Aisuru

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The Japanese word aisuru, pronounced "eye-soo-roo", is a warm and lovely word that translates to mean "to love", "to care for", or "to have affection for". Click here to learn how to say "I love you" in Japanese. To learn how to write kanji character for love, click here.​

Japanese characters

愛する (あいする)

Antonym

nikumu (憎む)

Example

Chichi wa watashi o totemo aishite kureteiru.
父は私をとても愛してくれている。
 My father loves me very much.