Meaning

Primary

Wife

Alternative

My Wife

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well. This is used to refer to your own wife, though, for the most part.

Reading

つま
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since this word is made up of a single kanji, it should use the kun'yomi reading. When learning the kanji, you didn't learn that reading, so here's a mnemonic to help you with this word: Your wife does everything for you. She feeds you, she bathes you, she cleans up after you and even wipes your butt when you poop. Really, she is doing too much (つま), and you should stop being a baby.

Context

Context Sentences

妻のたん生日に、水上飛行機をプレゼントしました。

For my wife's birthday, I got her a seaplane.

妻がコウイチのコンサートに行ってきたんですが、最後尾の席だったけど、すごく良かったと言ってましたよ。

My wife went to Koichi's concert and she said it was fantastic, though her seat was in the last row.

元妻が、「私みたいな女にはもう巡り合わないわよ」とか言うんだけどさ…っていうか、それが俺の計画なんですけど、みたいな?

My ex-wife says, "You’ll never find someone like me." Well exactly! That’s the plan!

Kanji Composition