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female; woman; daughter
 
child; son; (noun suffix); small thing; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch; 11 pm-1 am; midnight
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
Hsinchu (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, 諸娘 dated, 諸娘人 dated
Quanzhou 查某, 查某人, 婦人人, 諸娘 dated, 諸娘人 dated
Zhangzhou 查某, 查某人, 婦人人, 諸娘 dated, 諸娘人 dated
Taipei 查某, 查某人, 婦人人
Penang 查某
Philippines (Manila) 查某, 查某人
Chaozhou 諸娘
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
Hailar 女兒
Bayanhot 丫頭
Jinan 閨女
Muping 閨娘, 閨娘子, 女兒
Jiedian 女子
Xi'an , 女兒
Qingdao 閨女
Zhengzhou 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
Huanggang 女兒
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
Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou) , 妹仔
Foshan
Shunde
Zhongshan (Shiqi)
Doumen (Shangheng Tanka)
Taishan
Kaiping (Chikan)
Dongguan
Shaoguan
Yunfu
Yangjiang 桓仔
Xinyi
Lianjiang
Nanning
Wuzhou
Yulin
Hepu
Danzhou
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
Hsinchu (Raoping) 妹仔, 妹子
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿女
Hong Kong 妹子
Sabah 妹子, 妹哩
Senai 妹子
Singkawang 妹子
Huizhou Jixi
Shexian
Tunxi , 囡囝
Jin Taiyuan 閨女, 妮子
Xinzhou 閨女
Hohhot 閨女, 女子
Min Bei Jian'ou 阿娘囝
Dikou 娘囝
Songxi 阿娘囝
Zhenghe 阿娘囝
Zhenqian 娘囝
Jianyang 阿娘囝
Wuyishan 阿娘囝
Shibei 阿娘囝
Min Dong Fuzhou 諸娘囝
Changle 諸娘囝
Fuqing 諸娘囝
Yongtai 諸娘囝
Gutian 諸娘囝
Fu'an 諸娘囝
Ningde 諸母囝
Shouning 諸母囝
Zhouning 諸娘囝
Fuding 諸母囝
Matsu 諸娘囝
Min Nan Xiamen 查某囝, 查某仔
Quanzhou 查某仔
Zhangzhou 查某仔, 灶雞
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
Philippines (Manila) 查某仔
Pingnan
Chaozhou 走囝
Shantou 走囝
Haifeng 查某囝
Johor Bahru 走囝
Wenchang 查某囝
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
Wuxi 囡兒
Hangzhou 女兒
Wenzhou 奶兒
Chongming 丫頭
Danyang 女兒
Jinhua 囡兒, , 女兒
Ningbo
Xiang Changsha , 妹子
Shuangfeng
Xiangtan , 妹唧
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
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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

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

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
  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

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

YoronEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. woman