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  1. Partnership: Marriage

  2. Cooperation / Collaboration

  3. Cooperation

  4. Friendship

  5. Commitment

  6. Wedding / Getting Married


Partnership: Marriage

bàn lǚ
hanryo
Partnership: Marriage Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean word expresses the kind of partnership in which a good marriage is founded.

伴侶 could also be translated as mates or companionship, or as a noun, to refer to a partner or companion.

This does not have to include a marriage but at least refers to a partnership with a deep relationship or bond.


Note that this is not the same as a business partner. Different words are used for various types business partnerships.


See Also:  Friendship

Cooperation / Collaboration

xié zuò
kyou saku
Cooperation / Collaboration Vertical Wall Scroll

協作 is a Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean word that means cooperation or 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.

Cooperation

xié lì
kyouryoku
Cooperation Vertical Wall Scroll

協力 is a Japanese word that means 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".

Friendship

yǒu yì
yuugi
Friendship Vertical Wall Scroll

Can also be defined as companionship or fellowship.

友誼 is common in Chinese and Korean Hanja but seldom used in Japanese anymore.


See Also:  Friendliness

Commitment

chéng nuò
shoudaku
Commitment Vertical Wall Scroll

承諾 embodies the idea commitment, but also means to make a big effort or undertaking a great task.

Commitment is caring deeply about something or someone. It is deciding carefully what you want to do, and then giving it 100%, holding nothing back. You give your all to a friendship, a task, or something you believe in. You finish what you start. You keep your promises.

In Chinese, this word directly means to undertake something or to make a promise to do something.

Outside of the commitment idea, this particular word can also mean approval, acceptance, consent, assent, acquiescence, or agreement depending on context (especially in Japanese and Korean). Therefore, this word is probably best if your audience is Chinese.


See Also:   Hard Work | Dedication

Wedding / Getting Married

jié hūn
kettukon / kekkon
Wedding / Getting Married Vertical Wall Scroll

These two characters create a word that means wedding, or getting married.

In some context, it can just be read as "marriage".


See Also:  Double Happiness


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Partnership: Marriage伴侶
伴侣
hanryobàn lǚ / ban4 lv3 / ban lv / banlvpan lü / panlü
Cooperation
Collaboration
協作
协作
kyou saku / kyousaku / kyo saku / kyosakuxié zuò / xie2 zuo4 / xie zuo / xiezuohsieh tso / hsiehtso
Cooperation協力
协力
kyouryoku / kyoryokuxié lì / xie2 li4 / xie li / xielihsieh li / hsiehli
Friendship友誼
友谊
yuugi / yugiyǒu yì / you3 yi4 / you yi / youyiyu i / yui
Commitment承諾
承诺
shoudaku / shodakuchéng nuò
cheng2 nuo4
cheng nuo
chengnuo
ch`eng no
chengno
cheng no
Wedding
Getting Married
結婚
结婚
kettukon / kekkon
kettukon / kekon
kettukon / kekon
jié hūn / jie2 hun1 / jie hun / jiehunchieh hun / chiehhun
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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