I've always learned Ehemann as husband. This one threw my off a little bit.
If you use the possessive "mein" with "Mann", it's pretty clear that you mean your "Ehemann".
Ok, so it's not just context that translates "Mann" to "husband" here. The word itself has the alternate meaning of "husband". Is this correct?
Thanks! Just wanted to be clear on that ;)
(Replying to myself because we hit the nesting limit)
it can be either as they describe it as my man like it is my boyfriend or my husband
Is there another word than ''Mann'' for husband in german? Because you can talk aout a man in general or about your husband
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Can you use Mann to directly address your boyfriend? Like, "Hello husband!" In a playful way?
So how do you say "my man" this is a valid English expression for boyfriend/husband/or even hetro friend.
Does this saying not exist in German?
Mann and Frau (man, woman) are commonly used for "husband, wife" after a possessive -- e.g. mein Mann, seine Frau "my husband, his wife".
If there is no possessive context but you still want to specify that someone is a husband, you can use Ehemann, Ehefrau (literally, "marriage-man, marriage-woman").
I put 'is reading' but this was marked as wrong. Why? Isn't it the same as 'reads'?