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See also: Bushido - Code of the Samurai Warrior

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  1. Warrior
  2. Warrior / Fighter
  3. Warrior / Musha
  4. Warrior Soul / Heroic Spirit
  5. Daredevil Warrior...
  6. Warrior for Peace
  7. Warrior Soul / Spirit of a Fighter
  8. Soul of a Warrior
  9. Brave Warrior
10. Value of Warrior Generals
11. Quiet Warrior
12. Heart of a Warrior / Samurai Heart
13. Warrior Within
14. Peaceful Warrior
15. Enlightened Warrior
16. Warrior Essence / Warrior Spirit / Martial
17. Warrior of God / Soldier of God
18. Warrior of the Heavenly Realm
19. The Warrior's Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel
20. Dragon Warrior
21. Warrior Monk / Soldier Priest
22. Warrior of Heaven
23. Warrior Saint / Saint of War
24. Spiritual Warrior
25. Ghost Warrior


Warrior

China wǔ shì
Japan bu shi
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<mark>Warrior</mark>

The first character is the spirit or essence of a warrior. The second character means soldier, officer, or official. This character is also used appropriately enough to describe a piece of a chess game. This can also be translated as soldier, cavalier, palace guard, or samurai and sometimes as knight. I've occasionally seen this translated as strong man or tough man (gender not necessarily implied).

By far, this is the most common way to write warrior in Chinese characters, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Note: In Japanese, this is Bushi, as in Bushido.


See Also...  Knight | Army | Marines | Samurai

Warrior / Fighter

Senshi
Japan sen shi
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<mark>Warrior</mark> / Fighter

This is an alternate title for warrior, soldier, fighter, warrior, guardian, or combatant in Japanese.

From Japanese, this is often romanized as "Senshi".


See Also...  Knight | Army | Marines | Samurai

Warrior / Musha

Japan mu sha
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<mark>Warrior</mark> / Musha

This is an alternate title for a warrior or samurai in Japanese. It is often romanized as "Musha".

The literal meaning of these Kanji is "war person", "military person", or "martial person".

Warrior Soul / Heroic Spirit

China yǒng shì jīng shén
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<mark>Warrior</mark> Soul / Heroic Spirit

This can be translated as the warrior's spirit or warrior's soul. The first two characters can be translated as "warrior" or literally "brave soldier/man" although some will translate this word as "hero". Therefore, this is also how to say "heroic spirit".

The second two characters mean vigor, vitality, drive, spirit, mind, heart, mental essence and psychological component. Basically "your soul".


We have two versions of this phrase. The only difference is the first two and last two characters are swapped. The version here suggests that you admire or like the idea of the spirit of a warrior. The other version suggests that you are the warrior or hero.

Daredevil Warrior
Soul of a Warrior

Japanese only
Japan oni mu sha
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Daredevil <mark>Warrior</mark><br>Soul of a <mark>Warrior</mark>

This is an unusual title that can be translated two ways. The most common is probably "daredevil warrior". However, the first character means demon, ghost, or soul of the departed. Therefore, it can kind of mean soul of a warrior, or demon warrior.


This title is Japanese only, and should not be used if your audience is Chinese.

Warrior for Peace

China hé píng wǔ shì
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<mark>Warrior</mark> for Peace

This means "Warrior for Peace" (warrior who fights for peace) in Chinese.

Note, this is not the same thing as "peaceful warrior".


See Also...  Peace

Warrior Soul / Spirit of a Fighter

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Japan senshi damashii
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<mark>Warrior</mark> Soul / Spirit of a Fighter

This is "warrior soul" or "warrior spirit" in Japanese.

Here's the breakdown of the Kanji:

戦士 (senshi) warrior; soldier; combatant; fighter.

魂 (damashii/tamashii) soul; spirit; can sometimes mean "ghost".

Soul of a Warrior

China jīng shén yǒng shì
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Soul of a <mark>Warrior</mark>

This can be translated as the spirit or soul of a warrior. The first two characters can be translated as vigor, vitality, drive, spirit, mind, heart, mental essence and psychological component. Basically "your soul".

