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Ingenuity in Chinese / Japanese...

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Creativity

China chuàng zào lì
Japan souzouryoku
Creativity

Creativity is the power of imagination. It is discovering your own special talents. Daring to see things in new ways and find different ways to solve problems. With your creativity, you can bring something new into the world.

The first character means "to create" the second means "to make or build." Together they mean "creative." The third character means "strength." So altogether, these three characters are a word that means "strength of creativity" or sort of "creativity (is your) strength." This can also be translated as "ingenuity."

Create / Creation

China chuàng zào
Japan sou zou
Create / Creation

The first character here means to create, genesis, or origin.
The second means to make or build.
Together they mean to create, to bring about, to produce or simply creative or creation.


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your ingenuity search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

創造力


创造力

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Mandarin chuàng zào lì / chuang4 zao4 li4
Taiwan ch`uang tsao li / chuang tsao li
Japanese souzouryoku / sozoryoku / そうぞうりょく
Chinese ingenuity; creativity
Japanese creative power; creativity

巧妙

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Mandarin qiǎo miào / qiao3 miao4
Taiwan ch`iao miao / chiao miao
Japanese koumyou / komyo / こうみょう
Chinese ingenious; clever; ingenuity; artifice
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) ingenious; skillful; clever; deft
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

拈り

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Japanese hineri / ひねり Japanese (1) (kana only) twist; spin; (2) (kana only) ingenuity; sophistication (e.g. of writing style); (3) (kana only) wrapped offering (of money); (4) (sumo) twisting throw

捻り

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Japanese hineri / ひねり Japanese (1) (kana only) twist; spin; (2) (kana only) ingenuity; sophistication (e.g. of writing style); (3) (kana only) wrapped offering (of money); (4) (sumo) twisting throw

撚り

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Japanese yori / より    hineri / ひねり Japanese twist; ply; (1) (kana only) twist; spin; (2) (kana only) ingenuity; sophistication (e.g. of writing style); (3) (kana only) wrapped offering (of money); (4) (sumo) twisting throw

智略

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Japanese chiryaku / ちりゃく Japanese ingenuity; resourcefulness

智謀


智谋

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Mandarin zhì móu / zhi4 mou2
Taiwan chih mou
Japanese chibou / chibo / ちぼう
Chinese resourceful; intelligent
Japanese ingenuity; resourcefulness

知略

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Japanese chiryaku / ちりゃく Japanese ingenuity; resourcefulness

知謀

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Japanese chibou / chibo / ちぼう Japanese ingenuity; resourcefulness

お手前

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Japanese otemae / おてまえ Japanese (1) skill; dexterity; artistry; ingenuity; (2) etiquette of tea-ceremony

お点前

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Japanese otemae / おてまえ Japanese (1) skill; dexterity; artistry; ingenuity; (2) etiquette of tea-ceremony

一工夫

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Japanese hitokufuu / hitokufu / ひとくふう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) contrivance; bit of fiddling; little ingenuity; (2) bit more (e.g. food)

御手前

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Japanese otemae / おてまえ Japanese (1) skill; dexterity; artistry; ingenuity; (2) etiquette of tea-ceremony

独創性

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Japanese dokusousei / dokusose / どくそうせい Japanese creativity; ingenuity

獨創性

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Mandarin dú chuàng xìng / du2 chuang4 xing4
Taiwan tu ch`uang hsing / tu chuang hsing
Chinese innovative; ingenious; originality; ingenuity

意匠惨憺

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Japanese ishousantan / ishosantan / いしょうさんたん Japanese (yoji) taxing one's ingenuity in devising something; agonizing over designing or creating something; making strenuous efforts to devise good ways and means to do something

殫精極慮

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Mandarin dān jīng jí lǜ / dan1 jing1 ji2 lu:4
Taiwan tan ching chi lü
Chinese to exhaust one's thoughts and ingenuity (idiom); to think something through thoroughly; to rack one's brains; to leave no stone unturned

殫精竭慮

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Mandarin dān jīng jié lǜ / dan1 jing1 jie2 lu:4
Taiwan tan ching chieh lü
Chinese to exhaust one's thoughts and ingenuity (idiom); to think something through thoroughly; to rack one's brains; to leave no stone unturned

用盡心機

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Mandarin yòng jìn xīn jī / yong4 jin4 xin1 ji1
Taiwan yung chin hsin chi
Chinese to tax one's ingenuity

聰明過頭

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Mandarin cōng ming guò tóu / cong1 ming5 guo4 tou2
Taiwan ts`ung ming kuo t`ou / tsung ming kuo tou
Chinese too clever by half; excessive ingenuity

知略;智略

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Japanese chiryaku / ちりゃく Japanese ingenuity; resourcefulness

知謀;智謀

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Japanese chibou / chibo / ちぼう Japanese ingenuity; resourcefulness

工夫を凝らす

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Japanese kufuuokorasu / kufuokorasu / くふうをこらす Japanese (exp,v5s) to exercise one's ingenuity; to come up with an ingenious plan

聰明反被聰明誤

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Mandarin cōng míng fǎn bèi cōng míng wù / cong1 ming2 fan3 bei4 cong1 ming2 wu4
Taiwan ts`ung ming fan pei ts`ung ming wu / tsung ming fan pei tsung ming wu
Chinese a clever person may become the victim of his own ingenuity (idiom); cleverness may overreach itself; too smart for one's own good

捻り;拈り;撚り

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Japanese hineri / ひねり Japanese (1) (kana only) twist; spin; (2) (kana only) ingenuity; sophistication (e.g. of writing style); (3) (kana only) (See お捻り・おひねり) wrapped offering (of money); (4) {sumo} twisting throw

お手前;お点前;御手前

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Japanese otemae / おてまえ Japanese (1) skill; dexterity; artistry; ingenuity; (2) etiquette of tea-ceremony

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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
Creativity創造力
创造力
souzouryoku
sozoryoku
chuàng zào lì
chuang4 zao4 li4
chuang zao li
chuangzaoli
ch`uang tsao li
chuangtsaoli
chuang tsao li
Create
Creation
創造
创造
sou zou / souzou / so zo / sozochuàng zào
chuang4 zao4
chuang zao
chuangzao
ch`uang tsao
chuangtsao
chuang tsao
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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