I'm trying to figure out what the chinese equivalent of "I do" would be. Is there a phrase that people say in Chinese that represents getting married? Or is there a direct translation for "I do"?

Thanks for the help!


To answer this ,we have to trace back to the question asked when proposing/ getting married.

The question you should ask a girl is : 你願意嫁給我嗎?

Well, if you are proposing to a boy : 你願意娶我嗎?

These two different verbs 嫁 and 娶 for "marry" are due to traditional Chinese culture.

The standard answer to a 你願意__嗎? question would be : 是 (YES) or 是,我願意 (YES,I do) or simply 我願意(I do)

  • FYI, it is rare for Chinese women to propose to men.
    – Pete C.
    Oct 3 '14 at 22:11
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    Yes Pete, but just in case :P
    – David Ng
    Oct 5 '14 at 7:55


It has become a fixed idiom for I do.

  • 电视剧<<传奇之王>>02 letv.com/ptv/vplay/1453571.html,has church wedding scene with 林天龙(柳云龙饰) pronouncing 我愿意 twice(时间标记 40:47,41:09)(before being arrested)。
    – user6065
    Oct 1 '14 at 5:13

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