How do Japanese actually say those? Between 少女, 女の子, 女子 and 女, 女の人 I have no idea which I should use and when. Are some more common than others? Are some more polite than others? To what ages do they apply? Are there other ways to say girl/woman, aside from those?

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Don’t know if it’s worth anything, but my teacher told me if you just use 「女」to talk about a woman instead of 「女の人」, it sounds like you’re talking about your mistress. She also said that for 「男,」, using instead of 「男の人」sounds like you’re talking about a criminal by the way. Don’t know how accurate that is, I don’t have enough experience yet. :confused:


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