小姐

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

小姐

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) Miss (a term of address for a young or unmarried woman)
  2. a young lady
  3. (slang) barmaid, prostitute

Usage note[edit]

Nowday, 小姐 is less used to mean Miss as the meaning prostitute took over the original meaning. 女士 (nǚshì) is used instead.

Synonyms[edit]

  • 女士 (nǚshì, "lady, miss")

See also[edit]

  • 太太 (tàitài, "madame, wife")
  • 夫人 (fūrén, "madame")
  • 先生 (xiānsheng, "mister")