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成功 in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Success
  2. Failure is the Origin of Success
  3. Failure is the Mother of Success
  4. A Life of Happiness and Prosperity
  5. Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success
  6. Any success can not compensate...

Success

China chéng gōng
Japan seikou
Success

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: Failure is the Mother of Success 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

Failure is the Origin of Success

Japan shippai wa seikou no moto
Failure is the Origin of Success

This Japanese proverb literally reads, "failure/mistake/blunder/defeat is the origin of success."

Basically, it suggests that failures or defeats are a necessary part of success.

This is often translated as, "Failure is a stepping stone to success."


Note: There are a few similar variations of this idiom in Japanese.


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


See Also:  Failure Is a Stepping Stone to Success

Failure is the Mother of Success

China shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ
Failure is the Mother of Success

This Chinese and Korean proverb means, "Every failure that you experience is a chance to learn from it and find success."

Knowing what does not work is just as important as finding out what does work.


See Also:  Experience Is the Mother of Wisdom

Failure is the Mother of Success

Japan shippai wa seikou no haha
Failure is the Mother of Success

This Japanese proverb means exactly what you think.

Every failure that you experience is a chance to learn from it and find success.

Knowing what does not work is just as important as finding out what does work.


Note: This is the Japanese version of an ancient Chinese proverb.


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


See Also:  Experience Is the Mother of Wisdom

A Life of Happiness and Prosperity

China xìng fú chéng gōng de yì shēng
A Life of Happiness and Prosperity

This means, "A life of happiness and prosperity" or "A life of happiness and success." It's a great and very positive and inspirational wall scroll selection.


See Also:  Prosperity

Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success

Japan sittpai wa seikou no moto
Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success

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.


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

Any success can not compensate
for failure in the home

China suǒ yǒu de chéng gōng dōu
wú fǎ bǔ cháng jiā tíng de shī bài
Any success can not compensate / for failure in the home

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."


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

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

成功

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Mandarin chéng gōng / cheng2 gong1
Taiwan ch`eng kung / cheng kung
Japanese seikou / seko / せいこう
Any success can not compensate / for failure in the home
Chinese success; to succeed; CL:次[ci4],個|个[ge4]; Chenggong or Chengkung town in Taitung county 臺東縣|台东县[Tai2 dong1 xian4], southeast Taiwan
Japanese (noun/participle) success; hit; (given name) Seikou

失敗は成功の元

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Japanese shippaihaseikounomoto / shippaihasekonomoto / しっぱいはせいこうのもと
Any success can not compensate / for failure in the home
Japanese (expression) (idiom) failure teaches success; failure is a stepping-stone to success

失敗是成功之母


失败是成功之母

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Mandarin shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ / shi1 bai4 shi4 cheng2 gong1 zhi1 mu3
Taiwan shih pai shih ch`eng kung chih mu / shih pai shih cheng kung chih mu
Chinese Failure is the mother of success.

失敗は成功のもと

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Japanese shippaihaseikounomoto / shippaihasekonomoto / しっぱいはせいこうのもと Japanese (expression) (idiom) failure teaches success; failure is a stepping-stone to success

ご成功

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Japanese goseikou / goseko / ごせいこう Japanese your success

不成功

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Japanese fuseikou / fuseko / ふせいこう Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) failure; abortive (attempt, action)

大成功

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Japanese daiseikou / daiseko / だいせいこう Japanese huge success

御成功

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Japanese goseikou / goseko / ごせいこう Japanese your success

成功度

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Japanese seikoudo / sekodo / せいこうど Japanese degree of success; success rate

成功感

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Mandarin chéng gōng gǎn / cheng2 gong1 gan3
Taiwan ch`eng kung kan / cheng kung kan
Chinese sense of accomplishment

成功率

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Japanese seikouritsu / sekoritsu / せいこうりつ Japanese success rate

成功者

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Japanese seikousha / sekosha / せいこうしゃ Japanese (ant: 失敗者) successful man; success

成功裏

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Japanese seikouri / sekori / せいこうり Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (status of) successful completion; successful outcome; success

成功裡

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Japanese seikouri / sekori / せいこうり Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (status of) successful completion; successful outcome; success

成功鎮


成功镇

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Mandarin chéng gōng zhèn / cheng2 gong1 zhen4
Taiwan ch`eng kung chen / cheng kung chen
Chinese Chenggong or Chengkung town in Taitung county 臺東縣|台东县[Tai2 dong1 xian4], southeast Taiwan