The second two characters mean "warrior" or literally "brave soldier/man" although some will translate this word as "hero". Therefore, this is also how to say "soul of a hero".

Note: This title is best for Chinese and old Korean. It does make sense in Japanese, but is not a common or natural Kanji combination in Japanese.


We have two versions of this phrase. The only difference is the first two and last two characters are swapped. The version here suggests that you are the warrior or hero. The other version suggests that you admire or like the idea of the spirit of a warrior.

Brave Warrior

China yǒng shì
Japan yuu shi
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Brave <mark>Warrior</mark>

This is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for brave warrior, a brave person, hero, or brave man.

In Japanese, this can be a given name, Yuuji.

Value of Warrior Generals

China bīng zài jīng ér bú zài duō jiàng zài móu ér bú zài yǒng
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Value of <mark>Warrior</mark> Generals

This literally means: [Just as] soldiers/warriors [are valued for their] quality and not [just] for quantity, [so] generals [are valued] for their tactics, not [just] for [their] bravery.

This is a proverb that follows one about how it is better to have warriors of quality, rather than just a large quantity of warriors in your army/force.


See Also...  兵在精而不在多

Quiet Warrior

China jìng wǔ shì
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Quiet <mark>Warrior</mark>

This means "Quiet Warrior" or "Tranquil Warrior" in Chinese.


See Also...  Peace

Heart of a Warrior / Samurai Heart

China wǔ shì xīn
Japan bu shi kokoro
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Heart of a <mark>Warrior</mark> / Samurai Heart

This reads, "Warrior Heart". This is more a Japanese title than Chinese, but it is understood in both languages.

Warrior Within

China wǔ zhě zhī xīn
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<mark>Warrior</mark> Within

This title means, "Warrior Within" from the Chinese video game title, "Prince of Persia: Warrior Within".

This more literally means "warrior or the heart", or "warrior of the soul/mind".

Peaceful Warrior

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China píng hé de wǔ shì
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Peaceful <mark>Warrior</mark>

This means "Peaceful Warrior" in Chinese. This does in fact sound like an oxymoron in Chinese - but many of you have asked for this special title.

Note, this is not the same thing as "warrior for peace".


See Also...  Peace

Peaceful Warrior

Japanese only
Japan hei wa no bu shi
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Peaceful <mark>Warrior</mark>

This can be read as "Peaceful Warrior" or "Warrior for Peace" in Japanese. This sounds like an oxymoron in Japanese, so it's a weird title. Expect Japanese people to be perplexed when they see it.

Character breakdown:
平和 (heiwa) peace; harmony.
の (no) possessive particle.
武士 (bushi) warrior; samurai; soldier.

Enlightened Warrior

China jué xǐng wǔ shì
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Enlightened <mark>Warrior</mark>

This is not a commonly-used title in Chinese, but sometimes used in Martial arts and military context to refer to a warrior who seems to always be fully aware, enlightened, knowledgeable, noble, and just.

The first two characters are a word that means: to awaken; to come to realize; awakened to the truth; the truth dawns upon one; scales fall from the eyes; to become aware.

The last two characters mean warrior, but can also refer to a samurai, soldier, or fighter.

Warrior Essence / Warrior Spirit / Martial

China
Japan bu
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<mark>Warrior</mark> Essence / <mark>Warrior</mark> Spirit / Martial

This character is the essence or spirit of a warrior. This character is part of the word "wu shu" which is sometimes translated as "martial arts" or "kung fu".

In more modern speech and other context, this can mean military, martial, warlike, fierce, and perhaps violent, but usually as a prefix for a longer word or phrase.

Warrior of God / Soldier of God

Japan kami no heishi
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<mark>Warrior</mark> of God / Soldier of God

This means, "Warrior of God" or "Soldier of God" in Japanese.

