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There are 7 total results for your no pain no gain search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

苦は楽の種

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Japanese kuharakunotane / くはらくのたね
Japanese (expression) one cannot have pleasure without pain; no pain, no gain

不勞無獲


不劳无获

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Mandarin bù láo wú huò / bu4 lao2 wu2 huo4
Taiwan pu lao wu huo
Chinese no pain, no gain (idiom)

労多くして功少なし

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Japanese rouookushitekousukunashi / roookushitekosukunashi / ろうおおくしてこうすくなし Japanese (expression) all pain and no gain; lots of pain and not much gain

百害あって一利なし

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Japanese hyakugaiatteichirinashi / hyakugaiattechirinashi / ひゃくがいあっていちりなし Japanese (expression) all pain, no gain; doing no good and a lot of harm; having no redeeming features; being a complete disadvantage; a hundred harms and not a single gain

百害あって一利無し

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Japanese hyakugaiatteichirinashi / hyakugaiattechirinashi / ひゃくがいあっていちりなし Japanese (expression) all pain, no gain; doing no good and a lot of harm; having no redeeming features; being a complete disadvantage; a hundred harms and not a single gain

吃得苦中苦,方為人上人


吃得苦中苦,方为人上人

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Mandarin chī dé kǔ zhōng kǔ , fāng wéi rén shàng rén / chi1 de2 ku3 zhong1 ku3 , fang1 wei2 ren2 shang4 ren2
Taiwan ch`ih te k`u chung k`u , fang wei jen shang jen / chih te ku chung ku , fang wei jen shang jen
Chinese one cannot achieve glory and wealth without having been through trials and tribulations (proverb); no pain, no gain

百害あって一利なし;百害あって一利無し

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Japanese hyakugaiatteichirinashi / hyakugaiattechirinashi / ひゃくがいあっていちりなし Japanese (expression) all pain, no gain; doing no good and a lot of harm; having no redeeming features; being a complete disadvantage; a hundred harms and not a single gain
This page contains 7 results for "no pain no gain" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



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