3 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N5

woman, female

  • female ②female lover
  • female ②smaller (of the two) ③woman ④wife
  • ジョ
    woman ②Chinese "Girl" constellation (one of the 28 mansions) ③feminine noun
  • ニョ
  • ニョウ
  • おな
    female ②female lover
  • つき

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Reading Commonality

ジョ 51.6%
おんな 40.5%
ニョ 1.7%
ニョウ 0.7%
おな 0.0%

Common Words

female ②female lover
she ②girlfriend
girl ②young woman
little girl ②female between 17 and 20 years old (ritsuryō period)
woman ②feminine gender
queen ②female champion
yuki-onna (spirit in Japanese folklore)
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Unicode hex code 5973
JIS X 0208 1-29-87
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3e0.1
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