nv3
female; woman; daughter

ru3
archaic variant of 汝

strokes 3
radical
strokes after radical 0
吧女 吧女 ba1 nv3
barmaid

吧托女 吧托女 ba1 tuo1 nv3
scam girl; woman who lures men to an exorbitantly priced bar 酒吧

白毛女 白毛女 bai2 mao2 nv3
The White Haired Girl (1950), one of the first PRC films

拜金女 拜金女 bai4 jin1 nv3
materialistic woman; (slang) gold-digger

婢女 婢女 bi4 nv3
slave girl; servant girl

表侄女 表姪女 biao3 zhi2 nv3
daughter of a male cousin via female line

才女 才女 cai2 nv3
talented girl

姹女 奼女 cha4 nv3
beautiful girl; mercury

娼女 娼女 chang1 nv3
prostitute

重孙女 重孫女 chong2 sun1 nv3
great-granddaughter

处女 處女 chu3 nv3
virgin; maiden; inaugural

处女航 處女航 chu3 nv3 hang2
maiden voyage

处女膜 處女膜 chu3 nv3 mo2
hymen

处女作 處女作 chu3 nv3 zuo4
first publication; maiden work

处女座 處女座 chu3 nv3 zuo4
Virgo (constellation and sign of the zodiac); popular variant of 室女座

次女 次女 ci4 nv3
second daughter

独生女 獨生女 du2 sheng1 nv3
an only daughter

独生子女 獨生子女 du2 sheng1 zi3 nv3
an only child

独生子女政策 獨生子女政策 du2 sheng1 zi3 nv3 zheng4 ce4
one-child policy

儿女 兒女 er2 nv3
children; sons and daughters

儿女英雄传 兒女英雄傳 er2 nv3 ying1 xiong2 zhuan4
The Gallant Maid, novel by Manchu-born Qing dynasty writer 文康

非婚生子女 非婚生子女 fei1 hun1 sheng1 zi3 nv3
an illegitimate child

腐女 腐女 fu3 nv3
fujoshi (woman who likes mangas about male homosexual love)

父女 父女 fu4 nv3
father and daughter

妇女 婦女 fu4 nv3
woman

妇女节 婦女節 fu4 nv3 jie2
International Women's Day (March 8)

妇女能顶半边天 婦女能頂半邊天 fu4 nv3 neng2 ding3 ban4 bian1 tian1
Woman can hold up half the sky; fig. nowadays, women have an equal part to play in society

妇女运动 婦女運動 fu4 nv3 yun4 dong4
women's movement; feminism

妇女主任 婦女主任 fu4 nv3 zhu3 ren4
director of the local committee of the Women's Federation

干女儿 乾女兒 gan1 nv3 er2
(nominally) adopted daughter; goddaughter

歌女 歌女 ge1 nv3
female singer (archaic)

宫女 宮女 gong1 nv3
palace maid

狗男女 狗男女 gou3 nan2 nv3
a couple engaged in an illicit love affair; a cheating couple

孤男寡女 孤男寡女 gu1 nan2 gua3 nv3
a single man and a single woman; bachelors; a man and a woman together (typically in a secluded setting)

闺女 閨女 gui1 nv3
maiden; unmarried woman; daughter

国际妇女节 國際婦女節 guo2 ji4 fu4 nv3 jie2
International Women's Day (March 8)

好男不跟女斗 好男不跟女鬥 hao3 nan2 bu4 gen1 nv3 dou4
a real man doesn't fight with womenfolk (idiom)

红男绿女 紅男綠女 hong2 nan2 lv4 nv3
young people decked out in gorgeous clothes (idiom)

狐女 狐女 hu2 nv3
fox lady; in folk stories, a beautiful girl who will seduce you then reveal herself as a ghost

还乡女 還鄉女 huan2 xiang1 nv3
(Korean term) women who returned to Korea after being abducted during the Manchu invasions of Korea in the 17th century, only to be regarded as defiled and therefore ostracized, even by their own families

