Question Why do in CNs are they called "Wife" despite being Fiance?

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  1. UnknownSaint171

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    I've seen plenty of Novels where the MC calls the Heroine his wife despite not married yet? Also the other way around too and calls him her "Husband" Are they allowed to say that to each other? I know its the difference between cultures but I've always wondered about that
     
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    Because she's already his .
     
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    In my native tongue there is no different word for girlfriend/Fiancee/Wife they are all the same
     
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    Zero300 『Mask Maker』『Kamen Rider Khaos』『Demon Immortal』

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    in chinese? actually there is.
     
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    Ratatoskr [Aruruu's proud dad] [The False Gentleman]

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    Its like 'bae'. People use it just because.
     
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    Because all Chinese MCs take things for granted
     
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    Mr Pancakes Well-Known Pancake

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    What does "bae" mean?
     
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    _Selutu_ 灭世魔尊

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    It makes them closer, and it does have a similar meaning to calling your lover "honey", "darling", "babe" etc. in English.
     
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    short hand for babe
     
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    It's usually never in a formal context, right? I think it's because the one to say it already considers the other person 'theirs', as @KURONOKEI139 said.

    Like, a lot of otaku have waifus, and call the anime/manga/novel girls their waifus. Not that they are married or anything (except for that guy who is married to asahina mikuru xD)
     
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    internet people use that word to say wive, girlfriend or somethin like that. i use to as well, untill i learn it meant shit in danish :v
     
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    you don't need a flashy marriage to become husband and wife.
    all it needs is to stay and live together with love.
    If the so called husband left his wife becase it's dangerous (want to have better cultivation so he left his so called wife) than you can forget about what i said.
     
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    Oh wow that's crazy lol. Its confusing at times since novels like The Silly Alchemist. The MC stopped calling her wife despite being engaged so
     
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    Wait that what it means? Just babe? Nothing special?
     
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    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    Pretty sure that in that specific culture it's pretty much the same, if the husband died she'd be seen as a bad omen and have to be a widow, you're pretty much already tied down.
     
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    Bae
    Before Anything Else
     
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    Before Anyone Else
     
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    Uh i mean a mcs fiance is basically already his wife so what's the problem with calling her that?
    And i don't see how that has anything to do with culture, if i had a fiance i'd be calling her "wife" for fun as well, because why not?
     
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