鄭成功

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Mandarin zhèng chéng gōng / zheng4 cheng2 gong1
Taiwan cheng ch`eng kung / cheng cheng kung
Japanese teiseikou / teseko / ていせいこう
Chinese Koxinga (1624-1662), military leader
Japanese (person) Tei Seikou (1624-1662)

パス成功

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Japanese pasuseikou / pasuseko / パスせいこう Japanese pass completion (percentage) (US football)

一舉成功


一举成功

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Mandarin yī jǔ chéng gōng / yi1 ju3 cheng2 gong1
Taiwan i chü ch`eng kung / i chü cheng kung
Chinese success at one go; to succeed at the first attempt

成功の鍵

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Japanese seikounokagi / sekonokagi / せいこうのかぎ Japanese (exp,n) key success factor; key to success; KSF

成功報酬

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Japanese seikouhoushuu / sekohoshu / せいこうほうしゅう Japanese (yoji) fee contingent upon success; contingency fee; completion bonus

馬到成功

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Mandarin mǎ dào chéng gōng / ma3 dao4 cheng2 gong1
Taiwan ma tao ch`eng kung / ma tao cheng kung
Chinese to win instant success (idiom)

実行不成功

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Japanese jikkoufuseikou / jikkofuseko / じっこうふせいこう Japanese {comp} unsuccessful execution

成功のカギ

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Japanese seikounokagi / sekonokagi / せいこうのカギ Japanese (exp,n) key success factor; key to success; KSF

成功を望む

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Japanese seikouonozomu / sekoonozomu / せいこうをのぞむ Japanese (exp,v5m) to hope to succeed

不成功便成仁

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Mandarin bù chéng gōng biàn chéng rén / bu4 cheng2 gong1 bian4 cheng2 ren2
Taiwan pu ch`eng kung pien ch`eng jen / pu cheng kung pien cheng jen
Chinese to succeed or die trying (idiom)

成功の暁には

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Japanese seikounoakatsukiniha / sekonoakatsukiniha / せいこうのあかつきには Japanese when one has succeeded

成功を収める

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Japanese seikouoosameru / sekooosameru / せいこうをおさめる Japanese (exp,v1) to achieve success

機會帶來成功

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Mandarin jī huì dài lái chéng gōng / ji1 hui4 dai4 lai2 cheng2 gong1
Taiwan chi hui tai lai ch`eng kung / chi hui tai lai cheng kung
Chinese Opportunity brings success. (idiom)

失敗は成功の基

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Japanese shippaihaseikounomoto / shippaihasekonomoto / しっぱいはせいこうのもと Japanese (expression) (idiom) failure teaches success; failure is a stepping-stone to success

御成功;ご成功

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Japanese goseikou / goseko / ごせいこう Japanese your success

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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
Success成功seikou / seikochéng gōng
cheng2 gong1
cheng gong
chenggong
ch`eng kung
chengkung
cheng kung
Failure is the Origin of Success失敗は成功の元shippai wa seikou no moto
shippaiwaseikounomoto
shipai wa seiko no moto
shipaiwaseikonomoto
Failure is the Mother of Success失敗是成功之母
失败是成功之母
shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ
shi1 bai4 shi4 cheng2 gong1 zhi1 mu3
shi bai shi cheng gong zhi mu
shibaishichenggongzhimu
shih pai shih ch`eng kung chih mu
shih pai shih cheng kung chih mu
Failure is the Mother of Success失敗は成功の母shippai wa seikou no haha
shippaiwaseikounohaha
shipai wa seiko no haha
shipaiwaseikonohaha
A Life of Happiness and Prosperity幸福成功的一生xìng fú chéng gōng de yì shēng
xing4 fu2 cheng2 gong1 de yi4 sheng1
xing fu cheng gong de yi sheng
xingfuchenggongdeyisheng
hsing fu ch`eng kung te i sheng
hsingfuchengkungteisheng
hsing fu cheng kung te i sheng
Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success失敗は成功のもとsittpai wa seikou no moto
sittpaiwaseikounomoto
sittpai wa seiko no moto
sittpaiwaseikonomoto
Any success can not compensate
for failure in the home
所有的成功都無法補償家庭的失敗
所有的成功都无法补偿家庭的失败
suǒ yǒu de chéng gōng dōu wú fǎ bǔ cháng jiā tíng de shī bài
suo3 you3 de cheng2 gong1 dou1 wu2 fa3 bu3 chang2 jia1 ting2 de shi1 bai4
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
so yu te cheng kung tou wu fa pu chang chia ting te shih pai
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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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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single-character wall scroll.
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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

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.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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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