浣女 浣女 huan4 nv3
washerwoman

黄花闺女 黃花閨女 huang2 hua1 gui1 nv3
maiden; virgin

黄花女 黃花女 huang2 hua1 nv3
maiden; virgin

黄花女儿 黃花女兒 huang2 hua1 nv3 er2
see 黃花閨女|黄花闺女

黄花幼女 黃花幼女 huang2 hua1 you4 nv3
maiden; virgin

妓女 妓女 ji4 nv3
prostitute; hooker

寄女 寄女 ji4 nv3
foster daughter

继女 繼女 ji4 nv3
stepdaughter

继子女 繼子女 ji4 zi3 nv3
stepchildren; adopted children

嫁女 嫁女 jia4 nv3
to marry off a daughter

金童玉女 金童玉女 jin1 tong2 yu4 nv3
lit. golden boys and jade maidens (idiom); attendants of the Daoist immortals; fig. lovely young children; a golden couple; (of a couple who are in the public eye) a lovely young couple

九天玄女 九天玄女 jiu3 tian1 xuan2 nv3
Xuan Nü, a fairy in Chinese mythology

酒托女 酒托女 jiu3 tuo1 nv3
woman hired to lure men to high-priced bars

孔雀女 孔雀女 kong3 que4 nv3
(Internet slang) spoiled city girl from a rich family

扣女 扣女 kou4 nv3
(slang) to pick up girls; to chase after girls

郎才女貌 郎才女貌 lang2 cai2 nv3 mao4
talented man and beautiful woman; ideal couple

浪女 浪女 lang4 nv3
loose woman

老处女 老處女 lao3 chu3 nv3
unmarried old woman; spinster

良家女子 良家女子 liang2 jia1 nv3 zi3
woman from a respectable family; respectable woman

靓女 靚女 liang4 nv3
(dialect) pretty girl

烈女 烈女 lie4 nv3
a woman who dies fighting for her honor or follows her husband in death

乱搞男女关系 亂搞男女關係 luan4 gao3 nan2 nv3 guan1 xi4
to be promiscuous; to sleep around

绿女红男 綠女紅男 lv4 nv3 hong2 nan2
young people decked out in gorgeous clothes (idiom)

曼荷莲女子学院 曼荷蓮女子學院 man4 he2 lian2 nv3 zi3 xue2 yuan4
Mount Holyoke College (Northamptom, Massachusetts)

美女 美女 mei3 nv3
beautiful woman

美容女 美容女 mei3 rong2 nv3
hairdresser (female); beautician

孟姜女 孟姜女 meng4 jiang1 nv3
heroine of Qin dynasty 秦朝 folk tale, who searched for her husband, and whose tears broke down a stretch of the Great Wall to reveal his body

民女 民女 min2 nv3
woman from an ordinary family

魔女 魔女 mo2 nv3
witch; sorceress; enchantress

母女 母女 mu3 nv3
mother-daughter

男扮女装 男扮女裝 nan2 ban4 nv3 zhuang1
(of a man) to dress as a woman (idiom)

男才女貌 男才女貌 nan2 cai2 nv3 mao4
talented man and beautiful woman; ideal couple

男欢女爱 男歡女愛 nan2 huan1 nv3 ai4
passionate love (idiom)

男婚女嫁 男婚女嫁 nan2 hun1 nv3 jia4
to celebrate a wedding

男女 男女 nan2 nv3
male-female; male and female

男女关系 男女關係 nan2 nv3 guan1 xi4
man-woman connection; intimate relationship

男女合校 男女合校 nan2 nv3 he2 xiao4
see 男女同校

男女老少 男女老少 nan2 nv3 lao3 shao4
men, women, young and old; all kinds of people; people of all ages; each and everyone

男女老幼 男女老幼 nan2 nv3 lao3 you4
men, women, young and old; everybody

男女平等 男女平等 nan2 nv3 ping2 deng3
equality of the sexes

男女授受不亲 男女授受不親 nan2 nv3 shou4 shou4 bu4 qin1
men and women should not touch hands when they give or receive things (citation, from Mencius)

男女同校 男女同校 nan2 nv3 tong2 xiao4
coeducation

男怕入错行,女怕嫁错郎 男怕入錯行,女怕嫁錯郎 nan2 pa4 ru4 cuo4 hang2 - nv3 pa4 jia4 cuo4 lang2
men fear getting into the wrong line of business, women fear marrying the wrong man (proverb)

