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| 1. Success
2. Realize Your Ambitions...
3. Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success
4. Failure is the Mother of Success
5. Any success can not compensate...
6. Do not fear the task,...
| 7. Dream Come True / Enjoy Success|
8. Achievement / Accomplishment
9. Without a big net, how can you catch fish?
10. Perseverance is the Key
11. Even a fool may sometimes come up with a good idea
This Chinese and Japanese word for "success" is often used to refer to "career success", but is also used for other successes in life.
It matches the western dictionary definition of "The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted". And it's also used it this old Chinese proverb: which means Failure is the Mother of Success.
Sometimes this word is translated as prosperity, but success, succeed, or successfully are more correct definitions.
See Also... Prosperity
This four-character proverb is used in Chinese to mean "realize your ambitions" or "exhibit your ambition and success". It's used to talk about someone with great career ambitions. Almost literally, it expresses the idea of someone unfolding a great career like a map or a set of blueprint plans.
Very literally translated, these four characters mean, "Great unfolding of a huge map" or "Great exhibition of an colossal plan".
This Japanese proverb literally reads, "failures/mistakes/blunders are the yeast-starter/yeast-mash of success".
Basically, it suggests that failures are a necessary part of success; Just as bread or beer requires yeast to successfully rise or brew/ferment.
This Chinese proverb could also be translated in English as "No success can compensate for failure in the home".
Also, the word for "home" can be exchanged with "family".
This Chinese proverb literally translates as: Do not fear strong winds [and] high waves; what [one should] worry about whether or not you're rowing in unison.
Figuratively, this means: However difficult the task, the key to success lies in making collective efforts.
I like to translate this as, "Don't sweat the details, just get together and get it done".
This Chinese word means to accomplish one's ambition, a dream come true, or to enjoy your success.
This is the word most often used in Chinese, Korean and Japanese to mean accomplishment or achievement.
This word can also be used to mean success, attain a result, fulfillment, realization, or completion.
This Chinese proverb literally translates as: [if one does] not cast a big net, [one can] not get big fish.
Figuratively, this means: One cannot make great accomplishments without making great efforts or taking great pains.
This is sort of the fishing version of, "No pain, no gain".
This literally translates as: Do not worry about not being able to master [a skill]; What [one should] be concerned about is lack of perseverance.
Figuratively, this means: One's skills cannot be perfected without perseverance in practice.
For me, I've learned that you can only get so much from school or studying. You've really got to do "on-the-job training" to perfect your ability and skill.
For martial arts students: You can read about a kick in a book, or someone can tell you about a certain kick, but until you practice the kick, there's no way you'll master it.
This literally means, "1000 tries, 1 success", or "[a] thousand tries [leads to] one success".
This is a humble way to take of your success, ideas, or accomplishments. As if you are a fool who just got lucky in inventing or creating something.
Translations for this proverb include:
Even without any notable ability on my part, I may still get it right sometimes by good luck.
Even a fool may sometimes come up with a good idea.
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Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.
There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.
Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.
The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.
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|Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Realize Your Ambitions|
Ride on the Crest of Success
|n/a||dà jiǎn hóng tú|
da jian hong tu
ta chien hung t`u
|da4 jian3 hong2 tu2|
ta chien hung tu
|Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success||失敗は成功のもと|
|sittpai wa seikou no moto|
sittpai wa seiko no moto
|Failure is the Mother of Success||失败是成功之母|
|n/a||shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ|
shi bai shi cheng gong zhi mu
shih pai shih ch`eng kung chih mu
|shi1 bai4 shi4 cheng2 gong1 zhi1 mu3|
shih pai shih cheng kung chih mu
|Any success can not compensate|
for failure in the home
|n/a||suǒ yǒu de chéng gōng dōu wú fǎ bǔ cháng jiā tíng de shī bài|
suo you de cheng gong dou wu fa bu chang jia ting de shi bai
so yu te ch`eng kung tou wu fa pu ch`ang chia t`ing te shih pai
|suo3 you3 de cheng2 gong1 dou1 wu2 fa3 bu3 chang2 jia1 ting2 de shi1 bai4|
so yu te cheng kung tou wu fa pu chang chia ting te shih pai
|Do not fear the task, cooperation will lead to success||不怕风浪大就怕桨不齐|
|n/a||bù pà fēng làng dà jiù pà jiǎng bù qí|
bu pa feng lang da jiu pa jiang bu qi
pu p`a feng lang ta chiu p`a chiang pu ch`i
|bu4 pa4 feng1 lang4 da4 jiu4 pa4 jiang3 bu4 qi2|
pu pa feng lang ta chiu pa chiang pu chi
|Dream Come True / Enjoy Success||得志|
|Achievement / Accomplishment||成就|
|Without a big net, how can you catch fish?||不撒大网不得大鱼|
|n/a||bù sā dà wǎng bù dé dà yú|
bu sa da wang bu de da yu
pu sa ta wang pu te ta yü
|bu4 sa1 da4 wang3 bu4 de2 da4 yu2|
|Perseverance is the Key||不怕练不成就怕心不恒|
|n/a||bú pà liàn bù chéng jiù pà xīn bù héng|
bu pa lian bu cheng jiu pa xin bu heng
pu p`a lien pu ch`eng chiu p`a hsin pu heng
|bu2 pa4 lian4 bu4 cheng2 jiu4 pa4 xin1 bu4 heng2|
pu pa lien pu cheng chiu pa hsin pu heng
|Even a fool may sometimes come up with a good idea||千虑一得|
|senryonoittoku||qiān lǜ yī dé|
qian lv yi de
ch`ien lü i te
|qian1 lv4 yi1 de2|
chien lü i te
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