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ChineseEdit

woman female; woman; daughter
trad. (婦女)
simp. (妇女)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

婦女

  1. woman
    尊重婦女 / 尊重妇女  ―  zūnzhòng fùnǚ  ―  to respect women
    婦女庇護所 / 妇女庇护所  ―  fùnǚ bìhùsuǒ  ―  women's shelter
    育齡婦女 / 育龄妇女  ―  yùlíng fùnǚ  ―  women of childbearing age
    婦女半邊天 / 妇女半边天  ―  fùnǚ néng dǐng bànbiāntiān  ―  women hold up half the sky

Usage notesEdit

  • When referring to an adult female in a neutral sense, 婦女妇女 (fùnǚ) and 女的 (nǚde) are often preferred to the synonym 女人 (nǚrén) which can carry potentially offensive connotations of a female of low social standing or worth (similar to woman and lady in English).

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

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
じょ
Grade: 1
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

婦女 (hiragana ふじょ, rōmaji fujo)

  1. woman; womankind

Derived termsEdit