男人不坏,女人不爱 男人不壞,女人不愛 nan2 ren2 bu4 huai4 - nv3 ren2 bu4 ai4
women love bad guys

男尊女卑 男尊女卑 nan2 zun1 nv3 bei1
to regard men as superior to women (idiom)

男左女右 男左女右 nan2 zuo3 nv3 you4
the left is for males, the right is for females (traditional saying)

牛郎织女 牛郎織女 niu2 lang2 zhi1 nv3
Cowherd and Weaving maid (characters in folk story); separated lovers; Altair and Vega (stars)

女伴 女伴 nv3 ban4
female companion

女扮男装 女扮男裝 nv3 ban4 nan2 zhuang1
(of a woman) to dress as a man (idiom)

女傧相 女儐相 nv3 bin1 xiang4
bridesmaid

女厕 女廁 nv3 ce4
ladies washroom; ladies toilet

女衬衫 女襯衫 nv3 chen4 shan1
blouse

女乘务员 女乘務員 nv3 cheng2 wu4 yuan2
stewardess; female flight attendant

女大不中留 女大不中留 nv3 da4 bu4 zhong1 liu2
when a girl is of age, she must be married off (idiom)

女大十八变 女大十八變 nv3 da4 shi2 ba1 bian4
lit. a girl changes eighteen times between childhood and womanhood (idiom); fig. a young woman is very different from the little girl she once was

女单 女單 nv3 dan1
women's singles (in tennis, badminton etc)

女的 女的 nv3 de5
woman

女店员 女店員 nv3 dian4 yuan2
salesgirl; female shop assistant

女儿 女兒 nv3 er2
daughter

女儿红 女兒紅 nv3 er2 hong2
kind of Chinese wine

女儿墙 女兒牆 nv3 er2 qiang2
crenelated parapet wall

女犯 女犯 nv3 fan4
female offender in imperial China (old)

女方 女方 nv3 fang1
the bride's side (of a wedding); of the bride's party

女房东 女房東 nv3 fang2 dong1
landlady

女高音 女高音 nv3 gao1 yin1
soprano

女工 女工 nv3 gong1
working woman; variant of 女紅|女红

女红 女紅 nv3 gong1
the feminine arts (e.g. needlework)

女功 女功 nv3 gong1
variant of 女紅|女红

女公爵 女公爵 nv3 gong1 jue2
duchess

女公子 女公子 nv3 gong1 zi3
noble lady; (honorific) your daughter

女管家 女管家 nv3 guan3 jia1
housekeeper

女孩 女孩 nv3 hai2
girl; lass

女孩儿 女孩兒 nv3 hai2 er5
erhua variant of 女孩

女孩子 女孩子 nv3 hai2 zi5
girl

女汉子 女漢子 nv3 han4 zi5
masculine woman

女皇 女皇 nv3 huang2
empress

女皇大学 女皇大學 nv3 huang2 da4 xue2
Queen's University (Belfast)

女皇帝 女皇帝 nv3 huang2 di4
empress; refers to Tang empress Wuzetian 武則天|武则天 (624-705), reigned 690-705

女继承人 女繼承人 nv3 ji4 cheng2 ren2
inheritress

女家 女家 nv3 jia1
bride's family (in marriage)

女杰 女傑 nv3 jie2
woman of distinction; a woman to be admired or respected

女警 女警 nv3 jing3
policewoman

女警员 女警員 nv3 jing3 yuan2
a policewoman

女眷 女眷 nv3 juan4
the females in a family; womenfolk

女郎 女郎 nv3 lang2
young woman; maiden; girl

女流 女流 nv3 liu2
(derog.) woman

女排 女排 nv3 pai2
women's volleyball; abbr. for 女子排球

女朋友 女朋友 nv3 peng2 you5
girlfriend

女仆 女僕 nv3 pu2
female servant; drudge

女墙 女牆 nv3 qiang2
crenelated parapet wall

女强人 女強人 nv3 qiang2 ren2
successful career woman; able woman

女权 女權 nv3 quan2
women's rights

女权主义 女權主義 nv3 quan2 zhu3 yi4
feminism

女人 女人 nv3 ren2
woman

女人气 女人氣 nv3 ren2 qi4
womanly temperament; femininity; effeminate (of male); cowardly; sissy

女人 女人 nv3 ren5
wife

女色 女色 nv3 se4
female charms; femininity

女舍监 女舍監 nv3 she4 jian1
matron

女神 女神 nv3 shen2
goddess; nymph

女神蛤 女神蛤 nv3 shen2 ge2
geoduck (Panopea abrupta); elephant trunk clam; same as 象拔蚌

女生 女生 nv3 sheng1
schoolgirl; female student; girl

女生外向 女生外向 nv3 sheng1 wai4 xiang4
a woman is born to leave her family (idiom); a woman's heart is with her husband

女士 女士 nv3 shi4
lady; madam; Miss; Ms

女士优先 女士優先 nv3 shi4 you1 xian1
Ladies first!

