Girl

usgb/ɡɜːrl/Volume
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Age SensitivePlay
Use 'girl' for young females but switch to 'woman' after adolescence to show respect. SlideShe's not a girl anymore; she's a woman with a career.
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Cultural PerceptionPlay
In some cultures, referring to a young woman as a 'girl' may be considered demeaning. SlideIn professional settings, it's safer to say 'young woman' than 'girl.'
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Non-literal UsagePlay
'Girl' can be a term of endearment between friends, regardless of age. SlideHey girl, long time no see!