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ChineseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

夫婦

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

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 夫妻 (“husband and wife”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 夫妻, 夫婦, 伉儷
Mandarin Beijing 兩口子, 公母倆
Taiwan 夫妻, 兩夫妻
Jinan 兩口子
Xi'an 兩口子
Wuhan 夫妻, 夫妻伙裡
Chengdu 兩夫妻, 兩口子
Yangzhou 夫妻
Hefei 夫妻
Cantonese Guangzhou 兩公婆, 公婆
Hong Kong 兩公婆
Taishan 兩公婆
Yangjiang 兩公婆, 公婆
Gan Nanchang 兩媽老子, 兩公婆
Hakka Meixian 兩公婆, 公婆
Xingning 兩公婆
Huidong (Daling) 兩公婆
Qujiang 兩公婆
Lianshan (Xiaosanjiang) 兩公婆
Changting 兩公婆
Pingyu 兩公婆
Wuping 兩公婆
Liancheng 兩公婆
Ruijin 兩公婆, 兩老子
Shicheng 兩公婆
Shangyou 兩公婆
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 兩公婆, 公婆, 兩老仔, 兩老
Liudui (S. Sixian) 兩公婆, 公婆, 兩老仔, 兩老
Hsinchu (Hailu) 兩公婆, 公婆, 兩老
Dongshi (Dabu) 兩公姐, 公婆, 兩老
Hsinchu (Raoping) 兩公姐, 兩公婆, 公婆, 兩老
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 兩公姐, 公姐, 兩老
Jin Taiyuan 夫妻, 兩口子
Min Bei Jian'ou 兩老, 兩老媽
Min Dong Fuzhou 老公媽
Matsu 老公媽
Min Nan Xiamen 翁某, 翁仔某, 翁婆, 翁姐
Quanzhou 翁某, 翁仔某
Jinjiang 翁某仔
Zhangzhou 翁某, 翁仔某, 翁婆, 翁姐
Taipei 翁仔某
Kaohsiung 翁仔某
Tainan 翁仔某
Taichung 翁仔某
Hsinchu 翁仔某
Lukang 翁某
Sanxia 翁仔某
Yilan 翁仔某
Kinmen 翁仔某
Magong 翁仔某
Penang 翁某
Philippines (Manila) 翁某仔
Chaozhou 翁姐, 兩公婆
Wu Shanghai 夫妻
Suzhou 夫妻, 兩夫妻
Wenzhou 兩夫妻, 兩老
Xiang Changsha 兩公婆, 兩夫婦
Shuangfeng 兩公婆, 兩夫婦

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
ふう
Grade: 4

Grade: 5
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

夫婦 (hiragana ふうふ, rōmaji 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.
Derived termsEdit
IdiomsEdit
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5
Irregular

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. wife and husband
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5
Irregular

Sound change from めおと.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. married woman and man, wife and husband

Etymology 4Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5
Irregular

Sound change from をひと (男人) (妻).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. Alternative spelling of 夫妻

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).