- Spoken: 258th (0.01%)
- Written: 224th (0.10%)
KangXi Radical: 女, #38
- 681 derived characters (1.39%)
Our next character, 女, fills the role of the English words for “feminine”, including “woman” and “female”. In modern usage, it often occurs with another character to create the full word. For example, “女人”, literally “female person” is Chinese for “woman”. 女-child and 女-son = daughter. 女-friend = girlfriend.
A slightly compressed form also acts as a radical usually on the lefthand side of characters related to women.