The Japanese phrase nana korobi ya oki meaning “Fall Down Seven, Get Up Eight” is composed of the kanji 七 (read nana) meaning “seven”, 転 (read korobi) meaning “to fall”, 八 (read ya) meaning “eight”, and 起 (read oki) meaning “to get up”. This popular Japanese phrase speaks to the importance of getting back up despite repeated failures and to keep on going despite setbacks.
In Even Monkeys Fall from Trees: The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs (Vol 1) by David Galef, the author equates this with the English saying “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”.
Translations You Can Trust: We want you to be as happy with the Japanese translation as you are with Master Takase’s beautiful art. So we have made it easy to confirm the translation for yourself by simply clicking on Fall Down Seven, Get Up Eight (nana korobi ya oki) which links to the independent Jeffrey’s Japanese English Dictionary.
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