夫妻

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Chinese[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

夫妻

  1. husband and wife; a married couple
    夫妻關係 / 夫妻关系  ―  fūqī guānxì  ―  marriage

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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, romaji 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
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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)
  • IPA(key): [o̞to̞me̞]

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Noun[edit]

夫妻 ‎(hiragana おとめ, hiragana をとめ, romaji otome)

  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.