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What's the meaning of the first part of: 他爱怎么想就怎么想,我才不在乎呢

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Is "我爱辣" (Wǒ ài là) a correct/understandable/idiomatic way of saying I like my food spicy?

suggest that 爱 can be used for things and abstractions, but that it may not be idiomatic.

Would it be common, sometimes, or never for pets? Other animals? Hobbies? etc.

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他爱怎么想就怎么想,我才不在乎呢 = whatever he thinks/would like to think, I don't care. In this sentence, 爱 is generally can be understanded as "would like". I prefer to say 我爱吃辣(I love eating spicy food) insted of 我爱辣 If you just only say 我爱辣, people may get confused when they hear this.

爱 can be used for things/hobbies etc, but a verb often followed by 爱。Examples: I love sports = 我爱运动。 I love playing basketball =我爱打篮球。 I love playing games = 我爱玩游戏。

Sometimes, you can use 爱 for pets and animals. However, I prefer to say 喜欢. Examples: 我喜欢动物。我喜欢小狗。 我喜欢小猫。

  • That is helpful. 谢谢 – 伟思礼 Apr 12 '17 at 2:34

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