Have you realized how many phrases have “heart” in them?
Know something by heart, wear you heart on your sleeve, get to the heart of the matter… just to name a few.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day (情人节 – qíng rén jié), here are 14 Mandarin Chinese vocabulary words and phrases containing “heart” that can be used all year round.
The 14 Chinese Words and Phrases for Valentine’s Day
14. 花心 (huā xīn): unfaithful; be fickle in love
zhè shuō míng wǒ men de nǚ tóng bāo suī rán xiàng nán rén yī yàng huā xīn
This means that our women compatriots are just as unfaithful as men.
13. 开心 (kāi xīn): happy
zhè yàng de shèng lì bù néng gòu ràng tā kāi xīn qǐ lái
This kind of victory is not enough to make him be happy.
12. 伤心 (shāng xīn): sad; hurt; heart broken
hái zi diū le píng guǒ shǒu jī fēi cháng shāng xīn
The child lost his Apple Iphone and felt really sad.
11. 小心 (xiǎo xīn): careful
jīn tiān xì xuě qīng luò xiǎo xīn chū xíng
Be careful going outside with today’s light falling flurries
10. 爱心 (ài xīn): love
jīn nián de ài xīn wèi wèn huó dòng hé shí kāi shǐ
This year’s expressing love activities has already started.
9. 细心 (xì xīn): careful; attentive
jiù yīn wèi zhè yàng wǒ men děi yào gèng xì xīn guān chá
It’s because it’s like this that we need observe even more carefully.
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8. 操心 (cāo xīn): worry
shàng yì nóng mín gōng cāo xīn
There are more than a hundred million worried migrant workers
7. 诚心 (chéng xīn): sincere; earnest
kàn fáng de rén hái shì bǐ jiào chéng xīn de
The security guard watching the house is rather sincere.
6. 粗心 (cū xīn): careless
cū xīn lǚ kè diū le huí jiā huǒ chē piào
The careless traveler lost his ticket to return home
5. 担心 (dān xīn): worry
zài yě bù yòng dān xīn bǐ gé bì xiǎo qiáng shǎo 1 fēn le
I no longer have to worry about getting 1 less point than neighbor Little Qiang.
4. 关心 (guān xīn): care about; be concerned about
tā tǎn yán, zì jǐ zhǐ guān xīn hú rén néng bù néng ná guàn jūn
He admitted, he only cares if the Lakers can get the championship.
3. 点心 (diǎn xīn): dessert; snack
néng bāng máng jiǎn féi de diǎn xīn yǒu nǎ xiē
What are some snacks that can help lose weight?
2. 恶心 (ě xīn): disgusting; gross; sick
tīng zhe míng zì jiù jué de ě xīn, jué duì bù huì mǎi
Just listening to the name makes me sick, I definitely won’t buy it
1. 放心 (fàng xīn): relax; rest assured; don’t worry
shì mín kě yǐ fàng xīn gòu mǎi
The public can rest assured and buy
There are still tons of other phrases with “heart” in it, what are some you think should be added to this list? Comment below!
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