女书 女書 nv3 shu1
Nü Shu writing, a phonetic syllabary for Yao ethnic group 瑶族 瑤族 dialect designed and used by women in Jiangyong county 江永縣|江永县 in southern Hunan

女双 女雙 nv3 shuang1
women's doubles (in tennis, badminton etc)

女体盛 女體盛 nv3 ti3 cheng2
nyotaimori or "body sushi", Japanese practice of serving sushi on the body of a naked woman

女童 女童 nv3 tong2
small girl

女同 女同 nv3 tong2
a lesbian (coll.)

女同胞 女同胞 nv3 tong2 bao1
woman; female; female compatriot

女娲 女媧 nv3 wa1
Nüwa (creator of humans in Chinese mythology)

女娲氏 女媧氏 nv3 wa1 shi4
Nüwa (creator of humans in Chinese mythology)

女娃 女娃 nv3 wa2
mythological daughter of Fiery Emperor 炎帝 who turned into bird Jingwei 精衛|精卫 after drowning

女娃 女娃 nv3 wa2
(dialect) girl

女王 女王 nv3 wang2
queen

女巫 女巫 nv3 wu1
witch

女武神 女武神 nv3 wu3 shen2
valkyrie

女星 女星 nv3 xing1
female star; famous actress

女性 女性 nv3 xing4
woman; the female sex

女性贬抑 女性貶抑 nv3 xing4 bian3 yi4
misogyny

女性化 女性化 nv3 xing4 hua4
to feminize; feminization

女性厌恶 女性厭惡 nv3 xing4 yan4 wu4
misogyny

女性主义 女性主義 nv3 xing4 zhu3 yi4
feminism

女修道 女修道 nv3 xiu1 dao4
convent

女修道院 女修道院 nv3 xiu1 dao4 yuan4
convent

女修道张 女修道張 nv3 xiu1 dao4 zhang1
abbess

女婿 女婿 nv3 xu5
daughter's husband; son-in-law

女阴 女陰 nv3 yin1
vulva; pudenda

女婴 女嬰 nv3 ying1
female baby

女佣 女傭 nv3 yong1
(female) maid

女优 女優 nv3 you1
actress

女友 女友 nv3 you3
girlfriend

女真 女真 nv3 zhen1
Jurchen, a Tungus ethnic group, predecessor of the Manchu ethnic group who founded the Later Jin Dynasty 後金|后金 and Qing Dynasty

女贞 女貞 nv3 zhen1
privet (genus Ligustrum)

女真语 女真語 nv3 zhen1 yu3
Jurchen language

女主人 女主人 nv3 zhu3 ren2
hostess; mistress

女主人公 女主人公 nv3 zhu3 ren2 gong1
heroine (of a novel or film); main female protagonist

女装 女裝 nv3 zhuang1
women's clothes

女装裁缝师 女裝裁縫師 nv3 zhuang1 cai2 feng5 shi1
dressmaker

女子 女子 nv3 zi3
woman; female

女子参政权 女子參政權 nv3 zi3 can1 zheng4 quan2
women's suffrage

女子无才便是德 女子無才便是德 nv3 zi3 wu2 cai2 bian4 shi4 de2
a woman's virtue is to have no talent (idiom)

陪唱女 陪唱女 pei2 chang4 nv3
KTV hostess

贫女诗 貧女詩 pin2 nv3 shi1
Poor Woman, long poem by Tang dynasty poet Qin Taoyu 秦韜玉|秦韬玉

