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According to the game show Jeopardy: A Chinese written character was coined by combining a character meaning "danger" with another meaning "opportunity"; what six-letter English word best translates it?




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Answer: crisis

Source: Jeopardy (Language - $1,000)

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I have been told that "crisis = danger + opportunity" is an urban legend; the following two URLs substantiate this and provide more background information:

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/001103.html

http://www.pinyin.info/chinese/crisis.html

[Mootguy: Thanks for the info.]
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