English Sentence:

Failure is the mother of success.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

失敗為成功之母。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

失败为成功之母。

Pinyin:

shi1 bai4 wei2 cheng2 gong1 zhi1 mu3.

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失敗   失败

shī bài

1. to fail, to be defeated, to lose 2. failure, defeat

Here: failure, defeat

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wéi

1. to be 2. to become 3. to behave 4. to do

Here: to become, to be

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成功   成功

chéng gōng

1. to succeed 2. success 3. successful

Here: success

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zhī

1. (possessive particle) 2. this, that, these, those 3. (old use) (a filler word without any meaning) 4. (adjectival ending)

Here: (possessive particle)

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[formal] 1. mother, elderly female relative 2. origin, source 3. (of animals) female

Here: mother

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