Visa application: Name of SPOUSE


In my last post, we spoke about “sibling“, a word which can mean either “brother” or “sister”.

Today I’m giving you another useful word, SPOUSE. This can be used instead of “husband” or “wife” and is commonly found in official situations. When you apply for a passport or visa or even when opening a bank account, there is usually a question about whether you are married or not. If you answer yes, then you’ll need to reply to the next question: name of spouse.

When an invitation to a wedding, cocktail party or some other event is addressed such:

  • Ms Smith and spouse, the both Mrs Smith and her husband can attend the function.
  • Mr Darwin and spouse, then both Mr Darwin and his wife can attend the function.

The same applies if it’s a same-sex marriage.

Use the language

Do you have a word for spouse in your language? What is it and when is it used?

4 comments

  1. 🙂 Very interesting too. Thanks 🙂

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  2. 😀 kkkk
    Sorry! The question is duplicated because the space for writing was little and I thought I had not written the question.

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  3. The word for SPOUSE in my language ( Portuguese ) is CÔNJUGE. We can used instead of “husband” or “wife” and in official situations too.

    SPOUSE and ESPOSO/ESPOSA are similar but with different interpretations for us here.
    We used the words ESPOSO ( husband ) e ESPOSA (wife). They are used in an invitation to a wedding for exemple, or when you want to talk to someone that he/she is your e ESPOSO/ESPOSA (a little informal and affectionate).

    Respective examples:
    -Sr.Wilson and Esposa
    – This is my esposo/esposa.

    So…do you have a word for ESPOSO/ESPOSA in your language?
    Thanks for this wonderful learning. 🙂

    Do you have a word for ESPOSO/ESPOSA in your language?
    Thanks for this wonderful learning. 🙂

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    1. That’s very interesting. In Maltese we generally use “ir-ragel” = husband (but also “man”) and “il-mara” = wife (but also “woman”). I have been told about “mizzewweg” as the equivalent of “spouse” but I’m not familiar with it.

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