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Chinese

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

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Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/1
Initial () (12) (13)
Final () (22) (19)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Baxter nrjoX tsiX
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɳɨʌX/ /t͡sɨX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɳiɔX/ /t͡sɨX/
Shao
Rongfen
/niɔX/ /t͡sieX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɳɨə̆X/ /t͡sɨX/
Li
Rong
/niɔX/ /t͡siəX/
Wang
Li
/nĭoX/ /t͡sĭəX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ni̯woX/ /t͡siX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
neoi5 zi2

Noun

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女子

  1. (formal) woman; female (Classifier: ; )
    女子女子  ―  huà zhōng nǚzǐ  ―  the woman in the painting
    女子籃球女子篮球  ―  nǚzǐ lánqiú  ―  women's basketball
  2. (literary or Wanrong Mandarin, Dungan, Jiangxi Hakka) daughter
  3. (literary) virgin girl
  4. (Xi'an Mandarin, Waxiang) girl

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  • (woman):
  • (daughter):
  • (girl):

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Japanese

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Etymology 1

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Kanji in this term
じょ
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
kan’on

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Noun

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(じょ)() (joshiぢよし (dyosi)?

  1. girl; woman
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Etymology 2

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Grade: 1
kun’yomi

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

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Noun

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()() (meko

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

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

wominago → ominago.

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Noun

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(おみな)() (ominagoをみなご (wominago)?

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

Etymology 4

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

wonnago → onnago. From earlier 女子 (ominago).

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(おんな)() (onnagoをんなご (wonnago)?

  1. a female child; a girl
  2. a woman
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  • (おな)() (onago)

Etymology 5

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

wonago → onago. From earlier wonnago.

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(おな)() (onagoをなご (wonago)?

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

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN

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Hanja in this term

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女子 (nyeoja) (hangeul 녀자)

  1. Hanja form? of 녀자 ((North Korea) woman; girl).

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女子 (yeoja) (hangeul 여자)

  1. Hanja form? of 여자 ((South Korea) woman; girl).

Oki-No-Erabu

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Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1

Etymology

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Cognate to Yoron 女子 (ふなぐ, funagu), Okinawan (ゐな)() (winagu), Japanese (おな)() (onago).

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  • IPA(key): [wunaɡu], [jinaɡu]

Noun

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女子(をぅなぐ) or 女子(いぃなぐ) or 女子(ゐなぐ) (unagu or yinagu or inagu

  1. woman, girl

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Okinawan

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Kanji in this term
ゐな
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
Alternative spelling

Etymology

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Cognate with Yoron 女子 (ふなぐ, funagu) and dialectal Japanese (おな)() (onago).

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(ゐな)() (winagu

  1. woman, girl
    一人(ちゅい)(ゐな)()(ぐゎー)
    chuiwinagungwā
    an only daughter

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Vietnamese

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chữ Hán Nôm in this term

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女子

  1. chữ Hán form of nữ tử (girl; daughter).

Yoron

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Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1

Etymology

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Cognate to Okinawan (ゐな)() (winagu), Japanese (おな)() (onago).

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Noun

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女子(ふなぐ) or 女子(をぅなぐ) (funagu or unagu

  1. girl, woman

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