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  1. Woman

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  3. Strong Woman

  4. Strong-Minded Woman

  5. Woman Hero / Heroine

  6. Whore / Mysterious Woman

  7. Beautiful Woman

  8. Woman’s Association

  9. Girl Power / Woman Power

10. Strong and Beautiful

11. Dragon Lady

12. Beauty / Beautiful Princess

13. Sisterhood / Association of Women


Woman

The ancient way to say Woman
China jīn guó
Woman Vertical Wall Scroll

巾幗 is the very old way to say woman in Chinese.

A common title ancient China, this actually refers to the scarf or head wrapping worn by virtually all women at that time.

巾幗 is kind of a cool way to say Woman now. The actual gender character alone on a wall scroll would actually just look like a fancy sign for the woman's restroom (WC).
女If you are curious, the character to the right directly means female or woman. 巾幗 is useful information if you are a woman in need of a toilet in China.

Woman of Strong Character
Woman Hero

China nǚ jiá
Japan joketsu
Woman of Strong Character / Woman Hero Vertical Wall Scroll

女傑 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 Woman

China nǚ qiáng rén
Strong Woman Vertical Wall Scroll

女強人 is the best way to say "strong woman" or "strong and independent woman" in Chinese.

Grammar in China is a bit different, so these three characters literally read as "female strength person" or "woman strong person." This might sound funny in English but this is a natural-sounding title in Chinese.

Strong-Minded Woman

Japan reppu
Strong-Minded Woman Vertical Wall Scroll

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.

Woman Hero / Heroine

China jīn guó yīng xióng
Woman Hero / Heroine Vertical Wall Scroll

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?)

Whore / Mysterious Woman

Danger: Means prostitute in Japanese!
China xuán rén
Japan kurouto
Whore / Mysterious Woman Vertical Wall Scroll

This literally means "Mysterious Person/Woman."

In Japanese, this is associated with a "geisha," which matches this definition of "mysterious woman." However, this is the colloquial way to say "professional geisha" or "expert prostitute" in Japanese. It, therefore, might not be what you want on your wall.


Notes: This is a "Japanese only" term, though a Chinese person who sees these characters will think of a geisha or an alluring Japanese female musician.
While not often seen in Korean Hanja, this would mean a "dark woman," as in a woman that you cannot easily see through.

Beautiful Woman

China měi lì de nǚ rén
Beautiful Woman Vertical Wall Scroll

美麗的女人 is the best and most polite way to express "beautiful woman" in Chinese.

Note: Some people may like the simple 2-character 美女 way to express this but there are some bad connotations with that, so better to stay with this longer and more respectful title.


See Also:  Beautiful Girl | Beauty

Woman’s Association

Japan fujinkai
Woman’s Association Vertical Wall Scroll

婦人會 is a Japanese title for women's group or association.

Girl Power / Woman Power

China nǚ lì
Japan onna ryoku / me riki
Girl Power / Woman Power Vertical Wall Scroll

This can be read as "girl power," "woman power," or "female strength."

女力 is kind of a strange or unofficial title in Chinese and Japanese. At least, it's not common for a wall scroll.

This should be "onna ryoku" in Japanese but I found some who suggest it should be "me riki."

Strong and Beautiful

China jiàn měi
Japan takemi
Strong and Beautiful Vertical Wall Scroll

We don't really have a word like this in English but these two characters create a word that means "strong and beautiful." It could also be translated as "healthy and beautiful."

Note: 健美 is a word in Chinese and Korean but it's also the family name Takemi in Japanese. The characters hold the same meaning in Japanese but It's kind of like having the English name Stillwell, when few people would perceive the meanings of still and well.

Dragon Lady

China lóng nǚ
Dragon Lady Vertical Wall Scroll

龍女 is literally "Dragon Lady" or "Dragon Woman."

Beauty / Beautiful Princess

China yuàn
Japan hime / haru
Beauty / Beautiful Princess Vertical Wall Scroll

媛 means, a beauty; beautiful (woman); princess; young lady of noble birth; girl; small & lovely.

媛 is used a bit more commonly in Chinese than Japanese.


Note: This can be the female given name "Hime" in Japanese.

Sisterhood / Association of Women

China fù nǚ huì
Japan fu jo kai
Sisterhood / Association of Women Vertical Wall Scroll

婦女會 is an expression which means "sisterhood" as in a women's association, club or group.

The first two characters mean "women."

The last character means to assemble, to meet, to gather, to see, union, group, or association.

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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巾幗
巾帼
jīn guó / jin1 guo2 / jin guo / jinguochin kuo / chinkuo
Woman of Strong Character
Woman Hero
女傑
女杰
joketsunǚ jiá / nv3 jia2 / nv jia / nvjianü chia / nüchia
Strong Woman女強人
女强人
nǚ qiáng rén
nv3 qiang2 ren2
nv qiang ren
nvqiangren
nü ch`iang jen
nüchiangjen
nü chiang jen
Strong-Minded Woman烈婦reppu / repu
Woman Hero
Heroine
巾幗英雄
巾帼英雄
jīn guó yīng xióng
jin1 guo2 ying1 xiong2
jin guo ying xiong
jinguoyingxiong
chin kuo ying hsiung
chinkuoyinghsiung
Whore
Mysterious Woman
玄人kurouto / kurotoxuán rén / xuan2 ren2 / xuan ren / xuanrenhsüan jen / hsüanjen
Beautiful Woman美麗的女人
美丽的女人
měi lì de nǚ rén
mei3 li4 de nv3 ren2
mei li de nv ren
meilidenvren
mei li te nü jen
meilitenüjen
Woman’s Association婦人會
婦人会
fujinkai
Girl Power
Woman Power
女力onna ryoku / me riki
onnaryoku / meriki
nǚ lì / nv3 li4 / nv li / nvlinü li / nüli
Strong and Beautiful健美takemijiàn měi / jian4 mei3 / jian mei / jianmeichien mei / chienmei
Dragon Lady龍女
龙女
lóng nǚ / long2 nv3 / long nv / longnvlung nü / lungnü
Beauty
Beautiful Princess
hime / haruyuàn / yuan4 / yuanyüan
Sisterhood
Association of Women
婦女會
妇女会
fu jo kai / fujokaifù nǚ huì
fu4 nv3 hui4
fu nv hui
funvhui
fu nü hui
funühui
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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