How to say daughter in Japanese

The Japanese word for daughter.

The Japanese word for daughter is musume and daughter-in-law is giri no musume. Find more words related to ‘daughter’ and their Japanese translations in the table below. – The Fastest Way to Learn Japanese Guaranteed

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Interesting facts about the Japanese word for daughter

As mentioned, the Japanese word for daughter is musume and the word is used for both singular and plural. Also, the left part of the kanji for musume – 娘 – means ‘good’ and the right part means ‘girl/woman’. So the direct translation means good girl/woman.

It’s important to note that the word musume can also mean ‘young woman’ and to correctly make the distinction between daughter and young woman, one would have to properly understand the context in which the word is being used.

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