여자

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Korean[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • 녀자 (nyeoja) (North Korea)

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 女子, from (female) + (offspring)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jʌ̹d͡ʑa̠/
  • Phonetic hangeul:
  • Romanizations: RR (transcription): yeojaRR (transliteration): yeojaMC: yŏjaYale: yeca

Noun[edit]

여자 (yeoja) (hanja 女子)

  1. woman; girl; lady; female

Synonyms[edit]

  • 계집 (gyejip, “woman; girl”)
  • 아내 (anae, “wife”)
  • 여성 (yeoseong, “female”) (女性)

Antonyms[edit]

  • 사내 (sanae, “man; husband”)
  • 남자 (namja, “man, male”) (男子)
  • 남성 (namseong, “male”) (男性)

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