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Empress

China huáng hòu
Japan kou gou
Empress

皇后 is the title of empress or emperess, the female form of emperor. 皇后 is used in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

While the emperor's reign was for life, if he died, his wife would hold his power. In this case, a woman was the ultimate ruler of the greater part of East Asia (what is now China) until her death and the succession of the emperor's first born son to lead the empire. Numerous times in various Chinese dynasties, an empress took power in this way.

The first character means emperor by itself.

The second character alone can mean "wife of an emperor or king" (the first character clarifies that we are talking about an empress, and not a queen). It can also mean sovereign or last offspring, depending on context.

Note: In some books, this word is translated as queen. While only incorrect if you get technical (because an empress is theoretically a higher level than a queen), the meaning is very similar.

皇后 is sometimes used for the title of queen but more technically, this is the wife of the emperor (a higher level than a queen).


See Also:  Emperor | King | Queen | Phoenix


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

皇后

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Mandarin huáng hòu / huang2 hou4
Taiwan huang hou
Japanese kougou / kogo / こうごう
Empress
Chinese empress; imperial consort
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (Japanese) empress; queen; (surname) Kougou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

三皇后

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Japanese sankougou / sankogo / さんこうごう Japanese (obscure) (See 三后) Grand Empress Dowager, the Empress Dowager and the Empress Consort

皇后區

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Mandarin huáng hòu qū / huang2 hou4 qu1
Taiwan huang hou ch`ü / huang hou chü
Chinese Queens, one of the five boroughs of New York City

皇后宮

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Japanese kougouguu / kogogu / こうごうぐう Japanese (1) empress's residence; (2) (See 皇后) empress

皇后鎮

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Mandarin huáng hòu zhèn / huang2 hou4 zhen4
Taiwan huang hou chen
Chinese Queenstown, town in New Zealand

冰雪皇后

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Mandarin bīng xuě huáng hòu / bing1 xue3 huang2 hou4
Taiwan ping hsüeh huang hou
Chinese Dairy Queen (brand)

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扮装皇后

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Mandarin bàn zhuāng huáng hòu / ban4 zhuang1 huang2 hou4
Taiwan pan chuang huang hou
Chinese drag queen; female impersonator

皇后陛下

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Japanese kougouheika / kogoheka / こうごうへいか Japanese her majesty the Empress

變裝皇后

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Mandarin biàn zhuāng huáng hòu / bian4 zhuang1 huang2 hou4
Taiwan pien chuang huang hou
Chinese drag queen

選美皇后

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Mandarin xuǎn měi huáng hòu / xuan3 mei3 huang2 hou4
Taiwan hsüan mei huang hou
Chinese beauty queen

域多利皇后

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Mandarin yù duō lì huáng hòu / yu4 duo1 li4 huang2 hou4
Taiwan yü to li huang hou
Chinese Queen Victoria (1819-1901), reigned 1837-1901

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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
Empress皇后kou gou / kougou / ko go / kogohuáng hòu
huang2 hou4
huang hou
huanghou



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