区别辨析female与feminine

female与feminine这两个形容词均表示“女性的”之意。

female : 仅指性别的分类,指人、动物或植物,甚至无生命的东西均可。

  • She was voted the best female vocalist.
    她当选最佳女歌手。
  • Female lions do not have manes.
    母狮没有鬃毛。
  • a female plug/connector
    母插头/内孔式连接器
  • The kitten was actually a female, not a male.
    这只小猫其实是母的,不是公的。
  • Females (= women) represent 40 percent of the country's workforce.
    女性占全国劳动力的40%。

feminine : 强调女性所特有的或同女性有关的特质、特征。

  • With his long dark eyelashes, he looked almost feminine.
    他的睫毛又长又黑,看起来就像个女人。
  • The current style in evening wear is soft, romantic, and feminine.
    现在的晚装风格是轻柔、浪漫并充满女性风韵。
  • Her clothes are always very feminine.
    她的衣服总是非常女性化。

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