欺男霸女 欺男霸女 qi1 nan2 ba4 nv3
to oppress the people; to act tyrannically

亲生子女 親生子女 qin1 sheng1 zi3 nv3
natural child

赛车女郎 賽車女郎 sai4 che1 nv3 lang2
pit babe; paddock girl; grid girl

三个女人一个墟 三個女人一個墟 san1 ge4 nv3 ren2 yi1 ge4 xu1
three women makes a crowd

三个女人一台戏 三個女人一臺戲 san1 ge5 nv3 ren2 yi1 tai2 xi4
three women are enough for a drama (idiom)

善男信女 善男信女 shan4 nan2 xin4 nv3
lay practitioners of Buddhism

商女 商女 shang1 nv3
female singer (archaic)

少男少女 少男少女 shao4 nan2 shao4 nv3
boys and girls; teenagers

少女 少女 shao4 nv3
girl; young lady

少女峰 少女峰 shao4 nv3 feng1
Jungfrau, peak in Switzerland

少女露笑脸,婚事半成全 少女露笑臉,婚事半成全 shao4 nv3 lu4 xiao4 lian3 - hun1 shi4 ban4 cheng2 quan2
When the girl smiles, the matchmaker's job is half done. (idiom)

神女 神女 shen2 nv3
The Goddess, 1934 silent film about a Shanghai prostitute, directed by 吳永剛|吴永刚

神女 神女 shen2 nv3
goddess; prostitute (slang)

神女峰 神女峰 shen2 nv3 feng1
name of a peak by the Three Gorges 長江三峽|长江三峡

神女有心,襄王无梦 神女有心,襄王無夢 shen2 nv3 you3 xin1 - xiang1 wang2 wu2 meng4
lit. the fairy is willing, but King Xiang doesn't dream (idiom); (said of a woman's unrequited love)

生儿育女 生兒育女 sheng1 er2 yu4 nv3
to bear and raise children

甥女 甥女 sheng1 nv3
niece (sister's daughter)

剩女 剩女 sheng4 nv3
"leftover woman" (successful career woman who has remained single)

圣女果 聖女果 sheng4 nv3 guo3
cherry tomato

圣女贞德 聖女貞德 sheng4 nv3 zhen1 de2
Joan of Arc (1412-1431), French heroine and liberator, executed as a witch by the Burgundians and English

石女 石女 shi2 nv3
female suffering absence or atresia of vagina (as birth defect)

实女 實女 shi2 nv3
female suffering absence or atresia of vagina (as birth defect)

仕女 仕女 shi4 nv3
court lady; palace maid; traditional painting of beautiful women

侍女 侍女 shi4 nv3
maid

室女 室女 shi4 nv3
unmarried lady; virgin; Virgo (star sign)

室女座 室女座 shi4 nv3 zuo4
Virgo (constellation and sign of the zodiac)

士为知己者死,女为悦己者容 士為知己者死,女為悅己者容 shi4 wei4 zhi1 ji3 zhe3 si3 - nv3 wei4 yue4 ji3 zhe3 rong2
a true gentleman will sacrifice his life for a friend who understands him, as a woman makes herself beautiful for her sweetheart

淑女 淑女 shu1 nv3
wise and virtuous woman; lady

淑女车 淑女車 shu1 nv3 che1
ladies bicycle

熟女 熟女 shu2 nv3
mature and sophisticated woman

私生子女 私生子女 si1 sheng1 zi3 nv3
illegitimate child; bastard; love child

四大美女 四大美女 si4 da4 mei3 nv3
Four legendary beauties of ancient China, namely: Xishi 西施, Wang Zhaojun 王昭君, Diaochan 貂蟬|貂蝉 and Yang Yuhuan 楊玉環|杨玉环

苏格兰女王玛丽 蘇格蘭女王瑪麗 su1 ge2 lan2 nv3 wang2 ma3 li4
Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87)

孙女 孫女 sun1 nv3
son's daughter; granddaughter

孙女儿 孫女兒 sun1 nv3 er5
granddaughter (son's daughter)

孙女婿 孫女婿 sun1 nv3 xu5
son's daughter's husband; granddaughter's husband

童女 童女 tong2 nv3
virgin female

拖儿带女 拖兒帶女 tuo1 er2 dai4 nv3
supporting a wife and children; dragged down by having a family to feed

