女 means 'woman; female'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 38    Frequency: 29   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 6   Begins 275 words   Used in 565 words   Used in 1221 names   Component in 108 kanji (48 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ
   おんな woman    woman
Name    おな   た   つき   な
Does the 女 radical contribute an inherently negative meaning to characters? Find out by looking at kanji such as (859: liking) and (1278: to marry) on the one hand and examples such as (1218: dislike, detest) on the other.
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 女 is used 37 times, read 5 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 女 is used 506 times, read 5 ways (with 3 variations).
ジョ : 284 words FIND ALL
1. she; her
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ニョウ : 16 words FIND ALL
1. wife (esp. one's own wife)
2. court lady; female court attache; woman who served at the imperial palace  (this meaning is restricted to reading にょうぼう, にゅうぼう)
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ニョ : 16 words FIND ALL
おんな : 138 words FIND ALL
expression, noun
1. girl; daughter
2. young woman
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め : 47 words FIND ALL
goddess; female deity  (see also: 男神)
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おな: 1 word. FIND ALL
Simon bamboo (Pleioblastus simonii)  (see also: 女竹; often written with kana only; obscure term)
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た: 1 word. FIND ALL
1. prostitute; whore  (often written with kana only; derogatory)
2. tramp; floozy; slut
な: 3 words. FIND ALL
young lancefish; young sand lance  (see also: 玉筋魚)
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Henshall: 41 (originally: 35)  Joy o' Kanji : 35  Key to Kanji: 520 

Cascading kanji view

ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
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