Chinese Terms of Endearment: Who Is Your “爱人(àiren)”?

You may have found that it’s not always easy to tell the true meanings of many Chinese expressions from their literal meanings. How about the one in the question below? Do you know what it really means?
When you hear a Chinese person mention “我的爱人(wǒde àiren),” the meaning of “爱人(àiren)” is_____.
A. wife or husband
B. lover
C. girlfriend or boyfriend

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