夫婦

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Chinese[edit]

husband; man woman
trad. (夫婦)
simp. (夫妇)

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Noun[edit]

夫婦

  1. (Advanced Mandarin) husband and wife; a couple

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
ふう
Grade: 4

Grade: 5
on'yomi

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Noun[edit]

夫婦 ‎(hiragana ふうふ, romaji fūfu)

  1. husband and wife, married couple, spouses, couple, pair
    その夫婦 (ふうふ)幸福 (こうふく)生活 (せいかつ) (おく)った。
    Sono fūfu wa kōfuku na seikatsu o okutta.
    The couple led a happy life.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5
Irregular

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Noun[edit]

夫婦 ‎(hiragana めおと, romaji meoto, historical hiragana めをと)

  1. wife and husband
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Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5
Irregular

Sound change from めおと.

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Noun[edit]

夫婦 ‎(hiragana みょうと, romaji myōto, historical hiragana めうと)

  1. married woman and man, wife and husband

Etymology 4[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]

夫婦 ‎(hiragana おとめ, romaji otome, historical hiragana をとめ)

  1. Alternative spelling of 夫妻

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

夫婦 ‎(bubu) ‎(hangeul 부부)

  1. Hanja form? of 부부, “couple, husband and wife”.