美女

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Chinese[edit]

beautiful
pretty
lovely
woman
girl
simp. and trad.
(美女)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

美女

  1. beauty: a physically beautiful woman
  2. A polite term of address to any woman: miss, ma'am, honey, &c.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (beautiful woman): 美人 (měirén), (Cantonese) 靚女靓女 (liàngnǚ)
  • (term of address): 女生 (nǚshēng), 女士 (nǚshì), various female relations such as 阿姨 (āyí)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
じょ
Grade: 1
kan’on

Etymology[edit]

/bidjo//bid͡ʑjo//biʑo/

From Middle Chinese 美女 (MC mˠiɪX ɳɨʌX). The kan'on, so likely a later borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

美女 (hiragana びじょ, rōmaji bijo, historical hiragana びぢよ)

  1. a beautiful girl or woman, a beauty
     () (じょ) () (じゅう)
    Bijo to Yajū
    Beauty and the Beast
    Synonym: 美人 (bijin) (“beautiful woman”, literally “beautiful person”)
    Antonym: 悪女 (akujo) (“ugly woman; wicked or evil woman”)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

美女 (minyeo) (hangeul 미녀)

  1. Hanja form? of 미녀 (a beautiful woman, a beauty).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

美女

  1. Hán tự form of mĩ nữ/mỹ nữ (a beautiful woman, a beauty).