See also: 夫妇

ChineseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

夫婦

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

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
ふう
Grade: 4

Grade: 5
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

夫婦(ふうふ) (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 notesEdit

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 termsEdit
IdiomsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

夫婦(めおと) (meoto (historical kana めをと)

  1. wife and husband
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

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

Sound change from めおと.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

夫婦(みょうと) (myōto (historical kana めうと)

  1. married woman and man, wife and husband

Etymology 4Edit

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.)

ReferencesEdit

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

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

夫婦 (bubu) (hangeul 부부)

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

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

夫婦

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