"She is a woman."
Translation:Sie ist eine Frau.
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Because Mädchen is a diminutive. That's why it's neutral. Every word that ends with chen is neutral because it's a diminutive.
The verbs are conjugated differently depending on the noun. For example, in English you would say "I am" or "You are" or "She is". While all the verbs mean the same thing, they look and sound differently because of their pronoun. In German, it is the same idea.
I am = Ich bin
You are = Du bist
We are = Wir sind
He/She/It is = Er/sie/es ist
Why sie ist and not sie sind? It's been decades since I was exposed to German, but I recall asking people, "Sind sie Deutsch?" Was that incorrect?