小姐

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Chinese[edit]

 
small; tiny; few; young
older sister
simp. and trad.
(小姐)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

小姐

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) Miss (a term of address for a young or unmarried woman)
    小姐 [MSC, trad.]
    小姐 [MSC, simp.]
    Wáng xiǎojiě lái le. [Pinyin]
    Miss Wang is here.
  2. a young lady
  3. (slang) barmaid, prostitute

Usage notes[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 (tàitai, “madame, wife”)
  • 夫人 (fūrén, “madame”)
  • 先生 (xiānsheng, “mister”)