外甥女 外甥女 wai4 sheng5 nv3
sister's daughter; wife's sibling's daughter

外甥女婿 外甥女婿 wai4 sheng5 nv3 xu5
sister's daughter's husband

外孙女 外孫女 wai4 sun1 nv3
daughter's daughter; granddaughter

外孙女儿 外孫女兒 wai4 sun1 nv3 er5
granddaughter (one's daughter's daughter)

望女成凤 望女成鳳 wang4 nv3 cheng2 feng4
see 望子成龍|望子成龙

维多利亚女王 維多利亞女王 wei2 duo1 li4 ya4 nv3 wang2
Queen Victoria (reigned 1837-1901)

婺女 婺女 wu4 nv3
(name of a constellation)

仙女 仙女 xian1 nv3
fairy

仙女棒 仙女棒 xian1 nv3 bang4
sparkler (hand-held firework)

仙女星系 仙女星系 xian1 nv3 xing1 xi4
Andromeda galaxy M31

仙女星座 仙女星座 xian1 nv3 xing1 zuo4
Andromeda constellation (galaxy) M31

仙女座 仙女座 xian1 nv3 zuo4
Andromeda (constellation)

仙女座大星云 仙女座大星雲 xian1 nv3 zuo4 da4 xing1 yun2
great nebula in Andromeda or Andromeda galaxy M31

仙女座星系 仙女座星系 xian1 nv3 zuo4 xing1 xi4
Andromeda galaxy M31

消除对妇女一切形式歧视公约 消除對婦女一切形式歧視公約 xiao1 chu2 dui4 fu4 nv3 yi1 qie4 xing2 shi4 qi2 shi4 gong1 yue1
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

小女 小女 xiao3 nv3
my daughter (humble)

修女 修女 xiu1 nv3
nun or sister (of the Roman Catholic or Greek Orthodox churches)

烟花女 煙花女 yan1 hua1 nv3
prostitute (esp. in Yuan theater)

养女 養女 yang3 nv3
adopted daughter

妖女 妖女 yao1 nv3
beautiful woman

姨甥男女 姨甥男女 yi2 sheng5 nan2 nv3
wife's sister's children

义女 義女 yi4 nv3
adopted daughter; foster daughter

应召女郎 應召女郎 ying4 zhao4 nv3 lang2
call girl

犹女 猶女 you2 nv3
niece (old)

幼女 幼女 you4 nv3
young girl

玉女 玉女 yu4 nv3
beautiful woman; fairy maiden attending the Daoist immortals; (polite) sb else's daughter; Chinese dodder (Cuscuta chinensis), plant whose seeds are used for TCM

欲女 欲女 yu4 nv3
sex-crazed woman

怨女 怨女 yuan4 nv3
senior palace maiden; unmarried woman

月亮女神 月亮女神 yue4 liang5 nv3 shen2
the Moon Goddess; name of Japanese moon space probe

月女神 月女神 yue4 nv3 shen2
Moon Goddess

曾孙女 曾孫女 zeng1 sun1 nv3
great-granddaughter

宅女 宅女 zhai2 nv3
female geek; female nerd; otaku girl

长女 長女 zhang3 nv3
eldest daughter

贞女 貞女 zhen1 nv3
female virgin; widow who does not remarry

织女 織女 zhi1 nv3
Vega (star); Weaving girl of folk tales

织女星 織女星 zhi1 nv3 xing1
Vega, brightest star in constellation Lyra 天琴星座; Weaving girl of folk tale Cowherd and weaving maid 牛郎織女|牛郎织女

侄女 姪女 zhi2 nv3
niece; brother's daughter

侄女婿 姪女婿 zhi2 nv3 xu5
brother's daughter's husband; niece's husband

侄孙女 姪孫女 zhi2 sun1 nv3
grand niece

稚女 稚女 zhi4 nv3
little girl (of toddler age)

中华全国妇女联合会 中華全國婦女聯合會 zhong1 hua2 quan2 guo2 fu4 nv3 lian2 he2 hui4
All-China Women's Federation (PRC, established 1949)

重男轻女 重男輕女 zhong4 nan2 qing1 nv3
lit. to value males and belittle females (idiom)

子女 子女 zi3 nv3
children; sons and daughters

自由女神像 自由女神像 zi4 you2 nv3 shen2 xiang4
Statue of Liberty