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努力 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Great Endeavor / To Strive

China nǔ lì
Japan doryoku
Great Endeavor / To Strive Vertical Wall Scroll

努力 means great effort; to strive; to try hard; great effort; great exertion; great endeavor (endeavour); great effort; to strive.

This "striving endeavor" word is valid in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Five Reflections / Gosei

Japan shi se i ni moto ru na ka ri shi ka? gen kou ni ha zu ru na ka ri shi ka?
ki ryo ku ni ka ku ru na ka ri shi ka? do ryo ku ni u ra mi na ka ri shi ka?
bu sho u ni wa ta ru na ka ri shi ka?
Five Reflections / Gosei Vertical Wall Scroll

These are the "Five Reflections" of Vice Admiral Hajime Matsushita of the Japanese Imperial Navy.

These days, the Five Reflections are recited or contemplated daily by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force recruits in training. This long proverb is popularly translated into English this way:

Hast thou not gone against sincerity?
Hast thou not felt ashamed of thy words and deeds?
Hast thou not lacked vigor?
Hast thou not exerted all possible efforts?
Hast thou not become slothful?


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

努力

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Mandarin nǔ lì / nu3 li4
Taiwan nu li
Japanese doryoku / どりょく
Five Reflections / Gosei Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese great effort; to strive; to try hard
Japanese (noun/participle) great effort; exertion; endeavour; endeavor; effort; (surname) Nuriki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

努力家

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Japanese doryokuka / どりょくか Japanese hard worker; hardworking person

努力賞

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Japanese doryokushou / doryokusho / どりょくしょう Japanese prize awarded for a person's effort

貝努力

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Mandarin bèi nǔ lì / bei4 nu3 li4
Taiwan pei nu li
Chinese Bernoulli (Swiss mathematical family, including Johann (1667-1748) and Daniel (1700-1782))

共同努力

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Mandarin gòng tóng nǔ lì / gong4 tong2 nu3 li4
Taiwan kung t`ung nu li / kung tung nu li
Chinese to work together; to collaborate

刻苦努力

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Mandarin kè kǔ nǔ lì / ke4 ku3 nu3 li4
Taiwan k`o k`u nu li / ko ku nu li
Chinese assiduous; taking great pains

加大努力

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Mandarin jiā dà nǔ lì / jia1 da4 nu3 li4
Taiwan chia ta nu li
Chinese to try harder; to redouble one's efforts

努力以赴

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Mandarin nǔ lì yǐ fù / nu3 li4 yi3 fu4
Taiwan nu li i fu
Chinese to use one's best efforts to do something (idiom)

努力奮励

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Japanese doryokufunrei / doryokufunre / どりょくふんれい Japanese (noun/participle) (yoji) making strenuous efforts; exerting oneself

奮励努力

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Japanese funreidoryoku / funredoryoku / ふんれいどりょく Japanese (noun/participle) (yoji) making strenuous efforts; exerting oneself

奮闘努力

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Japanese funtoudoryoku / funtodoryoku / ふんとうどりょく Japanese (noun/participle) (yoji) try one's best; all-out effort; strenuous efforts

経営努力

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Japanese keieidoryoku / keedoryoku / けいえいどりょく Japanese management effort; managerial effort; operation action

自助努力

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Japanese jijodoryoku / じじょどりょく Japanese (noun/participle) (yoji) self-help efforts; self-supporting endeavor

たゆまず努力

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Japanese tayumazudoryoku / たゆまずどりょく Japanese (noun/participle) untiring labor (labour)

努力も空しく

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Japanese doryokumomunashiku / どりょくもむなしく Japanese (exp,adv) after efforts in vain

努力も虚しく

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Japanese doryokumomunashiku / どりょくもむなしく Japanese (exp,adv) after efforts in vain

少壯不努力,老大徒傷悲


少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲

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Mandarin shào zhuàng bù nǔ lì , lǎo dà tú shāng bēi / shao4 zhuang4 bu4 nu3 li4 , lao3 da4 tu2 shang1 bei1
Taiwan shao chuang pu nu li , lao ta t`u shang pei / shao chuang pu nu li , lao ta tu shang pei
Chinese if you are lazy in your prime, you'll be sorry in your old age

努力も虚しく;努力も空しく

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Japanese doryokumomunashiku / どりょくもむなしく Japanese (exp,adv) after efforts in vain

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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
Great Endeavor
To Strive
努力doryoku / doryokunǔ lì / nu3 li4 / nu li / nuli
Five Reflections
Gosei
一至誠に悖るなかりしか一言行に恥づるなかりしか一氣力に缺くるなかりしか一努力に憾みなかりしか一不精に亘るなかりしかshi se i ni moto ru na ka ri shi ka? gen kou ni ha zu ru na ka ri shi ka?
ki ryo ku ni ka ku ru na ka ri shi ka? do ryo ku ni u ra mi na ka ri shi ka?
bu sho u ni wa ta ru na ka ri shi ka?
shi se i ni moto ru na ka ri shi ka? gen ko ni ha zu ru na ka ri shi ka?
ki ryo ku ni ka ku ru na ka ri shi ka? do ryo ku ni u ra mi na ka ri shi ka?
bu sho u ni wa ta ru na ka ri shi ka?
shiseinimotorunakarishika?genkonihazurunakarishika?
kiryokunikakurunakarishika?doryokuniuraminakarishika?
bushouniwatarunakarishika?



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