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大魚吃小魚,小魚吃蝦米

MandarinEdit

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
fish
 
eat; eradicate; destroy; receive; stammer
 
small; tiny; few; young
fish
 
small; tiny; few; young
fish
 
eat; eradicate; destroy; receive; stammer
dried shrimp
trad. (大魚吃小魚,小魚吃蝦米) 蝦米
simp. (大鱼吃小鱼,小鱼吃虾米) 虾米

EtymologyEdit

Literally: The big fish eat the little fish, and the little fish eat small shrimps.

ProverbEdit

大魚吃小魚小魚吃蝦米 (traditional, Pinyin dà yú chī xiǎo yú, xiǎo yú chī xiāmǐ, simplified 大鱼吃小鱼,小鱼吃虾米)

  1. The weak are the prey of the strong.
    大魚吃小魚,小魚吃蝦米蝦米爛泥.

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