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female; woman; daughter
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(女子)
anagram 子女

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

女子

  1. (formal) woman; female

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 女人 (“woman”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 女子
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 女子女士女人女生女性婦女婦人
Mandarin Beijing 女的娘們兒
Taiwan 女生
Jinan 女人女的娘們兒
Xi'an 女人女的
Wuhan 女的女將姑娘婆婆
Chengdu 女的女人婆娘
Yangzhou 女人家
Hefei 女的奶奶們
Cantonese Guangzhou 女人婆乸
Hong Kong 女人婆乸
Yangjiang 妹仔夫娘
Gan Nanchang 女人女個
Hakka Meixian 女個婦人家
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 細妹人婦人家餔娘人
Liudui (S. Sixian) 細妹人婦人家
Hsinchu (Hailu) 細妹人婦人家餔娘人
Dongshi (Dabu) 細妹人婦人家
Zhuolan (Raoping) 細妹人婦人家餔娘人
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 妹子人夫娘人
Jin Taiyuan 女人女的
Min Bei Jian'ou 阿娘人婦女人
Min Dong Fuzhou 諸娘人女界
Min Nan Xiamen 查某查某人婦人人姿娘 dated姿娘人 dated
Quanzhou 查某查某人婦人人姿娘 dated姿娘人 dated
Zhangzhou 查某查某人婦人人姿娘 dated姿娘人 dated
Taipei 查某查某人婦人人
Chaozhou 姿娘
Wu Suzhou 女人
Wenzhou 女嘅老人客
Xiang Changsha 女的女人家堂客堂客們
Shuangfeng 女人家堂客們

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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
じょ
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女子 (hiragana じょし, rōmaji joshi, historical hiragana ぢよし)

  1. girl; woman
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Compound of (me, woman) +‎ (ko, child).

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

女子 (hiragana めこ, rōmaji meko)

  1. wife and child
  2. wife
  3. a female child; girl
  4. a woman

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
おみな
Grade: 1
こ > ご
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

wominago → ominago.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女子 (hiragana おみなご, rōmaji ominago, historical hiragana をみなご)

  1. a female child; a girl
Derived termsEdit
  • 女子 (おんなご) (onnago), 女子 (おなご) (onago)

Etymology 4Edit

Kanji in this term
おんな
Grade: 1
こ > ご
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

wonnago → onnago. From earlier 女子 (ominago).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女子 (hiragana おんなご, rōmaji onnago, historical hiragana をんなご)

  1. a female child; a girl
  2. a woman
Derived termsEdit
  • 女子 (おなご) (onago)

Etymology 5Edit

Kanji in this term
おんな > おな
Grade: 1
こ > ご
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

wonago → onago. From earlier wonnago.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

女子 (hiragana おなご, rōmaji onago, historical hiragana をなご)

  1. a female child; a girl
  2. a woman

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

HanjaEdit

女子 (yeoja) (hangeul 여자, revised yeoja)

  1. Hanja form? of 여자, “girl”.

Oki-No-ErabuEdit

NounEdit

女子 (hiragana をぅなぐ, romaji wunagu, hiragana いぃなぐ, romaji yinagu)

  1. woman

Derived termsEdit


OkinawanEdit

NounEdit

女子 (hiragana ゐなぐ, romaji winagu)

  1. woman

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YoronEdit

NounEdit

女子 (hiragana ふなぐ, romaji funagu, hiragana をぅなぐ, romaji wunagu)

  1. woman