夫妻

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Chinese[edit]

husband; man wife; to marry off (a daughter)
simp. and trad.
(夫妻)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

夫妻

  1. husband and wife; married couple (Classifier: )
    夫妻關係 / 夫妻关系  ―  fūqī guānxì  ―  marriage

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 夫妻 (“husband and wife”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 夫妻夫婦伉儷
Mandarin Beijing 兩口子公母倆
Taiwan 夫妻兩夫妻
Jinan 兩口子
Xi'an 兩口子
Wuhan 夫妻夫妻伙裡
Chengdu 兩夫妻兩口子
Yangzhou 夫妻
Hefei 夫妻
Cantonese Guangzhou 兩公婆公婆
Hong Kong 兩公婆
Taishan 兩公婆
Yangjiang 兩公婆公婆
Gan Nanchang 兩媽老子兩公婆
Hakka Meixian 兩公婆公婆
Xingning 兩公婆
Huidong 兩公婆
Qujiang 兩公婆
Xiaosanjiang 兩公婆
Changting 兩公婆
Pingyu 兩公婆
Wuping 兩公婆
Liancheng 兩公婆
Ruijin 兩公婆兩老子
Shicheng 兩公婆
Shangyou 兩公婆
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 兩公婆公婆兩老仔兩老
Liudui (S. Sixian) 兩公婆公婆兩老仔兩老
Hsinchu (Hailu) 兩公婆公婆兩老
Dongshi (Dabu) 兩公姐公婆兩老
Zhuolan (Raoping) 兩公姐兩公婆公婆兩老
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 兩公姐公姐兩老
Jin Taiyuan 夫妻兩口子
Min Bei Jian'ou 兩老兩老媽
Min Dong Fuzhou 老公媽
Matsu 老公媽
Min Nan Xiamen 翁某翁仔某翁姐
Quanzhou 翁某翁仔某
Zhangzhou 翁某翁仔某翁姐
Taipei 翁仔某
Kaohsiung 翁仔某
Tainan 翁仔某
Taichung 翁仔某
Hsinchu 翁仔某
Lukang 翁某
Sanxia 翁仔某
Yilan 翁仔某
Kinmen 翁仔某
Magong 翁仔某
Penang 翁某
Chaozhou 翁姐
Wu Shanghai 夫妻
Suzhou 夫妻兩夫妻
Wenzhou 兩夫妻兩老
Xiang Changsha 兩公婆兩夫婦
Shuangfeng 兩公婆兩夫婦

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
さい
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

夫妻 (hiragana ふさい, rōmaji fusai)

  1. a married couple, husband and wife, Mr. and Mrs.
    山田夫妻 (やまだふさい)来月帰国 (らいげつきこく)します
    Yamada fusai wa raigetsu kikoku shimasu
    Mr. and Mrs. Yamada will come home next month
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5
Irregular

Sound change from をひと (男人) (妻).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

夫妻 (hiragana おとめ, rōmaji otome, historical hiragana をとめ)

  1. husband and wife

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.