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No Surrender

Honor Does Not Allow Second Thoughts
China yì wú fǎn gù
No Surrender

This Chinese proverb can be translated a few different ways. Here are some examples:

Honor does not allow one to glance back.
Duty-bound not to turn back.
No surrender.
To pursue justice with no second thoughts.
Never surrender your principles.

This proverb is really about having the courage to do what is right without questioning your decision to take the right and just course.

Death Before Surrender

Rather die than compromise
China níng sǐ bù qū
Death Before Surrender

寧死不屈 is often translated as "Death Before Dishonor."

The literal translation is more like, "Better die than compromise." The last two characters mean "not to bend" or "not to bow down." Some might even say that it means "not to surrender." Thus, you could say this proverb means, "Better to die than live on my knees" or simply "no surrender" (with the real idea being that you would rather die than surrender).

Death Before Surrender

China nìng sǐ bù xiáng
Death Before Surrender

This ancient Chinese proverb can be translated as "Rather to die than surrender," "Prefer death over surrender," "To prefer death to surrender," or simply "No surrender."

This is probably the closest proverb to the English proverb "Better to die on your feet than live on your knees."

Honorable Death - No Surrender

Japan gyokusai shugi
Honorable Death - No Surrender

This ancient Japanese proverb can be translated as "The principle of honorable death and no surrender," or simply "No surrender." If you directly translate this, you get something that means "Doctrine of suicide," or "Ideology of honorable death."

This is a specifically-Japanese proverb that embraces the long history of honorable suicide or self-sacrifice for honor in Japanese culture.

Never Give In / Never Succumb
Never Lose

Japan kesshite akirameruna
Never Give In / Never Succumb / Never Lose

This is a Japanese term that informally means "never give up." It's also a Japanese way to say "never surrender."


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See Also:  Tenacity | Perseverance | Hope


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

信心

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Mandarin xìn xīn / xin4 xin1
Taiwan hsin hsin
Japanese shinjin しんじん
Chinese confidence; faith (in sb or something); CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) faith; belief; devotion; godliness
A believing mind, which receives without doubting.; Great or firm faith in, or surrender to Buddha, especially to Amitabha.
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Confidence / Faithful Heart

義無反顧


义无反顾

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Mandarin yì wú fǎn gù / yi4 wu2 fan3 gu4
Taiwan i wu fan ku
Chinese honor does not allow one to glance back (idiom); duty-bound not to turn back; no surrender; to pursue justice with no second thoughts
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No Surrender

玉砕主義

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Japanese gyokusaishugi ぎょくさいしゅぎ
Japanese (yoji) the principle of honorable death and no surrender
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Mandarin guī / gui1
Taiwan kuei
Japanese ki
Chinese to return; to go back to; to give back to; (of a responsibility) to be taken care of by; to belong to; to gather together; (used between two identical verbs) despite; to marry (of a woman) (old); division on the abacus with a one-digit divisor; surname Gui
Return to, give oneself up to; commit oneself to, surrender; cf. 三歸 śaraṇa-gamana; to return (to one's original place)

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Mandarin tóu / tou2
Taiwan t`ou / tou
Japanese tou / to とう
Chinese to cast; to send; to throw oneself (into the river etc); to seek refuge; to place oneself into the hands of
Japanese (1) (baseb) pitching ability; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for pitches
To cast, throw into, surrender, tender.

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Mandarin jiàng / jiang4
Taiwan chiang
Japanese 
Chinese to surrender; to capitulate; to subdue; to tame; to drop; to fall; to come down; to descend
Descend, send down; degrade; subdue; submit; to overcome

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三歸


三归

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Mandarin sān guī / san1 gui1
Taiwan san kuei
Japanese sanki
Triśaraṇa, or Śaraṇa-gamana. The three surrenders to, or "formulas of refuge" in, the Three Precious Ones 三賓, i.e. to the Buddha 佛, the Dharma 法, the Saṅgha 僧. The three formulas are 歸依佛 Buddham śaraṇaṃ gacchāmi, 歸依法 Dharmaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi, 歸依僧 Saṅghaṃ śaraṇaṃ gacchāmi. It is "the most primitive formula fidei of the early Buddhists". The surrender is to the Buddha as teacher 師, the Law as medicine 藥, the Ecclesia as friends 友. These are known as the 三歸依; three refuges

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下る

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Japanese sagaru さがる
 kudaru くだる
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (v5r,vi) (1) to come down; to go down; to fall; to drop; to sink; to get lower; (2) to hang; to dangle; (3) to move back; to step back; to withdraw; to retire; (4) to deteriorate; to fall off; to be downgraded; (5) to get closer to the present day; (6) to go south; (v5r,vi) (1) to descend; to go down; to come down; (2) to be handed down (of an order, judgment, etc.); (3) to pass (of time); (4) to surrender; to capitulate; (5) (often in neg. form) to be less than; to be inferior to; (6) to have the runs; to have diarrhea

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受降

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Mandarin shòu xiáng / shou4 xiang2
Taiwan shou hsiang
Chinese to accept surrender

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堕つ

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Japanese otsu おつ
Japanese (v2t-k,vi) (1) (archaism) to fall down; to drop; to fall (e.g. rain); to sink (e.g. sun or moon); to fall onto (e.g. light or one's gaze); (2) (archaism) to be omitted; to be missing; (3) (archaism) to crash; to degenerate; to degrade; to fall behind; (4) (archaism) to be removed (e.g. illness, possessing spirit, name on a list); (5) (archaism) to fall (into someone's hands); to become someone's possession; (6) (archaism) to fall; to be defeated; to surrender

