definitions show that this word is a bit ambiguous without the context of being used in a sentence.

Together Forever in Love

China yǒng yuǎn ài zài yī qǐ
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This is "together forever in love" in Chinese.

It's a nice phrase if you're a couple who plans to stay together and make your love last as long as you live.

Life Full of Love

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Japan ai ni afu re ta jin sei
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This Japanese proverb means "life full of love" or "life filled with love".

Life Full of Love

China chōng mǎn ài de shēng huó
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This is the Chinese way to say, "life full of love", "life brimming with love", or "life overflowing with love".

Unconditional Love

China wú tiáo jiàn de ài
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This is a common way to write "unconditional love" in Chinese.

Unconditional Love

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Japan mu jou ken no ai
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This is a common way to write "unconditional love" in Japanese.


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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.


A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.




If your search is not successful, just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to do research or translation for any reasonable request.

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See: Our list of specifically Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls. And, check out Our list of specifically old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Love
aiài
ai
ai4
Mercy / Compassion / Love
ji
ci
tz`u
ci2
tzu
tzu
Eternal Love / Love Eternally爱永恒
愛永恆
n/aài yǒng héng
ai yong heng
ai yung heng
ai4 yong3 heng2
aiyongheng
Love Forever / Love Eternally爱永远
愛永遠
ai ei en
aieien
ài yǒng yuǎn
ai yong yuan
ai yung yüan
ai4 yong3 yuan3
aiyongyuan
Eternal Love永恒的爱
永恆的愛
n/ayǒng héng de ài
yong heng de ai
yung heng te ai
yong3 heng2 de ai4
yonghengdeai
Eternal Love永遠の愛
永遠の愛
ei en no ai
eiennoai
n/a
Forever Love永远的爱
永遠的愛
n/ayǒng yuǎn de ài
yong yuan de ai
yung yüan te ai
yong3 yuan3 de ai4
yongyuandeai
Love Binds Us Together愛は全てを完全に結ぶ帯である
愛は全てを完全に結ぶ帯である
ai ha subete o kanzen ni musubu obi de aru n/a
Adoring Love爱慕
愛慕
ai bou
aibou
ai bo
ài mù
ai mu
ai4 mu4
aimu
Passionate Love
Ardent Love and Devotion
热爱
熱愛
netsu ai
netsuai
rè ài
re ai
je ai
re4 ai4
reai
Infinite Love无限爱
無限愛
mu gen ai
mugenai
wú xiàn ài
wu xian ai
wu hsien ai
wu2 xian4 ai4
wuxianai
Love and Affection爱情
愛情
aijou
aijo
ài qíng
ai qing
ai ch`ing
ai4 qing2
aiqing
aiching
ai ching
Love Will Find A Way终成眷属
終成眷屬
n/azhōng chéng juàn shǔ
zhong cheng juan shu
chung ch`eng chüan shu
zhong1 cheng2 juan4 shu3
zhongchengjuanshu
chungchengchüanshu
chung cheng chüan shu
