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必要は発明の母 Necessity is the Mother of Invention

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必要は発明の母
Necessity is the Mother of Invention

必要は発明の母
Japanese
ひつよう は はつめい の はは
hitsuyou wa hatsumei no haha
Literal
Necessity is the mother of invention.
English Equivalent
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Notes

This quote is from Plato's Republic (Book II). Creative juices are unleashed when people are forced to come up with a solution.

 


Example Sentence


必要は発明の母かもしれない、だけど、偶然は発明の父なんだ
hitsuyou wa hatsumei no haha kamoshirenai, dakedo, guuzen wa hatsumei no chichi nan da.
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but pure chance is invention's father.

 

Vocabulary image

必要 hitsuyou—necessity; need; requirement
発明 hatsumei—invention [発明家 hatsumei ka inventor]
haha—mother
発明の母 hatsumei no haha—the mother of invention
かもしれない kamoshirenai—may be; it may be that; perhaps; maybe
だけど dakedo—but; however
偶然 guuzen—chance; coincidence
chichi—father
なんだ nanda—(used when explaining something)

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