Thursday, April 7, 2016

Does Modern Chinese forbid the usage of 父 for the word wife?



夫父 – An archaic phrase for husband in wife, where means husband, and means wife in this context. While usually means father, in archaic Chinese there are times when it means wife. Therefore, the context matters. The question is “Does Modern Chinese forbid the usage of for the word wife?”

Yes, Modern Chinese forbid the usage of for the word wife by:
婦 or the simplified form 妇 (Sino-Vietnamese "phụ") has replaced the usage of for the word wife.

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