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Chinese translation: 甜心 or 心肝儿

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English term or phrase:sweetheart
Chinese translation:甜心 or 心肝儿
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00:56 Jan 18, 2002
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: sweetheart
terms of endearment
Also, please provide transliteation asI cannot read Chinese
jaffrie
甜心 or 心肝儿
Explanation:
甜心 (tian2 xin1). 甜 means sweet; 心 means heart.
It is a direct translation of this English word. It sounds wired at the beginning but now more and more Chinese people accept it.

A more native equivalent is “心肝儿”(xin1 gan1). Literally it means heart and liver. It actually means sweetheart or baby when lovers refer to each other.
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Xiaoping Fu
Canada
Local time: 04:18
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4 +3甜心 or 心肝儿
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甜心 or 心肝儿


Explanation:
甜心 (tian2 xin1). 甜 means sweet; 心 means heart.
It is a direct translation of this English word. It sounds wired at the beginning but now more and more Chinese people accept it.

A more native equivalent is “心肝儿”(xin1 gan1). Literally it means heart and liver. It actually means sweetheart or baby when lovers refer to each other.


Xiaoping Fu
Canada
Local time: 04:18
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 2566

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