08 Oct Word of the day 7 – 结婚
Today’s word of the day is 结婚 (jié hūn), a word that you’ll get used to hearing in Chinese meaning ‘to marry’ or ‘to get married’.
This contains the 结 jié (meaning to tie or bind something) from our last word of the day 结果 jié guǒ, which means ‘result’ / ‘in the end’ / ‘conclusion’ / ‘outcome’.(or literally, to bind/tie the result of something).
So, how is the word 结婚 (jié hūn) composed? Let’s take a look.
结 jié: knot / tie / bind
婚 hūn: marriage / wedding
结婚 (jié hūn): to marry / get married
To bind a marriage is…to get married!
Beginner: 你结婚了吗? nǐ jié hūn le ma? : Are you married?
If you’re ever in China for longer than a couple of weeks, the question 你结婚了吗? is one that you’ll soon get used to hearing.