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How to use words to describe this kind of women? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-12-4 23:14:51 |Display all floors

Reply #28 chen39yi's post

hmmm OK don't know the woman myself.....
if she was old enough to be one of the first women to be CEO in her field or of a company that size you could go with "trailblazer".... but still you'd have to explain the context of breaking the pink ceiling for generations of young women to follow her example.

Career woman or businesswoman just indicates an orientation towards work.  It doesn't speak to where she places in the hierarchy of her company or field.  And it's kind of out-dated since what women don't have jobs?

Sorry, I'm at a loss here.  I'd have to use a phrase to explain her achievements.
A riot is an ugly thing.... and I think it's just about time we had one.

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Post time 2007-12-4 23:24:48 |Display all floors
To put you in better perspective, the discussion here is about the term “女强人”, which translates literally as "strong woman", and means a woman who is successful in business (or occasionally for women in other fields).  No one has so far been able to come up with an equivalent term in English.

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Post time 2007-12-4 23:28:05 |Display all floors

Reply #30 jl2315's post

yeah I think we're spinning our wheels on this one.
A riot is an ugly thing.... and I think it's just about time we had one.

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Post time 2007-12-5 12:29:05 |Display all floors
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Post time 2007-12-5 14:18:02 |Display all floors
If I really really really must translate it, I'd have it as "power woman", i.e. woman who's pretty powerful. I am quite sure it wouldn't be mistaken to mean "being powerful at home".

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Post time 2007-12-5 22:22:55 |Display all floors

Reply #33 rouofhk's post

sounds like she should be wearing a cape and mask :)
A riot is an ugly thing.... and I think it's just about time we had one.

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Post time 2007-12-7 09:29:06 |Display all floors
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