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Synergy in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Collaboration / Cooperation / Synergy
  2. Synergy / Cooperative Interaction
  3. Cooperation
  4. Cooperation / Collaboration
  5. Work Together with One Heart
  6. Do not fear the task,...


Collaboration / Cooperation / Synergy

China xié tóng
Japan kyou dou
Collaboration / Cooperation / Synergy

This Japanese, Chinese, and Korean word means: to cooperate; in coordination with; coordinated; collaborate; collaboration; collaborative; doing together (as equals).

Some will also use this as a short way to express the western idea of synergy (collaboration for a better result). There's a longer word, 協同作用, that adds "action" to this word, and more directly means synergy.

Synergy / Cooperative Interaction

China xié tóng zuò yòng
Japan kyou dou sa you
Synergy / Cooperative Interaction

協同作用 is probably the best way to express "synergy" in Chinese and Japanese. 協同作用 is not a particularly-common word in either language, so you might want to look at "cooperation."

Cooperation

China xié lì
Japan kyouryoku
Cooperation

If you look at the second character, which means "strength" or "power," and then you look at the first character, you will see that the first character seems to represent multiple "strengths" together. Thus, you can visually see the meaning of this word as "stronger when working together." The combination of characters that form this word is commonly seen in Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja but not used in China (however, a Chinese person could probably guess the meaning, and it can be pronounced in Chinese).

It is implied that you are cooperating to create some project or product.

This can also be translated as "joint effort."


See Also:  Partnership

Cooperation / Collaboration

China xié zuò
Japan kyou saku
Cooperation / Collaboration

Cooperation is working together and sharing the load. When we cooperate, we join with others to do things that cannot be done alone. We are willing to follow the rules which keep everyone safe and happy. Together we can accomplish great things.

The first character means "united" or "to coordinate." The second character means "to do," "to make," or "to compose." Knowing this, you can understand why together, these characters create a word that can be defined as "cooperation" in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

It is implied that you are cooperating to create some project or product.


See Also:  Partnership

Work Together with One Heart

China qí xīn xié lì
Work Together with One Heart

This Chinese proverb mean, "to work with a common purpose," "to make concerted efforts," "to pull together," or "to work as one (or as if with one heart)".

Do not fear the task,
cooperation will lead to success

Do not fear strong winds waves; just be sure to row in unison
China bù pà fēng làng dà jiù pà jiǎng bù qí
Do not fear the task, / cooperation will lead to success

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."

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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
Collaboration
Cooperation
Synergy
協同
协同
kyou dou / kyoudou / kyo do / kyodoxié tóng / xie2 tong2 / xie tong / xietong hsieh t`ung / hsiehtung / hsieh tung
Synergy
Cooperative Interaction
協同作用
协同作用
kyou dou sa you
kyoudousayou
kyo do sa yo
kyodosayo
xié tóng zuò yòng
xie2 tong2 zuo4 yong4
xie tong zuo yong
xietongzuoyong
hsieh t`ung tso yung
hsiehtungtsoyung
hsieh tung tso yung
Cooperation 協力
协力
kyouryoku / kyoryokuxié lì / xie2 li4 / xie li / xieli hsieh li / hsiehli
Cooperation
Collaboration
協作
协作
kyou saku / kyousaku / kyo saku / kyosakuxié zuò / xie2 zuo4 / xie zuo / xiezuo hsieh tso / hsiehtso
Work Together with One Heart 齊心協力
齐心协力
qí xīn xié lì
qi2 xin1 xie2 li4
qi xin xie li
qixinxieli
ch`i hsin hsieh li
chihsinhsiehli
chi hsin hsieh li
Do not fear the task, cooperation will lead to success 不怕風浪大就怕槳不齊
不怕风浪大就怕桨不齐
bù pà fēng làng dà jiù pà jiǎng bù qí
bu4 pa4 feng1 lang4 da4 jiu4 pa4 jiang3 bu4 qi2
bu pa feng lang da jiu pa jiang bu qi
pu p`a feng lang ta chiu p`a chiang pu ch`i
pu pa feng lang ta chiu pa chiang pu chi
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