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female

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈfiːmeɪl/
a woman or girl: The magazine is aimed at 18–25-year-old females. The number of female-owned firms is growing.
Translations of “female”
in Korean 암컷, 여성…
in Arabic اُنثى…
in French femelle…
in Turkish kız, kadın, dişi…
in Italian donna, femmina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雌性動物, 女子, 女人(不尊重的說法)…
in Russian женщина, особь женского пола…
in Polish samica, kobieta…
in Spanish hembra…
in Portuguese mulher, fêmea…
in German weiblich…
in Catalan dona, femella…
in Japanese 女性, 雌…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雌性动物, 女子, 女人(不尊重的说法)…
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