Last modified on 5 January 2015, at 13:09

弱肉強食

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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NounEdit

弱肉強食 (hiragana じゃくにくきょうしょく, romaji jakuniku kyōshoku)

  1. law of the jungle

MandarinEdit

 
weak; feeble; young; inferior
meat; flesh
 
strength; force; power; powerful; better
 
eat; food; to feed; animal feed
trad. (弱肉強食)
simp. (弱肉强食)

EtymologyEdit

Literally: weak (is the) meat, strong eats (the meat); if you are weak, you are the meat; if you are strong, you eat the meat

ProverbEdit

弱肉強食 (traditional, Pinyin ruò ròu qiáng shí, simplified 弱肉强食)

  1. survival of the fittest, law of the jungle

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