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Woman Hero / Heroine

China jīn guó yīng xióng
Woman Hero / Heroine

巾幗英雄 is a cool and somewhat ancient way to say woman hero in Chinese. 巾幗英雄 is used in modern times to refer to an outstanding woman or a woman with great accomplishments.

In the old days, it was a title for a woman warrior (oh, did I mention that there were great female generals who led huge armies into battle in ancient China?)

Woman of Strong Character
Woman Hero

China nǚ jiá
Japan joketsu
Woman of Strong Character / Woman Hero

This can mean brave woman, heroine, lady of character, distinguished woman, outstanding woman, and sometimes prominent woman.

In modern usage, some people might use this to give a title to women like Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, or Sarah Palin. I would rather use it for a woman like Araceli Segarra (the first woman from Spain to climb Mt. Everest).

Strong-Minded Woman

Japan reppu
Strong-Minded Woman

烈婦 is a Japanese title for a strong-minded woman, virtuous woman, or heroine.

In some context, it can refer to a pure or chaste woman.

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Mandarin nǚ jié / nu:3 jie2
Taiwan nü chieh
Japanese joketsu じょけつ
Chinese woman of distinction; a woman to be admired or respected
Japanese brave woman; heroine; lady of character; Amazon
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Woman Hero


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Japanese reppu れっぷ
Japanese chaste, strong-minded woman; virtuous woman; heroine
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Mandarin yīng xióng / ying1 xiong2
Taiwan ying hsiung
Japanese fusao ふさお
 hideo ひでお
 eiyuu / eyu えいゆう
 eio / eo えいお
 akio あきお
Chinese hero; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) hero; heroine; great person; (2) Eroica Symphony (Beethoven, 1804); (3) (abbreviation) Heroic Polonaise (Chopin); (given name) Fusao; (given name) Hideo; (given name) Eiyuu; (given name) Eio; (personal name) Akio
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Japanese yuufu / yufu ゆうふ
Japanese heroine; brave woman

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Mandarin liè nǚ / lie4 nu:3
Taiwan lieh nü
Japanese retsujo れつじょ
Chinese a woman who dies fighting for her honor or follows her husband in death
Japanese heroine

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Mandarin zhēn dé / zhen1 de2
Taiwan chen te
Chinese Jeanne d'Arc (1412-1431), French heroine and liberator, executed as a witch by the Burgundians and English; also called Jehanne Darc, the Maid or Orleans, Joan of Arc or St Joan

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Mandarin zhǔ rén wēng / zhu3 ren2 weng1
Taiwan chu jen weng
Chinese master (of the house); main character in a novel etc; hero or heroine

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Mandarin mèng jiāng nǚ / meng4 jiang1 nu:3
Taiwan meng chiang nü
Chinese heroine of Qin dynasty 秦朝 folk tale, who searched for her husband, and whose tears broke down a stretch of the Great Wall to reveal his body

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Mandarin pān jīn lián / pan1 jin1 lian2
Taiwan p`an chin lien / pan chin lien
Chinese Pan Jinlian (name lit. Golden Lotus), heroine of Ming dynasty vernacular novel Jinpingmei or the Golden Lotus 金瓶梅

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Mandarin mù guì yīng / mu4 gui4 ying1
Taiwan mu kuei ying
Chinese Mu Guiying, female warrior and heroine of the Yang Saga 楊家將|杨家将

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Japanese hiroin ヒロイン
Japanese heroine

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Mandarin nǚ zhǔ rén gōng / nu:3 zhu3 ren2 gong1
Taiwan nü chu jen kung
Japanese onnashujinkou / onnashujinko おんなしゅじんこう
Chinese heroine (of a novel or film); main female protagonist
Japanese heroine; female protagonist

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Mandarin shèng nǚ zhēn dé / sheng4 nu:3 zhen1 de2
Taiwan sheng nü chen te
Chinese Joan of Arc (1412-1431), French heroine and liberator, executed as a witch by the Burgundians and English

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Japanese noraizumu ノライズム
Japanese Noraism; women breaking with family and seeking individual freedom (from heroine in Ibsen's "Doll's House")

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Woman Hero
jīn guó yīng xióng
jin1 guo2 ying1 xiong2
jin guo ying xiong
chin kuo ying hsiung
Woman of Strong Character
Woman Hero
joketsunǚ jiá / nv3 jia2 / nv jia / nvjia nü chia / nüchia
Strong-Minded Woman 烈婦reppu / repu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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