Chinese edit

female; woman; daughter man; person; people
trad. (女人)
simp. #(女人)

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  1. woman; adult female (Classifier: )
    一個陌生女人來信 [MSC, trad.]
    一个陌生女人来信 [MSC, simp.]
    yīge mòshēng nǚrén de láixìn [Pinyin]
    a letter from an unknown woman
    不要臉女人講話 [MSC, trad.]
    不要脸女人讲话 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ bù xiǎng hé zhè zhǒng bùyàoliǎn de nǚrén jiǎnghuà. [Pinyin]
    I don't wish to speak to such a shameless woman.
  2. (colloquial) lover; mistress (Classifier: )
Usage notes edit
  • When referring to an adult female in a neutral sense, 婦女妇女 (fùnǚ) and 女的 (nǚde) are often preferred, as 女人 (nǚrén) can carry potentially offensive connotations of a female of low social standing or worth (similar to woman and lady in English).
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  • (woman):
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Pronunciation 2 edit

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  1. (colloquial) wife
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Sino-Xenic (女人):


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Kanji in this term
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(にょ)(にん) (nyonin

  1. A woman; a female.

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Hanja in this term

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女人 (yeoin) (hangeul 여인)

  1. Hanja form? of 여인 (woman).