I just confirmed with my mom that "heroine" = "nữ anh hùng". Thanks everyone!
Yeah I'm wondering the same thing. How do you say "heroine" or "she is a hero" in Vietnamese?
According to Google Translate, "heroine" is "nữ anh hùng", which makes sense given that "nữ" seems to be associated with a number of other feminine words words (i.e. "phụ nữ").
That makes sense. I didn't want to rely on Google Translate though. I'll ask my parents when I get the chance. Thanks though!
Though, it's actually not necessary to include "nữ" to for a heroine. Btw "anh" may be misleading, but it has nothing to do with male pronoun "anh". Instead it comes from a Chinese word meaning "excellent" (Wiktionary).
Nữ ← 女
It's one of those morphemes that are common in sino-xenic vocabularies.