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墜つ

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Japanese otsu おつ
Japanese (v2t-k,vi) (1) (archaism) to fall down; to drop; to fall (e.g. rain); to sink (e.g. sun or moon); to fall onto (e.g. light or one's gaze); (2) (archaism) to be omitted; to be missing; (3) (archaism) to crash; to degenerate; to degrade; to fall behind; (4) (archaism) to be removed (e.g. illness, possessing spirit, name on a list); (5) (archaism) to fall (into someone's hands); to become someone's possession; (6) (archaism) to fall; to be defeated; to surrender

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失陥

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Japanese shikkan しっかん
Japanese (noun/participle) surrender; fall

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屈伏

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Mandarin qū fú / qu1 fu2
Taiwan ch`ü fu / chü fu
Japanese kuppuku くっぷく
Japanese (noun/participle) yielding; submission; surrender; giving way; succumbing
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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屈服

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Mandarin qū fú / qu1 fu2
Taiwan ch`ü fu / chü fu
Japanese kuppuku くっぷく
Chinese to surrender; to yield
Japanese (noun/participle) yielding; submission; surrender; giving way; succumbing

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屈撓


屈挠

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Mandarin qū náo / qu1 nao2
Taiwan ch`ü nao / chü nao
Japanese kuttou / kutto くっとう
Chinese to surrender; to yield; to flex
Japanese (obscure) bending

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帰伏

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Japanese kifuku きふく
Japanese (noun/participle) submission; surrender

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帰服

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Japanese kifuku きふく
Japanese (noun/participle) submission; surrender

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出頭


出头

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Mandarin chū tóu / chu1 tou2
Taiwan ch`u t`ou / chu tou
Japanese dedou / dedo でどう
 degashira でがしら
 shiyutou / shiyuto しゆとう
 shiyutsutou / shiyutsuto しゆつとう
 shiyuttou / shiyutto しゆっとう
 shutou / shuto しゅとう
 shuttou / shutto しゅっとう
 shitsutoo しつとお
 shitsutou / shitsuto しつとう
 idetou / ideto いでとう
Chinese to get out of a predicament; to stick out; to take the initiative; remaining odd fraction after a division; a little more than
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) appearance; presence; attendance; (2) surrender (e.g. to the police); turning oneself in (e.g. to the police); (surname) Dedou; (surname) Degashira; (surname) Shiyutou; (surname) Shiyutsutou; (surname) Shiyuttou; (surname) Shutou; (place-name, surname) Shuttou; (surname) Shitsutoo; (surname) Shitsutou; (surname) Idetou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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勧降

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Japanese kankou / kanko かんこう
Japanese call to surrender

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棄守


弃守

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Mandarin qì shǒu / qi4 shou3
Taiwan ch`i shou / chi shou
Chinese to give up defending; to yield; to surrender

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歸順


归顺

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Mandarin guī shùn / gui1 shun4
Taiwan kuei shun
Chinese to surrender and pay allegiance to

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投案

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Mandarin tóu àn / tou2 an4
Taiwan t`ou an / tou an
Chinese to surrender to the authorities; to turn oneself in (for a crime)

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投機


投机

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Mandarin tóu jī / tou2 ji1
Taiwan t`ou chi / tou chi
Japanese touki / toki とうき
Chinese to speculate (on financial markets); opportunistic; congenial; agreeable
Japanese speculation; venture; stockjobbing; gambling (on stocks)
To avail oneself of an opportunity; to surrender oneself to the principles of the Buddha in the search for perfect enlightenment; to seize the opportunity

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投誠


投诚

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Mandarin tóu chéng / tou2 cheng2
Taiwan t`ou ch`eng / tou cheng
Chinese to defect; to surrender; to capitulate

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投身

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Mandarin tóu shēn / tou2 shen1
Taiwan t`ou shen / tou shen
Japanese toushin / toshin とうしん
Chinese to throw oneself into something
Japanese (noun/participle) throwing oneself to one's death; precipitating oneself to one's death; leaping to one's death
To cast away, or surrender, one's body, or oneself; offer one's life

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投降

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Mandarin tóu xiáng / tou2 xiang2
Taiwan t`ou hsiang / tou hsiang
Japanese toukou / toko とうこう
Chinese to surrender; surrender
Japanese (noun/participle) surrender

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攻陷

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Mandarin gōng xiàn / gong1 xian4
Taiwan kung hsien
Chinese to overcome; to take (a fortress); to fall (to an attack); to surrender

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招撫


招抚

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Mandarin zhāo fǔ / zhao1 fu3
Taiwan chao fu
Chinese to enlist enemy or rebel soldiers by offering amnesty; to bring to negotiated surrender

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納降


纳降

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Mandarin nà xiáng / na4 xiang2
Taiwan na hsiang
Chinese to surrender; to accept defeat

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終戰


终战

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Mandarin zhōng zhàn / zhong1 zhan4
Taiwan chung chan
Chinese end of war; armistice; cf Japanese surrender in WWII on 15th August 1945

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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
No Surrender 義無反顧
义无反顾
yì wú fǎn gù
yi4 wu2 fan3 gu4
yi wu fan gu
yiwufangu
i wu fan ku
iwufanku
Death Before Surrender 寧死不屈
宁死不屈
níng sǐ bù qū
ning2 si3 bu4 qu1
ning si bu qu
ningsibuqu
ning ssu pu ch`ü
ningssupuchü
ning ssu pu chü
Death Before Surrender 寧死不降
宁死不降
nìng sǐ bù xiáng
ning4 si3 bu4 xiang2
ning si bu xiang
ningsibuxiang
ning ssu pu hsiang
ningssupuhsiang
Honorable Death - No Surrender 玉砕主義gyokusai shugi
gyokusaishugi
Never Give In
Never Succumb
Never Lose
決して諦めるなkesshite akirameruna
kesshiteakirameruna
keshite akirameruna
keshiteakirameruna
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