愛 means 'love'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 287   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 20    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 172 words   Used in 320 words   Used in 2411 names   Component in 2 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    まな   いとしい   かなしい   めでる   おしむ
Name    あ   あし   え   かな   なる   めぐ   めぐみ   よし   ちか
⿳   () claw  ⿻   cover; covered   heart   go  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 愛 is used 13 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 愛 is used 288 times, read 6 ways (with 1 variation).
アイ : 270 words FIND ALL
love; affection
まな : 3 words FIND ALL
favorite pupil; favourite pupil; teacher's pet
いとしい : 7 words FIND ALL
lovely; dear; beloved; darling  (often written with kana only)
でる : 5 words FIND ALL
and they all lived happily ever after (traditional ending to stories)  (see also: 愛でたし; often written with kana only)
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かなしい : 1 word FIND ALL
1. sadness; sorrow; grief
2. affection; love  (archaic; this meaning is restricted to form 愛しみ)
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しむ : 1 word FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to be frugal; to be sparing
2. to value; to hold dear
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え: 1 word. FIND ALL
Ehime prefecture (Shikoku)
Henshall: 441 (originally: 417)  Joy o' Kanji : 417  Key to Kanji:

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アイ    love   
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cover; covered   
シン   こころ heart   
つめ claw; fingernail   
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