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The Chinese word nü - 女 - nǚ
(female in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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English translations

female, woman

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Chinese characters  ( nü / nǚ ) with pronunciation (English translation: female )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Usage as a radical
女 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character. It is then called nǚzìpáng.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

queen  |  daughter
女 ( nü / nǚ ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 141)
Chinese example words containing the character 女 ( nü / nǚ )
妇女 ( fùnǚ = woman ), 女儿 ( nǚ'ér = daughter ), 女高音 ( nǚgāoyīn = soprano ), 女朋友 ( nǚpéngyŏu = girlfriend ), 女人 ( nǚrén = women ), 女士 ( nǚshì = lady )
More words that mean woman in Chinese
( 妇 ), fùnǚ ( 妇女 )

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