Couples are like two peas in a pod, or maybe two cookies in a jar! They’re special friends who like to do things together, like dancing, playing games, or just sharing giggles. Sometimes they hold hands or give each other sweet hugs.
It comes from the Latin word ‘copula’, which means ‘to connect’. In the English language, we’ve been using the word ‘couple’ as far back as the 13th century. In the beginning, it just described two things of the same kind.
Then, over time, people started using the term to talk about two people who liked each other a lot. It could be boyfriends and girlfriends, husbands and wives, or any two adults who are closely connected. Today, when we talk about a ‘couple’, we usually mean two people who are in a romantic relationship.
One interesting thing about couples is that it’s not always about romance! Sometimes, it could be partners in a dance, a business, or even crime-solving, like in detective stories. But most of the time, when you hear about couples, think about two grown-ups who are together because they care about each other.