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paternal aunt mother; young lady
simp. and trad.
(姑娘)
variant forms 菇涼菇凉 slang

PronunciationEdit


Note:
  • gūniangr - “prostitute”;
  • gūniáng - “paternal aunt; sister-in-law”.
  • (Dungan)
    (Note: Dungan pronunciation is currently experimental and may be inaccurate.)
  • Cantonese
  • Gan
  • Hakka
  • Jin
  • Min Dong
  • Min Nan
  • Wu
  • NounEdit

    姑娘

    1. girl; maiden
    2. (Mandarin, Gan, Jin, colloquial) daughter
    3. (Jilu Mandarin, Central Plains Mandarin, Jianghuai Mandarin, Southwestern Mandarin, Gan, Huizhou, Shaowu Min, Wu) paternal aunt (father's sister)
    4. (Jianghuai Mandarin, Yangjiang Cantonese, Wu) sister-in-law (husband's sister)
    5. (Southwestern Mandarin) wife
    6. (historical, obsolete) concubine
    7. (chiefly Cantonese, Min Nan, Christianity) nun or unmarried female preacher (often as a title)
    8. (Cantonese) female nurse, healthcare professional, social worker, etc.
    9. (colloquial, dialectal) prostitute
    10. Alternative name for 菇蔫 (“bladder cherry”).

    SynonymsEdit

    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
    Dialectal synonyms of 護士 (“nurse”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 護士
    Mandarin Beijing 護士
    Taiwan 護士
    Jinan 護士
    Jiedian 護士
    Xi'an 護士
    Cantonese Guangzhou 護士, 姑娘
    Hong Kong 護士, 姑娘
    Gan Nanchang 護士
    Pingxiang 護士
    Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 護士
    Liudui (S. Sixian) 護士
    Hsinchu (Hailu) 護士
    Dongshi (Dabu) 護士
    Hsinchu (Raoping) 護士
    Yunlin (Zhao'an) 護士
    Huizhou Jixi 護士
    Jin Taiyuan 護士
    Min Bei Jian'ou 護士, 看護士 dated, 看護 dated
    Min Dong Fuzhou 醫生姐
    Min Nan Xiamen 護士
    Quanzhou 護士
    Zhangzhou 護士
    Taipei 護士
    Kaohsiung 看護婦, 護士
    Tainan 看護婦, 護士
    Taichung 護士, 看護婦
    Hsinchu 護士, 看護婦
    Lukang 護士
    Sanxia 護士
    Yilan 護士
    Kinmen 護士
    Magong 護士
    Penang 婂媤
    Singapore 婂媤
    Philippines (Manila) 護士
    Pinghua Nanning 護士
    Wu Shanghai 護士, 看護 dated
    Wenzhou 看護 dated
    Ningbo 護士, 看護

    Derived termsEdit

    DescendantsEdit


    JapaneseEdit

     
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    Kanji in this term
    くー
    Hyōgaiji
    にゃん
    Grade: S
    Irregular

    Alternative formsEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    Borrowed from Mandarin 姑娘 (gūniang).

    PronunciationEdit

    • (Irregular reading)

    NounEdit

    姑娘 (katakana クーニャン, rōmaji kūnyan)

    1. young Chinese girl

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN