Retired banker Tomohisa Kotake, second from left, participates in a cooking class at a Men in the Kitchen support group meeting in western Tokyo. The group aims to "re-train" retired Japanese men to be more independent and communicative with their wives. Washington Post. Sakura Terakawa, 63, describes her four decades of married life in a small urban apartment as a gradual transition from wife to mother to servant. Communication with her husband started with love letters and wooing words under pink cherry blossoms. It devolved over time, she said, into mostly demands for his evening meals and nitpicking over the quality of her housework. So when he came home one afternoon three years ago, beaming, and announced he was ready to retire, Terakawa despaired.
What you call your spouse in private is your own business, but how you refer to them in public can be a more complicated issue, especially when speaking in Japanese. In plain discourse, English keeps it simple with only two words: wife and husband. For folks living in Japan, this is certainly not the case. Choosing which word is most appropriate for each situation can feel like navigating a minefield. Hopefully this little guide will help you out next time you are in the awkward situation of referring to your spouse in the the third person. Looking simply at the word construction, some of these words seem much better than others. Cathy JK over at the blog by S compiled a nice guide for when to use which word. The words tsuma simply means a married female, and for this reason it is the legal word that appears on documents such as a marriage registration. After all, it is not that strange for men to refer to their wife as their bride in English.
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