Warrior of the Heavenly Realm

China tiān jiè lì shì
Japan ten kai riki shi
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<mark>Warrior</mark> of the Heavenly Realm

This means "warrior of the heavenly realm" in Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

This is also known as Narayana in Buddhism.

The Warrior's Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel

Japan bushi no ichigon kintetsu no gotoshi
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The <mark>Warrior</mark>'s Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel

This is an old Japanese proverb about the value of the word of a warrior. Here's a couple versions of how this can be translated:

A warrior's single word is as unchanging and reliable as gold and steel.
A warrior's promise is as dependable as gold, and his [scabbard contains] untarnished steel (a sword).


Note: Sometimes this phrase is written as 男子の一言、金鉄の如し (danshi no ichigon kintetsu no gotoshi)

Dragon Warrior

China lóng wǔ shì
Japan ryuu bu shi
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Dragon <mark>Warrior</mark>

This is a generic title for "Dragon Warrior". Just as in English, it's a bit ambiguous. It can mean one who fights against dragons, or the title of a warrior himself (imagine a warrior with a dragon symbol on his chest).

Dragon Warrior

China lóng zhàn shì
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Dragon <mark>Warrior</mark>

This is another version of "Dragon Warrior". It's still a bit ambiguous. This one reads more like "Dragon Fighter" than "Dragon Warrior". Perhaps you can also translate this one as, "One who fights like a dragon".

Dragon Warrior

China dòu lóng zhàn shì
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Dragon <mark>Warrior</mark>

This "Dragon Warrior" is specifically one who fights against dragons. This can also be read as "Dragon Fighter".

Warrior Monk / Soldier Priest

China sēng bīng
Japan sou hei
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<mark>Warrior</mark> Monk / Soldier Priest

This is a strange title for a wall scroll, but it may suit you if you see yourself as a warrior monk. This title is not commonly used but will be understood in both Chinese and Japanese. It can also be read as "armed monks".

Warrior of Heaven

China tiān lì shì
Japan ten riki shi
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<mark>Warrior</mark> of Heaven

This means "Heavenly Warrior", or "Hero of Heaven", in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

Often used in Buddhist context.

Warrior Saint / Saint of War

China wǔ shèng
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<mark>Warrior</mark> Saint / Saint of War

This Chinese title, Wusheng means, Saint of War.

This is usually a reference to Guan Yu (關羽), also known as Guan Gong (關公).

Some Chinese soldiers still pray to Wusheng for protection. They would especially do this before going into battle.

Spiritual Warrior

Japan rei sen shi
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Spiritual <mark>Warrior</mark>

This is a Japanese title that means, "Spiritual Warrior".

The first Kanji means spiritual.

The second Kanji means war, warfare, or battle.

The third Kanji means soldier, officer, man or pawn.

Ghost Warrior

China yōu líng zhàn shì
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Ghost <mark>Warrior</mark>

This means Ghost Warrior in Chinese.

This title is used for at least one movie, and a video game (about a sniper).


