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配偶 (pèi ǒu) vs. 爱人 (ài ren)


What's the difference between 配偶 (pèi ǒu) and 爱人 (ài ren)?

by Aline Marcele

These two are both formal call. 配偶 is more formal
配偶(spouse) is usually used in law or official statement. to clarify people's relationship.
e.g. 李四,系张三配偶
爱人(beloved) usually use to introduce your beloved to other people.
e.g. 这是我爱人,张三
other informal ways to address:

--- 余世明

配偶 爱人 都是 丈夫或妻子;配偶 是 正式称谓 official statement 配偶 可以 是自己选择的 但 也有可能 是别人帮你选择的;爱人 大多数是自己选择的 freedom to choose whom you will fall in love with.

--- Kuangwei Lee


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