夫婦

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See also: 夫妇

Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

夫婦

  1. husband and wife; married couple (Classifier: m)

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
ふう
Grade: 4

Grade: 5
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(ふう)() (fūfu

  1. husband and wife, married couple, spouses, couple, pair
    その(ふう)()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.
    Synonym: 夫妻 (fusai)
Usage notes[edit]

Kanji that are used in this term mean husband and wife. In referring to same-sex married couple, it is occasionally written in hiragana ふうふ.

Derived terms[edit]
Idioms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5
Irregular
Alternative spellings
妻夫
女夫

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

夫婦(めおと) (meoto (historical kana めをと)

  1. wife and husband
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5
Irregular
Alternative spellings
妻夫
女夫

Sound change from めおと.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

夫婦(みょうと) (myōto (historical kana めうと)

  1. married woman and man, wife and husband

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5
Irregular
For pronunciation and definitions of 夫婦 – see the following entry.
夫妻おとめ
[noun] husband and wife
(This term, 夫婦, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

夫婦 (bubu) (hangeul 부부)

  1. Hanja form? of 부부 (couple, husband and wife).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

夫婦

  1. Hán tự form of phu phụ (married couple).