子女

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Chinese[edit]

 
child; son; (noun suffix); small thing; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch; 11 pm-1 am; midnight
female; woman; daughter
simp. and trad.
(子女)
anagram 女子

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

子女

  1. sons and daughters; children
    未成年子女  ―  wèichéngnián zǐnǚ  ―  non-adult children
    子女忤逆不孝實在父母寒心 [MSC, trad.]
    子女忤逆不孝实在父母寒心 [MSC, simp.]
    Zǐnǚ wǔnì bùxiào shízài lìng fùmǔ hánxīn. [Pinyin]
    Wayward children who are unfilial are a disappointment to their parents.

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 兒女 (“sons and daughters; children”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 兒女, 子女
Mandarin Beijing 兒女, 孩子
Taiwan 兒女, 孩子
Jinan 兒女, 孩子
Xi'an 兒女,
Wuhan 兒女, 兒子姑娘, , 伢們
Chengdu 兒女, 娃娃些
Yangzhou 兒女, 霞子
Hefei 兒女
Cantonese Guangzhou 仔女
Hong Kong 仔女
Dongguan 仔女
Yangjiang 仔女, 仔妹
Gan Nanchang 崽女
Hakka Meixian 子女
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 子女, 子兒
Liudui (S. Sixian) 子女
Hsinchu (Hailu) 子女, 子兒
Dongshi (Dabu) 子女, 子兒
Hsinchu (Raoping) 子女, 子兒
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 子兒, 子女
Jin Taiyuan 兒女, 娃娃
Min Bei Jian'ou 囝仔
Min Dong Fuzhou 囝兒,
Matsu
Min Nan Xiamen 囝兒
Quanzhou 囝兒
Zhangzhou 囝兒
Taipei 囝兒
Kaohsiung 囝兒
Chaozhou 囝兒
Wu Shanghai 大細, 子女, 囡大細 dated
Suzhou 兒子囡兒, 小人, 大細
Wenzhou 男女, 男兒女兒, 細兒
Xiang Changsha 崽女
Shuangfeng 崽女,

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
じょ
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

子女 (hiragana しじょ, rōmaji shijo, historical hiragana しぢよ)

  1. sons and daughters; children
  2. Synonym of 女子 (joshi, girl)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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