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Innovation in Chinese / Japanese...

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新機軸 is a Japanese word that is used to mean: innovation; new departure; new way; milestone; breakthrough.

The literal meaning is, "new axis" or "new axle". It's almost like saying a new wheel (like coming up with a round wheel when the previous version was square).

Please note that this also has meaning in Chinese but only would mean "new axle" without the meaning of "innovation" being associated with it. Consider this to be "Japanese only".


gé xīn
Innovation Scroll

革新 is innovate or innovation in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The literal meaning is, "new leather" but you need to first understand that colloquially, this leather character also means renewal, reform, change, or transform.

The while the first character is leather or reform, the second character strictly means "new".

Failure in Not an Option

shī bài bìng fēi yì zhǒng xuǎn zé
Failure in Not an Option Scroll

This is probably the best way to say, "Failure is not an option", in Chinese.

Just don't forget that some ancient Chinese proverbs suggest that failure is a learning opportunity that leads to success or innovation. So don't plan to fail but failure is only a waste if nothing is learned from the failure.

See Also:  Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success | Failure is the Mother of Success

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Innovation革新kakushingé xīn / ge2 xin1 / ge xin / gexinko hsin / kohsin
Failure in Not an Option失敗並非一種選擇
shī bài bìng fēi yì zhǒng xuǎn zé
shi1 bai4 bing4 fei1 yi4 zhong3 xuan3 ze2
shi bai bing fei yi zhong xuan ze
shih pai ping fei i chung hsüan tse
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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gé xīn / ge2 xin1
ko hsin
 kakushin / かくしん
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to innovate; innovation
(noun/participle) reform; innovation


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 shinkijiku / しんきじく
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innovation; new departure; milestone; breakthrough



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chuàng xīn / chuang4 xin1
ch`uang hsin / chuang hsin
innovation; to bring forth new ideas; to blaze new trails



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yuán chuàng / yuan2 chuang4
yüan ch`uang / yüan chuang
originality; creativity; innovation


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 henkaku / へんかく (noun/participle) (1) change; transformation; innovation; reform; revolution; revolutionizing; upheaval; (noun/participle) (2) Reformation


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fū huà / fu1 hua4
fu hua
 fuka / ふか
breeding; to incubate; innovation (esp. in commerce and marketing)
(noun/participle) incubation; hatching


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 shushu / しゅしゅ (noun/participle) lack of innovation; stupidity


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gēng xīn / geng1 xin1
keng hsin
 koushin / koshin / こうしん
to replace the old with new; to renew; to renovate; to upgrade; to update; to regenerate
(noun/participle) renewal; update; innovation; improvement; (place-name) Koushin



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dú chuàng / du2 chuang4
tu ch`uang / tu chuang
to come up with (an innovation); innovation


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 ichiseimen;isseimen / ichisemen;issemen / いちせいめん;いっせいめん innovation; new vista; new field


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 doraibu / ドライブ (1) drive; trip by car; driving; (vs,vi) (2) to (go for a) drive; to go on a trip by car; (vs,vt) (3) to drive (e.g. a car); (vs,vt) (4) to drive (innovation, change, etc.); to propel; (5) {comp} drive


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 gijutsukakushin / ぎじゅつかくしん technological innovation


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 hatsumeikyoukai / hatsumekyokai / はつめいきょうかい (o) Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation; JIII


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 ishinnotou / ishinnoto / いしんのとう (exp,n) Japan Innovation Party


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 nipponishinnokai / にっぽんいしんのかい Nippon Ishin no Kai; Japan Innovation Party; (o) Japan Restoration Party (former political party)


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 inobeishon / inobeshon / イノベイション innovation


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 inobeeshon / イノベーション innovation


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 inobeeshonsoushutsu / inobeeshonsoshutsu / イノベーションそうしゅつ (exp,n) innovation; development of innovative solutions


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 inobeeshon(p);inobeishon / inobeeshon(p);inobeshon / イノベーション(P);イノベイション innovation

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