男女

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Chinese[edit]

male female; woman; daughter
trad. (男女)
simp. #(男女)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Initial () (8) (12)
Final () (159) (22)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I III
Fanqie
Baxter nom nrjoX
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/nʌm/ /ɳɨʌX/
Pan
Wuyun
/nəm/ /ɳiɔX/
Shao
Rongfen
/nɒm/ /niɔX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/nəm/ /ɳɨə̆X/
Li
Rong
/nᴀm/ /niɔX/
Wang
Li
/nɒm/ /nĭoX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/năm/ /ni̯woX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
nán
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
naam4 neoi5
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
nán
Middle
Chinese
‹ nom › ‹ nrjoX ›
Old
Chinese
/*nˁ[ə]m/ /*nraʔ/
English man, male female

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter–Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
No. 9354 9616
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*nuːm/ /*naʔ/

Noun[edit]

男女

  1. man and woman; men and women; both sexes
    男女比例失衡  ―  nánnǚ bǐlì shīhéng  ―  sex ratio imbalance
    男女同工同酬  ―  Nánnǚ tónggōngtóngchóu.  ―  Men and women should get equal pay for equal work.
    男女搭配幹活 [MSC, trad.]
    男女搭配干活 [MSC, simp.]
    Nánnǚ dāpèi, gànhuó bù lèi. [Pinyin]
    Men and women are more efficient when they work together.
  2. (literary, in general) common people; the masses
  3. (literary) sexual desire; lust
  4. (literary) sons and daughters; children
  5. (literary) Term of address for, or a humble term of address used by, a person who has low social status.
  6. (literary) A term of abuse.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (男女):
  • Japanese: 男女(だんじょ) (danjo)
  • Korean: 남녀(男女) (namnyeo)
  • Vietnamese: nam nữ (男女)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
だん
Grade: 1
じょ
Grade: 1
kan’on
Kanji in this term
なん
Grade: 1
にょ
Grade: 1
goon

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(だん)(じょ) or (なん)(にょ) (danjo or nannyo (counter )

  1. man and woman, men and women; both sexes
  2. boy and girl, boys and girls

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

男女 (namnyeo) (hangeul 남녀)

  1. Hanja form? of 남녀 (man and woman).

Vietnamese[edit]

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun[edit]

男女

  1. chữ Hán form of nam nữ (man and woman).