The Name Innovation in Chinese / Japanese...

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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

gé xīn
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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".

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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".

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
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
Innovation革新kakushingé xīn / ge2 xin1 / ge xin / gexinko hsin / kohsin
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

Simple Dictionary Definition


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


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


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


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(noun/participle) lack of innovation; stupidity


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gēng xīn
    geng1 xin1
keng hsin
 koushin / koshin
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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(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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technological innovation


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 hatsumeikyoukai / hatsumekyokai
(o) Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation; JIII


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 ishinnotou / ishinnoto
(exp,n) Japan Innovation Party


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Nippon Ishin no Kai; Japan Innovation Party; (o) Japan Restoration Party (former political party)


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 inobeishon / inobeshon


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 inobeeshonsoushutsu / inobeeshonsoshutsu
(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

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