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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
  2. (literary or Wanrong Mandarin, Dungan, Jiangxi Hakka) daughter
  3. (literary) virgin girl

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
Philippines (Manila) 查某查某人
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
Dialectal synonyms of 女兒 (“daughter”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 女兒
Mandarin Beijing 女兒女花兒閨女姑娘丫頭
Taiwan 女兒
Tianjin 女兒閨女
Harbin 女兒姑娘閨女閨娘丫頭
Shenyang 姑娘丫頭
Jinan 閨女
Muping 閨娘閨娘子女兒
Jiedian 女子
Xi'an 女兒
Qingdao 閨女
Xining 姑娘丫頭
Xuzhou 女兒閨女
Yinchuan 女兒丫頭
Lanzhou 女兒
Ürümqi 女兒丫頭
Wuhan 姑娘丫頭
Chengdu 女兒姑娘兒
Guiyang 姑娘女娃娃女娃兒幺女幺姑娘小丫頭小姑娘
Guilin 女兒
Liuzhou 丫頭
Kunming 囡兒姑娘
Yangzhou 女兒姑娘
Nanjing 女兒姑娘
Hefei 女兒丫頭
Nantong 丫頭
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong 女女
Shunde
Zhongshan
Dongguan
Hong Kong (Weitou) 妹仔
Taishan
Doumen
Kaiping
Shaoguan
Yunfu
Yangjiang 桓仔
Xinyi
Lianjiang
Nanning
Wuzhou
Yulin
Hepu
Kuala Lumpur
Gan Nanchang 姑娘
Lichuan
Pingxiang 妹仔
Hakka Meixian 妹仔
Xingning 妹哩
Huidong 妹仔
Qujiang 妹子
Xiaosanjiang 妹仔
Luchuan
Changting 妹子
Pingyu 妹子
Wuping 妹子
Liancheng 妹子娘
Ninghua
Yudu 女子
Ruijin 女子
Shicheng
Shangyou
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 妹仔妹子
Liudui (S. Sixian) 妹仔妹子
Hsinchu (Hailu) 妹仔妹子
Dongshi (Dabu) 妹子
Zhuolan (Raoping) 妹仔妹子
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿女
Hong Kong 妹子
Sabah 妹哩
Senai 妹子
Singkawang 妹子
Huizhou Jixi
Jin Taiyuan 閨女妮子
Xinzhou 閨女
Min Bei Jian'ou 阿娘囝
Min Dong Fuzhou 諸娘囝
Fuqing 諸娘囝
Matsu 諸娘囝
Min Nan Xiamen 查某囝查某仔
Quanzhou 查某仔
Zhangzhou 查某仔
Taipei 查某囝
Kaohsiung 查某囡仔查某囝
Tainan 查某囝
Taichung 查某囝
Wuqi 查某囝
Hsinchu 查某囝
Taitung 查某囝
Lukang 查某囝
Sanxia 查某囝
Yilan 查某囝
Kinmen 查某囡仔
Magong 查某囝
Penang 查某囝查某仔
Singapore 查某囝
Pingnan
Chaozhou 走囝
Shantou 走囝
Haifeng 查某囝
Johor Bahru 走囝
Haikou 查某囝查囝
Puxian Min Putian 嬸娘囝
Xianyou 子囝
Pinghua Nanning
Guilin
Wu Shanghai 囡兒 dated囡兒大細 dated
Suzhou 囡兒
Hangzhou 女兒
Wenzhou 奶兒
Chongming 丫頭
Danyang 女兒
Jinhua 囡兒
Ningbo
Xiang Changsha 妹子
Shuangfeng
Loudi
Quanzhou 女崽

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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
SynonymsEdit
AntonymsEdit
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Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Grade: 1
kun’yomi

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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)

  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

Derived termsEdit


YoronEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. woman