Altair Posted June 12, 2004 at 02:24 AM Report Share Posted June 12, 2004 at 02:24 AM 太太 and 内人 is equally good to me. I can imagine if a foreigner introduced his wife to me, and say "it's my 内人", how impressed I'd be. Here are some more you can learn, but just take it for fun. 爱人 Lover---- A common word that once refered to wife or husband in modern china, but i really doubt its popularity today. 女人 Woman ---- Some still use it to refer to his wife, though it's quite weird. Don't forget to add "我" before it. Could someone expand a little bit about the common equivalents for "wife," "husband," "woman," and "man." The numerous Chinese words for these have always driven me crazy. What are the differences among these words for "wife"?: 妻子 qīzi; 太太; 爱人 ai4ren2; 老婆 lao3po2; 妇[婦] fù; 夫人 fūren; etc. How about these words for "husband"?: 先生 xiānsheng; 丈夫 zhàngfu; 爱人[愛-] àiren; 夫 fū How about these words for "woman"?: 女人 nu:3rén; 女的 nu:de; 婆 pó; 女性 nǚxìng; 妇[婦] fù and these words for "man"?: 男人 nánrén; 男的 nánde; 男性 nánxìng Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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