姑娘

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Chinese[edit]

paternal aunt mother; young lady
simp. and trad.
(姑娘)

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • gūniangr - “prostitute”;
  • gūniáng - “paternal aunt; sister-in-law”.
  • Cantonese
  • Gan
  • Hakka
  • Jin
  • Min Dong
  • Min Nan
  • Wu
  • Noun[edit]

    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”).

    Synonyms[edit]

    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
    Philippines (Manila) 查某仔
    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

    Derived terms[edit]

    Descendants[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

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

    Alternative forms[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    Borrowed from Mandarin 姑娘 (gūniang).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • (Irregular reading)

    Noun[edit]

    姑娘 (katakana クーニャン, rōmaji kūnyan)

    1. young Chinese girl

    References[edit]

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