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Title
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Warrior武士
武士
bu shi
bushi
wǔ shì
wu shi
wu shih
wu3 shi4
wushi
Warrior / Fighter戦士
戦士
sen shi
senshi
n/a
Warrior / Musha武者
武者
mu sha
musha
n/a
Warrior Soul / Heroic Spirit勇士精神
勇士精神
n/ayǒng shì jīng shén
yong shi jing shen
yung shih ching shen
yong3 shi4 jing1 shen2
yongshijingshen
Daredevil Warrior
Soul of a Warrior
鬼武者
鬼武者
oni mu sha
onimusha
n/a
Warrior for Peace和平武士
和平武士
n/ahé píng wǔ shì
he ping wu shi
ho p`ing wu shih
he2 ping2 wu3 shi4
hepingwushi
hopingwushih
ho ping wu shih
Warrior Soul / Spirit of a Fighter戦士魂
戦士魂
senshi damashii
senshidamashii
senshi damashi
n/a
Soul of a Warrior精神勇士
精神勇士
n/ajīng shén yǒng shì
jing shen yong shi
ching shen yung shih
jing1 shen2 yong3 shi4
jingshenyongshi
Brave Warrior勇士
勇士
yuu shi
yuushi
yu shi
yǒng shì
yong shi
yung shih
yong3 shi4
yongshi
Value of Warrior Generals兵在精而不在多将在谋而不在勇
兵在精而不在多將在謀而不在勇
n/abīng zài jīng ér bú zài duō jiàng zài móu ér bú zài yǒng
bing zai jing er bu zai duo jiang zai mou er bu zai yong
ping tsai ching erh pu tsai to chiang tsai mou erh pu tsai yung
bing1 zai4 jing1 er2 bu2 zai4 duo1 jiang4 zai4 mou2 er2 bu2 zai4 yong3
Quiet Warrior静武士
靜武士
n/ajìng wǔ shì
jing wu shi
ching wu shih
jing4 wu3 shi4
jingwushi
Heart of a Warrior / Samurai Heart武士心
武士心
bu shi kokoro
bushikokoro
wǔ shì xīn
wu shi xin
wu shih hsin
wu3 shi4 xin1
wushixin
Warrior Within武者之心
武者之心
n/awǔ zhě zhī xīn
wu zhe zhi xin
wu che chih hsin
wu3 zhe3 zhi1 xin1
wuzhezhixin
Peaceful Warrior平和的武士
平和的武士
n/apíng hé de wǔ shì
ping he de wu shi
p`ing ho te wu shih
ping2 he2 de wu3 shi4
pinghedewushi
pinghotewushih
ping ho te wu shih
Peaceful Warrior平和の武士
平和の武士
hei wa no bu shi
heiwanobushi
n/a
Enlightened Warrior觉醒武士
覺醒武士
n/ajué xǐng wǔ shì
jue xing wu shi
chüeh hsing wu shih
jue2 xing3 wu3 shi4
juexingwushi
Warrior Essence / Warrior Spirit / Martial
bu
wu
wu3
Warrior of God / Soldier of God神の兵士
神の兵士
kami no heishi
kaminoheishi
n/a
Warrior of the Heavenly Realm天界力士
天界力士
ten kai riki shi
tenkairikishi
tiān jiè lì shì
tian jie li shi
t`ien chieh li shih
tian1 jie4 li4 shi4
tianjielishi
tienchiehlishih
tien chieh li shih
The Warrior's Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel武士の一言、金鉄の如し
武士の一言、金鉄の如し
bushi no ichigon kintetsu no gotoshi n/a
Dragon Warrior龙武士
龍武士
ryuu bu shi
ryuubushi
ryu bu shi
lóng wǔ shì
long wu shi
lung wu shih
long2 wu3 shi4
longwushi
Dragon Warrior龙战士
龍戰士
n/alóng zhàn shì
long zhan shi
lung chan shih
long2 zhan4 shi4
longzhanshi
Dragon Warrior斗龙战士
斗龍戰士
n/adòu lóng zhàn shì
dou long zhan shi
tou lung chan shih
dou4 long2 zhan4 shi4
doulongzhanshi
Warrior Monk / Soldier Priest藩士
藩士
sou hei
souhei
so hei
sēng bīng
seng bing
seng ping
seng1 bing1
sengbing
Warrior of Heaven天力士
天力士
ten riki shi
tenrikishi
tiān lì shì
tian li shi
t`ien li shih
tian1 li4 shi4
tianlishi
tienlishih
tien li shih
Warrior Saint / Saint of War武圣
武聖
n/awǔ shèng
wu sheng
wu3 sheng4
wusheng
Spiritual Warrior霊戦士
霊戦士
rei sen shi
reisenshi
n/a
Ghost Warrior幽灵战士
幽靈戰士
n/ayōu líng zhàn shì
you ling zhan shi
yu ling chan shih
you1 ling2 zhan4 shi4
youlingzhanshi

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