Love Will Find A Way有情人终成眷属
有情人終成眷屬
n/ayǒu qíng rén zhōng chéng juàn shǔ
you qing ren zhong cheng juan shu
yu ch`ing jen chung ch`eng chüan shu
you3 qing2 ren2 zhong1 cheng2 juan4 shu3
yu ching jen chung cheng chüan shu
My True Love我心真爱
我心真愛
n/awǒ xīn zhēn ài
wo xin zhen ai
wo hsin chen ai
wo3 xin1 zhen1 ai4
woxinzhenai
My True Love真実の愛
真実の愛
shin jitsu no ai
shinjitsunoai
n/a
True Love真爱
真愛
shinaizhēn ài
zhen ai
chen ai
zhen1 ai4
zhenai
I Love You我爱你
我愛你
n/awǒ ài nǐ
wo ai ni
wo3 ai4 ni3
woaini
I Love You愛してる
愛してる
ai shi te ru
aishiteru
n/a
One Love一つの愛
一つの愛
hito tsu no ai
hitotsunoai
n/a
Love for Humanity / Brotherly Love博爱
博愛
hakuaibó ài
bo ai
po ai
bo2 ai4
boai
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also爱花连盆爱爱女疼女婿
愛花連盆愛愛女疼女婿
n/aài huā lián pén ài ài nǚ téng nǚ xù
ai hua lian pen ai ai nv teng nv xu
ai hua lien p`en ai ai nü t`eng nü hsü
ai4 hua1 lian2 pen2 ai4 ai4 nv3 teng2 nv3 xu4
ai hua lien pen ai ai nü teng nü hsü
Predestined Love / Love by Fate情缘
情緣
n/aqíng yuán
qing yuan
ch`ing yüan
qing2 yuan2
qingyuan
chingyüan
ching yüan
Loving Heart / One’s Love恋心
戀心
koi gokoro
koigokoro
n/a
Love Life热爱生命
熱愛生命
n/arè ài shēng mìng
re ai sheng ming
je ai sheng ming
re4 ai4 sheng1 ming4
reaishengming
Love and Devotion慈爱
慈愛
jiaicí ài
ci ai
tz`u ai
ci2 ai4
ciai
tzuai
tzu ai
Lost Love愛迷
愛迷
ai mei
aimei
n/a
Life of Love爱情生活
愛情生活
aijyou seikatsu
aijyouseikatsu
aijyo seikatsu
ài qíng shēng huó
ai qing sheng huo
ai ch`ing sheng huo
ai4 qing2 sheng1 huo2
aiqingshenghuo
aichingshenghuo
ai ching sheng huo
Life of Love愛に満ちた生活
愛に満ちた生活
aini michita seikatsu
ainimichitaseikatsu
n/a
Love Without Reason爱而无由
愛而無由
n/aài ér wú yóu
ai er wu you
ai erh wu yu
ai4 er2 wu2 you2
aierwuyou
Love Without Reason愛に理由は無い
愛に理由は無い
ai ni ri yuu wa na i
ainiriyuuwanai
ai ni ri yu wa na i
n/a
Love Conquers All爱情征服一切
愛情征服一切
n/aài qíng zhēng fú yī qiè
ai qing zheng fu yi qie
ai ch`ing cheng fu i ch`ieh
ai4 qing2 zheng1 fu2 yi1 qie4
aiqingzhengfuyiqie
aichingchengfuichieh
ai ching cheng fu i chieh
Love and Respect / Kindness and Respect爱敬
愛敬
aikei / aikyou
aikei / aikyo
ài jìng
ai jing
ai ching
ai4 jing4
aijing
Together Forever in Love永远爱在一起
永遠愛在一起
n/ayǒng yuǎn ài zài yī qǐ
yong yuan ai zai yi qi
yung yüan ai tsai i ch`i
yong3 yuan3 ai4 zai4 yi1 qi3
yongyuanaizaiyiqi
yungyüanaitsaiichi
yung yüan ai tsai i chi
Life Full of Love愛に溢れた人生
愛に溢れた人生
ai ni afu re ta jin sei
ainiafuretajinsei
n/a
Life Full of Love充满冲爱的生活
充滿沖愛的生活
n/achōng mǎn ài de shēng huó
chong man ai de sheng huo
ch`ung man ai te sheng huo
chong1 man3 ai4 de sheng1 huo2
chongmanaideshenghuo
chungmanaiteshenghuo
chung man ai te sheng huo
Unconditional Love无条件的爱
無條件的愛
n/awú tiáo jiàn de ài
wu tiao jian de ai
wu t`iao chien te ai
wu2 tiao2 jian4 de ai4
wutiaojiandeai
wutiaochienteai
wu tiao chien te ai
Unconditional Love無条件の愛
無條件の愛
mu jou ken no ai
mujoukennoai
mu jo ken no ai
n/a

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