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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
おんな
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of (onna, a woman) +‎ (no, possessive particle) +‎ (ko, a child).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女の子 (hiragana おんなのこ, rōmaji onna no ko, historical hiragana をんなのこ)

  1. a child that is female: a girl
  2. a woman
SynonymsEdit
AntonymsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of (me, a woman; female) +‎ (no, possessive particle) +‎ (ko, a child).[1][2]

Less commonly used than onna no ko above.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女の子 (hiragana めのこ, rōmaji me no ko)

  1. (archaic) a child that is female: a girl
  2. (archaic) a woman
SynonymsEdit
AntonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN