ChineseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

夫妻

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

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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
さい
Grade: 5
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

夫妻(ふさい) (fusai

  1. a married couple, husband and wife, Mr. and Mrs.
    (やま)田夫(だふ)(さい)来月(らいげつ)()(こく)します
    Yamada fusai wa raigetsu kikoku shimasu
    Mr. and Mrs. Yamada will come home next month
    Synonym: 夫婦 (fūfu)

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5
Irregular
Alternative spelling 夫婦

Sound change from をひと (男人) (妻).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)

NounEdit

夫妻(おとめ) (otome (historical kana をとめ)

  1. husband and wife

ReferencesEdit

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

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

夫妻 (bucheo) (hangeul 부처)

  1. Hanja form? of 부처 (married couple).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

夫妻

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