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Answer to Don’t Call Her the Wrong Word for “Wife!”

Apr. 17, 2016

Answer: D

Now you know the three different ways to say “wife,” you need to know how to use them. Depending on the scenario, you will use one of these three words.

The first is 老婆(lǎopó). This is the most common way to say “wife” and is used in daily life and conversation. The male version of this, husband, is 老公(lǎogōng), which is why the answer to the quiz is D.

The second way is 太太(tàitai). This is a more polite way to say “wife” and is used in business parties or commercial meetings. It is what is used in a business casual setting.

The third way is 妻子(qīzi). This is the most formal way to say “wife” and is used in a wedding or legal proceedings.

Example:

Wǒ hěn ài wǒ de lǎopó!
我  很   爱 我  的  老婆!
I love my wife very much!

Zhè wèi shì wǒ de tàitai.
这   位   是  我  的 太太。
This is my wife.

Tā shì Wáng Xiānsheng de qīzi.
她  是   王       先生       的 妻子。
She is Mr. Wang’s wife.

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